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Using the Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma to Strengthen Traumatic Stress Competencies in the National Mental Health Workforce: Progress to Date and a Vision for the Future


Dr Christopher Layne



Many errors in professional decision-making stem not from deficiencies in content knowledge, but rather, from deficiencies in clinical reasoning. The Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma uses best-practice instructional design principles to strengthen a broad range of professional competencies in learners. These include the ability to gather, integrate, and use both case facts and the empirical evidence base to guide clinical judgment and decision-making.