This clinical vertical team will have a special emphasis on working with individuals, including children, young adults and adults who have experienced a potentially traumatic stressor. In terms of assessment and clinical intervention, we don’t treat stressors per se, but rather we treat the effects of these stressors on individual’s thoughts, feelings, behaviors and relationships. Often, these areas of impact fall under the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but not always. Further, PTSD is rarely a stand-alone sequelae. Therefore, trauma focused assessment and treatment often must consider complex diagnostic profiles and differential diagnosis is critically important. That said, trauma focused assessment and treatment is a specialty that is most effective when trainees have a strong foundation in general clinical and assessment skills.