Earn 4 CE credits
Available CEs: Psychology, Social Work
Date: Friday, December 4, 2020
Time: 11:00 am – 3:30 pm, Eastern Time
Cost of training: $80.00
Cost for CEs: $18.00
Attendees will learn to:
- define principles and components of trauma-informed care.
- conceptualize historical and cultural trauma and their legacy in marginalized communities.
- identify links between current client behaviors and intergenerational trauma.
- identify challenging cases and develop trauma-informed responses to addressing client needs.
- use the therapeutic relationship as a tool for collaborative change.
- translate the TIC framework into direct clinical practice skills, with specific and practical strategies for engagement and trauma-informed responding.
Topics covered include:
1) SAMHSA definition of trauma-informed care
2) Adverse childhood experiences research
3) Principles of effective correctional interventions (i.e., risk, need, and responsivity)
4) Awareness of cultural trauma
5) Special considerations with justice-involved clients
Many clients receiving counseling or social services have experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and other traumas. Trauma experiences can influence a person’s thinking, emotions, behavior, and sense of identity. These can, in turn, contribute to the emergence of behavioral patterns that result in harm to self and others. Further, systemic racism, economic disparities, and mass incarceration also serve as both the causes and consequences of trauma, often rooted in a long history of implicit bias.
This workshop first explores the concepts of trauma and adversity (including cultural and historical trauma) and their legacy for clients and communities. We will then summarize SAMHSA’s principles and components of trauma-informed care (TIC).
Using TIC principles, this interactive workshop will focus on two main skill sets:
(1) case conceptualization through the trauma lens, and
(2) trauma-informed responding to clients.
The workshop then includes a panel discussion (with Tyffani Dent and Alejandro Leguizamo) specifically focusing on aspects of cultural trauma. The presenters will invite opportunities for participants to share their own case challenges and to refine their TIC skills. Through trauma-informed practices, we can improve delivery of rehabilitative services by recognizing that presenting problems are sometimes rooted in inter-generational trauma.
You must purchase the training and the
Continuing Education credits separately
Four Hours of Training
The training session starts at 11:00 am Eastern Time and runs until 3:30 pm. The charge is $80. To be eligible for the CE credits, you must attend the entire live training. The Continuing Education credits must be purchased separately.
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We can refund your training fee up to 24 hours prior to the start of the training.
4 Continuing Education Credits
The CE credits for this training are provided by Amego Prepare, an APA Approved CE Sponsor Organization authorized to offer continuing education for psychologists.
This program has been approved in accordance with the regulations of the Board of Registration of Social Workers, 258 CMR 31.00 by the Collaborative of NASW-MA Chapter and the Boston College and Simmons College Schools of Social Work. Amego Prepare maintains responsibility for this program and its content. A separate fee must be paid to receive the CE credits.
Professor of Social Work, Barry University
Dr. Jill Levenson, PhD, LCSW, Professor of Social Work at Barry University in Miami, is a SAMHSA-trained internationally recognized expert in trauma-informed care. She has published over 100 articles about policies and clinical interventions designed to prevent sexual abuse, including projects funded by the National Institutes of Justice and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Her groundbreaking research on the link between childhood adversity and sexually abusive behavior has paved the way for innovations in treatment programs that now utilize a trauma-informed approach. She has also been a clinician for over 30 years, using a scientist-practitioner model to inform both her research and her work with survivors, offenders, and families impacted by interpersonal violence. She has been invited to present as a keynote speaker about trauma-informed care in clinical, correctional, and forensic settings in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Dr. Levenson has co-authored five books about the treatment of sexual abuse, including the recently released book: Trauma Informed Care: Transforming treatment for people who have sexually abused, co-authored with Gwenda Willis and David Prescott, and published by Safer Society Press.
David S. Prescott
Editor, Safer Society Press
A mental health practitioner of 36 years, David Prescott is the Editor of Safer Society Press. He is the author and editor of 20 books in the areas of understanding and improving services to at-risk clients. He is best known for his work in the areas of understanding, assessing, and treating sexual violence and trauma. Mr. Prescott is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Contribution award from the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and the 2018 recipient of the National Adolescent Perpetration Network’s C. Henry Kempe Lifetime Achievement award. Mr. Prescott currently trains and lectures around the world.