Workshops

Complex Trauma in Children

ID: 5661WEB

This is a 2-day webinar. Each day is 3 hours for a total of 6 CE hours. Attendees must attend both days to receive a certificate. Exposure to multiple traumatic events early in life within the context of the caregiving system can have profound and long-lasting impacts. These experiences affect how people experience others and react to events, and often lead to dysfunction in a variety of ways: problems in establishing stable relationships; problems managing emotions; problems controlling behavior; and problems in planning and following through on plans. The difficulties typically go beyond the basic criteria for PTSD. Often, these children do not have narrative memories for the events that occurred. If the problems they present are not understood as reactions to complex trauma, the interventions chosen to address them are not helpful and the children often fail in the many systems they enter. This workshop will provide an overview of what constitutes complex trauma, the ways in which individuals with these histories are impacted, as well as a discussion of how understanding these issues can make our interventions more successful. Attendees must attend both days to receive a certificate of completion. [Elective for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate Program]


Fee: $120.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 6.00 Clinical

Instructor: Susan Esquilin, PhD, ABPP-Clinical
Dates: Thursday, January 19, 2023 and Friday, January 20, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Online Live Webinar, Online, NJ


Content Level

Beginner - Advanced

Webinar Completion Requirements

About the Instructor

Susan Esquilin, PhD, ABPP-Clinical, is a licensed psychologist, trained in developmental and clinical psychology at the University of Chicago, with a diplomate in clinical psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. She has served on the faculties of Montclair State, Rutgers, and University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ. Dr. Esquilin has testified as an expert in criminal, family court, and civil matters. She was part of a faculty that developed and taught a decade-long course sponsored by Rutgers School of Social Work and the NJ Department of Children and Families that trained psychologists and psychiatrists to function as expert evaluators in child protection matters. Dr. Esquilin has presented at both state and national conferences, and regularly teaches continuing education programs at Rutgers School of Social Work, for the NJ Children’s System of Care through University Behavioral HealthCare in NJ, and for Court Appointed Special Advocates in Essex County. Dr. Esquilin serves on the Model Court Committee in Essex County and is a member of the Equity and Fairness as well as the Child Well-Being Subcommittees. In the NJ Psychological Association (NJPA), she currently as the co-chair of the Immigration Emergency Action Group, and she is President of the Essex-Union County Association of Psychologists. NJPA recognized Dr. Esquilin as New Jersey Psychologist of the Year for 2017 and awarded her its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020.

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