Workshops: Trauma

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Cultural Competency in Trauma Treatment

ID: 5017

The workshop will begin with a definition of trauma and the large array of situations which may produce traumatic experiences. It will then proceed with an introduction of the research available stipulating the importance and ethical significance of considering different aspects of culture in diagnosis, assessment and treatment of trauma. Cultural competency at an organizational level will be examined using handouts for participants to review and discuss in small groups. Different presentations among various cultural and ethnic groups will be described, as well as unique situations, such as in cases of immigration trauma, political torture and exposure to war. The latter part of the presentation will focus on case vignettes intended to spark discussion among participants in regards to how knowledge, self awareness, and cultural sensitivity/respect can be infused into our diagnosis, assessment and treatment of trauma.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical, Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Aileen Torres, PhD
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Differences and Diversity in the Experience, Effects and Treatment of Trauma

ID: 5852

New Jersey is the fifth most culturally diverse state in our nation. Traumatic stress reactions are greatly influenced by an individual's culture, ethnicity and spirituality. In addition, pre-existing and comorbid conditions such as mental illness and substance abuse will effect outcomes. In this workshop we will examine how cultural issues influence the experience, effects and treatment of trauma and discuss culturally specific needs and interventions for trauma survivors. The needs of some special populations will be explored as well.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical, Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Nicci Spinazolla, EdS, LMFT, LPC, ACS
Date: Friday, August 3, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Family Treatment Approaches in Working with Trauma

ID: 5855

When trauma impacts a family member the entire system is affected. This workshop will explore the intersection of the context and the impact of trauma on members of a family and the varied response of families and clinical strategies to help both the individual and family cope with the aftermath. Focus will also be on assessment of family functioning, trauma impact and intervention with both vulnerable and functional families, mental health concerns including PTSD and the issues of primary and secondary impact. The utilization of the different family systems theories approaches to treatment will be explored.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Susan Esquilin, PhD, ABPP-Clinical
Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Vicarious Traumatization: Sometimes the Cost of Caring

ID: 5879

As professionals working with trauma, we sit with and vicariously live through--watching, listening, feeling another's plight. The empathic engagement with those who have experienced trauma, be it, abuse, neglect, domestic violence, death, war, or any traumatic event such as 9/11, can produce enormous strain on the clinician psychological, physical and spiritual well-being. Our greatest gift of trying to help those impacted by trauma also becomes our greatest liability. "Vicarious traumatization" (McCann & Perlman, 1990) also known as "compassion fatigue" (Figley, 1995), is a term used to describe the cumulative impact on the lives of helping professionals who work with clients who have or are experiencing trauma. The training day will be divided into two parts. The first part of the workshop will be didactic, explaining the concept of vicarious traumatization, exploring the different ways vicarious traumatization can impact professionals, and reviewing various strategies to try to minimize the impact. The second part of the workshop is experiential. With structured exercises, participants will be given the opportunity to share the impact of their work with trauma. The workshop will emphasize self-care strategies.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Marsha Heiman, PhD
Date: Friday, July 27, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
390 George Street, 3rd floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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