Resilience Through the Lifespan: Maximizing Personal Strength in the Face of Trauma
Friday, October 4, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)
Riverside Trauma Center's 3rd Annual Conference
Resilience Through the Lifespan:
Maximizing Personal Strength in the Face of Trauma
Cosponsored by the Massachusetts Department of
Public Health's Suicide Prevention Program
Registration Deadline 9/25/13
When faced with a traumatic event, some people display an incredible capacity for resilience. The question is, how can we strengthen this capacity in other people so they can be more resilient before, during, and after a traumatic event? This conference will focus on the themes of resilience and self-care, and look at concrete skills that people can use to build resilience in themselves, their clients, their families, and their communities.
Keynote Address by Donald Meichenbaum, PhD:
"The Journey from Trauma to Resilience: Specific Ways to Bolster Resilience"
Following exposure to traumatizing and victimizing experiences, some 75 % of individuals will evidence some level of resilience, while 25% will evidence some form of persistent chronic psychiatric difficulties such as PTSD and Substance Abuse Disorders. In this presentation, Dr. Meichenbaum will consider what distinguishes these two groups from a Constructive Narrative perspective and the implications for assessment and treatment decision-making. He will discuss specific ways to bolster a client's resilience and improve treatment outcomes.
Donald Meichenbaum, PhD, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus from the University of Waterloo in Ontario from which he took early retirement 17 years ago to become Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention in Miami. (Papers by Dr. Meichenbaum are available at www.melissainstitute.org in the Author Index.) He is one of the founders of Cognitive behavior therapy and in a survey of clinicians reported in American Psychologist, he was voted "one of the 10 most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century." He has presented in all 50 U.S. states and internationally. He has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Clinical Division of the American Psychological Association. His most recent book is Roadmap to Resilience: A Guide for Military, Trauma Victims and Their Families (www.roadmaptoresilience.org).
“Is It In You? The Role of Playfulness in Healing and Strengthening Children Deeply Impacted by Trauma”
Steve Gross, MSW, Chief Playmaker at Life is good Playmakers, a nonprofit organization that uses play to strengthen and heal kids whose lives have been deeply impacted by trauma.
“Making Meaning from Chaos: Lessons Learned from the
Boston Marathon Bombings and Aftermath”
Cost: The registration cost is $139 per person or $125 per person for groups of 4 or more. $75 per person for Riverside Community Care employees.
Continuing Education: This training is approved for 6.25 hours of continuing education for LMFTs and LMHCs. Applications for continuing education credits (6.25 hours) for Social Workers and Nurses have been submitted. Please contact Jenny Huynh (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the status of the CE accreditation. Riverside Community Care is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor education for Psychologists. Riverside Community Care maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Registration: Pre-registration is required. Registration deadline is September 25. Complete the registration online by filling in the appropriate information and paying by credit card or check or, if you prefer, visit http://www.riversidetraumacenter.org/events.html to print out and complete a hard copy of the registration form. If you prefer to pay by check, please make the check payable to “Riverside Community Care” and send it to: Jenny Huynh, Riverside Trauma Center, 255 Highland Ave., Needham, MA 02494.
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Refund Policy: Refund requests received by 8/30/13 will receive a full refund. Refund requests received by 9/15/13 will get a 50% refund. Refunds are not available after 9/15/13. Please use the Request Refund feature which is available to you once you log in to your Eventbrite account.
Lodging/Accomodations: The Crowne Plaza in Natick can be contacted at (877) 384-0706.
Donald Meichenbaum, PhD, "The Journey from Trauma to Resilience: Specific Ways to Bolster Resilience"
Morning program continues
11:45 am-12:30 pm
Lunch (included in registration fee)
Steve Gross, MSW, “Is It In You? The Role of Playfulness in Healing and Strengthening Children Deeply Impacted by Trauma”
Larry Berkowitz, EdD, Co-founder/Director, and Waheeda Saif, LMHC, Program Coordinator from Riverside Trauma Center, “Making Meaning from Chaos: Lessons Learned from the Boston Marathon Bombings and Aftermath”
3:30 pm-4:15 pm
Panel discussion with speakers
When & Where
Riverside Trauma Center
Riverside Trauma Center is a service of Riverside Community Care, a nonprofit organization. Riverside Trauma Center helps people in Massachusetts recover from the overwhelming stress caused by traumatic events, including natural disasters, serious accidents, and suicides by providing community outreach, consultation, and counseling. It also educates communities and organizations about suicide prevention, psychological trauma, and the emotional needs of returning veterans. www.riversidetraumacenter.org