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Trauma Informed Care Substance Abuse Training

Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

Trauma Informed Care Substance Abuse Training

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Trauma Informed Care Substance Abuse Training

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 8:30-4:30 pm

Hotel information:

Hilton Hotel and Spa Short Pump

12042 West Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23233

(804) 364-3600


Parking: Parking is limited. Please consider carpooling


Who should attend?: Professionals, paraprofessionals, partners, advocates, and stakeholders working in the field of children’s mental health and substance abuse should consider attending this training, as well as anyone interested in learning about children's mental health and substance abuse and learning strategies for working effectively with these populations. This seminar will be especially useful to those responsible for working directly with children with mental health and substance abuse needs.

Certificate of Completion: All participants will receive a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the training.


Draft Agenda:

                  I.          8:30-9:00 Registration

              II.           9:00-9:15 Welcome

             III.            9:15-10:15 Review of the key elements of TIC

             IV.           10:15-11:30 The impact of trauma on Substance Use

              V.          11:30-12:45-Lunch

             VI.           12:45-2:00 Using Substances to deal with a traumatic event or events

            VII.            2:00-3:15 Overview of Assessment and Treatment Strategies

           VIII.             3:15-3:30 Break

             IX.           3:30-4:15 Other areas relevant to the subject matter


Dr. Allison Sampson  

Allison Sampson, Ph.D., LCSW, CSOTP has a Ph.D. in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Sex Offender Practitioner in the State of Virginia and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia. Her clinical practice and research focuses on advancing effective trauma informed treatment practices for significant conduct related disorders. Her areas of specialty include attachment based models of treatment; sexual abusiveness in children and adolescents; neuropsychology; and the use of neuroscience, specifically, use of neurofeedback and biofeedback in treatment involving attachment disorder. Her dissertation evaluated the impact of a self-developed trauma-informed course on the knowledge, attitudes, and assessment and treatment planning behaviors of direct practitioners. Dr. Sampson also holds her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Social Work and has worked in the field for 16 years. She has provided services to at-risk youth and their families in the Department of Social Services, Community Service Boards and Detention and Correctional facilities.

Dr. Sampson works for Providence Service Corporation as the Director of Evidence Based Practice Replication, having provided services for at risk youth and families in community based settings, clinical supervision to in-home direct care practitioners and evaluative outcome research for the Virtual Residential Program. Currently, Dr. Sampson’s work with Providence focuses on continuing education and action learning models that enhance collaborative treatment planning skills for clinicians. Through the Corporate University of Providence, she is leading the development of a Trauma-Informed Model and Certification Process that can be utilized in effective treatment with children, families and adults (AIM Forward Model of Care).


Patricia Mullen, LPC

Patricia “Trish” Mullen, LPC has a Masters Degree from the Medical College of Virginia-VCU Health Systems. She has been practicing as a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 13 years. Trish is currently the Clinical Supervisor for Child and Adolescent Services at Chesterfield CSB. She’s also been in private practice for 11 years. Trish consults with private and public mental health providers to ensure principles of Trauma-Informed Care are utilized and put into practice so that treatment is safe and effective. Trish is currently pursuing certification in TF-CBT with Duke University and Certification in Advanced Trauma Treatment with Lisa Ferentz, LCSW. Her areas of specialty include stage oriented trauma treatment for clients with addictive behaviors, Trauma-informed System of Care, EMDR facilitated psychotherapy, and Making the Connection between adolescent substance use disorders and Complex Trauma. In 2009, Trish was appointed by Gov. Timothy Kaine to the Board of Counseling. And in 2012, she was elected to Chair the Discipline Committee of the Board of Counseling.

 Additionally, Trish is developing a treatment protocol for post-traumatic growth work; it’s a sensory-based visual and auditory narrative to honor and celebrate the process of getting to “here and now.”

Trish presents Realizing the Prevalence of Trauma, Recognizing Trauma, and Responding to Trauma in a Trauma-Informed Way to Capital Area Health Network, Chesterfield Public Schools, Department of Health-Public School Nurses, Department of Juvenile Justice, and The Department of Health Professions.


Have questions about Trauma Informed Care Substance Abuse Training? Contact Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

When & Where

Hilton Hotel and Spa
12042 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23233

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

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