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Beyond PTSD: Treatment Strategies for Children & Youth Exposed to Complex Trauma

The Institute for Professional & Continuing Studies

Friday, April 7, 2017 from 8:45 AM to 12:30 PM (CDT)

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General Admission Apr 6, 2017 $60.00 $2.19
TCSPP Faculty, Staff, & Alumni Admission Apr 6, 2017 $30.00 $1.59
TCSPP Current Site Supervisors & Community Partners Apr 6, 2017 $30.00 $1.59
TCSPP Student Admission Apr 6, 2017 $10.00 $1.19
Non-TCSPP Student Admission Apr 6, 2017 $15.00 $1.29

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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

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Beyond PTSD: Treatment Strategies for Children & Youth Exposed to Complex Trauma

Friday, April 7th, 2017

9:00am to 12:30pm

Registration Opens at 8:45am

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

325 N. Wells Street

Room 407/412

Chicago, IL 60654

3 CEs/CEUs

 

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is located in downtown Chicago and is accessible via public transportation.  For information about parking, click here 

 

Workshop Description:

Children exposed to multiple traumatic events, often in the context of ongoing violence and adversity, frequently present to mental health facilities with a constellation of difficulties that goes beyond our conceptualization of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. This exposure to “complex trauma” typically involves traumatic events that occurred early in life and involved a primary attachment figure, often disrupting multiple aspects of development and necessitating specialized treatment approaches.

Please join us as the presenters discuss the effects of complex trauma exposure in childhood and explore associated treatment models, including phase-oriented trauma-focused treatment; Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP; Lieberman & Van Horn, 2008); and Safety, Mentoring, Advocacy, Recovery and Treatment (SMART; Offerman, Johnson, Johnson-Brooks, & Belcher, 2014). Three case examples will be presented to better exemplify these treatment approaches and their application to childhood complex trauma exposure.   The presenters will also discuss these models and cases in the context of their own work as mental health practitioners at the La Rabida Chicago Child Trauma Center.

 

Learning Objectives:

After attending this intermediate-level workshop, participants will be able to:

(1) Describe complex trauma exposure in childhood and explain its associated effects.

(2) Identify the essential elements of treatment approaches for complex trauma exposure in childhood.

(3) Explain how at least one specific treatment approach presented during the workshop addresses the effects of complex trauma exposure in childhood.

 

Professional Bio of Catharine R. Thomann, Ph.D., Clinical Director, La Rabida Children’s Hospital, Chicago Child Trauma Center

Catharine R. Thomann, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Clinical Director of the La Rabida Children’s Hospital, Chicago Child Trauma Center (CCTC). She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she engaged in research focused on social justice and racism and worked with maltreated and traumatized children in low-income urban areas, providing clinical assessments, psychological evaluations, and individual, school-based, and child-parent psychotherapies. Dr. Thomann’s specialized training in providing trauma-focused services to children who have experienced multiple and chronic traumatic events continued through her graduate practicum, predoctoral internship, postdoctoral fellowship, and work as a trauma therapist at the CCTC. Dr. Thomann currently provides leadership and clinical supervision for the CCTC, with a focus on ensuring that expert trauma-focused psychological services are available to children living in poverty on Chicago’s south side/south suburban Cook County. Dr. Thomann’s interests include building and sustaining culturally responsible and sensitive service delivery organizations, addressing unfair exposure to adversities that contribute to the burden of trauma, and integrating expressive interventions into trauma-focused treatment.

 

Professional Bio of Cody Schraft, Ph.D., Clinical Supervisor, La Rabida Children’s Hospital, Chicago Child Trauma Center

Cody Schraft, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist at La Rabida Children’s Hospital, Chicago Child Trauma Center. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and has Masters Degrees in Forensic Psychology and Healthcare Administration. Dr. Schraft completed her predoctoral internship training at Advocate’s Childhood Trauma Treatment Program and her postdoctoral training at La Rabida as the Child Trauma Fellow. Her nine years of clinical work and research has focused on child and adolescent psychopathology, with an emphasis on underserved populations and experiences of trauma and adversities. Dr. Schraft currently provides outpatient trauma-focused assessment and therapy services and inpatient consultation services to the children and families at La Rabida. Dr. Schraft is also the program coordinator and supervisor for the Children with Sexual Behavior Problems (SBP) program.

 

Professional Bio of Theresa Valach, LCSW, Clinical Supervisor, La Rabida Children’s Hospital, Chicago Child Trauma Center

Theresa Valach, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with traumatized children and their families for the last twelve years. Ms. Valach holds a Master’s Degree from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Ms. Valach’s clinical experience in the field began by providing intensive work with children under 5 years of age in a therapeutic milieu for children with social and emotional needs due to various traumatic experiences including physical abuse, sexual abuse, witnessing violence, and loss of a parent. Ms. Valach went on to become the early childhood clinical supervisor of Beacon Therapeutic’s Intensive Outpatient program for children ages 3 to 5, and she supported the program in evolving its treatment of children to incorporate more trauma-informed care. More recently, she became the Director of an Early Head Start home-based program, providing guidance, leadership, and reflective supervision to a team of home visitors and providing educational and supportive services to chronically homeless and mentally ill mothers with young children. Ms. Valach has previously participated in two CPP learning collaboratives through Jewish Child and Family Services and La Rabida Children’s Hospital. She is beginning her third learning collaborative as a supervising clinician. Ms. Valach provides weekly reflective supervision to a team of clinicians at La Rabida Children’s Hospital, Chicago Child Trauma Center in addition to continuing to provide trauma-focused assessment and treatment to clients and their families.

 

Program Standards and Goals:

This program meets APA’s continuing education Standard 1.3: Program content focuses on topics related to psychological practice, education, or research other than application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that are supported by contemporary scholarship grounded in established research procedures.

This program meets APA’s continuing education Goal 1: Program is relevant to psychological practice, education, and/or science.

 

Workshop Schedule:

8:45am: Registration Opens

9:00am: Workshop Begins

10:00am: 15-Minute Break

10:15am: 15-Minute Break Ends/Workshop Resumes

11:15am: 15-Minute Break

11:30am: 15-Minute Break Ends/Workshop Resumes

12:30pm: Workshop Ends

 

Registration and Fees:

General Admission: $60.00

TCSPP Faculty, Staff, & Alumni Admission: $30.00

TCSPP Current Site Supervisors & Community Partner Admission: $30.00

TCSPP Student Admission: $10.00

Non-TCSPP Student Admission: $15.00

Refund Policy:

100% of tuition if refundable up to 48 hours before the program.   Within 48 hours of the program, tuition is nonrefundable.


References:

(1) National Child Traumatic Stress Network Complex Trauma Taskforce. (2003). Complex trauma in children and adolescents. Los Angeles, CA: National Center for Child Traumatic Stress.

(2) Ghosh Ippen, C., Harris W. W., Van Horn, P., & Lieberman, A. F. (2011). Traumatic and stressful events in early childhood: Can treatment help those at highest risk? Child Abuse and Neglect, 35, 504-513.

(3) Offermann, B., Johnson, E., Johnson-Brooks, S., & Belcher, H. M. E. (2008). Get SMART: Effective treatment for sexually abused children with Problematic sexual behavior. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 1(3), 179-191.

 

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION:

Target Audience: All mental health disciplines. Students welcome.

Psychologists.  This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 3 continuing education credits. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program.  If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods.  If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them.  Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Moira Jackson at 312-467-2364. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.

Counselors/Clinical Counselors.  This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 3 continuing education units. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is licensed in the State of Illinois to provide continuing education programming for counselors and clinical counselors. License Number: 197.000159

Social Workers. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 3 continuing education units. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is licensed in the State of Illinois to provide continuing education programming for social workers. License Number: 159.001036

Non Psychologists. Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by the American Psychological Association but non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is acceptable.

*Participants must attend 100% of the program in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance.


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The Institute for Professional & Continuing Studies at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

 

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325 N Wells St
Room 407/412
Chicago, IL 60654

Friday, April 7, 2017 from 8:45 AM to 12:30 PM (CDT)


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