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Rethinking Trauma Treatment: The Power of Compassion and Community

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Washburn Auditorium

Lesley University

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Cambridge, MA 02138

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Do you ever feel overwhelmed when treating trauma? You’re not alone. In fact, you are part of a global community of dedicated, inspired clinicians.

This conference comes out of the visit to the United States by our colleague, Susan Gitau, PhD, from Kenya who is a powerful voice for traumatized and underserved populations in Kenya and a popular television personality. http://www.sgcfoundation.org.

It is a rare, one-day opportunity to see and hear experts like Susan Gitau, Judy Herman and others for whom alleviating intense emotional pain has been their life's work. What are they doing? How do they do it?

Be uplifted and develop a global outlook on trauma treatment with talks and interactive conversations with the following experts:

Speakers include:

  • Judith Herman, MD

  • Susan Gitau, PhD

  • Susan Pollak, EdD, MTS

  • Barbara Hamm, PsyD

  • Susan Gere, PhD

  • Janet Yassen, LICSW

  • Zayda Vallejo, BS, MLitt

  • Omar Reid, PsyD

  • L’Merchie Frazier

  • Christopher Germer, PhD

  • and others...

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be to explain current research on Trauma and Self-Compassion.
2. Participants will be able to explain and utilize new innovations in trauma treatment with their
clients.
3. Participants will be able to describe the importance of community and compassion in treating
trauma.
4. Participants will be able to describe modalities of Trauma Treatment currently being used in
Kenya.

Continuing Education

Four Continuing Education (4 CE) credits available for psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and nurses.

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Please click the Green 'Tickets' button to register. A limited number of free tickets will be avilable for Lesley University students presenting IDs.

Rethinking Trauma Treatment: The Power of Community and Compassion

10:00-10:05 Welcome Dr. Susan Gere.
10:05-10:15 Themes of the Conference Dr. Susan Pollak
10:15-10:45 The Power and Transformative Action of Art — Dr. Barbara Hamm and L’Merchie Frazier
10:45-11:00 Group Discussion — Dr. Mary Harvey
11:00-11:15 Break/ Mindful movement with Dr. Dominique Malebranche
11:15-11:45 Fostering Self-Compassion in Trauma Survivors Dr. Judith Herman
11:45-12:00 Group Discussion
12:00-12:30 Conversation: The Power of Community and Compassion Janet Yassen and Dr. Omar Reid

12:30- 2:00 Lunch

1:45- 2:00 Mindful Movement with Dr. Dominique Malebranche
2:00- 2:30 Trauma and Treatment in Kenya: A Counselor’s Cultural Experience Dr. Susan Gitau
2:30- 2:45 Group Discussion
2:45- 3:15 Conversation: Trauma Informed Leadership/Mindfulness and the Power of Groups to Heal Dr. Susan Gere and Zayda Vallejo

3:15- 4:00 Integration of Conference Themes, Q & A, Concluding Remarks

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