This page is for registration of an individual training. If you would like to register for the discounted 5-pack training series click here
Please arrive to the training at 9:00am for breakfast and check-in. The training promptly begins at 9:30am. A buffet lunch will be served. Free parking is available on-site.
This training is an experiential journey from assessment to closure that is intended to support your clinical implementation of the TLC trauma intervention programs. Here is what is waiting for you:
Assessment: Discover trauma-informed, play-based assessment techniques that will provide significant insight and clarity into the child’s perception of their traumatic experience and their worries.
Treatment Topics: Explore secondary wounding and its effects on trauma recovery, examine its effects on trauma recovery and resilience, and learn about specific treatment options that integrate fully into the TLC trauma intervention programs.
Closure: Learn trauma-focused closure interventions that will support the newly identified survivor and thriver as they prepare to walk again on their own.
Get ready to play as you learn immediately usable and practical techniques, activities and interventions to synthesize your learning application.
Trainer: Cherie Spehar
Presenter Cherie Spehar, L.C.S.W., C.T.C.-S., R.P.T.-S. is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Facilitator, Play Therapist, and Certified Trauma Specialist in Apex, NC. A clinician since 1994, she has dedicated her life to the well-being and healing of children, women and families. With her extensive clinical background, her professional path has found her in long standing roles such as Executive Director of The Child Abuse Prevention Center in Raleigh, NC and Training Coordinator and Developer with the North Carolina State University Social Work Department. Now, she can be found at her private practice center, Smiling Spirit Pathways, where she has developed a haven for consultation, child and family therapy, and trauma services. There, she also develops children’s groups and facilitates workshops related to resiliency, “trauma parenting,” and women’s wellness.
Continuing Education Units
Six (6) CEUs will be available for Ohio social workers and counselors.
Full refunds for cancellations are available until 14 days prior to the training.
Contact Carolyn McDermott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-461-0014.
Learn more about the OACCA-TLC Training Series.
When & Where
The Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies (OACCA) is a statewide coalition of foster care and children's behavioral health providers. OACCA provides leadership for Ohio’s at-risk children, families, and the community providers that serve them. As part of our mission, we provide numerous professional education and training opportunities for child and family service professionals in Ohio each year.