Guiding Traumatized Children Through a 3-Stage Model of Treatment

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Date Oct 1, 2014
Time 10:00 am CT
Cost $49.00
Online
What is your plan for treating trauma in children? Make sure that it includes safety and stabilization, processing, and reconnection.

Full Description:
In order to mitigate the impact of children’s traumatic experiences, a proper treatment plan must take into account the complexity of the factors that underlie these experiences.

This webinar focuses on a 3-stage model of trauma treatment and the components needed to successfully complete them. Participants will understand how to apply an evidence-based framework to the stage 1 task of establishing safety and stabilization. Dr. Lusk covers the essential areas that must be addressed before completing trauma processing, and describes how to use evidence-based grounding, self-soothing, and endorphin releasing techniques (including how to apply concepts from Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics). Participants will receive important guidelines for doing trauma narratives with children, as well as helping them to make meaningful reconnections in the final stage.

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit


What You Will Learn:
Describe the three stages typically applied to trauma work
Apply the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency framework to stage 1 of trauma treatment
Describe a variety of grounding, self-soothing, and endorphin-releasing activities to help children develop emotional regulation skills
Analyze the use of techniques from the Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model in stages 1 and 2 of trauma treatment
Articulate the components of stage 3 of trauma treatment


Your Presenter:
ROBERT LUSK, PhD, a clinical psychologist for over 20 years, has devoted the majority of his career to helping traumatized children and adolescents. He has worked extensively with child trauma victims and their families, and provides training and consultation to parents and professionals about trauma-related issues, parenting special needs children, attachment disorders, psychotropic medications, and psychiatric disorders. For the past 22 years, Dr. Lusk has served as the Clinical Director at The Baby Fold—a multi-service agency providing residential, special education, child welfare, adoption/foster care support, and numerous other services to children and families in Illinois. There, he provides clinical supervision and consultation to all of the agency's treatment programs. Dr. Lusk also instructs courses at Illinois Wesleyan University and has been actively involved in investigative research on trauma since 1987, including studies of treatment approach efficacy and cognitive and school-related effects of trauma. He has published several journal articles and book chapters on understanding and treating traumatized children, and has taught both graduate and undergraduate seminars on trauma. 

Dr. Lusk has presented at local, regional, and national conferences on the effects and treatment of childhood trauma. He also conducts a local radio show, Ask Dr. Rob, where he discusses and takes calls about a variety of psychological issues. He earned his master's and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles and has trained in a variety of interventions including cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, couples and family therapy, and EMDR. He has been a member of the APA for more than 20 years, and is a member of the APA's Division of Clinical Psychology as well as the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.


Disclaimer:
This event qualifies for one CE credit. Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.
 

Technical requirements:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link: https://apidemoeu.webex.com/apidemoeu/meetingcenter/mcsetup.php


Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, School Psychologists, Adoption Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Case Managers, Foster Care and Adoption Workers, Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, School Guidance Counselors, Mental Health Nurses, Child Advocacy/Protective Service Staff, Therapeutic Child Care Staff, Educators, Pastoral Counselors/Clergy, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors

 


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