In this course you will learn an approach to therapy that employs a versatile group model suitable for use with varied client populations that can be applied in a wide range of therapeutic settings to treat patients having a history of trauma. The manual and associate worksheets as provided and described in the text, serve as a comprehensive educational tool, summarizing basic knowledge concerning many aspects of trauma and trauma recovery, and thus provide a useful guide to the many aspects of recovery for patients and therapists that treat them. The group approach, as described in the text/course materials has utility and practicality in numerous clinical settings. Specifically, the manual includes detailed instructions about how to run the group, attend to problems, and screen patients, thus directly addressing the skill set that therapists need to facilitate such groups successfully.
This course is based on the book, Group Trauma Treatment in Early Recovery- Part 1 created by Judith Lewis Herman, MD, et al.in 2019.
Course Material Authors
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Judith Lewis Herman, MD
Dr. Herman currently works part-time as a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Prior to retirement, Dr. Herman was the Director of the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) Victims of Violence Program for 30 years. Her best-known contribution to the field is her development of the diagnosis of Complex PTSD. Her work has been published in multiple journals and she has published two books. Dr. Herman is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the Woman in Science Award from the American Medical Women’s Association, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Trauma Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association.
Diya Kallivayalil, PhD
Dr. Kallivayalil is a staff psychologist with the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) Victims of Violence Program, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kallivayalil’s clinical specialty is the treatment of trauma-related disorders. She has published in the areas of complex trauma, gender-based violence, homicide bereavement, and refugee health.
Lois Glass, MSW, LICSW
Lois Glass is in private practice and a senior consultant to the CHA Victims of Violence Program. She also is Director of the Vicarious Trauma Project at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center and a member of the national Vicarious Trauma Toolkit Project, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice. Ms. Glass specializes in group treatment and the treatment of trauma. She has lectured extensively and has contributed to many publications.
David Lutkemeier holds a BA degree in psychology, a master’s degree in developmental psychology, and a doctorate degree from the University of Cincinnati in Special Education and Psychology. He is certified as a psychologist by the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners, as well as holding public school superintendent certification in Arizona and California. Dr. Lutkemeier has worked as an assistant professor at Arizona State University, a school psychologist, special education director, assistant superintendent, and superintendent in both Arizona and California. David, working as a consultant with a national curriculum management group (CMSi) has completed over two dozen comprehensive district-wide curriculum audits in 15 states over the past 20 years and has worked as a test developer for CE Learning Systems for the past ten years.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, social workers and other qualified mental health professionals. This course is appropriate for intermediate levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Explain why long-term individual psychotherapy is often considered the treatment of choice for severe and complex trauma.
Describe how identified limitations of individual psychotherapy are ameliorated through the group therapeutic approach.
Identify how the trauma information group manual provides an interpersonal process that assesses shame and fosters a sense if belonging.
Describe key themes in the first three sessions of the Trauma Information Group.
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