Continuing Education Event – Changing the lens: a Clinical view of understanding and treating trauma through connection and compassion – Alexandria, VA – 12/13/2019

Date & Time

Friday, December 13, 2019 11:30 am

Ends at 3:00 PM


George Washington University Alexandria Graduate Education Campus

413 John Carlyle Street, Room 215

Join us for this free continuing education event at George Washington University.

At the end of the training participants will be able :
• To provide information on the effects of trauma on brain functioning
• To understand the different types of trauma and the components of trauma-informed care
• To explain how compassionate engagement strategies such as MI can be used to help enhance treatment
• To describe a basic understanding of effective treatments for people with traumatic exposure

Brown-Bag Luncheon
11:30am Check-in Networking
12-3pm: Speaker

Trainer Bio:
Trish Caldwell MFT, LPC, CCDP-D, CAADC, CCTP, Family Services Director for Recovery Centers of America and is also an adjunct professor at Jefferson University. Trish is a licensed clinician, marriage and family therapist and is certified in both co-occurring disorders and substance use. Trish has been a therapist for over 25 years and has worked extensively with families, adults and adolescents with co-occurring behavioral health and substance use disorders in various settings including outpatient, residential, schools and community agencies. She is trained in DBT and is a certified Trauma professional and a certified mentor trainer of trauma. Additionally, Trish created the first Young Offenders Treatment Program in Delaware County, serving first time offenders with Drug charges. Trish has been the Keynote speaker for the PAYS Summit, the Suicide Prevention Conference and Magellan behavioral health conference. Additionally, she has provided in-service training for several PA school districts and has trained law enforcement officers on drug trends for the CIT program. She has also presented at the Annual Trauma conference, the Cape Cod Symposium, and the annual conference for the American Association for Marriage and family Therapists (AAMFT). Trish specializes in ADHD, Opioid Use in young adults, Trauma informed care, Developmental trauma, Trauma and Substance Use disorders, Trauma and the Family System, Family Engagement, and Substance use for today’s teens. Trish holds her MFT from Drexel University and is licensed and certified in the state of PA.

CE credits will be provided by GWU.

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