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Trauma Teletherapy for Youth
Monday, May 24, 2021, 2:00 PM to Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 4:00 PM CST
Category: WAFCA CE Training

Please Note: As a co-sponsored event, Continuing Education Hours will NOT be provided to event attendees for this learning opportunity
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and intensifies, clinicians and youth are confronted with social distancing and other infection control requirements that generally preclude in-person psychotherapy. In this workshop, the presenters outline the benefits and challenges of providing trauma therapy to adolescents over the internet, describe specific trauma-focused tools and interventions, discuss strategies and concerns regarding caretaker and family involvement, and make a series of concrete suggestions regarding best practices for teletherapy.

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OBJECTIVES: Attendees will be able to: 
  1. Describe the need for trauma teletherapy interventions in the COVID era  
  2. List three potential problems associated with delivering teletherapy to traumatized youth  
  3. Describe how to integrate caretakers into trauma teletherapy for youth  
  4. Define safety planning as it relates to teletherapy for traumatized adolescents  
  5. Describe the importance of HIPAA compliance in teletherapy

Meet the Presenters:

Cheryl Lanktree, Ph.D., is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice and
Assistant Professor of Research Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral
Sciences, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. She has
been Project Director and Co-PI of the University of Southern California Adolescent
Trauma Training Center (USC-ATTC), a Category II site of the National Child
Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) since 2012. She is the developer of Integrative
Treatment of Complex Trauma for Children (ITCT-C) and co-developer of Integrative
Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents (ITCT-A). She is also a member of the
training and consultation faculty for the Center for Treatment of Developmental Trauma
Disorders (CTDTD) at the University of Connecticut, a Category II site of the NCTSN.
Dr. Lanktree was previously Director of Miller Children’s Abuse and Violence
Intervention Center, Long Beach, California (1998-2009) and Clinical Director of Stuart
House, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, California (1988-1996), and
held previous academic appointments at the University of California-Los Angeles, and
California State University-Fullerton. Dr. Lanktree has published numerous papers and
book chapters on the assessment and treatment of child trauma, including research
providing the evidence base for ITCT. She has conducted numerous trainings on ITCT-C
and ITCT-A to thousands of clinicians nationwide and internationally, from 2006 to the
present. She has also provided trainings on the assessment and treatment of child and
adolescent trauma since 1989 nationally and in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, New
Zealand, Russia, Scotland, and Sweden. Drs. Lanktree and John Briere are co-authors of
Treating Complex Trauma in Adolescents and Young Adults (Sage, 2012), Treating
Complex Trauma in Children and their Families: An Integrative Approach (Sage, 2016),
and four ITCT-related treatment guides. Dr. Lanktree’s website is: www.cblanktree.com.

John Briere, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of
Southern California Keck School of Medicine, and Center Director of the USC Adolescent
Trauma Training Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. A past president of the
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, he is recipient of the Award for Outstanding
Contributions to the Science of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological
Association and the William N. Friedrich Lecturer: Outstanding Contribution to the Field of
Child Psychology from the Mayo Clinic. He is author or co-author of over 140 articles and
chapters, 15 books, and 9 trauma-related psychological tests. His recent (2019) book with
Guilford Press is Treating risky and compulsive behavior in trauma survivors. His website
address is johnbriere.com.

*These opportunities are being provided with funding support from the Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center. For additional training and resources available through the MHTTC, visit their website

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