Presented by: Stacey Seibel, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, LP4742

Description: This is an introductory workshop on the treatment of sexual abuse. This workshop will provide participants with an overview of sexual trauma, exploring what trauma is, its impact on individuals, and the recovery/treatment process.  This course will allow participants to assess for sexual trauma in their own clinical experiences when working with children, adolescents and adults.  Additionally, participants will obtain an understanding of the impact of sexual trauma differentiated by type of abuse, will receive an overview of trauma treatment models, and will learn to work compassionately and effectively with trauma survivors through the recovery/treatment process.  This course will also address the unique need for clinician self-care when working with the distinctive challenges posed by a trauma population.

Learning Objectives:

Explain how to conduct a proper assessment of individuals with sexual trauma histories.

Describe symptom presentations common in children, adolescents, and adults who have sexual trauma histories.

Explain the differences in symptom presentation based upon type of trauma (i.e. single event versus prolonged).

Describe most common trauma treatment models, and be able to choose the most efficacious treatment approach.

List the key components of a contextual treatment approach ad explain how to implement.

Activity Schedule:

1.5 hours: Impact of Single Event and Prolonged Sexual Trauma Factors that Impact Symptom Presentation

1.5 hours: Assessment: Considerations with Sexual Trauma Patients

1 hour: Conceptualization of Sexual Trauma

1 hour: Contextual Model and Treatment

1 hour: Trauma Focused Treatment Approaches

1 hour: The Therapist: Unique Considerations

1 hour: A Contextual Model of Conceptualizing and Treating DID: Case Example