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Treating Traumatized Families

Treating Traumatized Families

This event is not sponsored by the Alumni Association and does not fall under the benefits of Founding Membership status.

(Fulfills partial training requirement for the Green Cross as a Certified Traumatologist)

When: October 26, 2019 / 8:30am – 5:00pm

Where: Richmont Graduate University- Chattanooga Campus – 1815 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404

Continuing Education: 7 CEs  Awarded. Partial attendance is not awarded.

Target Audience:  This is an intermediate level training for counseling professionals, students, and laypersons working with traumatized populations, including disaster survivors.


  • Students= $90.00
  • Professionals= $130.00

Presenter: Dr. Lorrie Slater

Topic: This GCAT course discusses diagnosis and DSM changes to child and adolescent trauma disorders. Attention is focused at treatment issues, treatment modalities, and the effects of crisis and disaster trauma versus long term chronic trauma. Specific intervention modalities are taught for skills development.

Learning Objectives: As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the effective screening, intake, assessment, and treatment skills with traumatized children, families, and groups that vary by the characteristics of the clients.
  • Recognize family systems relative to traumatic stress and be able to provide systemic interventions with the entire traumatized family.
  • Demonstrate skill in applying critical incident debriefing/interventions with a focus upon children, families, and groups.
  • Recognize the variations in response to traumatic stress among various cultural, racial, gender, and age groups and communities and how the various treatment approaches can or cannot be applied to these groups of children, families, and groups.
  • Demonstrate skill in recognizing effective efforts at trauma stabilization and resolution that change to meet the unique requirements of communities.
  • Recognize the theory, purpose, and characteristics of the Green Cross-approved treatments connected to various contexts.
  • Recognize the characteristics of competent case management with traumatized populations including recording, report-writing, ancillary services and referral as it varies by context.
  • Recognize the fundamental principles of context-flexible treatments, assessments, and techniques that work across contexts.
  • Recognize and be able to note the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology Standards of Practice that includes the ethical standards for traumatology and the respect for differences.


8.00 am Registration
8:30 am Welcome and Orientation to the Course


9:10am Review of Assessment and Treatment Course


9.30am Systemic Trauma Theory and Associated Traumatic Stress Responses


10.30am Break


10.45am Systemic Trauma Theory and Associated Traumatic Stress Responses –Theories, Models, and Approaches


11.45am Plenary Discussion of special populations Represented by the Students


12.30pm Lunch


1.30 pm Adopting CISD/M and desensitization approaches to work with children, families, and groups with special consideration to context – the Family/Group Empowerment Approach


2.30pm Effectiveness in comparing and contrasting six (6) treatment approaches of PTSD applied to children and families:


3.30 pm Break


3.45 pm  Review of the Academy of Traumatology’s Standards of Practice


4.45 pm Orientation to Self-Care with Working with Families and Children
5.00 pm Adjourn

Registration: Click Here.

For questions concerning registration or Continuing Education, please contact Martha Busby at

Refunds: Refund requests must be received prior to October 18 in order to receive a full refund, otherwise there will be a late cancellation fee.

There is no known commercial support for this workshop.

Richmont Graduate University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4534. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Richmont Graduate University is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Richmont Graduate University is approved by the American Psychologist Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Richmont Graduate University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.