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Saturday, October 28, 2017

2017 GVPA Annual Convention

Co-Sponsored by St. John Fisher College, Wegmans School of Nursing

Theme: Trauma-Informed Care across the Lifespan

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Where: St. John Fisher College, Wegman's School of Nursing | 3690 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14618

Trauma impacts individuals across the lifespan and across cultures. Many mental health providers work with patients directly affected by traumatic experiences, while even more of us are likely to work with patients who experience a trauma during the course of our work with them. The Genesee Valley Psychological Association is excited to present an all-day conference that focuses on trauma-informed care across the lifespan.

Our presenters are experts in the field from our own community and invited speakers who will be presenting the latest research on trauma-informed care, with a focus on case examples and clinical applications. We will have two tracks of presentations: adults and children. We look forward to seeing many of you at our convention.

The program:

Keynote speaker: Even a fist was once an open palm- Hope as the foundation of Trauma informed care / Noa Ginossar, PhD, Haruv Institute, Jerusalem, Israel.

Trauma shatters one’s sense of safety, which is fundamental in the hierarchy of needs. Ongoing trauma can result in changes to mental organization on the neuro–physiological level, the experiential level, and the cognitive level. Adverse childhood experiences are linked to developmental trajectories involving chronic diseases, as well as future social and emotional problems.

This talk will discuss what trauma-informed care is and how it is different from treatment as usual. Trauma-informed care is also not only about working to reduce symptoms of PTSD.. It is about helping the patient recover from the wide range of negative influences that trauma can have on relationships, on well-being, and development. This talk will also discuss the central pillars of trauma informed care, including 1) the transformation from symptom-focused treatment (“what is wrong with you?”) to a trauma-focused treatment (“what has happened to you?”), 2) the need to actively ask about trauma in the evaluation process, and 3) the need to include psychoeducation for patients in treatment


Promoting effective services for children impacted by trauma: Lessons learned from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Jody Todd Manly, Ph.D

This workshop will focus on the impact of trauma and traumatic stress on children’s development along with evidence-based treatment approaches for treating trauma in children and families. As a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), Mt. Hope Family Center interfaces with trauma experts from across the country. Approaches to the provision of trauma treatment services and training in evidence-based approaches have been supported by NCTSN and yielded important lessons in successful implementation. In this workshop, perspectives on these approaches to treatment will be shared, along with how to access NCTSN resources and integrate trauma treatment into therapeutic work with children and families.

Valerie Douglas, MPA Director of Counseling & Runaway and Homeless Youth Services.

This talk will discuss effective interventions for a vulnerable population of youth who end up homeless and on the streets. You will learn about community awareness and support as well as discussion about effective interventions and case examples.

CPP - A clinical case presentation. Noa Ginossar, PhD

In this workshop, the participants will discuss a case presentation of a treatment of a child using CPP (Child-Parent Psychotherapy) with the theme of Trauma. The presentation will include video samples and clinical discussion about implementing trauma-informed therapy.

Adult Track:

Including Body Awareness in Trauma Care: The Role of Physiology. Pamela Pollack, LMT

As practitioners working with trauma survivors, we can increase our effectiveness when we understand the neurophysiology of the flight, flight, freeze response, how to track a client’s physiology, and the importance of co-regulation. This talk will include an overview of body-centered trauma resolution techniques and explain how hands-on work can be synergistic with psychotherapeutic interventions.

An introduction to CPT. Patricia Bennett, Ph.D and Amy Rodrigues, Ph.D

This talk will present an overview of CPT, including its theoretical tenets, its core principles, how to use it and when to use it.

A comparison of Evidence-Based Treatments for PTSD. Patricia Bennett, Ph.D. and Amy Rodrigues, Ph.D

This talk will examine 2 case studies (1 sexual trauma and 1 combat trauma) and how they would be conceptualized and treated using OPT, PE, and EMDR.

Ticket Prices

  • GVPA Member: $75.00
  • Non-GVPA Member: $80.00

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