Addressing Collective Trauma in Clinical and Community Settings

Collective Trauma, the shared injuries to a population’s social life, may damage the bonds that attach people and impair their sense of belonging and communality. Whether the disruptions are a result of war, persecution, disaster, forced migration, chronic poverty, or endured by individuals and families as in cases of rape, abuse, and traumatic loss, the workshop will demonstrate useful clinical and community engaged approaches based on a resilience framework. Videotapes, expressive art exercises, case studies, and organizational staff care models will be used to illustrate how this approach is widely applicable to families of various classes and cultures.

Jack Saul, PhD, is the director of the International Trauma Studies Program, Visiting Professor in Clinical Psychology at the New School for Social Research, and author of Collective Trauma, Collective Healing: Promoting Community Resilience in the Aftermath of Disaster (Routledge, 2013).

Date: Friday, May 6, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuition: $135
Contact Hours (CEU’s) for NYS: 6
CE Credits for NASW: 5

The Ackerman Institute for the Family SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0052.

This program has been approved for Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal.

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If you are an Ackerman alumni or current Ackerman student, please contact the Training Department directly to register.

Damaly Ferreira
212 879-4900, ext 111