TRAININGJourney to Healing for Sexual Assault Survivors: Creating Space for Survivors of Sexual Assault Experiencing Complex Trauma

FREE Two-Day Training for Therapists/Counselors!

Day One, Tuesday, May 21:
8:00am: Registration and breakfast begins
8:45am: Welcome and Introductions
9:00am-12:00pm: Training
12:00-1:15pm: Lunch (provided at hotel)
1:15-5:00pm: Training

Day Two, Wednesday, May 22:
8:00-8:30am: Breakfast
8:30am-12:00pm: Training

Training is for therapists/counselors at NM Sexual Assault Service Provider agencies and Community Mental Health Centers as first priority. Others may register and will be notified after May 15th if there is space available to attend the training.

To be eligible for hotel and/or mileage reimbursement, Therapists and Sexual Assault Coordinators must live more than 50 miles from Albuquerque. Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations (see hotel information below) for the nights of Monday, May 20 and Tuesday, May 21 (with check-out May 22) – by May 15, 2019 to receive the discount rate (hotel & room block info on confirmation page after registering). ONE mileage reimbursement per agency site will be approved, reimbursement forms will be provided at the training.

Training is FREE. Breakfast will be provided on both days; Lunch will be provided on Day One. CEUs for therapists will be offered.

For hotel reservations at Holiday Inn and Suites I-25 at Jefferson | 5050 Jefferson NE | Albuquerque, NM 87109 – call Patricia Follo directly at 505-944-7980 and mention ROOM BLOCK “NM COALITION OF SEXUAL ASSAULT” @group rate of $94/night

Any questions, contact Carla or Alexandria at 505-883-8020.

National Presenter:
Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP, a board-certified counseling psychologist, is retired from private practice in Washington, DC, and is a consultant/trainer on topics on trauma psychology and treatment. She co-founded and then served for 16 years as Clinical and Training Director of The CENTER: Posttraumatic Disorders Program, in Washington, DC. Dr. Courtois was chair of the Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Adults for the American Psychological Association (APA), released in 2017, and for guidelines on the treatment of complex trauma for several professional organizations. She has published a number of books (four of them co-edited or coauthored with Julian Ford) and numerous book chapters and articles on trauma-related topics. Dr. Courtois is past president of APA Division 56 (Trauma Psychology) and past founding Associate Editor of the Division’s journal, Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. She served two terms on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). She has received the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Independent Practice from the APA, the Sarah Haley Award for Clinical Excellence from ISTSS, and, most recently, the Award for Distinguished Service and Contributions to the Profession of Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology.

This project was supported with funding from the State of New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission, and the New Mexico Behavioral Health Services Division.

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