APA Clinician's Corner: Creating Organizational Cultures of Trauma-Informed Care
May 16, 2014
The APA Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP) offers monthly Clinician’s Corner workshops that feature leading practitioners and scholars working in key areas of professional practice. Participants have the opportunity to interact with the presenter. All workshops include CE credits. You can attend two ways:
When: Friday, May 16, 2014
Time: 1-4 p.m.
CE Credits: 3
This workshop will present the latest approaches to developing organizational cultures of trauma-informed care. The presenter will also address current best practices in developing and assessing trauma-informed approaches in a variety of settings. In contrast to trauma-specific interventions that focus directly on ameliorating the effects of individual psychological trauma, trauma-informed contexts incorporate knowledge about trauma into all aspects of organizational functioning. Built on core values of safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration and empowerment, these cultures are created jointly by administrators, staff and service recipients.
This workshop is designed to help you:
- Identify differences between a “traditional” human services paradigm and a “trauma-informed” paradigm.
- Specify the core values and state the rationale of a trauma-informed approach to care.
- Assess the extent to which current service approaches in an organization are trauma-informed.
- Plan and prioritize trauma-informed change efforts in an organization.
Presenter: Roger D. Fallot, PhD
About the presenter: Roger D. Fallot is a clinical psychologist and director of research and evaluation at Community Connections, a private, not-for-profit agency providing a full range of human services in the District of Columbia. A graduate of Yale University, his professional areas of specialization include the development and evaluation of services for trauma survivors. The author of numerous clinical and research articles, he is a contributing author and co-editor (with Maxine Harris) of "Using Trauma Theory to Design Service Systems" (Jossey-Bass, 2001) and consults widely on the development of trauma-informed cultures of care in human services.
Live webcast and on-site workshop fees: Member: $65; Nonmember: $80
How to Enroll (Two Options)
Live webcast only:
On-site only (APA Building, Washington, D.C.)
- By telephone: (800) 374-2721, ext. 5991 or (202) 336-5991 (within D.C. Metropolitan area); 9 a.m.-5 p.m., EST. Pay by credit card only (AMEX, MC or VISA).
- By fax: (202) 336-6151: Pay by credit card only; must have valid signature and expiration date (AMEX, MC or VISA).
- By mail: APA Accounting/CEP Office, Clinician’s Corner Enrollment, 750 First St. NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242.
The enrollment form will be accepted only with one of the following forms of payment: check, money order or valid credit card. Checks should be made payable to "American Psychological Association." On-site enrollment limit: 35 (Space is limited; sign up now)
Enrollment form (PDF, 112KB)