Adopting a Trauma-Informed Perspective in Social Work Practice and Supervision
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
9:00 am to 4:00 pm EST
Presenter: Carolyn Knight, MSW PhD
NASW-NYS Members: $60
NASW Other Chapter Member: $120
NASW-NYS Student Members: FREE
This workshop is approved for 6.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed psychologists and licensed marriage and family therapists
Trauma informed (TI) social work practice is not a new way of working with clients. Rather it represents best practices in social work and is consistent with the core values, principles, and ethics of the profession. In the first half of this workshop, the presenter briefly summarizes the trauma-informed perspective and its guiding principles. She then identifies core social work skills that embody TI practice and illustrate their application using case examples taken from a range of practice settings.
Trauma-informed social work practice requires knowledgeable supervision. TI supervision also is not a new approach nor does it require supervisors to adopt a distinctive skill set. Therefore, in the second half of this workshop, the presenter identifies supervisory skills that reflect a TI orientation and presents case examples to illustrate their application.
After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe the guiding principles of the trauma-informed perspective
- Understand the impact that trauma exposure has on survivors
- Identify core social work practice skills that reflect a TI orientation
- Recognize the impact that working with trauma survivors has on practitioners
- Utilize supervisory skills that reflect a TI orientation
This workshop is approved for 6.0 continuing education credit hours.
NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), and licensed marriage and family therapists. (Provider ID #MFT-0037)
Carolyn Knight, MSW PhD, is a social worker with more than thirty years of experience working individually and in groups with adult survivors of childhood trauma. She has been teaching generalist social work practice and has served as a faculty field liaison for more than twenty-five years. Dr. Knight has written about and presented workshops and training on the trauma-informed conceptualization and its application to clinical practice and supervision and the social service organization. Dr. Knight also has written and presented extensively on numerous topics in social work education and practice, especially the teaching and practice of group work. Dr. Knight is co-author, with Professors Alex Gitterman and the late Carel Germain of the just-released social work practice text, The life model of social work practice, 4th ed. She also is the author of two books, Introduction to working with adult survivors of childhood trauma: Strategies and skills and Group Therapy for Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse as well as numerous articles and book chapters on working with adult survivors. Dr. Knight is the co-editor of two additional books, Group Work with Populations at Risk, 4th ed (with G. Greif) and Trauma-informed supervision in a global context (with L.D. Borders).
|NASW-NYS Member||$ 60.00|
|NASW Other Chapter Member||$ 120.00|
|NASW-NYS Student Member||$ 0.00|
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