Lisa Najavits PhD
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(5 CEU’s) Lunch Included

Open to the public 

There will be an artwork presentation entitled, Reflections: Faces of Domestic Violence, sponsored by Caribbean American Domestic Violence Awareness (CADVA).

Regular fee – $135
Early registration – $125 (Register by March 15, 2013)
Current Field Instructor – $120
Student Rates – $65 

The goal of this training is to describe Seeking Safety, an evidence-based treatment for simple, complex and chronic Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and/or substance abuse with adults and adolescents. It is established as an effective model for adults and thus far, it is also the only model designed for PTSD and substance abuse that has shown positive outcomes with adolescents. Content will cover (a) background on trauma and substance abuse (rates, presentation, models and stages of treatment, clinical challenges); and (b) implementation of Seeking Safety (overview, evidence base). Assessment tools and community resources are also described. By the end of the training, participants can implement Seeking Safety in their setting. Learning methods include PowerPoint, video, exercises, and discussion. Content reflects evidence level A according to the levels from the Association for Healthcare Research and Quality. Abook signing will accompany this event.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review research and clinical issues in treating trauma and substance abuse with adults and adolescents;
  • Increase empathy and understanding of trauma and substance abuse;
  • Describe Seeking Safety, an evidence-based model for trauma and/or substance abuse;
  • Provide assessment and treatment resources for Seeking Safety. 

Lisa NajavitsLisa Najavits, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine; lecturer, Harvard Medical School; clinical psychologist at VA Boston; and clinical associate, McLean Hospital. She is the developer of Seeking Safety and the author of the books Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse (2002) and A Woman’s Addiction Workbook (New Harbinger Press; 2002), as well as over 140 professional publications. Dr. Najavits has received a variety of National Institutes of Health and other research grants. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association; board certified in behavioral therapy; a licensed psychologist in Massachusetts; a psychotherapy supervisor; and conducts a psychotherapy practice. 

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