Please view the film, Life of Pi, prior to attending this workshop.
Total Credits: 6 including 6 Category I CE
This workshop will be a clinical conversation about the human psyche and the various defense mechanisms used to process and understand complex trauma. Participants will also discuss the process of post-traumatic stress disorder leading to post-traumatic growth. This is an interactive workshop with clinical questions and case examples derived from the film, Life of Pi. The clinical exploration of the film will allow the viewer to understand and define the traumatic journey and growth that the protagonist experiences in this film.
**Please view the film prior to the workshop.**
Ms. Cruz is a bilingual (Spanish/English) clinical and forensic social worker who has worked with children, adolescents and families for over eighteen years. Ms. Cruz was employed for ten years, as a forensic social worker at the Office of the Public Defender in Montgomery County. In addition, from 2000-2014 she worked as an emergency room and psychiatric social worker. She has extensive experience in inpatient psych and partial hospitalization psych programs. Ms. Cruz specializes in criminal defense mitigation, dual diagnosis, crisis intervention, addiction, trauma and working with diverse ethnic groups.
Ms. Cruz is a graduate of the Catholic University of America with a B.A. in psychology and received her Masters of Social Work, specializing in mental health and addiction from the University Of Maryland School Of School Work. In 2014 she completed an advanced two year post graduate Forensic Social Work Certification through the University of Maryland Continuing Education Department. In 2008 she co-created the Forensic Social Work Committee for NASW and in 2010 became the sole chair, a position she maintained until 2016 when she resigned due to other professional obligations, but she continues to advocate for legislative changes. Under her leadership the committee successful hosted two national forensic social work conferences and successfully advocated for various legislative bills and reform. She maintains various professional memberships and affiliations.
Ms. Cruz is an Adjunct Professor:
Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Illustrate and articulate the concept of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Post Traumatic Growth, and Toxic Stress
Examine the roles of cognitive distortions and defense mechanisms in processing trauma
Apply participant’s knowledge of utilizing strength-based therapies to change the trauma perspective from victim to survivor
Provided with tools like the Post-Traumatic Growth Inventory, Cognitive Distortions, and Mood Logs to help them identify and meet the needs of individuals with complex trauma
BIBLIOGRAPHY & REFERENCES
Shubina, Ivanna. (2014) Cognitive-behavioral therapy of patients with ptsd: literature review. Procedia- Social and Behavioral Sciences 165 (2015) 208-216
Book: Theories for Direct Social Work Practice, Joseph Walsh
Briere, J. and Scott, C. (2013). Principles of trauma therapy: A guide to symptoms, evaluation and treatment. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Pubs.
Book: Assessing and Treating Trauma & PTSD, Linda J. Schupp, Ph.D
Ringel S. and Brandell, J. (2011). Trauma: New directions in theory, research and practice. Ramos, Catarina & Leal, Isabel. Posttraumatic Growth in the Aftermath of Trauma: A literature Review about related factors and application contexts. Psychology, Community and Health, Vol 2 (1), 43-54
Henry, Shannon. (2017) An Exploration of Resilience and Post-traumatic Growth Following Traumatic Death, Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Paper, 753
Rnic, Katerina, et al. (2016) Cognitive Distortions, Humor Styles, and Depression. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 12(3): 348-362.
Kamil Mahdi, Heyder. (2014) Posttraumatic Growth and Resilience after a Prolonger War: A Study in Baghdad, Iraq. International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 197-204
Watkins, Laura et al. (2018) Treating PTSD: A Review of Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Interventions, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, Volume 12, Article 258
Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement
The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for 6 Category I Continuing Education Units. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.
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Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists
All those interested in Topic Welcomed
Fee & Registration:
Cost is $130 and includes CE credit. Registering after June 2, 2023 will incur an additional $20 late fee. *Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.
*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee
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