This 2-day training is designed to assist participants in developing the skills necessary to deliver an evidence-based intervention for individuals with co-occurring trauma-related and substance use concerns. Major training components include a brief overview of trauma, the Seeking Safety curriculum, and present focused grounding techniques. The training content will focus primarily on group work however, adaptations for individual counseling sessions will be included. Participants should come prepared to be highly interactive, participate in role plays, and practice the skills instructed in both large and small groups. Participants are required to bring the Seeking Safety manual with them to both days of training.
Only participants comfortable with a moderate level of exposure to trauma-related content should register for this training. As with any trauma training, there is the possibility that presented content may emotionally impact participants. Participants will be encouraged to practice self-care activities during the training experience to ensure a sense of emotional safety.
At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the 4 key elements of a Seeking Safety session.
2. Identify 2-3 key themes of the Seeking Safety intervention model.
3. Verbalize feeling comfortable learning more about the Seeking Safety intervention.
4. Practice safe and appropriate grounding skills.
This training is specifically intended for Ryan White Part A mental health and harm reduction program staff from agencies which have specifically contracted with NYCDOHMH to provide this evidence-based intervention in either group or individual formats.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - Wednesday, February 8, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:30 PMEastern Time
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene42-09 28th St.Long Island City, New York 11101
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