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CARES Institute Virtual Annual Symposium
April 29, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
The CARES Institute’s Expert in Child Abuse and Neglect Lecture Series:
Annual Symposium – Guest Speakers Matthew D. Kliethermes, PhD and Shannon Wiltsey Stirman, PhD
Intended audiences: This presentation is intended for child protection workers, law enforcement personnel, attorneys, physicians, nurses, mental health professionals (including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers of all levels, and licensed counselors), and all other disciplines not listed.
Title: Enhancing TF-CBT Application for Youth Exposed to Complex Trauma
Presentation Description: Participants of this program will receive a brief introduction to complex trauma exposure and outcomes in youth. This will be followed by a discussion of the impact of complex trauma outcomes on TF-CBT application. The program will conclude with suggestions for successful TF-CBT implementation for youth exhibiting complex trauma outcomes.
Participants will understand the basics of complex trauma exposure and outcomes
Participants will understand the impact of dysregulation on TF-CBT application
Participants will understand the importance of phase-based treatment for complex trauma
Participants will understand the application of TF-CBT PRACTICE components for youth exposed to complex trauma
Participants will become familiar with the research literature for TF-CBT with youth exposed to complex trauma.
Title: Sustaining Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices
Presentation Description: Implementation theory and research has shed light on numerous contextual factors that may impact an agency or system’s ability to sustain the use of evidence-based interventions. These range from policies and leadership to knowledge and beliefs of individual therapists, as well as perceptions of fit between the setting, client, and intervention. Recently, attention has turned to the need to adapt interventions while maintaining adequate fidelity. This presentation will highlight factors that have been associated with ongoing use of a trauma-focused psychotherapy across different mental health systems. Additionally, findings and recommendations related to navigation of the potential tensions between fidelity and adaptation when working with diverse populations and in lower-resource settings will be highlighted.
Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:
1. Explain factors that are associated with sustaining evidence-based trauma-focused interventions
2. Discuss findings on relationships between fidelity and adaptation
Presentation by Matt Kliethermes, PhD: Enhancing TF-CBT Application for Youth Exposed to Complex Trauma
9:30 AM – Introduction to complex trauma
10:30 AM – Impact of complex trauma on TF-CBT implementation
11:30 AM – Application of TF-CBT PRACTICE components for complex trauma
12:00 PM – End of Presentation
12 PM – 1 PM – Break
Presentation by Shannon Wiltsey Stirman, PhD: Sustaining Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices
1:00 PM – Overview of potential determinants of implementation and relevant findings
1:30 PM – Fidelity and adaptation
2:00 PM – Questions and discussion
3:30 PM – End of Presentation