New Zealand Trauma Studies Institute

New Zealand Trauma Studies Institute strives to promote competency in treatment of psychological trauma in New Zealand through providing low-cost and high-quality trainings, and through research investigating best practices in trauma treatment.

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Trauma-Informed Treatment and Service Delivery:

Creating Competence in Practice

Presented by

Debra Olson-Morrison, PhD, LCSW, RPT

This two-day training will provide participants with an overview of the major components of trauma treatment. Aimed at practitioners working with victims of PTSD and complex trauma, the training will equip the therapist with the knowledge on how to provide safe and effective trauma treatment. The participant will be informed on the latest research from experts in the field, will be introduced to evidence-based models, and will gain the skills to apply trauma-informed care and programming in their practice.

Date: 15th &16th June, 2018

Time: 9am-4:00pm with 1 hour lunch break

Location: The Link Community Centre, Te Aroha St, Hamilton, New Zealand

Cost: $150  + GST 

Morning and Afternoon tea provided - Lunch on your own

Debra Olson-Morrison, PhD, LCSW, RPT has been in clinical practice working with traumatized children and adults for over 18 years. She is a registered play therapist, a registered supervisor for clinicians working towards licensure in clinical social work, is a Certified Trauma Treatment Professional through IAATP. She has authored and co-authored articles on attachment, trauma, and complex trauma treatment in peer-reviewed publications, including Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, International Journal of Play Therapy, and Journal of Comparative Family Studies.  She is Assistant Professor and Director of the Masters of Social Work Program at Park University in the United States, and co-founder of New Zealand Trauma Studies Institute where she serves as Director of Trauma Research and Education. She also served on the national committee for curriculum development in trauma-informed practice in graduate social work programs.  She runs a small private practice where she works with all ages, and specializes in trauma-informed treatment delivery, and creative-integrative strengths-based treatment interventions.