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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: 16th &17th June, 2017

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

Location: Life Centre, 21 Hania Street, Wellington;

Willis Room

Cost: $150 (GST inclusive)

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, has authored and co-authored publications on complex trauma, and trauma and attachment in peer-reviewed publications, including Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Journal of Comparative Family Studies, and International Journal of Play Therapy.  She is an assistant professor in the Masters of Social Work program at Park University in the United States, is co-founder of New Zealand Trauma Studies Institute where she serves as Director of Trauma Research and Education, and she also has a small private practice. She currently serves on a task force to revise standards for trauma-infomed care in social work higher education. Debra specializes in trauma-informed treatment delivery and creative and integrative strengths-based treatment interventions for groups and individual practice

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