19MH034 - Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women

Aug 22–Aug 23, 2019 Closed Mental Health

19MH034 - Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women


This two-day training introduces the newly revised, evidence-based Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women program materials. The revised edition incorporates the insights of neuroscience with the latest understanding of trauma and PTSD to assist both new and seasoned group leaders. Cognitive-behavioral techniques, mindfulness, expressive arts, and the principles of relational therapy are integrated into this strength-based approach. The curriculum also has a psycho-educational component that teaches women what trauma is, its process, and its impact on both the inner self (thoughts, feelings, beliefs, values) and the other self (behavior and relationships, including parenting).

The focus of this training is on interactive exercises that demonstrate techniques that counselors can use to help clients develop coping skills, as well as emotional wellness. In addition, there is a segment on specific issues in criminal justice settings, and the end of each of the twelve sessions has information about how to adapt the materials for girls. The newly revised, abbreviated six-session version entitled Healing Trauma is also discussed.

Target Audience

Mental Health Providers, Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, and any other interested mental healthcare professionals


  • Describe the process of trauma
  • Delineate gender differences in responses to trauma
  • Demonstrate specific treatment strategies
  • Practice mental and physical grounding exercises
  • Describe the six-session intervention, Healing Trauma


  • Twyla Peterson-Wilson, MSW, LCSW, ACSW


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