This is an Intermediate level course. The W-TREM model is an evidenced-based 24-session, manualized group intervention that addresses the impact of interpersonal violence and trauma on women with serious, persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Documentation of three to five hours of prerequisite training in basic trauma theory is required for W-TREM training participants to receive certificates of completion for this two-day workshop. At the end of the workshop participants should be able to co-facilitate this group model. Participants in this training have completed the required application process and review.
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
- Discuss data regarding prevalence of interpersonal violence (physical & sexual abuse) in the lives of women;
- List the core assumptions, which provide the foundation for the TREM approach to trauma recovery work;
- Discuss the complex and multiple connections between trauma, mental health symptoms, and substance abuse;
- List at least three (3) common responses to interpersonal violence that women exhibit;
- Discuss strategies needed to form and sustain TREM group membership;
- Discuss format of the sessions and how that distinguishes TREM from other individual and group approaches to trauma recovery;
- Identify specific leader techniques used in the TREM model;
- Practice leader techniques in “mock groups” with feedback and coaching from workshop leaders and participants;
- Identify how and when to use grounding techniques with individuals participating in group sessions;
- Discuss the need for self-care for staff members who facilitate TREM group
Practitioner and Direct Service staff from behavioral health programs/agencies that have successfully applied for this training.
To Receive CE Credits Participants Must Attend Entire Presentation & Complete a Course Evaluation