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CE Type: 
SW
PCB
CPRP
APA
IACET
# of CE's: 
13
1.3 IACET CE's

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.

Learning Objectives: 

 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
Intended Audience: 

Practitioner and Direct Service staff from behavioral health programs/agencies that have successfully applied for this training.

Instructional Level: 

Intermediate

Completion Requirements: 

To Receive CE Credits Participants Must Attend Entire Presentation &  Complete a Course Evaluation