Certified Supervisor – Monmouth University, February 2016 – Able to supervise LCSW, LSW, and LAC – level Social Workers. Robyn can provide supervision hours needed to obtain social work license.
Certificate Program in Adoption – In process of obtaining certificate at Rutgers University School of Social Work, Current
School Social Worker Certificate – Obtained in 2013
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Training – CPC Behavioral Healthcare, 2011
SIFI Certification – Robyn is able to supervise Master’s Level Social Work Students – Rutgers University School of Social Work, 2010
“Play Therapy for Children, Adolescents, and Adults: Strategies to STOP Talking and Play it Out” – PESI
“Ethical Professional Practice: What Every Social Worker Needs to Know” – CPC Behavioral Healthcare
“Diagnosis & Treatment of PTSD in Adults and Adolescents” – CPC Behavioral Healthcare
“Clinical Assessment and Domestic Violence” – 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc.
“Cognitive and Behavioral Approaches for Anxious Youth: Evidence-Based Strategies for Practice Settings” – CPC Behavioral Healthcare
“Treatment of Oppositional, Aggressive, & Antisocial Behavior in Children & Adolescents” – CPC Behavioral Healthcare
History of Trauma
- Identify the events and seminal figures that contributed to the development of the field of traumatic stress.
- Awareness and understanding of major research, treatment interventions, and important literature in the field of traumatic stress.
“Active Ingredients” in Healing Traumatic Stress
- Compare and contrast evidence-based-interventions, common factors and emerging trends for effective treatment of traumatic stress.
- Identify the common factors for healing traumatic stress
- Comprehend the importance of therapeutic relationship and positive expectancy (relational factors) for positive outcomes in treatment.
- Articulate the role of reciprocal inhibition, relaxation, self-regulation, exposure and narrative in the treatment of traumatic stress.
- Understand concept and procedure for enhancing therapeutic relationship as method for increasing positive outcomes.
- Appreciate the potential deleterious personal effects associated with treating traumatic stress.
- Learn the DSM-V diagnostic criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder.
- Demonstrate working knowledge of prominent clinical assessment tools and instruments.
- Discern the role of scoring and interpretation of assessment and its application to case conceptualization.
- In-depth understanding of the administration, scoring, and interpretation of the Clinician Administered PTSD scale (CAPS).
Identify the elements of various interview protocols (e.g., semi-structured interview, mental status exam, PIDIB) as they apply to the treatment of traumatic stress.
Appreciate both the science and the artistry of interview process with a knowledge that interview is intervention.
Safety & Stabilization
- Recognize the importance of the Tri-phasic Model as standard of care when treating traumatic stress.
- Learn basic psycho-educational components of early treatment of traumatic stress.
- Conceptualize the roles of perceived threat, stress, PNS/SNS, and somatization in the symptoms of traumatic stress and their management.
- Identify the six (6) empirical markers for Phase I of treatment.
- Develop procedural understanding for the early intervention and stabilization skills of self-regulation, grounding, containment and expression.
- Discover the application of the Anti-Regression Protocol as an alternative to hospitalization.
Remembrance & Mourning
- Identify and discuss the effective treatments for traumatic stress
- Comprehend the importance of the Instinctual Trauma Response-its role in the formation and treatment of posttraumatic stress.
- Demonstrate procedural understanding of the use of IATP, LLC Five Narrative Model for Desensitization and Reprocessing of traumatic memories.
- Recognize how common factors/active ingredients are integrated into various models and protocols for treatment with traumatic stress.
- Understand the importance of mourning in healing symptoms of traumatic stress.
- Identify key activities and rituals for Phase III, the Reconnection Phase of treatment.
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