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Benchmarks at Burrell: Understanding What it Means to be Trauma-Informed Featuring the PersonBrain Model

This training is reserved for non-Burrell employees. This training is designed for mental health professionals, adult supports, and others in helping roles that would benefit from this presentation.

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Trauma-informed care has become widely recognized in the behavioral health field and beyond as a framework for better supporting those who have experienced trauma and in reducing the likelihood for re-traumatization. This 2-day, 12-hour course will review definition of trauma, explore the neuroscience of trauma, and teaches the essentials of how the brain, body, culture, and environment function together to impact one’s overall life experience. Working to empower those in therapeutic helping roles, this training outlines best practices from the literature in responding from a trauma-informed lens and promoting a culture of trauma-informed care.

Featured Speakers
Dr. Sara Wilson,
is a licensed psychologist who has been practicing in Southwest Missouri since 2011. In her current role as System Director Clinical Training for Burrell Behavioral Health, Dr. Wilson works to provide consultation and training, both internally (departments within Burrell) and externally (Professional Development programs and presentations/trainings for school partners and community), as well as engaging in research and development of programs and protocols to assist with meeting mental health needs of children.

Dr. Karen Shipley has 30 years of experience in the behavioral health field, is dedicated to raising awareness and meaningful connection for those who receive services and those who provide services through a relational and trauma-informed approach. She divides her time between clinical practice, teaching, training and consulting internationally.

Kirstyn Walker Kirstyn Walker studied Theatre Arts at the University of Oregon, where she became passionate about creating social change through performance. Kirstyn is excited to be at Burrell Behavioral Health as Assistant Director of Clinical Training providing training on a variety of mental health topics for both internal and external audiences.

Date: August 25-26, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Lunch break from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.)

*This training is reserved for non-Burrell employees. If you are a Burrell employee interested in taking this training, reach out to Training@Burrellcenter.com.

Cost: $225 for community members (includes 12 CE credits, if applicable)
CE credits: Full participation AND return of post-session survey earns 12 CE credits

Click here to register.

Questions: Email training@burrellcenter.com.


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