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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

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional – To acquire the base level certification of Certified Clinical Trauma Professional the applicant must demonstrate knowledge of the following principles at a professional level.

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.

Assessment

  • 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).

Interviewing

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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