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The Short-Comings of Trauma-Informed Care in the Treatment of Women’s Sexual Trauma, Cassie McCarthy LICSW, MBA Applied for 3 CEs

  • May 21, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom


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This training will review the depth and scope of sexual trauma in the United States. Particular attention will be paid to how sexual trauma manifests in women across different demographic profiles. Participants will learn an in-depth approach towards recognizing and diagnosing nuanced symptom presentations for women impacted by sexual trauma.

Trauma-Informed Care principles will be reviewed with a focus on its applications for clinicians in private practice. Limitations to this model will be presented, along with suggested solutions that clinicians can incorporate into their work immediately.

An in-depth review of the leading Evidence-Based practices will be presented to help clinicians close the gap in trauma services for survivors of sexual violence. Each approach will be evaluated for its strengths/weaknesses and clinicians will learn how to determine which

1. Participants will described a formalized approach to recognizing and diagnosing PTSD symptoms for survivors of sexual trauma.

2. Participants will recognize how to incorporate principals of Trauma-Informed Care into private practice and how close gaps of care in their services.

3. Participants will identify the three Evidence-Based Practices for trauma and know how to differentiate each’s strengths and weaknesses in relation to client needs.

Cassie McCarthy is a licensed independent clinical social worker with over 13 years of clinical experience. She has dedicated her craft towards helping professional women heal from a traumatic or violent experience in their past. Through her work, she helps women learn the skills they need to take back control of their thoughts & feelings, feel calmer & safer, and develop better relationships. Cassie's philosophy rests on the belief that women have the capacity to heal and  be in charge of their recovery so that they can maintain the self-esteem they worked so hard to build. Cassie has showcased her skills in a variety of settings, has practiced internationally and is a former adjunct professor at Simmons College. Currently, she helps women through one-on-one work in her private practice and through public speaking and giving trainings to colleges, and organizations.


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There is no known commercial support nor conflict of interest for this program.

It is the participant's responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state. 

Continuing Education Credit is pending through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for Psychologists, Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Nurses & Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists.

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