Registration Open for Human Trafficking 201 – Advanced Clinical Training for Licensed Mental Health Providers

Aug 11th, 2017

Registration for this Fall's Human Trafficking 201 – Advanced Clinical Training for Licensed Mental Health Providers who have attended the Human Trafficking 101 is now open!

The Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force Victim Services Subcommittee is pleased to offer this advanced clinical training for those direct service providers who have already attended the Task Force’s Human Trafficking 101 and are likely to come in direct clinical contact with survivors of human trafficking or those at risk for trafficking in Maryland. The training is offered in four different locations. Please see the links below to register.

This advanced 6-hour clinical training will combine a mix of videos, clinical case examples, group discussions and clinical education. Participants of the training can expect to:

  • Understand and identify mental health risks associated with trafficking and barriers to treatment for survivors

  • Understand neurobiology of trauma and how it relates to treatment expectations

  • Understand how traumatic bonding impacts the therapeutic alliance and ability to form and maintain new and healthy relationships

  • Understand how abuse and the impact of poly-victimization for survivors of trafficking impacts their ability to engage in mental health therapy

  • Learn Trauma-Informed inventions to address safety, build rapport, manage emotional dysregulation, build skills and process grief

  • Be able to acknowledge the role of self-care, system collaboration and transparency of decision making in mental health treatment with survivors of trafficking

This opportunity will provide licensed counselors and social workers with professional development and a chance to expand their agency’s clinical services. Participation in this training series will help counselors gain task force referrals, identify at-risk clients and provide a much-needed service for those involved in human trafficking.

Clinicians that participate in both the 101 and 201 trainings will have the opportunity to join an ongoing peer support collaborative. This cohort of trained counselors will be included on a referral list of trained providers that will be distributed to the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force partner agencies.

Prerequisites for participating in these sessions are as follows:

  • **Must have attended a Task Force Human Trafficking 101 Training**

  • Must be a Licensed Graduate Level Practitioner (LGSW, LCSW-C, LGPC, LCPC)

  • Must have been practicing for a minimum of 3 years

To register for the event, please click on one of the dates and locations below:

1) Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Frederick County Law Enforcement Center

2) Friday, September 29, 2017 at the Talbot County Department of Social Services

3) Friday, October 13, 2017 at the St. Mary's County Courthouse

4) Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Howard County Public Safety Training Center

If you are seeking CEUs from this training, you may either pay online or bring $20 in cash or check the day of the training. If you are a LCPC or LGPC, please contact your board of certification before attending the training to ensure the certificate will be accepted for your licensure. Attendees will receive 6 CEUs. Please contact Hiba Ahmed at [email protected] with any questions about CEUs.

This training initiative is a collaborative partnership with the participation and support of the following organizations:

  • Anchored Hope Therapy, LLC

  • Baltimore City Child Advocacy Center

  • Behavioral Health Administration Maryland Department of Health

  • Child Sex Trafficking Victims Initiative, University of Maryland

  • Department of Hygiene and Mental Health

  • Department of Juvenile Services

  • Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault

  • Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force

  • Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence

  • TurnAround, Inc

For more information, please contact [email protected] or call 301-328-7023.

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