Complex Trauma and Evidence Based Treatments
Trainer: Dr. Patricia Sherman, PhD
New Jersey social workers will receive two (2) Clinical & Ethics credits continuing education hour for participating in this course. Multiple traumas can create what researchers are now calling “complex trauma.” This condition goes beyond PTSD to include symptoms that have often been associated with borderline personality disorder. This workshop will focus on the conditions that can create complex trauma, how to assess for it, and treatments that have been found to be effective. Case examples will be provided by the presenter as well as those from the participants to understand theory and treatment effectiveness.
About the Trainer
Dr. Patricia Sherman received her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in social work from Rutgers University. She had a private practice for twenty years specializing in treating issues of sexual trauma, grief, chronic and terminal illness and adoption. Currently she has a consulting and training practice called Healing Is Possible, LLC. Dr. Patricia Sherman is a sought-after speaker on topics ranging from bereavement, child sexual abuse, cultural proficiency and how to care for yourself while caring for others. Dr. Patricia Sherman has spoken at numerous conferences. She provides consultation to therapists and first responders who work with those who have suffered personal trauma. Dr. Patricia Sherman is the author of From Tragedy to Triumph: How to Heal From Trauma and Start Living Happy Life.