NEW ENGLAND SOCIETY FOR THE TREATMENT
OF TRAUMA AND DISSOCIATION
"Relational Interventions: The Great Integration for Working with Complex Developmental Trauma" (3CE)
Free for Members
We’ve made important strides in our ability to help our clients overcome the symptoms of complex developmental trauma. Our strategies help them learn new thinking and self-regulation skills, and even find a new sense of restored well-being. Nonetheless, do our interventions truly help address the symptoms that our clients experience in relationships with friends and family, and at work?
Family and Couple Therapy is often the missing ingredient in our models of treatment. Once our clients leave the safe, rarified space we provide for them in our treatment rooms, do they have the cognitive and self-regulating skills necessary to manage those relationships at home. And as important, do their family members have the cognitive and self-regulating skills that they need to have healthy, non-traumatic relationships ?
Learn how to integrate systemic models of family, couple and relational therapy into effective treatment of complex –developmental trauma.
Mary Jo Barrett, MSW
Mary Jo Barrett is the Executive Director and founder of The Center for Contextual Change, Ltd. She holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois Jane Addams School of Social Work and has been on the faculties of The University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, The Chicago Center For Family Health, and the Family Institute of Northwestern University. Previously, Ms. Barrett was the Clinical Director of Midwest Family Resource and has been working in the field of family violence since 1974.
Ms. Barrett’s newest book, Treating Complex Trauma: A Relational Blueprint for Collaboration and Change, co-authored by Linda Stone Fish, published in June 2014. She has also coauthored two books with Dr. Terry Trepper: Incest: A Multiple Systems Perspective and The Systemic Treatment of Incest: A Therapeutic Handbook. She co-created the Collaborative Change Model, a highly successful contextual model of therapy used to transform the lives of those impacted by abuse and/or traumatic events. Her passion is teaching and supporting clinicians to recognize their own resources in order to help clients discover their own resources.
Her trainings and published works focus on the teaching of the Collaborative Change Model, treatment for: family and couple violence; Complex Trauma; adult survivors of sexual abuse and trauma; eating disorders; couple therapy; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Compassion Fatigue.