Mary Jo Barrett, MSW, MORNING PROGRAM: "Relational Interventions: The Great Integration for Working with Complex Developmental Trauma" (3CE)

  • 02 Dec 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library (National Heritage Museum) 33 Marrett Rd. Lexington, MA 02421


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Members may attend this meeting for FREE and pre-purchase 3.0 Continuing Education units for $25.
  • CEs are available for an additional $25
  • Non-members who are employed full-time with an agency or are retired may attend at this reduced rate. CEs are available for an additional $25
  • Non-members who are full-time students leading toward a degree may attend at this reduced rate.
December 2nd, 2017

Mary Jo Barrett, MSW
Morning Program

"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.

Ms. Barrett provides consultations, workshops, courses and other training opportunities nationally and internationally to clinicians, social service professionals, lawyers, mental health staffs, psychotherapists, residential treatment facilities and governmental agencies.  Ms. Barrett founded the Family Dialogue Project, a mediation program which strives to redefine relationships within families that have been impacted by allegations of abuse or differences that appear irreconcilable.  Mary Jo’s dedication is to help those in which she works, both clients and professionals, to  find peaceful nonviolent resources, in order to manage the complexity of their lives

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