NEW ENGLAND SOCIETY FOR THE TREATMENT
OF TRAUMA AND DISSOCIATION
THIS IS NOT AN INTENSIVE
This program will illustrate the role of systemic interventions when violence either previously was, or currently is, happening in the family. In role plays with volunteers, Ms. Barrett will demonstrate how to integrate the specific interventions she introduced in the morning program.
Her model is a collaborative, resilience-oriented approach which helps families create healing plans that can provide lasting change. She will give particular attention to how the therapist can work systemically, while remaining attuned and co-creating secure, safe attachment with the family system.
Attendance at the morning program is a prerequisite for this afternoon event.
Box lunches are available to pre-order for an additional $11.00
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.