Often, in fact, severely traumatized children end up with multiple, even contradictory, diagnoses, reflecting the extent and length of their maltreatment. In this workshop, we’ll discuss The Collaborative Stage Model: Trauma-Informed Treatment, a collaborative, practical, three-stage approach that all child or family therapists can integrate into their practices. Stage 1 focuses on safety and assessment, featuring a game that creates for children and their families a safe, secure base for exploring their history; Stage 2 emphasizes familial patterns and interactional cycles; and Stage 3 focuses on the consolidation of treatment gains and relapse prevention. This workshop will include case material and presentations of videotaped examples.
Mary Jo Barrett, M.S.W., is the founder and director of the Center for Contextual Change and teaches at the University of Chicago. She’s the coauthor of Systemic Treatment of Incest and coeditor of Treating Incest: A Multimodal Systems Perspective.