506 The 5 Essential Ingredients of Effective Trauma Treatment

Mary Jo Barrett

Mary Jo BarrettNo area of therapeutic practice has undergone more transformation in recent years than work with trauma survivors. This session from our Webcast Series on trauma covers what more than two decades of detailed follow-up interviews with trauma clients have revealed about the nuts-and-bolts do’s and dont’s of good trauma work. You’ll discover:

  • how to most effectively structure a collaborative approach to treatment
  • the two key elements that need to be present in order to avoid re-traumatizing clients
  • the importance of creating a context for therapy before getting into the trauma history


Mary Jo Barrett, MSW, the founder and director of the Center for Contextual Change, teaches at the University of Chicago. She’s the coauthor of Systemic Treatment of Incest and coeditor of Treating Incest: A Multimodal Systems Perspective. Website: http://www.centerforcontextualchange.org/

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