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Working with Trauma:
Ethical and Legal Considerations
This presentation will address the risks involved in working with trauma survivors, ways to reduce
the risk in treatment, and protect our clients from additional emotional distress. We will discuss the
approaches to working with survivors of trauma, which is grounded in recognizing the safety of
everyone in sessions. The presentation will begin with defining the role of shame after a traumatic
experience, learning how to distinguish shame from other emotions associated with PTSD, and
discussing methods in which the clinician and the client must interact to reduce harmful risks.
Trauma work requires additional compassion when navigating the client’s experience. Some of
those risks include re-traumatizing the client and vicarious trauma of the therapist. Therefore, it is
important to adhere to ethical standards to protect client and the therapist.
Elaine Smith, NCC, LCPC
Assistant Clinical Director, Bright Star Community Outreach
Trauma Advocate, Bright Star Community Outreach
The Ethical Response to Addressing Racial Injustice
and Social Change in Our Communities
This panel discussion will offer both legal and ethical perspectives on the issues of addressing
racial inequality and social change in our communities. With the expert legal and ethical
perspectives represented, attendees will be able to seek feedback and engage in discussion
for improved clinical practice.
Mary Garrison, LCSW, ACSW
Professor of Social Work, Millikin University
Joseph T. Monahan, JD, ACSW
Managing Partner, Monahan Law Group, LLC
Lu Rocha, MA, LCSW
Consultant, Multicultural Consulting Services, Inc.
Laura C. Taylor, PhD, LCSW
Assistant Professor, University of Memphis School of Social Work
Sexual Harassment Prevention
Ethics CEU count
NASW-ILLINOIS CHAPTER / Thursday, November 19, 2020
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