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Complex Trauma Part I: Assessment and Engagement Strategies for Clinicians

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Expanding our collective knowledge on how to work with clients who have experienced Complex Trauma and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) is integral to the field of trauma-specific therapy. It is not enough to know that trauma impacts someone’s life; clinicians must strive to adapt practices that support clients to address and heal from trauma exposures. This training will equip participants to tailor their practices to engage and build rapport with survivors of complex trauma. Participants can expect to end Part I of this two-part training with practical tools to engage clients with complex trauma exposures from the first appointment and beyond. This training uses brain-based research, videos, clinical case examples, discussion and expects attendees to participate in group discussions.

Complex Trauma: Assessment and Engagement Strategies for Clinicians: PART I

CEU’s: 3 Category 1

September 14th 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Cost: $50 plus 5$ per CEU ($65 total)

  • CEU’s are offered in partnership with the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV) Members of MNADV will receive CEU’s for free. 

Learning Objectives:

1.     Participants will learn how to assess symptoms of complex trauma exposures

2.     Participants will be able to identify clinical criteria in DSM-V associated with complex trauma

3.     Participants will learn strategies to effectively engage clients with complex trauma exposures.


Presenter: Chelsea Haverly, LCSW-C, CCTP-II (She/Her)

Chelsea is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) and the Director of Hope Ignited Training and the Co-founder of Anchored Hope Therapy, LLC. She is a Maryland Board Certified Supervisor for Social Workers and Professional Counselors. She specializes in supervision that aims at reducing compassion fatigue and secondary trauma. Her career has focused on supporting individuals and families, with complex trauma exposures and ongoing experiences of stress, in making the changes they identify as important for them. Chelsea has completed the International Association of Trauma Professionals Certification Program. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional- Level II C-PTSD.  She integrates brain-based research and neuroscience into treatment planning and specializes in interrupting “stuck” patterns of functioning that have persisted as a result of trauma.  Chelsea believes that a strong therapeutic alliance can be supportive and helpful in the healing process and that everyone is able to make changes in life.

Chelsea treats a variety of symptom presentations stemming from complex trauma experiences that are often rooted in intergenerational patterns. She has a specialized training background in treating adult and child survivors of sexual abuse, assault, and sex trafficking utilizing an integrated brain-based and body-focused approach to complex trauma symptoms that have not subsided with traditional therapy models. She also has specialized training in treating and managing high risk behaviors such as substance use and non-suicidal self-injury utilizing a DBT-informed approach to therapy. In addition to supporting individuals struggling to manage chronic pain, and other health related issues.

Chelsea is an active member of the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, Victims Service Subcommittee, and a certified trainer through this committee. She provides state-wide consultation and training to service providers and law enforcement on trauma informed therapy practices as a subject matter expert in Child Sexual Exploitation and Complex Trauma Experiences.


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Part I Participant
$ 50.00


September 14
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Virtual Event