Therapists who specialize in trauma at an advocacy center often find themselves filling multiple roles within a family’s healing process, i.e., clinician, advocate, court accompaniment, educator, and witness during trial, etc. This presentation will explore topics related to the unique challenges and privileges that accompany the job description of being a trauma therapist within a MDT model. Attendees will learn ways to navigate the following dynamics in order to provide families with the highest level of care: evidenced based practices, court, MDT communication, and cultural considerations.
Upon completion, participants will be able to define the term evidenced-based practice.
Upon completion, participants will be able to discuss the value of a Therapist's role in court proceedings.
Upon completion, participants will be able to list reasons for maintaining MDT communication throughout the treatment process.
Upon completion, participants will be able to demonstrate an enhanced understanding of cultural considerations.