Childhelp Special Workshops

The Treament of Traumatized Children:

Engaging Children and Families in Effective Recovery
Speaker: Eliana Gil, PhD
Director of Clinical Services for
Childhelp, Inc.
( August 19 – Riverside, CA / August 25 – Falls Church, VA)
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This program will discuss the rationale for expanding one’s clinical repertoire to adjust to the child’s needs. We will review the evidence-based practices for children, discuss best practices and explore a range of directive and non-directive strategies, including play therapy, that build the therapy relationship,encourage  children’s expression, and intervene with problems and concerns. A variety of case illustrations will be presented to highlight this approach.

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Treatment
for Traumatized Children

( August 20 – Riverside, CA / August 26 – Falls Church, VA)
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Shannon Dorsey,PhD
Faculty Member in the Department
of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at
the University of Washington School of

Monica Fitzgerald,PhD
Faculty Member at the National
Crime Victims Research and Treatment
Center (NCVC), Medical University of
South Carolina (MUSC)

Learn about cognitive-behavioral therapy for traumatized children and their families, including strategies to intervene with children and their parents.
The rationale for this treatment model is presented and includes a description of the treatment procedures, which are stress management, psycho-education, gradual exposure,
cognitive processing, and parental interventions.


Heather Defrancesco