Mark Sanders, LCSW, CDAC

Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, is a lecturer at the University of Chicago, School of Social Work and an international speaker in the behavioral health field whose presentations have reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean Islands. He is the author of five books and has had two stories published in the New York Times best-selling book, Chicken Soup for the Soul. Programs presented in his workshops are being implemented throughout the world.

Presentation:
TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE IN AN ETHICAL ARENA
Description:

In this presentation, participants will be introduced to skills that will enable them to work more effectively with clients exposed to trauma in an ethical manner. A partial list of topics includes: The impact of adverse childhood trauma on adolescents and adults and the role of the helping professional in addressing trauma ethically at the individual, organizational, and community levels; using countertransference as a gift when working with clients exposed to trauma who go from victim to perpetrator, establishing healthy boundaries to prevent ethical violations and The therapeutic benefits of humor and other strategies to reduce the risk of compassion fatigue/secondary trauma.

Learning Objectives:

  • Be aware of strategies for working effectively with clients exposed to trauma in an ethical manner
  • Be aware of strategies to decrease the risk of compassion fatigue and other occupational hazards that often accompany working with clients exposed to trauma.
  • Be aware of strategies for establishing healthy boundaries with clients exposed to trauma to decrease the risk of ethical violations.
  • Be aware of the impact of adverse childhood experiences across the life span and understand how to address this clinically in an ethical manner.
  • Understand the impact of the counselors “unfinished Business” on their work with clients exposed to trauma and have strategies to grow as a helping professional.
  • Be aware of the therapeutic benefits of humor for therapists who work with clients exposed to trauma as a wellness strategy and to prevent ethical dilemmas.