Join us ONLINE for the second annual Trauma Skilled Conference

Are you ready to take the next step beyond trauma-informed to trauma-skilled in your practice?

Meet Our Speakers

Featuring three experts in the field, this conference will provide practical skills and uniquely-focused topics for social workers, psychologists, and counselors who are practicing in a clinical setting.

Therapist, Room To Thrive & Co-Founder of the Religious Trauma Institute

Brian Peck, LCSW

Therapist & Trauma Informed Yoga Instructor, Women's & Children's Alliance

Caitlin Lanier, LMSW

Therapist & Community Advocate, Janelle Stauffer, LCSW PLLC

Janelle Stauffer, LCSW

The Trauma-Skilled Conference has Moved ONLINE

This year’s conference will be offered as a series of four interactive online workshops.

Workshop Schedule

  • The Ethics of Trauma-sensitive Language in Practice (May 16, 9:00 - 10:30 AM MDT)
  • How People Change: The Transformational Power of the Body and Relationships  (May 16, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM MDT)
  • The Complete Trauma-Informed Toolkit (May 20, 5-8 PM MDT)
  • Trauma-Informed Mindfulness & Yoga (May 27, 5-8 PM MDT)
  • Adverse Religious Experiences (May 30, 9AM - 12PM MDT)

While we're disappointed that we'll be unable to meet in-person this year, we're excited to offer live interactive workshops online.

Each live workshop will include:

  • Live interactive presentations via Zoom
  • Breakout rooms for small group exercises
  • PDF resources
  • A recording of the presentation (does not include participant discussions or breakout rooms)
  • Plus an additional 30 minutes for networking, consulting, and collaborating with other attendees after the workshops

CEUs approved by NASW Idaho

  • This program has been approved for 12 hours at BSW level, 12 hours at MSW level and 12 hours at the MSW-Clinical level by the National Association of Social Workers-Idaho Chapter, and may be applied toward the continuing education requirements for social work license renewal.

    The Ethics of Trauma-sensitive Language in Practice

    May 16, 9:00 - 10:30 AM (MDT)

    Presenter: Brian Peck, LCSW

    Description: As our understanding of trauma continues to evolve, it can be challenging for therapists to use language in a way that educates the public, supports our clients’ recovery, and meets the requirements of healthcare systems.

    In this ethics session, we will explore some of the ethical implications surrounding the language mental health professionals use when speaking and writing about trauma.

    How People Change: The Transformational Power of the Body and Relationships

    May 16, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (MDT)

    Presenter: Janelle Stauffer, LCSW

    Description: How People Change explores the complexities of attachment, the brain, mind, and body as they aid change during psychotherapy. Research is presented about the properties of healing relationships and communication strategies that facilitate change in the social brain.

    The Complete Trauma-Informed Toolkit

    May 20, 5-8 PM (MDT)

    Presenter: Janelle Stauffer, LCSW

    Description: This is considered an intermediate training for clinicians serving clients who have experienced trauma. This training will review the theories, practices, and professional self-care necessary to serve clients who have experienced trauma in any form. Participants will leave with the following knowledge:

    • Basic understanding of hypervigilance & dissociation
    • Five essential pillars of safe trauma treatment
    • Understanding the role of helplessness in trauma treatment and dealing with it within the therapeutic relationship.

    Trauma-Informed Mindfulness & Yoga

    May 27, 5-8 PM (MDT)

    Presenter: Caitlin Lanier, LMSW

    Description: In this workshop, Caitlin Lanier, a Licensed Master Social Worker and Trauma Skilled Yoga Instructor, will address a very important topic in the field of Trauma: how to make mindfulness safe for trauma survivors. Caitlin will provide theory and practice for providers who use this effective practice in their treatment.

    Adverse Religious Experiences

    May 30, 9AM - 12PM (MDT)

    Presenter: Brian Peck, LCSW

    Description: Religious communities and spiritual practices can be a source of resilience AND a source of suffering. In this workshop, Brian Peck, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and co-founder of the Religious Trauma Institute, will explore the impacts of adverse religious experiences and religious trauma on clients. Participants will develop a deeper awareness of adverse religious experiences and clinical skills for addressing religious trauma in their practice.

    Participants will...

    • Learn how to identify adverse religious beliefs, practices, and structures from a trauma-informed lens
    • Become familiar with common responses to adverse religious experiences
    • Gain skills for working with, Religious Trauma, Identity Trauma, and Somatic Shame

    A Vision to Bring Trauma-informed Training to Nampa, Idaho.

    The conference is provided by the Therapy Practice of Janelle Stauffer, LCSW. as part of Janelle'sdedication to bringing QUALITY trauma-informed education to the community of Nampa, Idaho.

    In 2019 we hosted the first Trauma Skilled Conference in Canyon County and we're excited to offer an expanded version of this resource again this year. Due to COVID-19, we've moved the conference ONLINE and we welcome therapists from across the country to join us.

    Our goal is to promote effective and safe trauma treatment for people who need it the most.

    Trauma-Informed Care is the new buzz word for behavioral health. But what does it mean? The Trauma Skilled Conference seeks to answer this question and to create a place for trauma-informed practitioners to gather, network, and learn together.

    Wherever you live, we invite you to join our community of therapists as we build on the idea of trauma-informed and strive to become trauma-skilled in our practices and communities.

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