This is a CE* training for mental health professionals. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6 credits.

Learn about the neurobiology of trauma, the social stigma of rape culture, and the compounding, cyclical relationship between neurobiology and cultural components of rape trauma. Treatment strategies will be taught from both a neurologically informed and an intersectional feminist perspective. Case studies will be used to explore how these aspects weave together to form a complete treatment plan for rape trauma.

Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Location: 180 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 610, Chicago, IL
Early bird (extended through May 4): $200
Regular (until June 6): $225

Understanding the neurobiology of trauma enables therapists to use interventions that help the nervous system to heal, but the impact of culture must not be underestimated either. As the DSM 5 tells us, the cultural “meaning attributed to the traumatic event (and) the ongoing sociocultural context (e.g., residing among unpunished perpetrators…) can gravely impact the severity of a reaction to trauma.”

About the Presenter: Beth Enterkin, MAAT, LCPC, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. Beth is a sought after trainer and expert witness who is passionate about helping mental health professionals, social workers, and judges and juries better understand the impacts of trauma. She envisions a world in which no rape survivor will ever feel blamed, judged, or misunderstood by anyone in the mental health field who they may turn to for help.

Questions? Please contact Candice Tindell, Training and Outreach Coordinator, at or (872) 356-8217.

*LSW/LCSW & LPC/LCPC CEU Information: RVA has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #: 159001404. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6 credits.

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