Webinars (all topics)

Annual Self-Assessment: Using the NCB "Matrix" to Your Advantage

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Description

NCB has been using an organizational development tool originally developed by World Learning to help SOT programs develop a habit of annual self-assessment, leading to priorities for technical assistance and capacity-building.   This week your organization will receive the 2013 NCB Guide to Services and Resources which has as its first Tab “Technical Assistance Needs Assessment”.  This is where you find the that tool—the “Matrix”--and our recommended process.  Our deadline of Jan.

Strengthening Case Management: Containment with Clients

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

The third in a 3-part series on Strengthening Case Management, this webinar is intended for case managers (CMs) who work with clients that are unable to control their emotions during stressful situations. To begin, participants review the relationship between emotion, stress, and the brain. Participants then learn three containment strategies appropriate for CMs to use with emotionally unstable clients. This webinar focuses on best practices for CMs to use during client eligibility screenings.

Objectives

1)     Discuss emotional dysregulation  
2)    Understand the following terms: window of

Strengthening Case Management: Introducing Narrative Concepts

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

The second in a proposed 3-part series by Joan Hodges on strengthening case management, this webinar presents narrative therapy as a potential approach for case managers (CMs) to apply when working with torture survivors.  Using narrative concepts, case managers can use therapeutic questioning to help clients recognize and reflect on their current problems and to empower clients to reexamine and reframe their lives. Please note this webinar does not qualify anyone to do narrative therapy

Objectives

  • To gain a basic understanding narrative therapy
  • To discuss the potential for narrative theory

Performance Measurement – Using Data to Improve Quality

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

In this webinar Dr. Edward Cohen speaks directly to torture treatment providers, to identify ways you can evaluate your Center’s performance. Dr. Cohen explains the basic terminology of performance measurement. His examples cover different areas of service, and may help you identify which aspects of your own program you could measure, and the need to focus your collection of data to the item being measured. He discusses how evaluation not only helps you report the success of your program, it allows you to proactively evaluate the quality of your delivery of services.

Strengthening Case Management: The Value of the Therapeutic Dimension

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

While most torture treatment centers maintain a strict division between mental health and case management services, mental health concepts can be appropriately adjusted for use in a case management setting. This webinar expands on an often limited view of the role of case managers in the treatment of torture survivors. While it does not advocate that case managers become therapists, it suggests they adapt psychoanalytic theory to their jobs in order to promote “empathetic connections” and “safe spaces” in their relationships with clients.

Torture Survivors and their Power: Strengths-based Treatment

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Individuals who have been tortured have lost their power during their experiences. The right to stop pain, make choices, and direct one's life are taken away during torture. Using strengths-based approaches, providers can prevent taking their power away again. We can recognize that they are the expert in what they need; they have all that is necessary to survive; and that the power to grow is innate within them. In this webinar we'll discuss some of the theory and methods behind strengths-based care.

After participating in the Webinar participants will be able to: 1) Describe the theory and methods used in strengths-based care. 2) Recognize how strengths-based approaches can inform their own interactions with their clients

Initiatives in Collaboration: Bringing Trauma Care to the Community

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

The Center for Victims of Torture has a community project entitled “Healing in Partnership”, a primary objective of which is to educate community based organizations (CBOs) about mental health and to bring basic mental health education to trauma affected populations within these settings. This is different from the traditional clinic based approach to providing mental health services. It removes barriers to access to care. It tries to reduce one of the major barriers to seeking assistance: stigma related to mental health.

Assessing Trauma & Associated Symptoms in Refugees & Torture Survivors

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

In this webinar, Dr. Michael Hollifield, M.D. focuses on clinical care for refugees and torture survivors, and ways to measure trauma symptoms. He reviews numerous measurement instruments, identifying whether each measurement tool has been tested for reliability and validity for certain populations. He reviews how to choose a tool that fits your own needs. He provides many useful attachments, including a set of the “comprehensive trauma inventory” (CTI) forms.

Trends in Asylum Law Affecting Torture Survivors

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Description:

This Webinar provides an opportunity for staff of torture treatment programs to catch up on trends in asylum law and hear more about recent case law that may affect their clients.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will gain knowledge of recent case law regarding asylum issues relevant to torture survivors.
  2. Participants will gain knowledge of recent case law regarding mental impairment as it might affect asylum claims and psychological evaluations of their clients.
  3. Participants will have an opportunity for Q&A regarding trends and changes in immigration proceedings

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