Webinars (all topics)

Religion, Spirituality, and Faith in the Care of Torture Survivors: Part II

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Books Referenced:

  • Thomas Moore Care of the Soul 1993. Harper
  • James Hillman Insearch 1994. Spring
  • Carl G. Jung Psychology and Religion: West and East. 1969. Princeton University Press
  • Huguelet and Koenig Religion and Spirituality in Psychiatry. 2009. Cambridge University Press

Article:

McKinney, Marcus M. "Treatment of survivors of torture: Spiritual domain" TORTURE. Volume 21, No. 1 (2011). (Link is to full article PDF on IRCT site.)

Dr. McKinney’s Website and contact information:

http://www.saintfranciscare.com/Health_Professionals/Clinical_pastoral_Training/Clinical_Pastoral_Training.aspx

Demonstrating Client Improvement to Yourself and Others Part 3: Making Sure Client Numbers Reflect Client Reality

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Greg Vinson discusses the key role that statistical measures plays in showing the success of your program.  (This webinar is part 3 of a three part series.) He reviews basic statistical methods to demonstrate the effectiveness of your program.  He assesses how well a measure represents the reality (the “construct”) you seek to examine.  He shows the need to examine reliability and validity in order to minimize false conclusions. He shows how to calculate a Cronbach’s alpha value within Excel, to examine the internal consistency of your data, and how to interpret the results.

Religion, Spirituality and Faith in the Care of Torture Survivors: Part I

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Description

In this first webinar of a three-part series on the place of religion in the care of trauma survivors, John Tuskan, co-author of The Spiritual Dimensions of Trauma Healing, focuses on definitions and concepts surrounding spirituality and faith. By outlining the distinctions that separate these realms of internal identity and theological understanding, Tuskan is able to fluidly move the discussion forward into identifying major conclusions from research on religion, health, and mental health and examining the role of religion in response to traumatic stress.

Demonstrating Client Improvement to Yourself and Others Part 2: Understanding and Using your Outcome Evaluation System

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Greg Vinson shows how to analyze data, including step by step examples in Excel. (This webinar is part two of a three part series.)  He reviews basic statistical methods to compare means at two points in time, shows how to use Excel to conduct a t-test to identify significant difference, and calculates a Cohen’s d value to examine effect size.   Additional examples include using Chi-Square to see significance between two measures of categorical data (for example percentage of clients showing depression at two points in time) and using Correlation, to identify relationships between variables.

Demonstrating Client Improvement to Yourself and Others: Setting up an Evaluation System to Succeed

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Greg Vinson provides a step-by-step guide to set up a data system to measure improvement in your clients. (This webinar is part 1 of a three part series.) He distinguishes continuous and categorical measures, and discusses the need to narrow your definition of a measure (goal, objective, or indicator) that you use to evaluate an outcome. He reviews steps to set up a database within Excel, including how to name variables and set up client records. He notes the need for regular intervals of collection and systematic methods to track administration of measures. Attachments for this webinar include an Excel tracking tool, to monitor administration of measures, and an Excel spreadsheet template to record client data.

Iraqi Torture Survivors: Panel Discussion with Experienced Service Providers

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

This webinar is a panel discussion that attempts to answer questions that health care providers face when working with Iraqi torture survivors. Topics include suggestions to work with clients that have deep distrust of officials, fall into social isolation, and have struggles resettling in the United States. The presenters also answer questions from the panel in regards to the emotion of Iraqis in seeking treatment from American health care providers as a result of the on-going conflict in Iraq. Also, ways to work with intra-faith (Sunni/Shia) issues in Iraqi patients.

Iraqi Torture Survivors: Assessment and Clinical Case Review

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

The first half of this webinar describes various tools that health care providers can use to determine the traumatic history of their clients. ACCESS’ PTSD scale, the Hopkins Checklist25, and the Harvard Trauma Questionnaire can all be used to assess the needs of the patient. All of the forms listed in this webinar are bilingual and available on the CVT webpage.

In the second half, the presenters use an anonymous client to describe backgrounds common to Iraqi. The patient was raised by an abusive father and step-mother, and then married into an abusive marriage.

Vocational Rehabilitation with Torture Survivors

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

MANUAL

Piwowarczyk, et al. “Vocational Rehabilitation of Torture Survivors.” BCRHHR. Boston, MA: 2004. (funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement)

Download Here: http://www.bu.edu/bcrhhr/contents/contents%20may2005/courses%20for%20HP/vocational%20HP/vocational%20rehab%20stuff.pdf

BOOK CHAPTER

Piwowarczyk, L., Clark, G., Caballes, N. Vocational Considerations in Immigrants (2007). In: Walker, P. & E. Barnett (Eds.) Immigrant Medicine.  Saunders Elsevier: Philadelphia, 699-701. Book available for purchase from Amazon.com and other booksellers.

TRAINING DVD

BCRHHR.

Approaches & Clinical Experiences in Treating Iraqi Torture Survivors

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

This webinar is designed to aid health care workers and providers with usefull information on Iraqi immigrants who have survived torture and/or trauma. Understanding where the client fall on a cultural continuum is critical for the provider as it can ease the transition to western medicine and traditions. In the first dimension, clients are evaluated as Un-acculturated, Bi-cultural, and Westernized. In the second dimension, the provider must identify the ego strength, cultural identity, and family strictness in the clients they wish to assist.

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