Webinars (all topics)

Webinars are seminars held on the web on serving survivors of torture. To see lists of webinars by topic please use the topic menu at the top of the page. Some of the webinars are available to members only, and you will have to log in to see all the webinars.
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Religion, Spirituality, and Faith in the Care of Torture Survivors: Part III

Wednesday, 09 September 2009

Article

Piwowarczyk, L. (2005) Torture and spirituality: engaging the sacred in treatment. Torture 15(1), 1-8

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.)

Books

Recommended by Sharmin DeMoss

Brady, The Wisdom of Listening
Chodron, When Things Fall Apart
*Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning 
Henry/Henry, Reclaiming Soul in Health Care
Kabat-Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living
Kubler-Ross, On Death and Dying
Lester, Hope in Pastoral Care and Counseling
Means, Trauma and Evil
Napier/DeMoss, Caregiver's

Client Data Management (NCB Institute Presentation)

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

This webinar reviews a study from NCB regarding the storage and interpretation of information that is gathered by centers around the country. The uses of reports are important in the day-to-day business of organizations by providing information to advocacy groups, the board of directors, funders, and others on the successes of the group. Barriers develop in the collecting of data from clients, unorganized data processing, and inaccurate data resulting in loss of funding or other problems.

ESL as a Mental Health Intervention

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Cultural Adjustment, Mental Health, and ESL:  The Role of the Teacher (attached)
A very helpful resource that includes information on the connection between ESL and mental health.  It is written for ESL teachers and, as it states in the book, “It is not meant to turn ESL providers into therapists or mental health specialists” but it suggests ESL activities to address mental health issues.


Webinar Summary

This webinar is intended for ESL providers. It focuses on the use of ESL as a tool to help better the mental health of torture survivors.

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.

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