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is an evidence-based, gender-responsive, six-session (90-minute sessions) curriculum for women, especially designed for settings in which a short-term intervention is needed. Examples are a community-based program, such as a mental health center; an addiction treatment program; a private practice setting; a correctional facility (jail or prison); and an agency addressing domestic violence.
This new edition of Healing Trauma includes:
- new and updated foundational information for the facilitator
- new statistics about abuse and other forms of trauma
- new discoveries, publications, and insights in the field; particularly neuroscience
- an additional session, which includes more new lectures and activities for the participants that reflect current thinking and practice
- a variety of yoga poses, grounding activities, and self-soothing activities
The curriculum uses psychoeducational and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques, expressive arts, body-focused exercises, mindfulness, and relational therapy.
What Are the Program Components?
Healing Trauma includes a reproducible facilitator guide and a reproducible participant workbook (in both English and Spanish) on a CD-ROM or in a digital delivery format. The facilitator guide contains background information about trauma and session outlines that are similar to lesson plans. The six sessions in the program are:
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- Session 1: Welcome and Introduction to the Subject of Trauma
- Session 2: Power and Abuse
- Session 3: The Process of Trauma and Self-Care
- Session 4: The ACE Questionnaire and Anger
- Session 5: Healthy Relationships
- Session 6: Love, Endings, and Certificates
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Dr. Stephanie S. Covington
is a nationally recognized clinician, author, organizational consultant, and lecturer. She has developed an innovative, gender-responsive, and trauma-informed approach to the treatment needs of women and girls that results in effective services in public, private, and institutional settings. Learn more about Dr. Covington and her other publications.