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The World Is Burning, You Need More Than A Pedicure: Managing Trauma Exposure Response

Presented by The Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) and co-sponsored by the California Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (CAPSAC)

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 

9:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

Online via Zoom

$60 to attend ($50 for CAPSAC members)

Register HERE (you will then be redirected to PayPal to complete payment)

*This training will be a meeting style on Zoom so you will have the unique opportunity to interact directly with the presenters. Spaces are limited so please register as soon as possible, or you may be put on the waitlist.

Course Description:

In this three-hour interactive workshop, participants will discuss “self-care solutions” that are often offered to relieve the effects of vicarious trauma, and how those solutions are ultimately insufficient and ineffective. Participants will be introduced to new skills focused on increasing healthy emotional engagement in trauma-work and processing their trauma-related feelings more deeply.

About the Presenters:

Dr. Lauren Maltby is a board-certified, licensed psychologist working at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She graduated with her PhD in clinical psychology from Biola University in 2013. Dr. Maltby completed her Psychology Internship at the CAARE Center in 2013, and her postdoctoral fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in 2014 specializing in child maltreatment. She currently works as the Supervising Forensic Psychologist in the K.I.D.S. Hub, where she manages the forensic interview program as well as supervising and training forensic interviewers. Dr. Maltby also co-directs the residency wellness program in the Department of Pediatrics, and serves on the H3 Committee at Harbor-UCLA (Helping Healers Heal). She is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, in Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Maltby is also currently serving as the president of the California chapter of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (CAPSAC).

Dr. Brandi Liles is a licensed psychologist working at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital CAARE Center. She graduated with her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2013. Dr. Liles completed her Psychology Internship at the CAARE Center in 2013. Currently, Dr. Liles is the Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Coordinator and has been nationally recognized as a Master Trainer in TF-CBT since 2016. In addition to TF-CBT, she specializes in clinical and training services for youth involved in systems (juvenile justice, child protective services) and youth who have experienced sexual exploitation. She helps coordinate two trauma-informed units in Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility and provides training for both probation and CPS staff on trauma-sensitive systems and services. Clinically, Dr. Liles has served traumatized youth from ages 3-21 and their families in evidence-based treatment including TF-CBT, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for many years.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the commonly reported behavioral and emotional effects of secondary trauma exposure.
  • Critique the model of “self-care” and explain ways in which it prevents professionals from practicing sustainably.
  • Define and describe the emotion-focused skills needed to successfully manage trauma-related feelings and stress.

CEU's:

All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance.  Participants may apply for continuing education credits (CEUs) when they fill out the follow-up survey.  Certificates for CEUs will be mailed to participants within two weeks following the event.

Course meets qualifications for 3 hours of Continuing Education Units (Provider #128510) as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences). The Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs and LCSWs.  CIR maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.  CEUs will be available after the webinar for a fee of $30.

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations to participate in this training, or if you have any questions/concerns, should contact Goretti Alvarez at goretti.alvarez@cirinc.org.


This training is funded by the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. With your support, CIR provides current, research-based training programs that ensure that children, families, and communities are served in a coordinated, holistic way, allowing professionals in the field to implement strategies to improve their practice.

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