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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work Clinical Lecture Series


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Jan. 14, 2019, 12-2pm, Monday

UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work Auditorium, 325 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC 27599  Directions and Parking

Continuing Education:
2 Hours (details)


**Current UNC-SSW students, staff, faculty, field instructors, and task supervisors**
Fee Waived

Trauma-focused CBT is a short-term, skills-based therapy that integrates humanistic, cognitive behavioral, and familial strategies to help youths with PTSD or functional impairments as a result of trauma. TF-CBT has been proven to be effective with short-term distress, depression, anxiety, and externalizing behaviors. In this workshop, Audrina Bunton will introduce TF-CBT interventions specifically tailored to meet the needs of traumatized children and adolescents experiencing emotional and psychological difficulties. Audrina will also augment awareness with case studies and a “walk in someone else’s shoes” to increase participants’ understanding of relevant trauma experiences that go beyond what may be easily seen or communicated.

Audrina Jones Bunton, MA, LPCS is an NC-rostered TC-CBT clinician, and certified Strategic Intervention Life Coach. She has extensive experience with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced trauma. She has worked as a therapist and supervisor in intensive in-home therapy, as well as in agency, school, and community settings. She has also served as Task Supervisor for the School of Social Work at UNC-Chapel Hill, and is currently a Research Project Manager at UNC-CH, overseeing social and health-related research studies. In addition, she specializes in Christian Counseling and serves as Youth Director and Counselor at her Church. She has vast experience in retreat, workshop, and training facilitation, and is a five-time best Speaker with Toastmasters International.



Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Identify at least 2 common effects of trauma on children and adolescents.
2. Recognize and name at least 2 common reactions displayed by children and adolescents who have experienced a traumatic event.
3. Name and describe at least 2 interventions to assist children and adolescents to promote healing.
4. Name and describe at least 1 intervention to assist caregivers in helping to reestablish security and stability for children who have experienced a traumatic event.
5. Reflect on assumptions and perceptions about emotionally vulnerable clients.
6. Engage in at least 1 strategy to build rapport and promote trust in therapeutic interactions with emotionally vulnerable clients.


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