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Friday October 28, 2022 10am-2pm – CEU/Speaker Presentation

Presented by:

Kristen Muché, LCSW

Kristen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and trauma psychotherapist at Pasadena Trauma Therapy who specializes in the treatment of complex trauma and dissociation. Her areas of focus are working with survivors of sexual violence and trafficking, homelessness, gang membership, incarceration, and other extreme forms of abuse. She is trained in Narrative Exposure Therapy, EMDR Therapy, and phase-oriented trauma recovery. She also teaches psychology, counseling, social work, and criminal justice courses at various universities.
Course meets the qualifications for 4 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. CEU completion certificates will be awarded after participants complete the course evaluation after speaker presentation.
Workshop Description:
This workshop will explore the various historical and contemporary abuse dynamics perpetrated within cultic groups. Society has long been fascinated with the elusive nature of cults, resulting in numerous media depictions and dialogue about how they manifest. Coincidentally, there still remains a considerable degree of misunderstanding around how a group “becomes” a cult, let alone how to identify if someone is being exploited for cultic gains. Participants will leave this workshop with an understanding of the diverse forms of cultic groups, indoctrination pathways, mental programming tactics used to exert coercive control, generational survivor nuances, signs and symptoms of cultic abuse, and intervention strategies for recovery and supporting survivors through their healing process.
Location: Online Zoom details, along with the course evaluation, will be emailed to you after you have registered and paid for this workshop. Once the workshop is over, you will need to email the course evaluation in order to receive your CEUs. Learning Objectives- participants will be able to:
1.) Identify 3 components that make a cult 2.) Identify 4 pathways of indoctrination 3.) Identify 5+ mind control tactics that perpetrators use on victims 4.) Identify at least 2 forms of group-facilitated trauma that consist of cultic dynamics 5.) Identify 3 types of generational survivors and accompanying treatment goals 6.) Identify 5+ symptomatic presentations of cultic trauma in survivors 7.) Identify 2 safety concerns and risks with respect to escaping a cult 8.) Identify 5+ engagement considerations and therapeutic interventions
Additional Information: Accommodations: Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, please Cristina me at Cristina@PasadenaTraumaTherapy.com or (818)434-6051. Please allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure ample opportunity to meet your needs. Pasadena Trauma Therapy, Inc. will follow all applicable local, state, and federal standards, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101-12213 (2008). Refund: Requests for refunds must be in writing and received before one week prior to the event. A $5 administrative fee will be deducted for cancellation of a paid event, through the cancellation deadline. There will be no refunds on requests received after one week prior to the event. Please allow 3-5 days for your refund to be issued. Pasadena Trauma Therapy, Inc. has the discretion to issue refunds that do not comply with the policy. Grievances: if there are any questions or complaints (i.e. course content, facilities, certificates, miscellaneous occurrences), contact Cristina Mardirossian directly. See contact information below. Pasadena Trauma Therapy, Inc. is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs. Pasadena Trauma Therapy, Inc. maintains responsibility for any program/course and its content. Provider Number 86858. For any questions or concerns, contact Cristina Mardirossian, LMFT at (818) 434-6051 or email Cristina@PasadenaTraumaTherapy.com
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