The Biopsychosocial Imprint of Complex Trauma: Implications for Evaluation and Treatment in Forensic and Community Contexts - with Katherine Porterfield PhD

Thursday, January 11 2018, one-day program

Holloway Hall in Bavaro Hall, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA

Forensic Training Series

In this one-day program Katherine Porterfield PhD, Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine, Psychologist with the Bellevue/NUS Program for Survivors of Torture, will present foundational information for understanding and treating cases of complex trauma.  Dr Porterfield provides individual and family therapy to children, adolescents and adults and supervises trainees working with survivors of torture at NYU.  She is Chair of the American Psychological Association's Task Force on the Psychosocial Effects of War on Children Residing in the United States.

Date: Thursday January 11 2018   

Time: 9:00AM to 4:00PM. Lunch on your own.

Location:   The  program will be in Holloway Hall in Bavaro Hall, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA. 

Bavaro Hall is at address 417 Emmet Street South,  Charlottesville, VA 22904.  See a map to Bavaro Hall  Map to Bavaro Hall, UVA

THERE IS NO PUBLIC PARKING at Bavaro Hall.  Adjacent to Bavaro Hall you may find hourly visitor parking and parking for persons with disabilities at the UVA Central Grounds Parking Garage at address 400 Emmet Street South, Charlottesville, VA 22903.  For more parking information or for special assistance, call (434) 924-7231. Please note that the Central Grounds Parking Garage is a cash-only parking facility: you pay only with cash as you exit.  Current rates are $1/half-hour and $20 for a lost ticket.  Find more information including a map to the Garage Info on rates, location and map to UVA Central Grounds Parking Garage

To avoid paying for parking a good walker might park in the Barracks Road Shopping Center  -  1117 Emmet St North -  and walk along Emmet Street to Bavaro Hall.  The walk may take about 20-25 minutes on level ground with good sidewalks. 

If you are interested to know about local lodging please inquire with els2e@virginia.edu.  Several hotels nearby include the following:

University's Cavalier Inn  - 3-5 minutes walking
105 North Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA, 22903-1728 / Phone - 434-296-8111 
http://www.cavalierinn.com/

                       Marriott Courtyard University Medical Center  - 5-8 minutes walking

1201 West Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 / Phone: 434-977-1700

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/chodt-courtyard-charlottesville-university-medical-center/

                       Graduate Charlottesville (a boutique hotel)  - 3-5 minutes walking

                            1309 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903 / Phone - 434-295-4333

http://graduatecharlottesville.com/?gclid=CNju_u_8ktMCFYKFswodVowHkg

Hampton Inn & Suites – At the University – 8-10 minutes walking

900 W. Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903 / Phone - 434-923-8600

http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/virginia/hampton-inn-and-suites-charlottesville-at-the-university-CHOMSHX/index.html

Faculty for this program: Katherine Porterfield PhD

Katherine Porterfield received her PhD. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan, where she specialized in child and family treatment. She received the Power Fellowship at the University of Michigan to focus her clinical and research training on the needs of children who have suffered loss, either through death, divorce, or other trauma. Dr. Porterfield was a postdoctoral fellow at the NYU Child Study Center. In her work at Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture since 1999, Dr. Porterfield provides individual and family therapy to children, adolescents and adults and supervises trainees working with survivors of torture.  Dr. Porterfield has worked as a clinical evaluator on several cases of young people held in detention at Guantanamo Bay and frequently consults with attorneys handling cases involving torture and maltreatment.  She has also presented extensively in the New York area and nationally on topics such as the effects of war and refugee trauma on children, clinical work with traumatized refugee families, and the psychological effects of torture.  Dr. Porterfield is the Chair of the American Psychological Association's Task Force on the Psychosocial Effects of War on Children Residing in the United States.

In this program Dr Porterfield will present foundational information for understanding and treating cases of complex trauma.  Topics covered will include Introduction to the biopsychosocial impact of traumatic stress, diagnostic considerations with chronically traumatized patients in a forensic setting, assessment considerations when evaluating a survivor of chronic childhood trauma, and treatment considerations with chronically traumatized patients.  Small groups will review and discuss case summaries that illustrate concepts, issues, and other considerations. 

Educational objectives: At the conclusion of the program participants will be able to 

Conceptualize the formulation of Complex Post-traumatic Stress as an outcome of normal developmental processes of self-regulation being impaired due to chronic childhood trauma.

Identify the dimensions of impairment present in those suffering from Complex Post-traumatic Stress.

Discuss assessment strategies and tools for evaluating survivors of complex childhood trauma.

Explain treatment methodologies that are effective with survivors of chronic childhood trauma.

Disclosures:

The following speaker(s) with this program have no personal or professional financial relationships with a commercial entity producing healthcare goods and/or services: (in alphabetical order) :

Katherine Porterfield PhD 

The planning committee have no personal or professional financial relationships with a commercial entity producing healthcare goods and/or services (in alphabetical order): Daniel Murrie PhD, Michael Schaefer PhD, Benjamin Skowysz LCSW, Janet Warren DSW

Accreditation and Designation Statements:

For physicians and others

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy. The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 (expected) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine awards 6.0 (expected) hours of participation (equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)tm) to each non-physician participant who successfully completes this educational activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine maintains a record of participation for six (6) years.

The program is jointly provided by the Office of Continuing Medical Education of the the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy at the University of Virginia.

The cost will be $12 for each hour of credits claimed out of the 6 total available.

For psychologists and others

The Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The cost will be $6 per hour ($6 x 6 hours=$36).

For sworn officers and others

Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services has approved 6 total hours Partial In-service Credits all Career Development/Elective.  Please request the required form with signature

There will be no cost.

Continuing education

Please find complete information regarding continuing education at the link provided below or 

email els2e@virginia.edu  Thank you. 

LINK to Continuing Education details. Please cursor to the program of interest. 


How to register for the program

Application for registration is made through your individual user profile created with the ILPPP website. Please create your profile, or get automated help to find your profile if you have forgotten your profile name or password: http://ilppp.virginia.edu/OREM/Registrant/SignIn
After you apply for registration you will receive an automated email confirming that ILPPP has received your application. Acceptance into a program is not automatic because capacity limitations and public mental health system needs are considered. After ILPPP formally accepts a registrant  into the program they will receive a second automated email that confirms registration and includes invoice information and online payment instructions.
Before the program ILPPP will send further information to assist participant's planning. Questions about registration may go to els2e@virginia.edu 
Registration & Cancellation Fees and Refund Policy
Fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs - $75.00. Others - $195.00 (contact els2e@virginia.edu to see if a group discount is possible). Cancellation fee - $25.00.
A full registration fee refund will be processed only if the registrant has submitted the cancellation notice to ILPPP no later than 7 days prior to the first day of the program. If registration is cancelled 6 days or less days prior there is a $25 cancellation service charge which will be deducted from the program’s registration fee. The remainder of the registration fee will be processed within 10 days following the end of the training program. Please allow 30 days following the end of the training program to receive the refund. Refunds will be processed according to the method of original payment (check, credit card or EDI-transfer).