Understanding Rape Trauma: From Neurology to Social Stigma is a CEU* training for mental health professionals.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify neurological underpinnings of rape trauma
  • Describe rape culture and understand the impact of this social stigma on the mental health and social needs of survivors of sexual violence
  • Describe the compounding relationship between neurobiology and social stigma in rape trauma syndrome
  • Consider treatment strategies that interrupt rape trauma syndrome at the neurological and social levels

About the Presenter: Beth Enterkin, MAAT, LCPC, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. Beth received her Bachelor’s degree with Honors from Brown University in 2007, and her Master of Arts in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009. Beth has also completed 40+ hour trainings in Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention, Domestic Violence, and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention.

Beth is a sought after trainer and expert witness, who is passionate about helping mental health professionals, social workers, and judges and juries better understand the impacts of trauma. She envisions a world in which no rape survivor will ever feel blamed, judged, or misunderstood by anyone in the mental health field who they may turn to for help.

Date: February 23, 2018

Times: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: 180 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 610, Chicago, IL

Questions? Please contact Candice Tindell, Training and Outreach Coordinator, at ctindell@rapevictimadvocates.org or (872) 356-8217.

*LSW/LCSW & LPC/LCPC CEU Information: RVA has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #: 159001404. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 3.5 credits.

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