409/509 Customizing Trauma Treatment

Mary Jo Barrett • All Day Saturday

Mary Jo BarrettNo two traumas are identical—which accounts for the abundance of interventions and approaches that exist. But given the many strategies to choose from, how do you assess which therapeutic style or technique is best for your client?
This workshop will provide nuts-and-bolts guidance to formulating customized treatment approaches with your clients.


  • Discuss how to find the best match between your clients and the wide array of treatments available
  • Focus on how to assess the client’s preferred mode of learning and how to build a therapeutic collaboration around it
  • Explore the importance of therapist transparency from therapy’s earliest stages and how to empower clients by making the therapy process as explicit as possible

This session will continue with workshop 509.

Mary Jo Barrett, MSW, is the founder and director of the Center for Contextual Change and teaches at the University of Chicago. She’s the coauthor of Systematic Treatment of Incest and coeditor of Treating Incest: A Multimodal Systems Perspective.

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