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Cultural Awareness, Knowledge and Skills: Working with Diverse Child Trauma Survivors Presented by Thema Bryant-Davis, Ph.D.

April 30, 2012

Presented by The S. Mark Taper Foundation Child Trauma Training Academy in CII’s Leadership Center

This workshop will include self-reflection on our identities as helping professionals, with awareness of the impact of societal roles as well.

Who should attend:
Mental health providers, social workers, administrators from public and private agencies, law enforcement, and policymakers

Participants will discover ways in which culture influences the risk factors, effects, dynamics, and recovery from traumatic experiences. Multiple traumatic experiences will be covered within the context of diverse aspects of culture, including race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, disability status, and migration status. The workshop will include didactic portions as well as small group discussions, film, case studies, and interactive activities.

Featured Presenter:

Thema Bryant-Davis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education & Psychology, Pepperdine University

Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis is a licensed psychologist, poet, dancer, and minister. Currently the Director of the Culture and Trauma Research Lab at Pepperdine University, she conducts research on intimate partner abuse, child abuse, war, genocide, trafficking, and the societal trauma of racism, sexism, and poverty. Dr. Bryant-Davis has published in books, journals, and newsletters with a focus on the cultural context of trauma recovery. She is a widely sought after presenter and trainer on interpersonal trauma theory, practice, research, and policy. Using artistic expression, spirituality, psychology and culture, Dr. Bryant-Davis is an internationally recognized lecturer, performer, speaker and life coach. She has presented at conferences, universities, churches, community centers, schools and prisons throughout the United States as well as in South America, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. Dr. Bryant-Davis earned her doctorate from Duke University, completed her post-doctoral training at Harvard Medical Center, and is a past American Psychological Association representative to the United Nations Dr. Bryant-Davis, an Associate Professor at Pepperdine University, is President of the Society for the Psychology of Women.

Space is limited. Register today!
Standard registration: $75 | CEs: $25

For more information:
Please contact Megan Hayward or call 213.260.7633.


Times: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


The Wilshire Hotel

3515 Wilshire Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90010


CEs are offered to PSY, MFT, LCSW, and BRN. Course meets the qualifications for 5.0 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Children’s Institute, Inc. provider #PCE 498. Children’s Institute, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Children’s Institute, Inc. provider #CEP8409 is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Children’s Institute, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Featured Speaker Thema Bryant-Davis, Ph.D.

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