Trauma Informed Care

Minimizing Retraumatization in Interviewing and Assessment

Promoting recovery and resilience for individuals impacted by trauma involves developing and implementing interventions specific to the individual trauma experience, and examining ways to reduce re-traumatizing people through their contact with services and systems. Patricia Shannon, PhD is a researcher and professor in the University of Minnesota’s School of Social Work where she teaches a course on working with trauma survivors. In this webinar she will discuss the psycho-social impact of trauma, the proposed diagnostic revisions for PTSD in the DSM V, and strategies for interviewing trauma clients that promotes safety and avoids re-traumatization.

Patricia Shannon, PhD

Patricia Shannon, PhD

Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work, University of Minnesota. Mental health assessment for newly arrived refugees, Community-based interventions for refugee mental health, Community-based participatory research and evaluation, Teaching Trauma, Secondary Trauma, Therapy experiences of women survivors of childhood sexual abuse