Session 10: Working with Sexual Assault Survivors: From Crisis to Healing (Aug 8-12)

Egg Harbor, WI US
August 8, 2016 to August 12, 2016

Sexual violence is a public health epidemic affecting individuals nationwide. One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually assaulted prior to age 18. A history of sexual trauma or new event of sexual violence is not uncommon in patient populations. This workshop provides an opportunity to explore the prevalence of sexual violence and trauma-informed practices that move a client from crisis to healing. Participants will learn strategies for acknowledging, supporting, and addressing the impact of sexual violence and identify treatment issues and corresponding interventions to promote healing.

Monday Prevalence and impact of sexual violence across the lifespan; Identifying crisis interventions; Multidisciplinary re-sources to enhance support

Tuesday Secondary traumatization; Identifying trauma-informed practices to promote wellness and resilience

Wednesday Point of entry in crisis immediately following sexual violence; Coping efforts; Healing opportunities

Thursday Therapeutic issues in awareness and stabilization phase of trauma work; Best practice interventions and strategies

Friday Trauma processing phase; Best practice interventions and strategies

Accreditation and Designation of Credit:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditstm. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 15 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MCW maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.

The Medical College of Wisconsin is registered with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation as a Continuing Education Sponsor for social workers (license number 159-000664).

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Tuition includes course materials and continental breakfast.

Purchase an additional 5 DAY session and receive a $100.00 discount. Use coupon code: +DCSI

Please note: A $10.00 non-refundable processing fee is assessed on registrations.



Target Audience

This advanced seminar is geared to mental health and health professionals.

Learning Objectives

  1. Consider sexual violence and the impact on individuals from a neurobiological perspective
  2. Enhance awareness of trauma-informed practices addressing sexual assault trauma reactions to promote opportunities for healing and wellness
  3. Understand key treatment issues across the healing/recovery process
  4. Identify strategies and interventions to address those treatment issues


Additional information


Brenda Konczal
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-7250
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.00 AAFP
    AAFP credit.
  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 15.00 APA
    APA credit.
  • 15.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/08/2016 - 9:00am CDT
Event ends: 
08/12/2016 - 12:15pm CDT
The Landmark Resort and Conference Center
4929 Landmark Drive
Egg Harbor, WI 54209
United States

The Landmark Resort

4929 Landmark Drive
Egg Harbor, Wisconsin 54209
Reservations (800) 273-7877


Maria Rozek is a licensed Advanced Practice Social Worker and Trauma Counselor who has responded to issues of child maltreatment, interpersonal violence, and sexual assault. She has provided care to individuals addressing sexual violence, co-occurring mental health, substance abuse, cognitive and emotional challenges, and prior experiences of trauma. Passionate about supporting survivors, she provides education to medical practitioners, law enforcement, prosecution, and judiciary for local, state-wide, and international audiences.

Melinda Hughes is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Substance Abuse Counselor.  In 2004, she was selected to be the founding Program Director of Milwaukee's Healing Center, where she developed individual, group, and holistic services for survivors of sexual trauma and their loved ones.  During her 12 years there, the center grew to serve over 700 clients annually.  Melinda has provided training and consultation across the state, and teaches trauma counseling courses at Marquette and Alverno College.

All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Available Credit

  • 15.00 AAFP
    AAFP credit.
  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 15.00 APA
    APA credit.
  • 15.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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