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2022 CPA Conference: Formation and Longevity of the Trauma-Focused Clinician: Allowing Grace to Transform Our Nature

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Ms. Jennifer Madere, LPC Supervisor, EMDRIA Approved Consultant & Trainer, ISSTD Fellow
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Trauma and the sequalae of adverse life experiences predominate the histories and present struggles of many persons presenting for psychotherapy. Catholic anthropology provides a context in which this suffering may be not only tolerated but embraced and transformed – both in the client and the clinician. Clinicians who specialize in treating trauma-related syndromes must also be formed and equipped to practice many “soft skills” to be effective and resilient instruments of grace and healing.

Common challenges, skills and related issues will be illustrated through literature and vignettes, including: clinician affect tolerance, countertransference, vicarious trauma, self-supervision, personal boundaries, gatekeeping, and psychological and spiritual self-care. Discussion of vignettes will support implementation of strategies that are attuned to the developmental needs of the learner.

Target Audience: Counselors, social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, counselor educators and supervisors

Course Content Level: Advanced

Learning Objectives:

  • List 5 clinician-centered factors which may impact effective treatment of trauma-related disorders. Describe how these relate to the practice of supervision and consultation.
  • Identify at least 3 challenges observed and experienced by trauma-focused clinicians. Discuss how these challenges may be addressed by consultants, supervisors, and teachers of psychotherapy.
  • List 3 actionable strategies to address concerns in clinical formation and competency areas that are shown to be relevant to the practice of trauma-focused psychotherapies. Describe and discuss application of these strategies in clinical, consultation, and teaching settings.

This program does not qualify for NBCC credits


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Jennifer Madere is a LPC-Supervisor, EMDRIA Approved Consultant/Approved Trainer in private practice. She is a founding partner of Intuitus Group in Cedar Park, Texas.  She has accompanied child and adult survivors of trauma on their journey of healing and recovery in psychotherapy since 2003.

Jennifer supervises graduate and post-graduate clinicians and consults and offers training and consultation related to treatment of complex trauma, pathological dissociation, and EMDR therapy. Jennifer also trains fellow clinicians in the ethical integration of faith and spirituality in clinical practice. Jennifer is a past President of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association, a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) and co-teaches the EMDR therapy training offered by ISSTD.

In addition to numerous professional presentations in local, national, and international conferences, Jennifer is the published author of several scholarly works on the topics of consultation and screening, assessment, and differential diagnosis for dissociative disorders.

Since 2015, Jennifer has collaborated with D. Michael Coy, LICSW, and Paul Dell, PhD to update the interpretive manual and associated documents for the Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation (MID) and make the MID documents and training accessible to clinicians and researchers world-wide (see