Seeking Safety: Core & Advance Skills in Evidence-Based Approaches - (PRIVATE PROGRAM) - CE Training Hours-12

This training is presented based on the implementation guide developed by Lisa Najavits, “Seeking Safety: An Implementation Guide, in Rubin and Springer, The Clinician’s Guide to Evidence-Based Practice. It will also train participants to utilize the facilitator manual developed by Lisa Najavits 

Seeking Safety is a present-focused, evidence-based coping skills approach developed as an integrated treatment for co-morbid issues regarding trauma (PTSD) and substance use disorders (SUD). It does not require the client to dwell on the past, although it can be combined with trauma-processing methods. The primary goal of Seeking Safety is to promote recovery by assisting the individual in developing strategies to keep them safe from the effects of trauma, and the painful impact of substance use. As the title implies, “Seeking Safety” is the objective.

This training is based on implementation guidelines developed by the architect of the method, Lisa Najavits*, PhD, ABPP. The Seeking Safety method seeks to counteract the impulsivity and chaotic nature of this co-morbidity with a process that emphasizes planning, pacing, and predictability. While it’s a structured approach, the treatment is also designed to be extremely flexible to adapt to clients’ needs, clinicians’ preferences, and a variety of treatment contexts.

Any practitioner can conduct the program, provided they have a desire to work with this population, a willingness to use a manual-based approach, and possess positive interpersonal skills.

Program Goals and Learning Outcomes

In this training, participants will learn;

  • The central ideas around which the method is based, and core skills for applying them
  • To clearly define “traumatic” experiences and the connection of trauma to substance abuse
  • Skills for maintaining safety for the client and they themselves, the practitioner
  • Skills for helping clients learn safe coping skills
  • Skills for helping clients manage impulses and manage emotions

To utilize the facilitator manual developed by Lisa Najavits


June E. Fisher, MSW, LSW, Principal, Dynamic Training Solutionsjfisher2

June E. Fisher, MSW, LSW has over 20 years of experience providing training and education services to professionals, children, youth, families and their communities.  Ms. Fisher provides dynamic interactive live and web-based workshops for families, agencies and communities.  Her knowledge and skills include working with human and social services teams and systems in the areas of intellectual disabilities, child welfare, trauma, mental health, and drug and alcohol.

Ms. Fisher is nationally recognized for her skills as a Certified Trainer and Curriculum Writer.  In 2009 she was named “Trainer of the Year” by the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program.  She is also a Certified Federal and Child and Family Service Review (CFSR) Evaluator experienced with the mandated Federal outcomes and the program improvement plan (PIP) process.

She has been a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in Cumberland County Pennsylvania since 2009. 

Ms. Fisher works with the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center at the University of Pittsburgh and also serves as associate faculty member at Joyfields Institute for Professional Development.

Ms. Fisher earned her Bachelors of Social Work degree from Temple University and her Masters in Social Work at Widener University.

Event Properties

Event Date 12/15/2020
Event End Date 12/16/2020
Cut off date 12/17/2020
Individual Price Free
Speaker June Fisher, MSW, LSW, Principal Instructor
Number Hours 12
Location Forsyth, GA
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