Thomas Jefferson University

Department of Counseling & Behavioral Health
Jefferson Trauma
Education Network


The Jefferson Trauma Education Network (J-TEN) serves as a trauma training hub and resource repository, drawing on the expertise of Jefferson’s Community and Trauma Counseling program, along with regional and national partners.  J-TEN supports a network of trauma-informed providers and communities, with the goal of improving outcomes in the Philadelphia region and beyond. With grant support from Scattergood, J-TEN offers monthly trainings and workshops to professionals, paraprofessionals and students across disciplines and sectors, community members, parents, caregivers, and leaders.

Mission

J-TEN will:

  1. Engage with communities and families to foster health and resilience.
  2. Grow interprofessional skills and competencies across sectors and among clients, patients and community members
  3. Offer resources for providers, families, communities and leaders.
  4. Reduce barriers and support equitable access to services.
  5. Bridge classrooms and care centers.
  6. Provide skills and knowledge to foster trauma responsive care.
  7. Fill gaps in research and evaluation.
  8. Advocate for trauma-informed and prevention-focused policies and practices supported by science.
  9. Educate and train providers to address the social determinants of health.
  10. Contribute to vibrant, healthy and sustainable communities and workforces


UPCOMING EVENTS


Creativity in Cognitive Approaches to Trauma Treatment: A Four-Part Series

Evidence-based, cognitively-oriented trauma treatment can often feel routine and inflexible for providers obligated to work within a cognitive orientation. This 4-part series inspires a creative approach to trauma treatment, supporting providers in community behavioral health, private practice and other child and family-serving settings to ethically employ creative strategies to address and support clients to meet their treatment plan goals. Participants will gain exposure to and practical experience with play-based, art-infused, and narrative strategies. The curriculum must be taken as a whole, so applicants must commit to the 4-part series. Students and novice therapists are welcome to attend, though it is encouraged that attendees have a foundational understanding of the basic components shared by most trauma-focused cognitive protocols.  

To Apply: Complete a brief application. Applications must be received by January 17, 2020 for consideration. Once all applications have been reviewed, approved attendees will be sent a link to register for the program.

Session 1

Creative Approaches to Assessment & Engagement in Trauma Treatment
Friday, February 7, 2020 9 am-12 pm
Jefferson- East Falls Campus
4200 Henry Avenue Philadelphia; exact location TBD

Session 2

Creative Approaches to Providing Psychoeducation &
Parent Training in Trauma Treatment

Friday, March 6, 2020 9 am-12 pm
Jefferson - East Falls Campus
4200 Henry Avenue Philadelphia; exact location TBD

Session 3

Creative Approaches to Relaxation and Affect Modulation in Trauma Treatment
Friday, April 3, 2020 9 am-12 pm
Jefferson, East Falls Campus
4200 Henry Avenue Philadelphia; exact location TBD

Session 4

Creative Cognitive Coping Strategies in Trauma Treatment
Friday, May 1, 2020 9 am-12 pm
Jefferson - East Falls Campus
4200 Henry Avenue Philadelphia; exact location TBD


Training Faculty

Angelle E. Richardson, PhD, is a licensed professional counselor who has a passion for working with individuals and families who have experienced trauma. Dr. Richardson specializes in working with people affected by adoption, foster care, grief and trauma. She strives to provide a safe therapeutic space for them to share and re-author their stores in order for them to heal and grow.

Dr. Richardson holds a Doctorate in Couple and Family Therapy from Drexel University, a Master’s in Counseling from Rider University, and is trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

Katharine Wenocur, DSW, is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and registered play therapist (RPT) who specializes in working with children exposed to violence and trauma. Dr. Wenocur strongly believes in the healing power of play, and is passionate about integrating playful interventions into established evidence-based practices.

Dr. Wenocur is a graduate of the masters and doctoral programs in social work at the University of Pennsylvania, and holds certifications in both Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI).

Rachel Brandoff, PhD, ATR-BC, ATCS, LCAT serves as a consultant on this training series.

PAST EVENTS

J-TEN Workshops


Art Therapy: An Introduction

FEATURING:

Rachel Brandoff, PhD , ATR-BC, ATCS, LCAT
Assistant Professor & Coordinator of Art Therapy Specialization 
Community & Trauma Counseling

Kanbar Campus Center Performance Space
Jefferson - East Falls Campus


The Neurologically Informed Trauma Practice

FEATURING:

Craig Strickland, PhD
Affiliate Faculty, Community & Trauma Counseling
Director, Organizational & Employee Development, Horizon House

Winden Rowe, MS

Downs Hall Auditorium
Jefferson - East Falls Campus


Trauma, Neurobiology & Sensory Interventions

FEATURING:

Denise Rochelle Wolf MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPC
Proprietor/Therapist Mangata Services

Downs Hall Auditorium
Jefferson - East Falls Campus


Addiction, Trauma, & the Role of Stigma

FEATURING:

Kimberly McLaughlin, MS, MEd., CAADS, LPC

Alumni Hall: Solis-Cohne Room
Jefferson - Center City Campus


Introduction to Queer Affirmative Therapy

FEATURING:

Luis Ramirez, LCSW

Downs Hall Auditorium
Jefferson - East Falls Campus


Art Therapy for Non-Art Therapists

FEATURING:

Rachel Brandoff, PhD, ATR-BC, ATCS, LCAT
Assistant Professor & Coordinator of Art Therapy Specialization 
Community & Trauma Counseling

WHERE:

Kanbar Campus Center Performance Space
Jefferson - East Falls Campus

Art Therapy for Non-Art Therapists


Overcoming Odds: Never Say, "Can't"

FEATURING:

Angelle E. Richardson, PhD, LPC
Visiting Assitsant Professor 
Community & Trauma Counseling-
Thomas Jefferson Univeristy

Oleg Lougheed
Overcoming Odds

Felicia Wilson
Fear Everything and Rise, LLC

Nyala Phillip
NP Consulting/p>

Molly McLaurin
Monarch Connections, LLC

WHERE:

 

Downs Hall Auditorium
Jefferson - East Falls Campus


FREE: Community Trauma Training Workshop

WHERE:

Uncle Bobbie's Coffee and Books: The People's Sanctuary
(5507 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19144)

Attended by:

Community Members, Caregivers, Paraprofessionals, Service Providers 


Healing Trauma Through F.A.I.T.H.
(Faith Alliances Inspired to Help)

KEYNOTE:

Bishop Dr. Michael A. Blue Sr. 
Pastor, Author, Community Leader

WHERE:

Kanbar Campus Center Performance Space
Jefferson - East Falls Campus

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Faith Leaders, Clergy, Seminary Students, Faith Based/Community Based Organization Leaders

 


Art Therapy Introductory Workshop

FEATURING:

Rachel Brandoff, PhD , ATR-BC, ATCS, LCAT
Assistant Professor & Coordinator of Art Therapy Specialization 
Community & Trauma Counseling

Kanbar Campus Center Performance Space
Jefferson - East Falls Campus


The Art of Art Therapy Students

The master and post-master certificate students of the Community and Trauma Counseling program, art therapy specialization created the artwork featured in this Gutman Library installation.

The pieces depict exploration – of self, relationships and life experiences, in the service of learning how to help others use art making in the context of psychotherapy and counseling.