Professional Development - 2017 School Psychology Services
2017 School Psychology Assessment Institute
“The Identification, Assessment, and Treatment of Trauma and PTSD at School”
May 17, 2017 Williamsburg, VA
This workshop will provide participants with contemporary best practices with regard to identifying, assessing, and treating trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in students at school. Participants will deepen their understanding of the impact of traumatic events on children and adolescents, learn academic and social-emotional interventions to support those exposed to trauma, become familiar with specific symptoms to look for when trauma exposure and PTSD is suspected, and differentiate between PTSD and other disorders. This presentation will highlight up-to-date, researched based school and therapeutic interventions that are most beneficial to traumatized children and adolescents.
Dr. Melissa Louvar Reeves is a nationally certified school psychologist, licensed professional counselor and special education teacher. She is an adjunct instructor at Winthrop University, school psychologist at a pre-K-12th grade school, and a Crisis Management and Psychological Recovery expert. Dr. Reeves is a co-author of the NASP PREPaRE School Crisis Prevention and Intervention curriculum and is 2016-17 President of the National Association of School Psychologists.