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CE Workshop: A Closer Look: Culturally Responsive Methods for Assessing Complex Trauma in Adults
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When: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Where: GPA Office
13 Corporate Blvd., Suite 220
Building 13, Second Floor
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
United States
Presenter: Ifetayo I. Ojelade, PhD
Contact: Amy Han Dietrich, Director of Continuing Education and Communications
(404) 634-6272

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This workshop will illustrate culturally responsive methods for assessing complex trauma in adults. Through the use of a semi-structured interview process, methods for identifying hidden aspects of sexual, physical, verbal abuse and neglect are identified. Interactive case studies are presented and highlight examples in which the trauma is not assessed and the client is mis-diagnosed. An intersectional view of culture is utilized in which cases are drawn from a variety of age, gender, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. This advanced workshop is designed for psychologists who assess patients as part of an intake or psychodiagnostic assessment process.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe methods for assessing the hidden aspects of sexual, physical, verbal abuse and neglect.
  • Utilize semi-structured assessment techniques to conduct a culturally responsive trauma assessment with adult clients.
  • Explain methods for adapting the assessment techniques within brief and integrated health care settings.

CE: 3 hours

Level: Advanced

About the Presenter:

Ifetayo I. Ojelade, PhD earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University. As a Licensed Psychologist, she specializes in working with women. Her primary areas of interest include adult children of dysfunctional parents, trauma recovery, and integrating indigenous healing practices into psychotherapy. Dr. Ojelade is Executive Director of A Healing Paradigm Wellness Center where her staff offers counseling, psychological testing, yoga, and educational classes for the entire family.

Registration Costs:

Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before September 9, 2016 to receive this rate.)

  • $70: GPA Members
  • $105: Non-members
  • $20: GPA Student Members

Registration (After September 9, 2016)

  • $80: GPA Members
  • $115: Non-members
  • $30: GPA Student Members

Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.

Cancellation Policy:
All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Amy Dietrich via email ( A $35 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to September 16, 2016. No refunds will be given after September 16, 2016.

The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.