Effective therapy requires expanding the concept of trauma-informed care by putting it into ACTION. It requires being aware of the signs and symptoms of trauma that exist in your clients, even if your practice is not focused on mental health. Whether you’re a counselor, occupational therapist, rehab specialist, physical therapist, or social worker, recognizing and understanding how trauma exists in the body and mind is key to healing the whole person.
That’s why this book is not just for mental health therapists but for allied helping professionals who span across a variety of disciplines. Trauma Treatment in ACTION delivers 85 worksheets, activities, and exercises for patients of all ages to help create growth and healing in a variety of settings.
Inside You’ll Find:
- Screening and assessment tools
- Trauma-informed interventions from early intervention to adulthood
- Grounding and breathwork activities
- Sensory motor work
- Reflection questions and handouts for providers
Varleisha D. Lyons (formerly Gibbs), PhD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS, is an occupational therapist and author with over 20 years of experience working with children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory processing disorders and neurological disorders. She developed and founded Delaware’s first occupational therapy program and became the first black indigenous American woman to serve as the Scientific Programs Officer at the American Occupational Therapy Foundation. Currently, she is the Vice President of Diversity Equity Inclusion Justice Access and Belonging at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
Varleisha continues to lecture and provides training on sensory processing strategies and self-regulation to practitioners, parents, and teachers throughout the country and internationally. As co-author of Raising Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders, she has provided families with strategies to understand and care for their children. Dr. Lyons is the developer of the Self-Regulation and Mindfulness program and author of the best-selling book, Self-Regulation and Mindfulness: Exercises and Worksheets for Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (PESI Publishing & Media). She is the co-author of Trauma Treatment in ACTION: Over 85 Activities to Move Clients Toward Healing, Growth and Improved Functioning (PESI Publishing & Media). Her areas of expertise include neuroanatomy, self-regulation strategies across the lifespan, health inequities, and trauma responsive approaches.
Disclaimer: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this presentation belong solely to the author, and not necessarily to the author's employer, organization, committee or other group or individual. Varleisha D. Lyons PhD, OTR/L is employed by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This work is independent of her role and not affiliated with AOTA, Inc.
Financial: Dr. Varleisha Lyons has employment relationships with the American Occupational Therapy Association and VDTG, Inc. She receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Lyons receives a speaking honorarium, recording and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Varleisha Lyons is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the National Black Occupational Therapy Caucus. She serves on the advisory board of George Washington University Programs in Occupational Therapy and is a board member of the National Association for Hearing and Speech Action.
Nikki Harley, MSOD, is an Organizational Development Professional who has provided innovative solutions to organizations in the areas of diversity and inclusion, conflict resolution, climate assessment, cultural competency, Equal Employment (EEO) training, on-boarding, training compliance, leadership development and organizational change management. Ms. Harley earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Medical Technology from the University of Delaware and a Master’s of Science in Organizational Development and Knowledge Management from George Mason University. She is the Principal Organizational Development Consultant at Imprint Wellness.
Financial: Nikki Harley is the Principal Organizational Development Consultant at Imprint Wellness. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Nikki Harley has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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