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Trauma Treatment in ACTION: Over 85 Activities to Move Clients Toward Healing, Growth and Improved Functioning


Author:
Varleisha D. Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS |  Nikki Harley, MSOD
Copyright:
2021
Publication Date:
Jun 08, 2021
Publisher:
PESI Publishing
Product Code:
PUB086945
ISBN13:
9781683733942
Format:
Paperback
Number of Pages:
236
Media Type:
Book


Description

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, speech language pathologist, 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

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Author

Varleisha D. Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS's Profile

Varleisha D. Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS Related seminars and products


Varleisha D. Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS, is an occupational therapist and author with over 18 years of experience working with children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing disorders, and Neurological disorders. She is the vice president of practice engagement and capacity building at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Dr. Gibbs is the former scientific programs officer at the American Occupational Therapy Foundation. She also served as the inaugural chair and director of the master's programs in occupational therapy at Wesley College in Dover, DE, where she was a tenured associate professor. Prior to joining Wesley, Dr. Gibbs worked at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA, where she served as the director of the doctoral programs in occupational therapy.

Dr. Gibbs is steadfast and an expert in the field of neurology, cognition, and pediatric therapeutic intervention. She lectures and provides training on sensory processing strategies and self-regulation to practitioners, parents, and teaches 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. Gibbs is the developer of the self-regulation and mindfulness program and author of the best-selling, Self-Regulation and Mindfulness: Exercise and Worksheets for Sensory Processing Disorder, 85 Activities to Move Clients Toward Healing, Growth and Improved Functioning (PESI Publishing & Media, May 2021). As co-author of Raising Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders, she has provided families with strategies to understand and care for their children. Dr. Gibbs is certified as an Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS).

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Varleisha Gibbs is the Vice President of Practice Engagement and Capacity Building at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). She is a speaker who receives an honorarium for PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Dr. Varleisha Gibbs has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.


Nikki Harley, MSOD's Profile

Nikki Harley, MSOD Related seminars and products


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.
 

Speaker Disclosures:
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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