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 Export to Your Calendar 11/10/2017
When: Friday, November 10, 2017
9:00 AM
Where: Oakland Center at Oakland University
312 Meadow Brook Rd. - 118 Oakland Center
Rochester, Michigan  48309
United States
Contact: Tricia McCarthy
517.487.1548 x16

Online registration is available until: 11/6/2017
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The Clinical Institute brings together a myriad of topics to engage and enrich clinicians from across Michigan regardless of specialty area. The day will include a powerful keynote address on the impacts of secondary trauma, provide attendees with a professional networking lunch, and have three series of workshops to choose from.


Earn up to 6 CEs, including ethics, pain management, and human trafficking credits.


Keynote Address:

The Neurobiological Impact of Secondary Trauma: Managing the Stress Response

Victoria Fitton, PhD, LMSW, ACSW


The last ten years of brain research indicates that chronic trauma stress responses can cause serious health and social problems for individuals. This presentation will focus on defining and recognizing secondary trauma, the brain’s stress response system in the face of that trauma, the health and social risk factors associated with secondary trauma, and the personal and professional interventions used to reduce the impact of the brain’s stress response system.


Keynote Learning objectives:

  1. The audience will hear information about the brain’s stress response system and the long-term impact on health and social wellbeing.
  2. The audience will be able to identify and implement three personal and/or professional techniques that will help calm the impact of the brain’s stress response system.

Workshops topics  to include:


Clutter & Chaos:  Using a Harm Reduction Model to Effect Change

This workshop will present an overview of hoarding Behaviors, best practices and intervention strategies.  Participants will learn some of the many factors involved with why people exhibit hoarding behaviors as well as best practice interventions for working with them.  These interventions are based on a Harm Reduction Model and include how community agencies can collaborate and mobilize resources to address this multifaceted problem.

Laurie Lutomski, LBSW. Director of Programs,Synod Community Services & Founding Member - Hoarding Task Force of Washtenaw County


Human Trafficking in Michigan & Ethical Social Work Practice

If social workers are to assume a leadership role in ensuring and promoting human rights, they need to be knowledgeable about human trafficking and modern-day slavery and apply their tools and skills broadly and creatively, taking into account issues of culture, power, privilege, and oppression. This effort includes collaborating across professions; intervening in local, state, and national policy arenas as advocates and thought leaders; recognizing, assisting, and supporting victims and survivors; and galvanizing others to do so as well.

Duane Breijak, LMSW & Christina Faita, LMSW

  • Private Practice
  • Addictions
  • Veterans
  • Domestic Violence
  • Autism
  • Human Animal Bond

$125 for NASW members, $150 for non-members, $80 for students, transitional, and retired members. Lunch is included!

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