At the Intersection of Trauma, Language, and Culture

Registration Deadline is August 12th, 2024!

This dynamic two-hour live webinar course delves into the intricate interplay between trauma, neurocognitive processes, and communication patterns, shedding light on the challenges therapists face when working with survivors of trauma, especially those from culturally diverse backgrounds or with language barriers.

Did you know that trauma’s profound impact on neurocognitive functioning can significantly influence communication dynamics within therapeutic settings? This, coupled with cultural and linguistic disparities, can pose an added challenge when trying to establish rapport and foster healing with clients, particularly among Limited English Proficient or Deaf/Hard of Hearing individuals!

Join Lisa Dion, Founder & President of the Synergetic Play Therapy Institute, and Mila Golovine, President & CEO of Masterword, for this live webinar course that navigates the intersections of cultural competency, trauma-informed therapy, and effective communication strategies. You will also get insights into enhancing the therapeutic alliance, fostering better client engagement, and ultimately improving therapeutic outcomes!

Key highlights include:

  • Understanding how trauma affects neurocognitive processes and communication patterns.
  • Exploring cultural competence in therapy and its significance in trauma recovery.
  • Identifying challenges and strategies for effective communication with clients from diverse backgrounds.
  • Best practices for working with Limited English Proficient or Deaf/Hard of Hearing clients.
  • Practical techniques to promote therapeutic alliance and engagement.
  • Ethical considerations and sensitivity when utilizing interpreters in therapy sessions.

Don’t miss this chance to learn actionable insights and tools to navigating the complexities of trauma, culture, and language and to more effectively meet your clients at this complex intersection!

*Closed captioning will be available through Zoom for this live webinar course.

*If you are attending live, select the “Live Event” option from the dropdown menu below. (No playback will be provided)

*If you are unable to attend live, select the “Home Study” option from the dropdown menu below to view the recording. (Must be completed within 7 days following the live event)


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Course Details: 

What: A 2-hour LIVE webinar course offering strategies to enhance therapeutic alliance, promote better client engagement, and ultimately, improve therapeutic outcomes. The presentation additionally explores best practices when using interpreters with clients who are Limited English Proficient or Deaf/Hard of Hearing clients.

When: August 13, 2024, 4pm – 6pm Mountain Time (Denver)

*If you are attending live, select the “Live Event” option from the dropdown menu. 

*If you are unable to attend live, select the “Home Study” option from the dropdown menu. (Must be completed within 7 days following the live event)

Where: Online, via Zoom. Learn from anywhere you are!

Course Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the effects of trauma and how they interact with language and cultural factors, thereby affecting the delivery of treatment
  • Develop effective strategies for transcultural and translingual communication to foster trust and overcome barriers when working with a diverse client population
  • Design best practices for collaborating with interpreters to ensure trust-building, empathetic communication that engages limited English proficient and Deaf/Hard of Hearing clients
  • Formulate actionable strategies to navigate challenging scenarios that may arise in the context of trauma-informed, multicultural, and multilingual therapy

Cost: $65.00 USD, Registration Closes August 12, 2024, at 12pm Mountain Time (Denver)

Presenters: Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S and Mila Golovine, President & CEO of Masterword

Ludmila Golovine, President & CEO of MasterWord, a top-ranked language services company. Ludmila supports various projects to develop solutions to end sexual abuse, exploitation, and violence against children. In 2023 MasterWord became the first Vicarious Trauma-Informed language services company in accordance with the guidelines of the US Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime.

She has applied her experience in Trust-Based Relational Intervention therapy, Synergetic Play Therapy and Trauma Informed Care, and skills as Master Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, and Certified Demartini Method Facilitator to develop training for trauma-informed providers. Her work has been recognized by numerous awards.

CE Credit Hours: 2 CE Credit Hours, NBCC Content Areas: Counseling Theory/Practice and the Counseling Relationship; Social and Cultural Foundations, and Counselor Professional Identity and Practice Issues (Live Attendance will receive a certificate indicating live event credit. Home Study certificates will indicate on-demand attendance.)

Synergetic Play Therapy Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7450. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Synergetic Play Therapy Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Continuing education credit hours may be awarded to graduate-level counselors or students enrolled in a graduate-level mental health program. If you do not qualify for continuing education credit hours and would like to receive a certificate of completion for this course please contact the Institute directly.

Refund Policy: Fees for this live webinar are non-refundable, but are transferable to other courses. You will not receive CE Credit Hours for this course should you choose to transfer your enrollment to another course. Please contact the Institute should you have any questions or concerns. 

Additional information

Choose Your Attendance Option:

Live Event – $65 USD, Home Study – $65 USD


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