304: Healing the Wounds of Human Trafficking

PRESENTERS

Shannon Wolf, Ph.D. B.H. Carroll Theological Institute 6500 N. Belt Line Rd. Irving, TX 75063

CREDENTIALS

APA | ASWB | LCSW | LMFT | LPC

CE CREDITS

1.5

LEVEL

Summary 

Trafficking of people, or human trafficking, is an illegal activity that touches all nations and has long-lasting physical, social, and psychological consequences for survivors and all those involved. Traffickers exploit both genders, all ethnicities, the aged and young, as well as the educated and unschooled. No people group is left untouched by this crime. Currently, trafficking is at epidemic proportions. The effects of trafficking on victims are numerous and profound. Exposure to chronic victimization increases the risk of physical and psychological difficulties. In fact, this routine abuse results in a wide range of expected symptoms, from impaired cognitive functioning to attachment disorders. This workshop provides a detailed understanding of the risk factors of victims and techniques traffickers use to lure in their victims, the abuse most survivors experience, and specific treatment interventions for psychologists and licensed mental health professionals aimed to heal the wounds of trafficking. 

 

Learning Objectives 

Participants will: 

  1. Describe multiple factors that place individuals at risk for trafficking victimization 
  2. Analyze various techniques traffickers use on their victims and how those techniques form bonds between the victim and trafficker 
  3. Evaluate specific Christian counseling techniques that assist in the healing process for psychologists and licensed mental health professionals 

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