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National Crime Victim Law Institute

Webinar: Neurobiology of Trauma: What Every Practitioner Needs to Know

Date: 12:00pm - 1:15pm PDT July 24, 2013

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imageAs part of the Legal Assistance for Crime Victims: An OVC Capacity Building Initiative, OVC TTAC and the National Crime Victim Law Institute are working collaboratively to expand the availability of pro bono and no-cost legal assistance for victims of crime nationally.  Part of that collaboration includes developing and delivering a series of webinar trainings.

Regardless of whether an attorney practices criminal law, family law, employment law, tort law, or wills & estates, (s)he will likely encounter clients with a trauma history; and advocates in the justice system will undoubtedly encounter these same individuals. Dr. Wilson will explain the brain’s response to trauma such that participants will gain a better understanding of the neurobiology of trauma, and why their clients may be ambivalent about participating in the justice system.

This webinar may be eligible for CLE Credit; check with your local bar association regarding requirements. 

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-About the Presenter-

Christopher Wilson, Psy.D.

Dr. Wilson is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Portland, Oregon.  For the last thirteen years he has worked in the field of domestic violence.  For ten years he led groups for abusive men, and worked with female survivors of domestic violence both individually and in groups.  He currently provides domestic violence evaluations in civil cases for both attorneys and the Department of Human Services.  As part of his practice he has provided trainings for both community members and professionals on several topics in the field of domestic violence, including Dynamics of Abusive Men, Sustainable Advocacy, Neurobiology of Trauma, Using Group Process with Abusive Men, and Facilitation Skills for Working With Abusive Men.  Dr. Wilson has provided training for both local and national organizations including Office for Victims of Crime, the Southern Poverty Law Center, End Violence Against Women International, National Crime Victim Law Institute, Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force, and Portland Women’s Crisis Line.


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