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Trauma Specialist Presentation - Dr. Lori Haskell


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This workshop will:

Explore the neurobiology of traumatic experience
Describe how specific experienes impact survivors of trauma, memory, reactions and behaviour
Enhance knowledge in conducting trauma informed interviews/receiving disclosures and behaviour
Identify strategies for working with clients to facilitate trust and communication
Offer advanced therapeutic and clinical intervention for survivors of sexual violence

Dr. Lori Haskell is a clinical psychologist in private practice. Dr. Haskell’s clinical interests include trauma, victimization, sexual abuse and sexual violence in relation to psychological development. She has a status appointment as an assistant professor in psychiatry at the University of Toronto and is an academic research associate with the Centre for Research on Violence against Women and Children.

Dr. Haskell's research work has focused on victimization and its effects, violence prevention, and trauma and psychological development. She is currently working on projects addressing the impact of trauma on Indigenous peoples, trauma and the service challenges for developmentally diverse individuals, restorative justice and gendered violence.

Dr. Haskell has presented at workshops, conferences and professional meetings in Canada and internationally on issues relating to violence against women and children. She has educated judges, crown attorneys, police officers, psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers. In recent years, she has presented to the Canadian judiciary, both nationally and provincially, on behalf of the National Judicial Institute in Ottawa. She has delivered keynote addresses at provincial conferences in British Columbia and Ontario, at the invitation of the Ontario Women’s Directorate, the Ontario Victim Services Secretariat, Ministry of the Attorney General, and the B.C. Association of Specialized Victim Assistance and Counseling Programs Conference.