Webinars (all topics)

Serving Children who are Torture Survivors


This webinar is intended for therapists working with children who are torture survivors or war traumatized, and it discusses two specific ways of working with these children therapeutically instead of discussing methods to broadly serve them. It also applies to therapists practicing Somatic Psychology and/or Dance Movement Therapy, though non-practitioners can include applicable elements in their own practices.

Motivational Interviewing: Building Readiness for Change


Motivation is often considered a characteristic fostered and maintained on an individual basis; we describe ourselves as being self-motivated for graduate school, inspired to learn new languages by personal drive, and guided by internal ambition when pursuing new aims. Edward Stellon challenges this notion through this webinar by introducing the concept of motivational interviewing, a tactic for helping clients overcome ambivalence and uncertainty when confronted with the tides of change.

Grant Writing: Using the FRAP Process

Developing Competitive SAMHSA Grant Applications manual was created to help grantees acquire the skills and resources needed to plan, write, and prepare a competitive grant application for funding. The manual can be viewed or downloaded at: http://www.samhsa.gov/ebp-web-guide

A Guide To Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) on The Web SAMHSA provides this Web Guide to assist the public with simple and direct connections to Web sites that contain information about interventions to prevent and/or treat mental and substance use disorders.

Measurement, Assessment, and Data in a Cross-Cultural Context: Making Sure Your Data Informs, and Doesn't Hurt, Your Services and Program

Greg Vinson provides an overview of the process to collect and analyze data, with sensitivity to unique concerns in cross-cultural settings. He describes how cross-cultural factors can affect accuracy of measures; and how clients may have a different understanding of question content and scaled response choices. He reviews methods to ensure recorded measures are reliable and valid, while accommodating factors of cross-cultural settings. Reviews the practical benefits of demonstrating measures, with a guided example.

Legal Assistance for Survivors of Torture

Learning Objective 1: To identify eligibility criteria for forms of immigration relief available to survivors of torture.

Public Relations and Development Tools: Your Roadmap for Fundraising Success


This webinar focuses on the “Ten Immutable laws of the Fundraising Universe.” Areas of discussion in this webinar include how to tell your story, creating a list of how donors can help, and writing an annual public relations plan for your organization. The speaker also notes the importance of building a relationship with local reporters that write about events related to your field (events, galas, etc.). It is also important to thank your donors often, the speaker suggests seven times.

How to Build Relationships with Local Resources for Funding

This webinar begins a series that explores different avenues for increasing funding in nonprofits. Topics include: characterization of donors, setting a timeline, and action to achieve your goals. Importance is placed on donor relations, building a network of donors, and enthusiastically reaching out to new and creative sources of donations. The second half touches on the importance of developing a case statement including relevance, proximity, sense of future, immediacy, excitement, and importance.

International Justice


International Justice-accountability for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity -is a crucial element of establishing respect for human rights worldwide. Through the investigation and prosecution of perpetrators of human rights violations, including torture, the international justice regime seeks to eliminate impunity in the face of such crimes.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Webinar Summary

This webinar is intended for medical professionals who have some familiarity with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). It is not intended to serve as training in how to practice EMDR. Because of this, this webinar focuses on the application of EMDR to torture survivors rather than an examination of the process of EMDR, leaving some jargon, such as “bilateral stimulation” and “resource installation,” undefined. The webinar includes a brief overview of EMDR, including a broad outline of an average session.