July 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Online webinar

Pro Bono Counseling Project

2020 Professional Continuing Education Online Workshop

Socially-Engineered Trauma (SET)

Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Online Workshop – 2 CE Credits


  • $49/person
  • FREE for Active PBCP Volunteer Clinicians

Featured Presenters: David Avruch, LCSW-C; Katherine Green, MSW, MEd., LGSW; Wendy Shaia, EdD, MSW

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will identify the SHARP framework when working with clients who have experienced oppression.
  2. Participants will be able to explain the concepts of Socioeducation and Socially-engineered trauma (SET).
  3. Participants will practice using these concepts during clinical and macro encounters.

Course Description

Recent social science data identifies white supremacist racism, neoliberal economic policies and cisgender-heteropatriarchy as three primary systemic engines of traumatic outcomes at the individual level. This training will introduce methods for discussing such systems with clients to support trauma recovery, with the goal of catalyzing the client and worker involvement in social justice movements to disrupt oppressive systems. Activities and discussion will center around ways that participants can begin engaging and using language and practices that acknowledge the SHARP framework, concepts of Socioeducation and Socially-Engineered Trauma, as well as anti-oppressive power in social work practice.

Workshop registrants will receive a code prior to the webinar to log on to Zoom and participate in the online session.

IMPORTANT: Attendance will be monitored. Participants must be logged on to the meeting by the workshop start time and participate in the entire event in order to earn CE credit.

The Pro Bono Counseling Project is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Pro Bono Counseling Project maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Maryland Boards of Social Work Examiners and Professional Counselors and Therapists (pending) certify that this program meets the criteria for two credit hours of continuing education for social workers, professional counselors, and therapists licensed in Maryland.

CE credit is granted to participants with documented attendance at individual workshops and competed evaluation forms for those sessions. Attendance is monitored. Credit will not be granted to registrants who log on late or depart early from a session. It is the responsibility of registrants to comply with these requirements.