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Survival Magic: Assessment, Treatment Planning, & Safety Planning

Title of Workshop: Survival Magic: Assessment, Treatment Planning, & Safety Planning

Date: Friday, October 20, 2023, 12:30 PM MDT - 2:30 PM MDT

Location: Online Synchronous – registration needed to view on-demand recording

In this training, we will explore non-pathologizing frameworks for approaching assessment, treatment planning, and safety planning. Techniques discussed will center the wisdom of our survival strategies with attention to somatic and parts work lenses.

Jacks McNamara is a trauma healing coach, facilitator, educator, writer, and artist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Jacks has been in private practice for 11 years, with a specialty in supporting queer and trans trauma survivors, and in mentoring new queer and trans healing practitioners. They have been peer counseling, facilitating support groups, teaching art and writing classes, and leading workshops around radical mental health since 2004.

Jacks is a member of the Generative Somatics Politicized Healers Network and a graduate of the gs Somatics and Trauma practitioner training program. In 2002 Jacks co-founded The Icarus Project, now known as the Fireweed Collective, an international support network and participatory adventure in mutual aid and healing justice. Co-author of Navigating the Space Between Brilliance and Madness, their life and work are the subject of the poetic documentary Crooked Beauty. Jacks also hosts the podcast So Many Wings, a series of conversations at the intersection of social justice and transformative mental health. You can find them on the web at on instagram and facebook @jacksmcnamara

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify at least 4 common survival strategies and protective parts they may encounter in their clients.
  2. Practice identifying missing skills and competencies in themselves or in a sample client.
  3. Identify at least 3 alternatives to inpatient psychiatric care for clients in crisis.

Continuing Education Credits: 2 hr

Successful completion of the end of course will earn you 2 CE credit hours approved with AASECT and the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Board

CE Approvals:
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)
New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board

Core Knowledge Area(s): A, C, H, L, O

Sex Therapy Skills: D, E, F

Presenter: Jacks McNamara

Contact Name: Molly Adler

Telephone: 505-916-1081



AASECT approved for: 2 CE

(AASECT CE Credits 60 minutes = 1 CE Credit)