Trauma-Responsive Telehealth for Children and Adolescents

When: Thursday, June 1 - 11:00 AM

Duration: 3 hours

Location: Zoom

Event Details:

As an established form of service delivery, telehealth support is critical to attending to the needs of those in care. The goal of this training is for participants to distinguish among some of the most commonly used and widely researched trauma-informed and trauma-focused interventions in working with children/adolescent clients who present with acute, chronic, or complex trauma. The training begins with foundational information regarding trauma informed care. It primarily expands and strengthens the participants’ clinical skills on telehealth adaptations of trauma-focused and trauma-informed interventions in working with children/adolescent clients and their families. The training also increases the participants’ competencies in integrating telehealth adaptations of some culturally-adapted trauma-focused interventions in their clinical work with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) children/adolescent clients. Finally, the training culminates in the participants’ development of a tentative plan on how to implement trauma-focused telehealth tools in their individual clinical practice and/or behavioral health programs.  

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe at least two clinical considerations when using telehealth for working with children/adolescent clients exposed to trauma and/or experiencing ongoing trauma. 
  2. Appraise the applicability of at least two core elements of trauma-focused interventions in engaging behavioral health children/adolescent clients in telehealth. 
  3. Illustrate at least two ways of culturally-adapting trauma-focused interventions when working with BIPOC children/adolescent clients.
  4. Construct and organize a tentative plan with at least two action steps on how to use telehealth tools to help children/adolescent clients exposed to and/or experiencing trauma.

Dr. Rubio is currently the Director of Practice Improvement and Analytics of the Children, Youth, and Families System of Care at the San Francisco Department of Public Health in California, USA. In that role, he plans and coordinates a clinical practice improvement and evaluation program focused on identifying best trauma-informed and diversity-responsive practices; and utilizing implementation science to design and strengthen clinical assessment and interventions. His clinical work is primarily with immigrant and BIPOC children/youth and their families. He mostly integrates psychodynamic, attachment, family systems, multicultural, narrative, expressive arts, play therapy, and CBT orientations.

He has worked as a clinical child psychologist, systems leader, researcher-storyteller, program evaluator, statistical consultant, national telehealth expert consultant, and associate professor/lecturer in a variety of clinical and academic settings including public health systems, universities, pediatric hospitals, community mental health settings, schools, and research institutes in three countries: the Philippines, U.S.A., and New Zealand. He obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University San Francisco and his MS in Psychology from Saint Louis University.