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Freedom from Sexual Violence

Event: Tele-counseling 101: Providing services for survivors 

Tele-counseling 101: Providing services for survivors
Friday, March 27th, 10:00 – 11:30 am Mountain Time
Presented By: Jackie Strohm, LSW, Prevention & Resource Coordinator, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and Erika Brosig, LCSW, CTTS, DAAETS, Clinical Director at Victim Services, Inc.
Co-hosted by: CCASA and Violence Free Colorado
During this unprecedented time, many of us find ourselves asking “How do we provide counseling services for survivors during a pandemic?” This webinar will explain how to effectively, and confidentially, provide tele-counseling services for survivors of sexual violence. In 2017 the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) piloted a 12 month project using tele-counseling services at five victim service agencies. This webinar will provide an overview of best practices and lessons learned from that pilot project, including hearing from counselors who still utilize telecounseling with clients. 

Jackie Strohm is the Prevention and Resource Coordinator at the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape. She provides training, resources, and support to local rape crisis centers with the goal of making communities safer for everyone. She previously served at PCAR as the Special Projects Coordinator, where she worked on projects related to telecounseling and serving male survivors. Jackie joined the movement to end sexual violence in 2012 as a peer educator on her college campus. She is a graduate of Temple University where she earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work.

Erika Brosig is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Clinical Director at Victim Services, Inc. in Cambria and Somerset Counties. She’s been with the agency since 2003 and is proud to be an advocate in the fight against sexual violence.  Erika earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, a master’s degree in Psychology from Mt. Aloysius College and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh.  Erika studied Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) under Dr. Ricky Greenwald at the Trauma Institute/Child Trauma Institute and is an EMDR Certified Therapist and EMDRIA Approved Consultant.  She is also a Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist and a Diplomate with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.  Erika is a survivor of sexual abuse by former pediatrician Johnnie Barto and has channeled her own trauma into advocacy and endless passion for helping others find their way to healing.  She is a strong believer in the integration of traditional therapy with cutting edge and holistic healing techniques to provide healing for the mind, body, and spirit.