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Screening and Assessing for Trauma in Primary Care
September 23, 2022

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Primary care can serve as a key entry point for children exposed to trauma to receive access to mental health services. This 1-hour webinar with discuss the use of trauma assessments in primary care and strategies to implement screening and overcome possible barriers.

 

Objectives:

  • Determine trauma screeners and their use in primary care
  • Discuss who should be screened for trauma in primary care
  • Identify possible trauma screeners and assessments
  • Discuss the role of primary care team members in screening and assessment

 

Presented by: Hanna Grandgenett, PhD & Allison “Alli” Morton, PhD

 

Hanna Grangenett

Hanna Grandgenett, PhD, PLP, is a postdoctoral fellow at the Munroe-Meyer Institute Department of Psychology at UNMC. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Clinical Psychology Program in Lincoln, NE and completed her predoctoral internship at the Munroe Meyer Institute. Prior to her postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Grandgenett has provided clinical services in a variety of environments including outpatient services, child advocacy centers, Early Head Start/Head Start programs, and a residential facility. Dr. Grandgenett has clinical training in evidence-based practice (including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Behavioral Parent Training). She loves helping children and families work together as a team to attain their treatment goals.

Dr. Grandgenett also has specialized training in the assessment and treatment of childhood trauma. She has provided individual and group treatment to children and adolescents who have experienced sexual and physical abuse and has conducted in-depth diagnostic assessments on children and adolescents who have experienced significant abuse and neglect. She collaboratively approaches trauma work with patients, using evidence-based approaches to help clients and families overcome the negative effects of trauma. Her clinical work is informed by her research, which focuses on supportive responses to sexual violence disclosure and prevention of sexual violence. In particular, in her research she is interested in developing prevention programs through the bystander intervention framework, which motivates all individuals to prevent sexually risky situations.

 

Allison "Alli" Morton

Allison “Alli” Morton, PhD, LMHP, PLP, is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She recently earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Texas Tech University and completed her predoctoral internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Morton provides clinical services in an integrated behavioral health clinic at Children’s Physicians Creighton. Her clinical and research interests center around the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based practices with children and adolescents, particularly in relation to trauma. Dr. Morton also has an active interest in promoting resilience following traumatic events and fostering use of positive parenting practices in primary care and outpatient settings.

 

Learn more about the series: Implementing Trauma-Informed Practices in Pediatric Integrated Primary Care