Revisiting Traumatology









Friday September 13, 2013
CEU Credit:
6 BIP Credits!
6 Social Work CEs Approved!

Lifeways Community Mental Health,
1200 N. West Ave, Jackson, MI.


Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan (BISC-MI) invites you a training that will feature several speakers presenting on a range of topics related to the incorporation of the rapidly expanding research on trauma and trauma informed care into the provision of batterer intervention services.

Theoretical, philosophical, and practical application issues will be addressed, including presentations on Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). The format will encourage active participant input, discussion and networking.

September 13, 2013
Handout materials are linked in the agenda below
Additional related reference material is below the agenda 

8:30am-8:50am Registration
8:50am Welcome, David Garvin, BISC-MI Chair
9:00am-10:15am Conceptual Clarity, Speaker: Jeffrie Cape MSW, LMSW, ACSW, Charron Services
Jeffrie_Cape_conceptual clarity.pdf
10:15am-10:30am Break
10:30am -11:30am Practical Applications of Trauma Intervention in Batterer Intervention, Speaker: Jeffrie Cape MSW, LMSW, ACSW, Charron Services
11:30am-12:30pm Lunch, on your own (You are welcome to bring your own lunch or a  list of very close restaurants will be given at the Training)
12:30pm-1:00pm Case Scenarios and Applications to BIPs
FacilitatorsDonald Wilde, GroundWork Counseling and Holly Rosen, MSU Safe Place
1:00pm-2:00pm Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Research and Applicability to Batter Intervention Work ,
Speaker: Michael Foley, Executive Director, Children’s Trust Fund
Presentation Title: The Good, the Bad, and the Hopeful: How Childhood Experiences Impact Adult Health and Well-being
Presentation Description: The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study has made it increasingly clear that toxic stress in childhood can have a long-term impact on health and well-being.  Conversely, the right early childhood experiences can positively impact children and help prepare them for school and adulthood.  During this workshop, participants will learn about the ACE study and its implications for child welfare professionals.  Participants will also learn about the Strengthening Families framework, a research-based approach to preventing child maltreatment and promoting optimal child development.  The workshop will present strategies to reduce ACEs and build protective factors with children and families served through the child welfare system.
Mike Foley PowerPoint Presentation
Mike Foley additional handout
Wisconsin ACE Study
2:00pm-3:00pm Understanding Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Considerations for Work with Batterers,
SpeakerLorin Burgess MSW, LMSW, Clinical Therapist and RAISE Project Director (Recovery After Initial Schizophrenia Episode), 
Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County.
Burgess PowerPoint Presentation
3:00pm-3:15pm Break
3:15pm-4:00pm Networking/Wrap Up, David Garvin, BISC-MI Chair

Related Reference Material:

Speaker Bio’s

Jeffrie Cape is a licensed master social worker with over 25 years of experience. She earned her degree at Case Western Reserve. Her career path has been varied and along the way she developed assessment and story telling skills that have translated effectively into diverse settings. She is a trainer on multiple subjects and has spoken in Michigan and other states. She has worked in clinical and community settings and has experience training staff, creating, developing and implementing programs. Her career began working with children in foster care, where she developed her first area of expertise, survivors of child sexual assault. She quickly learned that to help children she had to work with their parents, which lead her to develop skills in substance abuse assessment, intervention and treatment.

Leaving the foster care field she became an EAP (employee assistance professional) with particular expertise in critical incident stress debriefings and trauma work. Here she refined and expanded her assessment skills.  During that time she was an active member of the education and training committee for the professional organization, EAPA.

In 1994, returning to clinical practice as a manager at Family Service Inc, Jeffrie became involved in the domestic violence field and felt there was a need to have programs for the batterers. Advocating in her agency and networking in the community she became involved in the then embryonic BISC-MI (Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan) and other local task forces. She helped create local standards for batterer intervention programs eventually becoming a member of the governor’s task force to develop state standards. She was active in the planning and implementation of the first BISC conference, which lead to the formation of BISC-MI in 1995. She served on the board until April 2011 when she was appointed to the Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board.

After leaving Family service Inc. Jeffrie worked to create a jail based program for batterers with substance abuse problems and in the court system doing presentence investigations. Jeffrie joined ADA (Alternative to Domestic Aggression, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw Count) in Washtenaw County, part time, in 2001 where she continues to facilitate groups, train and develop and refine curriculum. She also created programming for the MDOC and trained their staff on how to implement the program.

In 2003 she became the director of Charron Services and started HEAL (Helping Explore Accountable Lifestyles) which meets throughout Oakland County, running many groups in partnership with Community Corrections Step Forward Program. In 2005 she expanded services to include WEAVE (Women Exploring Accountably Violent Encounters) a program for women arrested for violence. In 2006 she moved her private practice to Charron Services where she works with a varied client population addressing issues of substance abuse, couples counseling, children, mental health issues, life adjustment, trauma and violence. She is an active member of NASW-Michigan where she was the former chair of the education and training committee.

Michael Foley MSW, Executive Director, Children’s Trust Fund
Michael D. Foley, MSW is the Executive Director of the Children’s Trust Fund, the lead organization in Michigan to support child abuse and neglect prevention services.  The Trust Fund supports a statewide network of child abuse neglect (CAN) councils as well as direct services designed to strengthen at-risk families.  Prior to his role with the Trust Fund, he was Vice President for Outreach and Special Projects with Early Childhood Investment Corporation, and was the Assistant Director of Child Welfare Services of the State Court Administrative Office and statewide Manager of Michigan’s Foster Care Review Program.  For fifteen years, he was the Executive Director of Children’s Charter of the Courts of Michigan, a statewide child advocacy organization involved in a variety of issues related to children and Michigan’s court systems.  He has been Michigan’s State Leader for Healthy Families America, an initiative to assist communities in the development of high quality services for families with children 0 to 5 years of age.  Foley has managed several state-level child and family initiatives including Lieutenant Governor Connie Binsfeld’s Commission on Adoption issues and a 2 year initiative of the State Bar on children in the courts.


Lorin Burgess MSW, LMSW, Clinical Therapist and RAISE Project Director (Recovery After Initial Schizophrenia Episode), Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County.

Lorin Burgess, LMSW received his Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan in 1995. In the 15 years since, he has acquired experience in several sectors of the field. As both an outpatient and home-based therapist, he has worked with adults and children with anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, trauma issues, panic and other mood disorders, and also specializes in couples counseling. Lorin also has several years experience in Washtenaw County treating the unique therapeutic issues of low-income clients. Using a cognitive behavioral and solution focused approach, Lorin helps clients gain insight into the contributions that their thoughts and behaviors make on their own, unique issues, and how adjusting thoughts and behaviors can help to correct negative patterns.

Lorin is the CSSW project director for the RA1SE (Recovery After Initial Schizophrenia Episode) program. RA1SE is a study through the National Institute of Mental Health that studies early intervention for people with schizophrenia. More information can be found at

Lorin is also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a comprehensive, integrative psychotherapy approach. Containing elements of many effective psychotherapies that are designed to maximize treatment effects, EMDR uses bilateral stimulation (usually eye movements) to rapidly process information. It attends to the past experiences that have set the groundwork for pathology, the current situations that trigger dysfunctional emotions, beliefs and sensations, and the positive experience needed to enhance future adaptive behaviors and mental health.

Please note that we have limited seating, so register soon!

If you have any questions, please contact
Peaty Hershberger

Early Bird Rate on or before September 4, 2013
BISC-MI Members: $60.00
Non BISC-MI Members: $80.00
After September 4, 2013
BISC-MI Members: $75.00
Non BISC-MI Members: $95.00

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Disclaimer: Any opinion, findings, recommendations or conclusions, expressed by any author(s) or speaker(s) do not necessarily reflect the views of BISC-MI. BISC-MI reserves the right to substitute a qualified instructor or topic due to unforeseen circumstances

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received before August 31, 2013 will be granted
Checks received later than September 4, 2013 will be subject to the late registration fee charge
NO REFUNDS will be given after September 4, 2013
Substitutions may be made

Who Should Attend?
This training is designed to offer advanced professional development for batter intervention services providers.
Allied professionals who routinely work with batterers and survivors are strongly encouraged to attend in order to increase
their understanding of emerging issues in the field of batter intervention.

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