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What Lawyers Need to Know About Representing Clients Affected by Trauma

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Produced on August 20, 2019

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Course Information

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

Course Description

In this program, Catherine Cerulli, an attorney, current Professor of Psychiatry, and Director of the University’s Susan B. Anthony Center and the Laboratory of Interpersonal Violence and Victimization, will share and translate evidence-based information on cutting-edge trauma research findings and turn it into practical tools for lawyers to use when working with clients who have experienced trauma. The course blends best practices in law and science as Dr. Cerulli goes through easy-to-understand vignettes of practical situations on trauma-informed care when representing, interviewing and/or working with clients that have experienced trauma.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Grasp the impact of trauma and understand its impact in the context of presenting a client with trauma
  2. Discuss cutting edge research regarding trauma and how to use it in your practice
  3. Apply practical lawyering skills to hypotheticals
  4. Identify available resources

Credit Information

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Catherine Cerulli

Laboratory of Interpersonal Violence and Victimization

Since 1983, Dr. Cerulli has worked with survivors of violence in a variety of capacities including as a counselor, advocate, prosecutor, defense attorney, and researcher. Following a post doctorial fellowship, she completed randomized control trial in Family Court funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, and a number of other studies with victims of intimate partner violence. She has also focused research and intervention studies on suicide, homicide, and recruitment and retention methods among high-risk vulnerable populations using Community-Based Participatory Research principles.


Kelsey L.

Lots of great information.

David S.

Excellent content and speaking skills

Beth S.

This course provides important information to any practitioner working with or advocating on behalf of persons who have suffered from abuse or trauma

Stephanie G.

Very informative and highly organized presentation. Significant information clearly communicated. Highly recommend.

Rachel C.

Very useful and interesting. I took away a lot of resources to help support clients. Thank you so much.

Sherry M.

Great much-needed presentation

Karen S.

Trauma is affecting many people in our society today. Provided some practical suggestions for how an attorney makes time to do this well.

Michael V.


Jeff A.

Interesting presentation on how to identify trauma in a safe but effective manner. Thank you.

John D.

The faculty was very knowledgeable and informative.

Paula C.

if you handle clients with trauma, this is for you

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