Karna Boynton, MA, LMFT & Brittany Miskowiec, PhD, MSW, LICSW
Participants will gain knowledge and skills of incorporating trauma-informed care and trauma-informed practicing in their supervision practice that will extend increased knowledge and skills to trainees as they work with individuals, family, and couples who are experiencing and have experienced trauma.
1. Participants will be able to identify what trauma-informed supervision is and how to incorporate it in their supervisory practices.
2: Participants will be able to identify the 5 elements of trauma-informed practice that are required for trauma-informed supervision.
3: Participants will gain knowledge on the impact of working with individuals and populations that have trauma histories and how to address this in supervision.
4: Participants will be able to address scope of practice
5: Participants will develop a list of additional trauma informed trainings that may be beneficial in their supervision practice.
6. Participants will learn strategies to empower self-care amongst their supervisees.
Karna Boynton, MA, LMFT
Karna graduated with her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology in 2006 from the University of Central Florida and has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Minnesota since 2012 and Wisconsin since 2013. Karna is passionate about trauma as well as supervision and sees an increased need in providing Trauma-Informed Supervision. Karna is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Adaptive Internal Relational (AIR) Network Model. She is a board approved supervisor with the MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy and the MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy.
Brittany Miskowiec, PhD, MSW, LICSW
Brittany has worked as a licensed independent clinical socialworker and suicidologist for nearly 15 years. Her education includes a PhD inLeadership and Human Resource Development with a concentration in AdultEducation, Master of Social Work, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and acertification in interdisciplinary trauma studies.
She’s worked with law enforcement, first responders, and veterans for almost 15 years and now exclusively works with this population. Brittany moved to Minnesota in 2013 and worked as the Director of Psychological Health at the Minnesota Army National Guard until 2016. Since then, she’s continued to focus on training, education, therapy, and program development for these populations. As the Program Director, Brittany really believes in the importance of the program’s mental health providers being familiar with the type of work that law enforcement, first responders, and veterans do. She understands the importance of therapy to understand your day to day duties and culture and by gaining understanding. It’s important to her that therapists try to immerse themselves into these cultures so they can better help you. Brittany takes a no bullsh!t approach to therapy and it’s really important to her that people feel comfortable in a therapy setting. She tries to infuse humor into her work with clients.
Ellie is offering a CEU series to the greater mental health community! All trainings welcome anyone who would like to join us to learn more about various topics. Following each training you will be provided a certificate of completion via email. CEU approvals pending for the following Minnesota regulatory boards: BMFT, BOSW, BBHT, and Nursing. If interested please sign up here and we will save your seat!