Webinars & Multimedia

Becoming Trauma Informed

In September 2015 Stephanie Covington came to the UK to run a series of training workshops with staff across the female prisons and community providers in England and Scotland.  In this video Stephanie talks about what she will be doing in the UK, why women’s needs are different, and about her hopes for the future.  For more information, be sure to visit the One Small Thing website.

Meet Dr. Stephanie S. Covington

A brief interview with Dr. Covington provided by Hazelden Publishing

"Breaking Down the Bars" - Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)

Dr. Stephanie S. Covington appeared in the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) series Breaking Down the Bars, a 7 episode docu-reality show which follows female prisoners during their time at Rockville Correctional Facility in Indiana. As the episodes progress, there are more scenes of interventions, and the online web clips show specific interventions during the group process. You may also comment under the online web clips (see 2nd link) and let the network know what you think about the show. They do review the comments carefully.

The following are available online:

Currently this TV show is not available for purchase on DVD, nor are full episodes available to view online. The Oprah Winfrey Network does rerun the episodes on a regular basis, you may check your local listings by visiting TV Guide’s Breaking Down the Bars webpage and/or Direct TV's Breaking Down the Bars webpage.

If you would like the first season of Breaking Down the Bars to be made available for purchase on DVD, please submit your suggestion to Oprah Winfrey Network.

Previous Webinars

Dr. Covington presented Beyond Anger and Violence: A Program for Women for National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health in March 2016.

Dr. Covington presented Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women for National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health in January 2016.  This webinar introduces the newly revised evidence-based Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women program. The revised edition incorporates the insights of neuroscience with the latest understanding of trauma and PTSD. Cognitive-behavioral techniques, mindfulness, expressive arts, and the principles of relational therapy are integrated in this strength-based approach. The curriculum also has a psycho-educational component that teaches women what trauma is, its process, and its impact on both the inner self (thoughts, feelings, beliefs, values) and the outer self (behavior and relationships, including parenting).  This webinar focuses on techniques to help women develop coping skills, as well as emotional wellness. In addition, there is a brief discussion on adapting the materials for girls. The newly revised six session Healing Trauma: A Brief Intervention for Women is also introduced.

Dr. Covington presented Justice-Inolved Women: Understanding Trauma and Violence for National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women's reentry webinar series.

Dr. Covington presented Healing Trauma: Strategies for Abused Women for the Domestic Violence & Mental Health Policy Initiative (DVMHPI) in July 2013.

Dr. Covington presented Girls at Risk: A Trauma-Informed Approach for National Girls Institute in June 2013.

Distance Learning

Dr. Covington presents Women and Addiction: A Trauma-Informed Approach via Professional Psych Seminars. You may read an overview descrption and view this series online.

Norlien Foundation Symposium

Dr. Stephanie Covington explains the importance of gender-specific content and trauma treatment in substance abuse and mental health programs for women at the 2014 Norlien Foundation Symposium with her presentation entitled Gender Matters: Creating Trauma-Informed Services for Women.

Trauma-Informed Practice and Policy for Disconnected Girls Conference

Hosted by the Center on Poverty, the Human Rights Project for Girls, and The National Crittenton Foundation.

Women and Addiction Forum

Sponsored by Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Rob Portman (R-OH), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and held on July 22, 2014. Nationally-recognized researchers, practitioners, policymakers and Members of Congress came together to help identify policy priorities to help women in treatment for addiction and their recovery. Dr. Covington presented Women, Trauma and Addiction, her introduction begins at the 3 hour, 1 minute, 10 second mark in this clip:

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