Thriving, Not Just Surviving: Helping Victims Find Their Amazing

Joel Filmore | September 10 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM | Room 2582

Work with victims of sex-trafficking can be extremely rewarding but it can also be incredibly disheartening. Many times victims seem unable to move beyond their experiences and it can be challenging for advocates to motivate them to move along the continuum from victim-to survivor-to-Thriver. This session will present ways of working with clients, utilizing therapeutic interventions, to assist them in their journey of discovery and renewal.

Dr. Filmore is not only a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who specializes in working with trauma victims, he is also a former victim of sex-trafficking who has turned his past into passion and become an incredible Thriver. In this session he will use his professional clinical and research skills to assist participants in working with clients, as well as share some of his personal journey of how he became a Thriver, in a way that is not only heartfelt but humorous. Dr. Filmore believes that everyone is capable of having an amazing life and you will leave this session energized and ready to help your clients find their amazing!

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