This set of 4 Seeking Safety Training DVDs was developed under a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and totals 4.5 hours. It includes the following.
DVD #1: This overview of Seeking Safety with Lisa Najavits (developer of the model), includes clips from real clients and clinicians. Powerpoint notes appear throughout. It is a 2-hour version of her standard initial training, including background on trauma and substance abuse; Seeking Safety overview; implementation; studies; and frequently-asked questions.
DVD #2: An example of a Seeking Safety session with real clients on the topic Asking for Help, conducted by Lisa Najavits, with teaching points onscreen throughout [1 hour]
DVD #3: (a) A Client's Story -- a man describes the impact of sexual abuse and addiction, and his attempts to obtain treatment [20 minutes]. (b) Example of Teaching Grounding to a real client, using the grounding script from Seeking Safety [16 minutes]
DVD #4: Session for Fidelity Rating. A clinician conducts a group session with real clients, unscripted, on the topic Healthy Relationships from the Seeking Safety book. The session displays both good and poor elements, and offers a learning exercised when used with the Seeking Safety Adherence Scale , the Seeking Safety Adherence Scale Score Sheet and the detailed expert rating (free downloads). [1 hour]
The 4-DVD set can be purchased or rented . Each DVD -- #1, #2, #3, #4 -- can also be ordered separately. Our DVDs are in paper sleeves to minimize environmental impact. The DVDs are copyrighted and can be played from a computer or DVD player, but cannot be uploaded to any system nor copied. However, a licensing arrangement is possible (email firstname.lastname@example.org).
About the Author:
Lisa M. Najavits, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine; Lecturer, Harvard Medical School; clinical psychologist, VA Boston Healthcare System; and clinical associate, McLean Hospital. Her primary focus is the development and outcome testing of new therapy models for vulnerable populations, especially in the areas of co-occurring disorders, trauma, and addictions. The author of over 140 professional publications, Dr. Najavits is a recipient of the Chaim and Bela Danieli Young Professional Award of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the Early Career Contribution Award of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, the Emerging Leadership Award of the American Psychological Association's Committee on Women, and the Betty Ford Award of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse.