Dr. Mary Beth Williams

  • Trauma Recovery Education and Counseling Center
  • Director, Equine Post-Trauma Recovery, LLC: Horses helping Humans

Dr. Mary Beth Williams is in private practice in Warrenton, Virginia. She is an instructor for ICISF and teaches Ethics for Traumatologists. She is also a trained trainer dealing with school crisis. A former school social worker, Dr. Williams developed and managed a crisis team for many years. Dr. Williams has written/co-written/edited numerous books and chapters relating to trauma including K-12 school crisis team (not crisis team alone), The PTSD Workbook (New Harbinger 2002) and Life after Trauma: A Workbook for Healing (Rosenbloom & Williams, 1999, GUilford Press), among others. Dr. Williams also is a forensic practitioner and has worked at all levels of local, state, and federal courts including mitigation in death row cases in Virginia. She has trained both nationally and internationally including Kazakhstan where she was the first American to present trauma-oriented training to various organizations while she was in-country to adopt her daughters. Dr. Williams is also the mental health consultant for the EPA's Peer Support CISM team.

Workshops, Presentations and Seminar Topics

Ethics for Traumatologists: This is a one or two day program that deals with major trauma-related issues including competence, doing harm, values, cultural issues, and ethical dilemma resolution protocols.

Introduction to Trauma and Trauma Treatment: This program can be designed to fit the needs of the audience and the treatment components can be designed to utilize The PTSD Workbook approach to trauma healing and the CSDT approach of the Life After Trauma workbook.

The Way of the Horse in Trauma Treatment: Once Dr. Williams has completed her training programs, she will offer her own programs utilizing equine assisted treatment. At this point in time, she will assist other trained EPONA trainers to facilitate their presentations.

Trauma in the International Adopted Child: Issues and Interventions. Persons working with internationally adopted children, particularly those from Eastern Block countries, need to know ways to help those children both individually and within the systems of family and school. This workshop looks at the roots of trauma and methods for intervention. Dr. Williams is the parent of two children adopted from Kazakhstan.

Following is a list of organizations with whom Dr. Mary Beth Williams has interviewed, consulted or trained:

Association for Traumatic Stress Specialists

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

International Cristical Incident Stress Foundation


Dr. Mary Beth Williams
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