Sambra Zaoui, LCSW, LMSW, CCTP, EMDR Therapist

Licensures/ Certificates:

EMDR Therapist: EMDRIA Trained 2017

Certified Trauma-Informed Care (Train the Trainer) Awarded 2016

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional: Awarded 2016

LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER:  AWARDED 2015

LICENSED MASTER’S SOCIAL WORKER OF NEW YORK STATE: AWARDED 2004

BARRY UNIVERSITY: MASTER'S OF ARTS IN SOCIAL WORK 8/2001

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY: BACHELOR'S OF ARTS IN SOCIAL WORK 12/96

 Publications:

 o Published fall 2016 in Crime and Punishment in America: An Encyclopedia of Trends and Controversies in the Justice System: The Lighthouse Effect: A therapeutic conversation about childhood sexual abuse and its relationship to commercial sexual exploitation/ human trafficking.

 o  Published summer 2018 in Gender, Sexuality and Peace Education: Issues and Perspectives in Higher Education: Humanizing Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking through a Trauma Informed and Person in Environment Lens for Social Work Practitioners

o   Area of study: How survivors of childhood sexual abuse made meaning of their original trauma and its direct relationship to continued adult exploitative intimate partner relationships

Current Research:

o   Phenomenological Research study: From Victim to Advocate(looking at Resilience and how survivors use their resilience when working with survivors of trafficking).

Developed Certificate Programs:2018

o   Trauma Informed Human Trafficking Certificate: Two Tracks( General & Advanced Clinical)


Awards:

o    NASW FL Chapter Miami-Dade: Social Work Educator of the Year(2017)

o    NASW FL Chapter Miami-Dade: Social Worker of the month(2015)


Presentations in the Community: 2018

·         Zaoui, S. (2018). Systemic Overview of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation through a Trauma Informed Lens. Miami, Florida. Barry University, Campus Ministry, 1/2018.

·         Zaoui, S. (2018). Understanding Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation through a Trauma Informed Lens. Miami, Florida. Barry University, Professional Development, 2/2018.

  Zaoui, S. (2018). Systemic Overview of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation through a Trauma Informed Lens. Miami, Florida. Charles Drew High School, 4/2018.

 Zaoui, S. (2018). Systemic Overview of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation through a Trauma Informed Lens. Liberty City, Florida. Charles Drew Faculty and Staff, 4/2018.

·       Zaoui, S. (2018). Understanding Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation through a Trauma Informed Lens. Miami, Florida. Barry University, Nursing Consortium, 4/2018.

           Zaoui, S. (2018). Systemic Overview of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation through a Trauma Informed Lens. Miami Shores, Florida. Barry University, Trauma Informed Human Trafficking Certificate Program, 5/10/11/17/18/24/25/2018.

 Presentations in the Community: 2017

·         Zaoui, S.(2017). The Consequential Relationship: Childhood Sexual Abuse and Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking. Miami, Florida. Nova South Eastern University, The Caribbean Anti-Trafficking Summit, 11/2017.

 Zaoui, S.(2017). Innovative Clinical Approaches to Support Survivors of Sexual Trauma. Miami Shores, Florida. Barry University, 3/2017.

·         Zaoui, S.(2017). Understanding Domestic Violence through a Trauma Informed Lens. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. NASW Broward Chapter, 3/2017.

·         Zaoui, S.(2017). Holistic Overview of Commercial Sexual Exploitation and its Direct Relationship to Childhood Sexual Abuse: Journey Together with Best Practices. Davie, Florida. Davie, Florida. 1HTC SE Regional Consortium Summit on Anti-Trafficking, 1/24/17

·         Zaoui, S.(2017). Love, Peace & Partners Panel: Integrating Faith Based NGO’s into the Anti-Trafficking Movement. Davie, Florida. Davie, Florida. 1HTC SE Regional Consortium Summit on Anti-Trafficking, 1/25/17

Presentations in the Community: 2016

Barry University’s 2016, Inclusive Community Conference, Miami Shores, Florida

CSWE Conference 2016, Atlanta, Georgia: Preparing Students to Competently Identify, Assess, and Treat Human Trafficking Survivors
 
NASW Regional Chapter-Orlando, Fl: Holistic Overview of Sex Trafficking & its Direct Relationship to Childhood Sexual Abuse: Journeying Together with Best Practices
 
Sociology dept at Barry University: Laws, policies and society’s role in sex trafficking
 
Human Trafficking Awareness Concert at Barry University
 
Human Trafficking Summit, Orlando, Florida
 
Dr. Rosenwald’s Title IV course: Assessing Commercial Sexual Exploitation

 
Provided training to the community at The Life of Freedom Center: The Neurobiology of women and trauma with a special focus on childhood survivors of sexual abuse 
and its relationship to human trafficking

 
Presentations in the Community: 2015

NASW  Miami-Dade Chapter presentation: Systemic Overview of CSEC  Survivors through a Clinical Lens, a neurobiological, relational, physiological, spiritual implications of              childhood sexual trauma and it’s direct relationship to CSE in children and adults

Peace-In Event @ Barry University: Systemic Overview of CSEC  Survivors through a Clinical Lens, a neurobiological, relational, physiological, spiritual implications 

of childhood sexual trauma and it’s direct relationship to CSE in children and adults

Sociology dept.@ Barry University: Laws, policies and society’s role in sex trafficking

Tricked: Human trafficking film screening with expert panel Barry University

F.E.M.A.L.E.S. : Moderated a discussion on healthy intimate partner relationships

The Life of Freedom Center: Working with women in trauma using narrative therapy

DCF Leadership Academy 2014-2015  Trauma Informed Practice

 Presentations in the Community: 2014

A panelist at Deliberative Dialogue, Human Trafficking at Barry University

Provided training at Agape Women’s Rehabilitation Center: The Neurobiology of women and trauma with a special focus on childhood survivors of sexual abuse and human trafficking

Nefarious: Human trafficking workshop Barry University

The Life of Freedom Center: Working with women in trauma using narrative therapy

Peace-In Workshop Barry University: Systemic Overview of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

Fund Raiser Celebrating Heroes/Sheroes at Barry University

Systemic Overview of CSEC  Survivors through a Clinical Lens: The 11th Annual Light up the Night Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Presentations in the Community: 2013

Systemic Overview of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children(CSEC): Reclaiming Community from a Culture of Violence Barry University

Systemic Overview of CSEC  Survivors through a Clinical Lens: The 10th Annual Light up the Night Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Systemic Overview of CSEC  Survivors through a Clinical Lens: PATHS 2013 Conference

Addressing Treatment Needs of Families Challenged with Substance Misuse from a Family Systems & Motivational Interviewing  Perspective: PATHS 2013 Conference

Systemic Overview of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: FIU Colloquium Non-Traditional Security Threats

NARRATIVE IDEAS with Women and Trauma: Lotus House

Lotus House: A CBT approach working with Women and Trauma workshop

The Life of Freedom Center: Mentoring Survivors

Presentations in the Community: 2012

Addressing Treatment Needs of Families Challenged with Substance Misuse from a Family Systems Perspective: The 9th Annual Light up the Night Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Fundamental Engaging Skills: The Life of Freedom (Human Trafficking Resource Center)

Trauma Focused Narrative Therapy: The Life of Freedom (Human Trafficking Resource Center)

How to Explore Narratives from a Narrative Therapy Approach: Barry University

Identifying Signs of Sexual Abuse: EAB’s School of Education, Barry University              

Core Performance Standards for the new BSW students: School of Social Work, Barry University

Continued Community Engagement:  

Advisory board member to The Life of Freedom Center, a human trafficking resource and service provider where I serve as a clinical consultant, practitioner, and trainer to the community

Continuing Education/Certificates

EMDR Therapist, EMDRIA Trained, 2017

 How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness w/ Dr. Peter Levine, 2016

Trauma Informed Care Train the Trainer Certification, 2016

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, 2016

Human Trafficking Summit: 2015

Rapid Trauma Resolution w/Dr. Jon Connolly, 2015

Frontiers of Trauma w/ Bessel van der Kolk, Cape Cod, Mass 2014

Evolutionary Healing Center, Miami, Florida 2013

Working with Transgender & LGBTQ community, 2013

Evolutionary Healing Unified Therapy Treatment: A Break Through Re-regulation Therapy(unifying the body and mind)Coral Gables, Florida 2012

Trained in working with and presenting on Commercially Sexually Exploited Children(CSEC )Miami, Florida 2012

Trained outreach worker with CSEC population Miami, Florida-2012

Attachment Difficulties, Childhood Trauma, and Reactive Attachment Disorder University of Miami- 2011

Treating Adolescents and Families: Ackerman Institute for Families New York City, NY 2011


* If you would like to review my entire CV please click on the attached PDF.