Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs

Trafficking of Women and Girls


Course Description: Preventing the trafficking of women and girls is a complex problem that requires cross-disciplinary research, training and education, public awareness and new policies at every level of government, according to the report of a task force appointed by the American Psychological Association. According to the research, traffickers who recruit, transport and exploit women and girls range from a single individual to organized networks. Research indicates that traffickers use a variety of means to obtain victims, from brutalization and physical violence to establishing trusting relationships with potential victims or with victims’ families to ensnare and exploit them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss  awareness among psychologists about human trafficking
  • Analyze recommendations to enhance research, education and training, advocacy and public policy, public awareness, and practice as they pertain to the intersections of psychology and this social problem
  • Describe opportunities for psychologists to bring scientific rigor and research expertise to bear on policy, service provision, and an understanding of the dynamics of trafficking

Course Components:

  • Online text (included)
  • Multiple choice online exam (included)
  • Electronic certificate of completion (free)

Course Credit(s): 5 CE Credits or Hours

Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)

Course Schedule: Self-paced

Course Author(s): Nancy M. Sidun, PsyD, ABPP, ATR, Deborah L. Hume, PhD, AnnJanette Alejano-Steele, PhD, Mary C. Burke, PhD, and Michelle Contreras, PsyD

Content Publisher(s): American Psychological Association

Course Author(s) Qualifications:

Dr. Sidun is a clinical psychologist. She is currently the supervising clinical psychologist and director of training for Kaiser Permanente-Hawaii.

Dr. Hume is Associate Teaching Professor at School of Health Professional, University of Missouri.

Dr. Alejano-Steele is Professor in the departments of psychology and women's studies at Metropolitan State College of Denver. She was the former director for the Institute for Women’s Studies and Services between 2006 and 2009, and has been at Metro State since 1996.

Dr. Burke is a Professor of Psychology at Carlow University and serves as the Program Director for the Doctoral Program in Counseling Psychology.

Dr. Contreras is a core faculty member in the Counseling Department, William James College. 

Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced

CEmobile, LLC, #1558, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 5/2/2018-5/2/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 5 clinical continuing education clock hours.

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