Lunch & Learn — Children and Trauma: Active Interviewing Skills

  • Fri, August 16, 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Women's City Club of Pasadena, 160 N. Oakland, Pasadena, CA 91101


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Lunch and Learn:

Children and Trauma:
Active Interviewing Skills

featuring a presentation by
Monica Borunda, LMFT 

 Friday, August 16, 2019

12:00pm - 1:30pm at:

160 N. Oakland, Pasadena, CA 91101

(Women's City Club of Pasadena)

Join us for a unique presentation discussion by Monica Borunda, Child Forensic Interview Specialist and Trainer & MFT. Monica will be discussing how children and adults come to disclose their abuse, and how clinicians can utilize interview tools to support and nurture their process. Developing a supportive, non-judgmental, and empathic relationship, children are able to work out their big feelings and learn ways to deal with them more effectively. Monica will also share her knowledge on Children's Advocacy Centers & Forensic Interviewing.

About the Speaker

Monica Borunda is a bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, adjunct faculty at California State University Los Angeles, and a Child Forensic Interview Specialist and Trainer.

Monica has been teaching in the School-Based Family Counseling/Marriage and Family Therapy program at CSULA for 11 years, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate students. She focuses on helping soon-to-be professionals in the fields of social work, criminal justice, counseling, teaching, nursing, and other fields to have a better understanding of children, trauma, identify and advocating for children in their future jobs. Monica has also been providing parenting workshops in Spanish for 13 years for the Lamar Mayer Learning Center, which is on the CSULA campus.

Monica has also been a Child Forensic Interviewer for 14 years. She currently conducts forensic interviews at the Children’s Advocacy Center in Covina and is an instructor for the California Child Forensic Interview Training.

She has been an invited speaker at conferences and workshops; the most recent being the California Sexual Assault Investigators Conference this past March in Pismo Beach.

In addition, Monica sees children, adults, and families in private practice in the city of Pasadena. Monica is currently serving on the Board of the California Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. 

Located at the Women's City Club of Pasadena, there is free parking in the lot provided or street parking available. The $25 fee includes lunch and informational session. Register today! We look forward to seeing you there.

About the Lunch & Learn Program

The Lunch and Learn Speaker Series was created in 2017 in response to feedback from members who participated in our membership opinion survey. Every other month, we gather in Pasadena. Each meeting features a 20-25 minute program covering various topics relevant to our profession. During this luncheon, members have the opportunity to socialize and network, promote their businesses and, of course, enjoy a delicious meal.

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