Human Trafficking: Risk Factors, Characteristics, and Warning Signs

Thursday, 18 August 2022 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT

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Thursday, 18 August 2022 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT

HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Risk Factors, Characteristics, and Warning Signs

Presented by Claire Openshaw, Ph.D., LCPC


Thursday, August 18th (11am-1pm CST) 


Event held online via Zoom. Link to access sent by Eventzilla upon registration.


 When attended in full, offers 2.0 CEs for Psychologists, 2.0 CA BBS CUEs for MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs,  2.0 IL CEUs for Counselors and Social Workers, or 2.0 NBCC Clock Hour


Workshop Description:

Human trafficking refers to the exploitation of an individual using force, fraud, or coercion. It is said that it is the third most profitable crime in the world (Global Financial Integrity, 2017). This has been further exacerbated due to the social and economic stress from the pandemic (U.S. Department of State, 2021). Although, anyone is susceptible to human trafficking, traffickers have been found to specifically target vulnerable populations(UN, 2008).  


Misconceptions about trafficking isa significant impediment in identifying victims (Logan et al., 2009). To make identification more difficult, victims typically do not recognize their exploitation (Brown, 2008).This event will discuss the risk factors, characteristics of the traffickers, and warning signs trafficking.


Learning Objectives:

After attending this introductory-level program, participants will be able to:
Part 1:
+ Define human trafficking and its forms
+ Identify the prevalence and impact of human trafficking
+ Examine the risk factors and warning signs of human trafficking

Program Standards and Goals:

This program meets APA’s continuing education Standard 1.3:
Program content focuses on topics related to psychological practice, education, or research other than application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that are supported by contemporary scholarship grounded in established research procedures.
This program meets APA's continuing education Goal 2:
Program will enable psychologists to keep pace with the most current scientific evidence regarding assessment, prevention, intervention, and/or education as well as important relevant legal, statutory, leadership, or regulatory issues.

Workshop Pricing:

General Admission - Part 1 (August 18, 2022) -- $40.00

TCSPP Students/Staff- $20.00


TCSPP Students and Staff should email 


Armstrong, S., Greenbaum, V. J., López, C., & Barroso, J. (2019). Preparedness to identify and care for trafficked persons in South Carolina Hospitals: A State-Wide Exploration. Journal of Human Trafficking, 1-28. 


Cowell, J. M. (2014). Commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors as child abuse. The Journal of School Nursing, 30, 87, 87-88. doi: 10.1177/1059840514524732 


Fraley, H. E, Aronowitz, T., Stoklosa, H. M. (2020). Systematic Review of Human Trafficking Educational Interventions for Health Care Providers.?Western Journal of Nursing Research,42(2), 131-142. https//doi:10.1177/0193945919837366 


Moore, J. L., Houck, C., Hirway, P., Barron, C. E., & Goldberg, A. P. (2017).  


Ross, C., Dimitrova, S., Howard, L. M., Dewey, M., Zimmerman, C., & Oram, S. (2015). Human trafficking and health: a cross-sectional survey of NHS professionals' contact with victims of human trafficking. Retrieved from 


Trafficking?experiences and psychosocial features of domestic minor sex trafficking victims.?Journal?of Interpersonal Violence. doi:0886260517703373. 


Thompson, J., & Haley, M. (2018). Human trafficking: Preparing counselors to work with survivors.?International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 1-12. 


Registration & Fees:

 General Admission - Part 1 (August 18, 2022) -- $40.00

TCSPP Students/Staff- $20.00


TCSPP Students and Staff should email 

Refund Policy:

100% of tuition is refundable up to 48 hours before the program. Within 48 hours of the program there will be no refunds.


Continuing Education:

Target Audience: All mental health disciplines. Graduate students welcome.

Psychologists. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 2.0 continuing education credits. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.

Social Workers. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 2.0 hours of continuing education. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to provide continuing education programming for social workers. License Number: 159.001036

Participation Certificate. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is able to provide students and other participants who simply wish to have documentation of their attendance at the program a participation certificate.

Non Psychologists. Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by the American Psychological Association, but non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is acceptable.


*Participants must attend 100% of the program in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance.



The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Cancellation policy

Refund Policy: 100% of tuition is refundable up to 48 hours before the program. Within 48 hours of the program, tuition is nonrefundable.

Office of Continuing Education

Claire Openshaw, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor/Clinical Counselor

Dr. Claire Openshaw is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision. She is an Assistant Professor and a Clinical Counselor. Dr. Openshaw has worked with individuals in outpatient, intensive outpatient, and inpatient settings conducting individual, couple, family, and group therapy, as well as case management services. She is also a QPR and Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Dr. Openshaw has conducted research on the topic of human trafficking and has presented nationally and internationally in the areas of, human rights, trafficking, sexual misconduct, ethics, addiction, and youth suicide.

About Claire Openshaw, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor/Clinical Counselor

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