Understanding Attachment and Using Trauma Informed Interventions to Treat Mental Health and Substance Use
Wednesday December 11, 2019
9:00am - 4:30pm
6 credit hours total:
- 6 NBCC approved credit hours
This training will draw from the bestseller book by Christina Reese, PhD, LCPC, Attachment: 60 Trauma-Informed Assessment and Treatment Interventions Across the Lifespan. If you want to quickly learn, understand, and treat attachment disorders, of clients at any age, this is the book to learn from! We'll begin with defining attachment and how brain science helps us understand the importance of attachment, attachment styles, the role trauma plays in attachment, and how to begin healing it.
Dr. Reese begins with "Attachment in Utero" and moves to "Attachment in Infancy" and on to childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, middle life, later life, and death and dying. We will look at attachment and diagnosis, including discussion of adoption and foster care. Lastly, we'll explore attachment and the therapeutic relationship, "role model and cheerleader". Dr Reese's book is filled with case studies to bring attachment and it's healing treatment to therapeutic life.
PURCHASE this book ahead of time for use in the workshop and bring it to the training as we will not have a powerpoint handout!
Peter Levine states, "Trauma is not who you are, it is what happened to you without an empathic witness." Having a secure attachment with a safe person is that empathic witness. You as a counselor may become that empathic witness as well as others in the client's life.
1. Develop and understanding of attachment across the lifespan through social and neuroscience and how it may be treated if healthy attachment was absent or lacking.
2. Identify symptoms of poor or no healthy attachment and how to treat it both as a counselor, in the client's family, and community.
Lunch, snacks, coffee, water, and tea are all included!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Presented by Linda Harrison, LPCS, CCS, MAC