Attachment, Trauma and Dissociation in Children and Adolescents: Pieces of the Complex Trauma Puzzle
Total CE Credit Hours: 3
Course Info URL: http://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102393
About the Course:
Complex trauma is… well, complex. Complex trauma is the combined impacts of chronic or multiple traumas and disrupted attachment in early childhood. Often presenting with multiple diagnoses, multiple treatment failures, placement breakdowns, emotional or behavioral dysregulation, and dissociation, these young clients often get lost in the system. Therapists working with this population are struck by how little these children resemble those they were trained to treat. Neither training in childhood trauma nor training in attachment captures the presentations and treatment needs of this group of young people. The triad of trauma, disrupted attachment and dissociation each contributes aspects that can disrupt treatment and undermine supportive relationships if left unaddressed. This webinar explores a treatment approach designed to address all three of these pieces in the complex trauma puzzle.
April 26th, 2019
This course is recommended for psychologists, counselors, social workers, and other mental health professionals who seek knowledge about complex trauma in adolescents. It is appropriate for an intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.
Identify and use specific attachment focused techniques to enhance the attachment relationship between the child or adolescent and their attachment figure to support and facilitate further treatment
Identify and use specific techniques to assist the child or adolescent in working within the enhanced attachment relationship to achieve improved integration, coping skills and self-regulation
Identify and use specific integrative techniques with children and adolescents in the exploration of traumatic memory within the support of enhanced attachment relationships
Support children, adolescents, and their caregivers in returning to their developmental trajectory and creating a childhood beyond their complex trauma experiences.
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