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The ACE’s study shed light on the epidemic of childhood trauma and the need for more effective intervention. This seminar focuses on the neural bases of childhood (developmental/complex) trauma and the sequelae of such trauma, and provides roadmaps for treating developmental/complex trauma in both adult survivors of childhood trauma, and traumatized children. Skills for helping clients recover from trauma and build resilience will also be emphasized. Electronic handouts detailing how to conduct each technique will be provided to participants.
Objectives for Trauma and the Brain:
a). Name three brain changes that can occur with childhood trauma.
b). State at least one way childhood trauma is different from adult-only trauma.
c). Name at least two critical periods of attachment.
d). Practice at least two techniques that can help adult clients recover from developmental trauma.
e). Practice at least two techniques that can help child clients recover from developmental trauma.
f). Discuss the “order of operations” for trauma treatment when addressing developmental trauma.
The target audience for this event includes psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed counselors, MFT’s, and other clinical mental health professionals.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Instructor(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA
Material Author(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA
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