This course will introduce attendees to how trauma affects development of the brain and what that means for early attachment and attunement issues. We will look at trauma and the neuroscience of development, how trauma interferes with our ability to connect in a healthy way, and what we know about brain plasticity and how it can be used to heal psychological trauma. Attendees will be given real world examples in addition to learning new techniques for working with the plasticity of the brain to begin repair.
a). Practice assessing trauma in children
b). State at least two resilience factors
c). Identify and apply methods to foster attachment and attunement
d). Name at least two specific methods in mindfulness and self-regulation to help children and adults begin repair work
e). Practice specific strategies to assist in learning and behavioral change in challenging cases
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Instructor(s): Robert Cox, LPC
Material Author(s): Robert Cox, LPC
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