2018 Trauma and Attachment Conference
Healing Complex Trauma Through Connection & Integration
The Attachment and Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing (ATTCH) is holding its 6th annual Trauma and Attachment Conference from March 19 - 23 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. The conference schedule is as follows: 8:30 registration, 9:00 opening remarks and welcome and keynote speakers from 9:05 - 4:30.
Join us to learn about leading approaches for treating trauma and promoting post-traumatic growth. This comprehensive conference will cover a range of topics such as:
- Understanding the foundations (including neurological, social, physiological, and psychological implications of trauma and attachment dysregulation)
- Phase-based clinical applications to promote healing and integration of trauma and attachment dysregulation
Day 1 & 2 ~ March 19 & 20, 2018 Foundational Stream:
Day 1 Understanding the Foundations of Trauma and Attachment
Day 2 Phase-Based Clinical Applications to Promote Healing and Integration of Trauma and Attachment Dysregulation – with presenter: Lori Gill
Day 1 & 2 ~ March 19 & 20, 2018 Advanced Stream (Recommended for those who have completed the above foundational training):
Day 1 Details to follow soon
Day 2 AM Details to follow soon
Day 2 PM Details to follow soon
Day 3 ~ March 21, 2018 Stephen J. Terrell, PsyD, SEP, Austin Attachment and Counseling Center, Co-Author of Nurturing Resilience: Helping Clients Move Forward from Developmental Trauma--An Integrative Somatic Approach, Co-Creator of Somatic Resilience and Regulation: Early Trauma and Creator of Transforming the Experience-Based Brain: A Somatic Model of Developmental Trauma
Day 4 ~ March 22, 2018 Carmen Richardson MSW, RSW, RCAT, REAT, Prairie Institute of Expressive Arts Therapy, Author of Expressive Arts Therapy for Traumatized Children and Adolescents: A Four-Phase Model
Day 5 ~March 23, 2018 Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed,Creator of Comprehensive Resource Model
More details to follow soon!
See below for full descriptions
Days 1 & 2 - March 19 & 20: Day 1 Understanding the Foundations of Trauma and Attachment & Day 2 Phase-Based Clinical Applications to Promote Healing and Integration of Trauma and Attachment Dysregulation with Lori Gill, Founder and Lead Trauma Therapist, Attachment and Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing
The fields of attachment and trauma research and intervention are growing rapidly. It is apparent that this is an area all clinicians can benefit from training in as it crosses all sectors and populations in some manner. However, we know that it can be difficult to keep up with all of the readings and resources. As this is our area of specialization, let us share what we have learned through our literature and research reviews and what we have effectively put into practice with you in an engaging and practical manner. This comprehensive two-day training will provide insight into current trauma, attachment, and neuroscience research ensuring an understanding of critical information and best practice strategies for working with trauma. This training will also help you to enhance your clinical skills and learn how you can add trauma regulation and attachment healing strategies to your repertoire.
Day 2 will focus on putting it into practice. Through this training participants will learn how to make historical connections, complete initial assessments, and formulate trauma-informed treatment planning. Participants will learn about phase-based treatment of complex trauma and review of best practice and evidence-based approaches will also be experienced.
Upon completion of training participants will have a strong understanding of:
- What it means to be trauma-informed at an organization, service system and societal level
- Core principles, guiding values and common language of trauma-informed care
- Understanding what is helpful vs. what is harmful
- The difference between trauma-informed and trauma-specific services
- Understanding top-down, bottom-up and integrative trauma treatment modalities
The Neuroscience of Trauma, Addictions, Mental Health and Violence
- How stress and trauma affect the brain, body and behaviour
- The role of attachment in self-regulation and the capacity for relationship
- The impact of attachment injuries on child development and adult health outcomes
- Attachment dynamics in health care and human services work
- The connection between trauma, addictions and violence
- The importance of worker self-regulation and self-care in providing attunement, therapeutic presence and co-regulation for clients and in mitigating the effects of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma
- Why trauma is a sensory experience
- Recognizing the signs of emotional and physical dysregulation
- Integration and how this relates to emotional and physiological regulation
- The use of sensory approaches to promote regulation and integration
Boundaries, Self-Compassion, and Healthy Relationships
- How trauma disrupts our boundaries and how we can learn to establish healthy boundaries
- Addressing unmet needs
- Shifting from false refuges to those that provide effective regulation
- The importance of self-compassion for forming and maintaining healthy relationships
- Differentiating intimacy from abuse
Both days will be rich with research, practical examples, case studies, experiential activities, and opportunities for self-reflection.
Day 1 - March 19 Advanced Clinical Stream (Full Day Experiential Session)
Day 2 - March 20 Advanced Clinical Stream (Morning session)
Day 2 - March 20 Advanced Clinical Stream (Afternoon session)
Day 3 - March 21
Day 4 - March 22 Carmen Richardson MSW, RSW, RCAT, REAT, Prairie Institute of Expressive Arts Therapy, Author of Expressive Arts Therapy for Traumatized Children and Adolescents: A Four-Phase Model
This workshop is based on a structured, four-phase expressive arts therapy (EXA) model of trauma treatment for children and adolescents. This treatment approach is grounded in attachment theory, neuroscience, the psychophysiology of trauma, expressive arts therapy and CBT. EXA, as a resource-oriented and body-focused therapy, invites clients to a sensory experience, which is central to treating key trauma reactions which promotes self-regulation. Includes lecture, viewing client art, and several hands on experiential exercises.
-Trauma & the Brain
-Trauma & Memory
-Trauma & the Body
What is Expressive Arts Therapy?
-Why Expressive Arts Fits for Trauma Treatment
A Resource-Oriented Perspective
The Four-Phase Model
Phase One - Initial Assessment
Phase Two - Cultivating Safety and Resources
Phase Three - Trauma Processing
Phase Four - Reclaiming, Reframing, Repairing, and Reorienting
1. Explore a hands-on, safe, structured approach to treating the effects of trauma.
2. Discuss structured, arts-based sensory interventions to effectively treat key trauma reactions in order to promote self regulation.
3. Apply varied expressive arts modalities with clear directions on how to implement these modalities at different phases of treatment.
4. Conduct a thoughtful analysis of ways for introducing expressive arts to clients, engaging clients with their art, being present to the art that is created, and working within a particular session structure that guides the treatment process.
5. Examine the process of using body-focused and sensory-based language and skills in the process of trauma treatment.
Day 5 - March 23, 2018 Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed,Creator of Comprehensive Resource Model
Please mail completed registration form to ATTCH, PO Box 10, St. Davids, ON L0S 1P0 or fax to (905) 262-0707. Alternatively payment can be sent via online banking etransfer to email@example.com or online electronic registration is available via this link. *Note an additional fee applies to online purchases to offset associated fees. There is no fee to complete an transfer through online banking. Full conference overview to follow shortly.
Registration *Price is inclusive of morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch on site
- Full 5-Day conference Early registration rate: $700+ taxes. After February 15, Regular Rate: $800.00 + taxes (Specify foundational or advanced stream)
- Day 1 & 2 Foundational Stream* Understanding the Foundations of Trauma and Attachment & Day 2 Phase-Based Clinical Applications to Promote Healing and Integration of Trauma and Attachment Dysregulation Early registration rate: $360.00 + taxes. After February 15, $460.00 + taxes
- Day 1 & 2 Advanced Stream (recommended for those who have completed core training above) Healing Energy; The Therapeutic Application of Adventure & Making "bad" decisions? Hot and Cold Decision-making and its relevance to psychotherapy and understanding behaviour Early registration rate: $360.00 + taxes. After February 15 $460.00 + taxes
- Day 3 only Childhood Abuse, Brain Development and Psychopathology Early registration rate: $250.00 + taxes. After February 15, Regular Rate: $300.00 + taxes
- Day 4 only Early registration rate: $250.00 + taxes. February 15, Regular Rate: $300.00 + taxes
- Day 5 only Early registration rate: $250.00 + taxes. February 15, Regular Rate: $300.00 + taxes
*Please note that the foundational stream Understanding the Foundations of Trauma and Attachment & Day 2 Phase-Based Clinical Applications to Promote Healing and Integration of Trauma and Attachment Dysregulation is a requirement for certification as a Trauma Specialist.
Full 5-Day Conference - 2018 Trauma and Attachment Conference - Advanced Stream (recommended for those who have completed foundational training)
Day 1 & Day 2 - March 19 & 20, 2018: Foundational Stream - Understanding the Foundations of Trauma and Attachment & Phase-Based Clinical Applications to Promote Healing and Integration of Trauma and Attachment Dysregulation with Lori Gill
Day 4 only, March 22, 2018 Carmen Richardson Expressive Arts Therapy for Traumatized Children and Adolescents: A Four-Phase Model