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Digital Seminar

2-Day Certified Family Trauma Professional Training: Clinical Tools for Treating Intergenerational Trauma in Children, Adolescents, and Families

Támara Hill, NCC, CCTP, LPC
Approx. 12 Hours
Oct 17, 2024
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Intergenerational trauma passes patterns of pain and suffering from parent to child.

To effectively treat trauma in the kids and teens you work with, you must first unravel the intricate tapestry of intergenerational trauma that lies at their families’ core.

Now in this all-new training, you’ll learn to master a treatment blueprint to break the cycle of pain…

and establish yourself as a trusted Certified Family Trauma Professional (CFTP)!

You’ll join board certified trauma therapist and author Támara Hill. She’s specialized in treating children, adolescents and their families for over a decade. In this training, she’ll make it simple for you to get the essential skills and clinical tools needed to effectively address trauma in young clients and their family systems.

From intake, assessment and understanding the dynamics of family trauma to implementing evidence-based interventions from TF-CBT, EMDR, Family Systems Therapy and more

…she’ll show you exactly how to create a safe and nurturing therapeutic environment, cultivate resilience, and empower families to rewrite their narratives with strength and hope.

Dr. Hill will share all she’s learned and provide you detailed step-by-step instruction so you know exactly what to do every step of the way.

You’ll finish this course ready to:

  • Use evidence-based assessments for children and adolescents
  • Safely stabilize families in crisis for treatment
  • Identify behaviors, mindsets, and feelings common in dysfunctional family systems
  • Use clinical tools designed to address hidden patterns of intergenerational trauma
  • Help kids use their strengths for improvements at home and school
  • And much more!

Don’t miss this chance to transform your practice and make a lasting impact on the lives of children and families affected by trauma.

Start your journey towards becoming a Certified Family Trauma Professional today!


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All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

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Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


Támara Hill, NCC, CCTP, LPC's Profile

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Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC, is a licensed clinical child and family therapist, and an internationally/board-certified trauma therapist who specializes in treating children, adolescents, and families who suffer from mood disorders, unresolved trauma, and disruptive behavioral disorders. She also provides consultations and works with young and older adults struggling with grief and loss or life transitions. Ms. Hill strives to help clients to realize and actualize their strengths in their home environments and in the relationships within the community. She’s recognized for her popular YouTube channel on family trauma, for corresponding literary works, as well as appearances on radio and other media platforms. She is an international and keynote speaker, family consultant, and author with New Harbinger Publications. She is founder of Anchored Child & Family Counseling in Pittsburgh, PA.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Tamara Hill maintains a private practice and receives compensation from MDLIVE and Cerebral as a contractor. She receives royalties as a published author. Tamara Hill receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Tamara Hill has no relevant non-financial relationships.

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  1. Integrate the neurobiological mechanisms underlying childhood maltreatment-related psychiatric disorders into clinical practice. 
  2. Use ACEs, CAPS-CA-5, CATS, and Childhood Trauma Screen to measure symptomatology in traumatized children and adolescents. 
  3. Describe the role of family-level psychosocial factors in mediating and moderating the intergenerational transmission of trauma. 
  4. Evaluate the relationship between family dysfunction and individuals assuming certain roles.  
  5. Analyze research findings on the role of caregiver perceptions of trauma and psychopathology in mediating improvement in children’s symptoms. 
  6. Identify how structural racism and cumulative trauma serve as drivers of the intergenerational transmission of trauma. 
  7. Identify the components of a dysfunctional family system and the behaviors, mindsets, and feelings that are common in these families.  
  8. Determine how insecure attachments impact families of individuals with substance abuse concerns. 
  9. Examine the mechanisms of intergenerational transmission of violence and trauma to inform intervention strategies for children and families.   
  10. Evaluate the effectiveness of TF-CBT in treating children and adolescents who have experienced family trauma. 
  11. Analyze the support for using EMDR therapy as a promising psychotherapeutic approach for treating PTSD and comorbid symptoms in young individuals. 
  12. Use the structural family therapy techniques of reframing and enactments to intervene in maladaptive family interactions.


The Neurobiology of Trauma Made Simple

  • Epidemiology, Epigenetics, and Heritability of Trauma
  • Biological Predispositions and Their Impact on Adaptive and Maladaptive Behaviors
  • The Role of the Amygdala, Limbic System, and Hippocampus in Trauma Responses

DSM-5® Classification of Trauma & Stressor-Related Disorders

  • PTSD
  • Chronic and Acute Stress
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Depression and Anxiety

Using Evidence-Based Assessment Instruments with Children and Adolescents

  • ACEs Questionnaire
  • DSM-5 – Severity Measure
  • The Clinician Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5 Child and Adolescent Version (CAPS-CA-5)
  • Acute Stress Checklist for Children (ASC-Kids)
  • The Child and Adolescent Trauma Screen (CATS) Questionnaire
  • PHQ – Teen Modified Version
  • The Child PTSD Symptom Scale for DSM-5 (CPSS-5)
  • The Child Trauma Screen (CTS)

Unraveling Intergenerational Trauma and the Trauma Tapestry in Families

  • Intergenerational Trauma: How Trauma is Passed Down
  • Complex PTSD and the Persistence of Trauma Symptoms
  • Unresolved Trauma, Mental Health Challenges, Substance Abuse, and Family Dynamics
  • Roles Within Families and Their Contribution to Trauma Dynamics

Navigating Culture and Race in Family Trauma

  • Address BIPOC Family Trauma and the Unique Challenges Faced by Marginalized Communities
  • Explore Racial Trauma and Its Impact on Family Systems
  • Discuss Cultural Comfort and Its Influence on Motivation, Fear, and Anxiety

Stabilizing Children and Families for Treatment

  • School-Based Interventions and Collaborating with Schools to Provide Support
  • EAPs, Counseling Services, Financial Assistance, and Workplace Accommodations
  • Community-Based Short-Term Programs in Providing Support and Stabilization for Families in Crisis
  • Wraparound Services to Address the Multifaceted Needs of Families Affected by Trauma

Treat Trauma in Children, Teens and Caregivers from a Family-Based Perspective: Trusted Treatment Models and Additional Considerations

  • TF-CBT for Trauma Narration and Processing
  • EMDR Therapy Techniques to Reprocess Traumatic Memories
  • Using Family Systems to Identify and Address Dysfunctional Communication Patterns
  • Applying Structural Family Therapy Strategies to Establish Clear Boundaries
  • Research, Risks and Treatment Limitations
  • Indications and Contraindications
  • Additional Clinical Considerations in the Resolution of Family Trauma

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Professionals Who Work within the Mental Health Fields

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