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2-Day: Trauma and Attachment Certification Course


Faculty:
Lois Ehrmann
Duration:
2 Full Days
Format:
Audio and Video
Product Code:
LWC054660
Brochure Code:
PLW69093
Media Type:
Live Webcast


Description

Become a leader in the mental health field and elevate your practice with state-ofthe-art advancements for working with some of our toughest clients—children, adolescents and families suffering from trauma and attachment wounds.

Begin by watching Dr. Lois Ehrmann for this intensive 2-day live webcast Trauma and Attachment Certification Course and learn the most effective evidence-based therapeutic interventions for clients where the foundational blocks of attachment are fractured and at times not even there.

Let Dr. Ehrmann help you take your practice to the next level as she teaches you to integrate bottom up interventions rooted in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Attachment Focused Family Therapy, Bibliotherapy, Expressive Therapies, and Somatic Psychotherapy in your treatment of these clients.

You will learn cutting-edge interventions to:

  • Repair and recover your client’s trauma triggers, fears about connecting in relationships, self-destructive patterns, negative limiting beliefs and affect dysregulation
  • Unpack your client’s history and create a cohesive trauma narrative
  • Assess the strength and health of the parental/caregiver system
  • Assess your client’s Internal Working Model and attachment category
  • Operationalize core treatment goals into measurable objectives

Neuroscience revelations show us that healing in these areas require bottom up processes and not top down talk therapy processes. Through video case examples, video demonstration and thought-provoking lecture this intensive 2-day live webcast Trauma and Attachment Certification Course will make the latest research accessible and user-friendly and clearly link it to your clinical work.

Don’t miss this opportunity to become a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP).

Register today!

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  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.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.


Counselors

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South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Texas Counselors

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Marriage & Family Therapists

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New York Marriage & Family Therapists

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AOTA

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Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE Broker

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PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education.

 

PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

 

You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


California Psychologists

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Canadian Psychologists

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Florida Board of Psychology

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 12.6 continuing education credits.


Illinois Psychologists PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.
Kentucky Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Psychological Association and/or Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity will qualify for 12.5 contact hours.


Ohio Psychologists

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Social Workers

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Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 (Clinical Practice) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This course has been approved for 12.6 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This course has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This course has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

This intermediate activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Other Professions

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Faculty

Lois Ehrmann Related seminars and products: 3

PhD, LPC, NCC/ACS


Lois Ehrmann, PhD, LPC, NCC/ACS, is the founder & executive director of The Individual and Family Choices Program in State College, Pennsylvania. She has over 32 years of professional counseling experience and over 18 years of clinical supervision experience. She holds the following credentials: Clinical Supervisor (ACS) & National Certified Counselor (NCC), Registered ATTACh Clinician, Certified Attachment Focused Family Therapist, Certified IFS (CSL) Therapist, Certified EMDR Clinician & Approved Consultant (EMDRIA), and Certified Trauma Specialist (CTTS).

She is also an affiliated assistant professor at Penn State University in the Department of Counselor Education & Supervision since 2004. In the most recent years of teaching she has focused on skill development in masters level counselors and clinical supervision skills for doctoral level professional helpers. Lois is a sought after clinical supervisor in her geographic area and thoroughly enjoys teaching and mentoring new clinicians. 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Lois Ehrmann is founder and executive director of The Individual and Family CHOICES Program. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 

Non-financial: Lois Ehrmann has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

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Additional Resources

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Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Objectives

  1. Articulate the neurological impact of trauma on attachment in children and adolescents and how current research informs treatment planning.
  2. Differentiate between the clinical presentation of children and adolescents who exhibit insecure vs. secure vs. disorganized attachment.
  3. Implement trauma and attachment assessments to develop observable and measurable treatment plan goals.
  4. Implement the “internal working model” intervention to clarify the client’s attachment category to inform treatment planning.
  5. Operationalize the core treatment goals into measurable objectives in the treatment of trauma and attachment.
  6. Implement the Integrated Attachment and Trauma Timeline Strategy (IATTS) to organize and construct the client’s trauma narrative.
  7. Utilize the client’s trauma narrative to process attachment disruptions and trauma responses.
  8. Apply bilateral tapping to reduce the intensity of strong affect and/or to amplify a strength resource.
  9. Integrate elements of Internal Family Systems psychotherapy to map out a child’s problematic behavior and the parent’s responses to the behavior.
  10. Utilize bibliotherapy to teach children, adolescents and families the concepts of Internal Family Systems psychotherapy to improve treatment outcomes.
  11. Integrate resource tapping (EMDR) into Attachment Focused Family Therapy to increase the strength of attachment and healthy regulation in children, adolescents and families.
  12. Teach clients mindfulness-based breath work, guided imagery and sensory awareness to improve affect regulation.

Outline

Attachment Theory and Attachment Therapy

  • Recent influences in attachment theory and therapy
  • Attachment importance in the development of the healthy individual
  • Attachment styles vs. disorganized attachment
  • Neuroscience supporting bottom up therapeutic strategies
  • DSM-5®: Classification of trauma and stressor-related disorders

Neurological Impact of Trauma and Attachment

  • How the research informs treatment
  • Trauma is stored/stuck in the right hemisphere
  • Chronic activation of the fight/flight/freeze response (Amygdala issues)
  • The reason for the stuckness
  • Cortisol and its impact on cognitive impairment

Indicators of Trauma and Attachment Disruption

  • Common diagnostic mistakes
  • Characteristics of the children and adults
  • View attachment as a continuum

Assessments for Trauma and Attachment Wounds Case Studies and Video Sessions

  • Protocol to assess the strength and health of the parental/caregiver system
  • Most effective scales, measures and instruments
  • Methods to explain the Internal Working Model of the child to the parent/caregiver
  • Diagnostic considerations/Differential diagnosis
    • Complex Trauma, Complex PTSD, Developmental Trauma, Disorganized Attachment, Reactive Attachment Disorder

Translate Trauma and Attachment Goals into SMART Objectives

  • Core treatment goals
    • Relational factors between client/therapist and child/ parent/caregiver
    • Dismantling the individual’s unhealthy negative internal working model
    • Increase the level of affective mastery
    • Reduce distancing defenses Increase attachment within healthy relationships and for adults with their own children
    • Containment of rage anger and pain so that resolution can occur
  • How to operationalize goals into measurable objectives

The Integrated Attachment and Trauma Timeline Strategy (IATTS): Help Children and Families Unpack their History

  • A guide to move from assessment to treatment
  • Techniques to clarify and construct the client’s cohesive narrative
  • Methods to “chunk” overwhelming and disorganized historical material
  • Integrates with evidence-base treatment modalities
    • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
    • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
    • Attachment Focused Family Therapy
    • Bibliotherapy Expressive Therapies and Somatic Psychotherapy

BOTTOM UP TECHNIQUES: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER WITH PRACTICE TIME!

A Child Who Had No Safety: Case Study

  • A view of Attachment Focused Family Therapy
  • Healthy vs. disrupted attachment/bonding cycle
  • Intersubjectivity and Attunement: What being in sync does/does not look like
  • PACE: Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy
  • Co-regulation of affect and co-creation of experiences

When Traumatized Children are Broken into Many Parts: Case Study

  • Secure vs. anxious and avoidant attachment styles
  • Disorganized attachment: Recognize the signs
  • How attachment impacts parent-child dyads
  • Integrate IFS into Attachment Focused Family Therapy
  • Parts work through sand tray, art strategies and puppetry

Repair the Fracture with Adoptive Parents: Case Study

  • Clarify the trauma and negative internal working model
  • Parts mapping: Teach parts concepts to children and parents
  • Integrate Bibliotherapy into IFS
  • Assist parents how to engage in self-led parenting

Protecting Sibling and Self In Foster Care: Case Study

  • Protector parts activity/worksheet
  • Teach children to use their inner imagination to work with their part
  • Transform terror into trust

The Rage that Comes from Physical Abuse: Case Study

  • When children reenact the trauma of abuse
  • See the positive intention in all parts
  • Teach compassion, curiosity, calmness and connectedness through
  • Expressive therapies

Parts that Children Wall Off: Case Study

  • Terrified of being terrified
  • The freeze of the Fight Flight Freeze Trauma Response
  • Help children understand their own thoughts, feelings, behaviors and experiences

When Parents and Children Both Have Activated Parts: Case Study

  • Activation Parts Map: Z-Process
  • Naming and witnessing the activated parts
  • Helping the parts understand each other

Full of Rage with No Where to Go: Case Study

  • Integrate EMDR into Attachment Focused Family Therapy
  • Teach parents and children resource tapping and positive self-talk
  • Use tapping as part of imaginal nurturing
  • Calming and self-regulating strategies from EFT Naming feelings with bilateral drumming

Other Trauma Specific Evidence-base Treatment Modalities

  • What they are used for and why clients seem to respond well
  • Sensorimotor psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-based approaches including breath work and imagery
  • Biofeedback and EEG Biofeedback
  • Limitations of the related research and risks of each approach

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Certified Case Managers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Other Helping Professionals Who Work with Children

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