Family loss, abuse, neglect, and complex developmental trauma erode trust in self and others causing attachment ruptures. Children and adolescents are at higher risk of impact due to their dependence on others to meet their needs, making them even more vulnerable!
Without proper intervention, these ruptures will greatly impact a child’s overall safety, and their ability to connect with others is jeopardized.
Watch Dana Wyss, PhD, author and expert in complex trauma, to delve deeper into the impact of these attachment ruptures that lead to lack of trust, anger/rage, anxiety, self-injury, aggression toward others, and suicidal ideation. You’ll learn how to:
Through experiential practice that supports resiliency, imagination, and identity, you’ll master activities to build critical thinking, nonverbal and verbal expression to immediately support attachment repair!
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Dr. Wyss is a board-certified art therapist, a marriage and family therapist, holds a doctorate in expressive therapies, and is the coauthor of The Invisible String Workbook. As Director of Training at a psychiatric hospital, secure group home, and non-public school Dr. Wyss specializes in clinical supervision, staff training, and treatment of complex developmental trauma. Her expressive therapies background has led her to create individual and group programs integrating art, music, poetry, dance and animal assisted therapy in the healing process for clients and the self-care of staff. She has a passion for helping individuals reconnect with their passion, creativity, and hope. Dr. Wyss is a national trainer and consultant for The Center for Trauma Training and a state-wide trainer and consultant to provide workshops and raise awareness of commercial sexual exploitation of children and young adults.
Dr. Wyss received her undergraduate education from Florida State University where her studies focused on Psychology, Art, and English. After a few years traveling the world she settled in Southern California working as a group leader for children with complex developmental trauma. She then pursued a master’s degree from Loyola Marymount University where she learned the true healing nature of expressive therapies. Dr. Wyss worked and created art throughout the next few years. Her love of art, research, and desire to expand her education led her to Lesley University where she completed her doctorate. Although she has many research interests, her current research focuses are using art-based research to build empathy and understanding for self-injurious behaviors, the use of exotic animal assisted therapy in residential treatment, and the impact and effect of non-traditional materials in art therapy sessions and group therapy. Dr. Wyss currently resides in Southern California where she continues to love to travel the world and create her own art for self-care and healing.
Financial: Dana Wyss is the director of training at Star View Adolescent Center and faculty member at West Valley College and Title IV-E. Ms. Wyss is a consultant and trainer at Nola Brantley Speaks and Center for Trauma Training. She an exam writer at ATCB and reviewer for both ATCB and Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education and Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Ms. Wyss receives royalties from Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Dana Wyss is a member of AATA, SOCAL AATA, CAMFT, APT, and Southern California Trainers Network.
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