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Lizard Brain: How it impacts EVERY trauma treatment plan

...and what you can do about it

Robert Rhoton, PsyD, LPC, D.A.A.E.T.S.

For years, traditional mental health has placed the weight of good behavior on the shoulders of children.

When a child with behavior challenges enters our office, we instantly go into teach mode to tell them how to change their behaviors. Why? Because we don't know what else to do. 

But the child's behavior doesn't improve. It's not because they're willful, or bad, or even because they don't care. It's because the lasting impacts of trauma have the children in your practice stuck in "lizard brain." In this short video, I explain why lizard brain impacts every trauma treatment plan you create...

As therapists, we have to do things differently.

Throughout my career, I've challenged the status quo of traditional psychotherapy. Unsatisfied with the results I was seeing with my child and adolescent clients, I went in search of more effective solutions for permanently healing trauma. 

After years of research and testing, I discovered the answer is simple...

To improve behavior, we must boldly step away from traditional mental health strategies of working one-on-one with a child struggling with the toxic stress of trauma. Instead, we must treat the entire family, as one unit, in every session.

I’ve witnessed dramatic transformations and positive outcomes with hundreds of clients throughout my 17-year career as a Certified Family Trauma Professional.

Now you can experience the same results by learning the proven tools and strategies in my intensive Certified Family Trauma Professional (CFTP) Online Training

Don't wait to get started on this career-transforming course — Get started today!

Topic: Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study | Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) | Shame | Trauma | Trauma Treatment | Certified Family Trauma Professional

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 4:04:29 PM | posted by Rod
Dr. Rhoton's training is one of the best training packed full of good information that makes sense in my over 25 years of practice. This training would be good to include in all counselor training for any kind of counseling work. Rod Limb

Monday, March 5, 2018 12:49:48 PM | posted by Annia Salas
Thank you for the great analogy and the reminder to focus on what the client needs!