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Seminar Detail

Trauma & Attachment: Effective Treatment Strategies for Helping Challenging Clients

Where:
WOBURN, MA
When:
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Join trauma and attachment expert, Allison Krauss-Randall, LCSW, in this cutting-edge seminar as she teaches you concepts and skills necessary to facilitate positive change with challenging clients with trauma and/or attachment wounds. You will learn effective assessment and therapeutic techniques for children, adults and couples, based on the latest research in neurobiology, trauma and attachment therapy, and resilience.

Demonstrations, case studies and role plays will illustrate how various interventions promote change and healing with the following issues:
  • Beliefs and attitudes
  • Attachment security in children and adults
  • Traumatic emotions, behaviors, mindsets, and brain/biochemistry
  • Self-regulation
  • Communication and resilience
  • Family dynamics
  • Controlling defiant and resistance clients
Through case studies, presentation and discussion, you will leave this seminar with practical and effective techniques you can use to help clients achieve symptom reduction, fulfilling lives and meaningful relationships.
Objectives:

  1. Determine the psychological, social, cognitive, and biological aspects of trauma and attachment disorder.
  2. Develop effective individual and relationship-based assessment tools and methods.
  3. Provide skill-based and experiential techniques to improve emotional dysregulation, core beliefs, brain wiring and biochemistry, PTSD symptoms and relationship patterns.
  4. Incorporate the Attachment Communication Training to foster effective communication, conflict-management and secure attachment.
  5. Explore how traumatized and resistant individuals can achieve positive personal and relationship goals, including posttraumatic growth.
  6. Create secure and fulfilling relationships by facilitating limbic resonance and attachment security.
OUTLINE

Part I: Assessment
  • Symptoms of trauma
  • Symptoms of attachment disorder
  • Traumatized brain and biochemistry
  • Core beliefs and expectations attachment styles
  • Life script: Psychosocial history and relationship patterns
Part II: Treatment Interventions Structure
  • Synergistic Trauma and Attachment Therapy (STAT™) Model
  • 3-step treatment process
  • Integrative approach: mind-body-spirit
Experiential and Skill-Based Interventions
  • Facilitate emotional and neurobiological connections
  • Foster trust and secure attachments
  • Heal interpersonal trauma to self-acceptance
  • Confront traumatic events: move from victim to survivor
  • Change negative beliefs and narratives
  • Resolve anger, fear, shame and loss
  • Exposure Therapy to alleviate trauma and PTSD symptoms
  • Forgiveness to let go and move on
Posttraumatic Growth: Recovery and Resilience
  • Positive psychology
  • Instill optimism and hope
  • Gratitude and positive emotions
  • A sense of meaning and purpose
  • Use signature strengths
  • Enhance relationships and social support
  • Self-esteem and self-efficacy
  • Volunteering and giving
Improve Relationships
  • Strengthen the hardwired need for a safe emotional bond
  • The language of attachment
  • Change attachment patterns: withdraw-cling, blame-distance, criticize-defend
  • Attachment Communication Training: Constructive communication, problem-solving and conflict management skills
  • Sensory Processing and fulfillment of attachment needs
Therapeutic Goals
  • Develop positive core beliefs
  • Resolve loss and grief
  • Promote safe and secure attachments
  • Alleviate anxiety, depression, shame, and “victim mindset”
  • Reduce biochemistry of trauma
  • Stress management skills
  • Constructive parenting skills
  • Supportive and fulfilling family relationships
  • Mitigate defensiveness, enhance motivation and cooperation

ALLISON KRAUSS-RANDALL, LCSW

Allison Krauss-Randall, LCSW, is a graduate of Widener University with a Masters of Social Work. For over 10 years, she has had a successful private practice in Wilmington, Delaware where she specializes in grief, trauma, attachment and loss working with both children and families. Prior to this, Allison worked with agencies providing grief and loss support to children and adults as well as worked at the Division of the Family Services.

Allison is an expert in the field of attachment and childhood trauma and for the last 5 years, has completed over a hundred assessments for children in foster care and their caregivers to determine attachment and caregiver strengths that can help mitigate attachment and early trauma issues. Allison has provided trainings and consultations for agencies and professionals in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware regarding children and teens who have experienced trauma, grief and attachment issues.

She has been published in Fostering Families magazine, a publication for foster parents and providers. She has presented at Attach, a national conference focusing on attachment and trauma involving children. Allison is on the Board of Directors of ACT (About Child Trauma) and is dedicated to helping children heal from early trauma and supporting their families as they navigate through the difficult, but ultimately rewarding, process.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Allison Krauss-Randall is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Allison Krauss-Randall serves on the Board of Directors for About Child Trauma (ACT).
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