Seminar Detail

Trauma & Attachment: Effective Treatment Strategies for Helping Challenging Clients
Trauma & Attachment: Effective Treatment Strategies for Helping Challenging Clients

Where:   FAIRFAX, VA

When:  Monday, August 12, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Join Kathryn Seifert, PhD, 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 resistant 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 disorders as it relates to clinical treatment.
  2. Develop an assessment plan to effectively identify your client’s history for trauma and attachment wounds.
  3. Provide techniques to improve your client’s emotional regulation skills, reframe core beliefs and improve interpersonal skills.
  4. Incorporate the Attachment Communication Training to foster effective communication, conflict management and secure attachment for your clients.
  5. Develop strategies to help your clients achieve posttraumatic growth including the creation of positive personal and relationship goals.
  6. Teach your clients, in-session, how to achieve secure and fulfilling relationships by facilitating attachment security.
OUTLINE

Part I: Assessment
  • Symptoms of trauma
  • Symptoms of attachment disorder
  • Traumatized brain and biochemistry
  • Core beliefs and expectations attachment styles
  • Lift 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
Target Audience

  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

KATHRYN SEIFERT, PH.D.

Kathryn Seifert, Ph.D., is a psychologist in Maryland and the founder and executive director of Eastern Shore Psychological Services. She has worked for over 30 years successfully assessing and treating trauma and attachment problems. She now trains and supervises therapists who are assessing and treating maltreated children. Dr. Seifert has lectured both nationally and internationally and provides training on trauma, symptoms of trauma and attachment issues. She has written more than 60 articles on these topics, as well.

Dr. Seifert is an internationally-recognized expert in the assessment and treatment of youth with trauma and attachment problems and their families. She has appeared on CNN, Discover ID and Fox News, and consults with numerous public agencies. Dr. Seifert testifies in courts as an expert on the maltreatment of children. She has a blog, Stop the Cycle, on Psychologytoday.com with over a half-million readers.

She has written two books, How Children Become Violent (Acanthus, 2006) and Youth Violence: Theory, Prevention, and Intervention (Springer, 2015). In these two books, she wrote about the groundbreaking research such as the ACE’s research out of the CDC, connecting child maltreatment, delays in the development of coping skills, and youthful violent behaviors. In addition to these books and numerous ebooks, Dr. Seifert has developed the CARE-2, Child and Adolescent Risk/Needs Evaluation. The CARE-2 builds on the work in her books by creating a method to develop effective treatment plans for traumatized children whose symptoms included aggression and difficulty in relationships with others.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Kathryn Seifert is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Eastern Shore Psychological Services; and CARE-2, LLC. She receives royalties as an author of Acanthus Publishing and Springer Publishing. Dr. Seifert receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Kathryn Seifert is a member of the American Psychological Association; and the Maryland Psychological Association. She writes a blog, Stop the Cycle, on Psychologytoday.com.
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Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Counselors (NBCC)
Trauma & Attachment: Effective Treatment Strategies for Helping Challenging Clients has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. PESI, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3246. PESI is offering this activity for 6.5 clock hours of continuing education credit.

District of Columbia Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 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.

Maryland Counselors: This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the NAADAC. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board.

Virginia Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 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.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


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Psychologists
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Pennsylvania Psychologists: CE credit is available. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PSY000211. PESI maintains responsibility for the program(s). This program qualifies for 6.25 continuing education hours.


Social Workers
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Florida Social Workers: 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 6.25 continuing education credits.


Other Professions
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