Seminar Detail

Trauma & Attachment: Effective Treatment Strategies for Helping Challenging Clients
Where:
ALBANY, NY
When:
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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$249.99
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Location

HILTON GARDEN INN ALBANY/SUNY AREA
1389 WASHINGTON AVE
ALBANY, NY 12206
Phone:  518-453-1300
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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 one of the leading experts in the fields of multi-victim violence, bullying, trauma and mental health related violence in the United States. Dr. Seifert specializes in the assessment and treatment of individuals who are at risk for violence and those who are emotionally disturbed, behaviorally disordered, victimized, delinquent, and/or suffering from attachment disorders.

Dr. Seifert has appeared on CNN, Discover ID, and Fox News and consults with numerous public agencies. She testifies in courts as an expert on the maltreatment of children and has a blog, Stop the Cycle, on Psychologytoday.com with over a half million readers.

Dr. Seifert 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. Dr. Seifert also developed the CARE-2, Child and Adolescent Risk/Needs Evaluation.



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.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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, or questions on home study credit availability, 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.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




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.

Connecticut Addiction Counselors: Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 6.25 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.

New York Addiction Professionals: This course has been approved by OASAS for 6.25 clock hours toward Initial Credentialing for Section # 1 or Section # 2 or Renewal for CASAC, or CPP or CPS. Board required certificates will be sent after the program.


Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Connecticut 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.

Massachusetts Counselors: CE credit is available. This program has been approved for 6.25 1 MaMHCA/MMCEP hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 262 CMR. Expires: 02/24/2021. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

New York Counselors: CE credit is available. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Vermont Counselors: CE credit is available. This activity is approved by the Board of Allied Mental Health Practitioners (BAMHP) for 6.25 continuing education credits.


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.

Massachusetts Marriage & Family Therapists: This activity has been certified by NEAFAST on behalf of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health & Human Services Professions, for LMFT professional continuing education. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.

New York Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Psychiatrists
PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Psychologists
This live activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline and the certificate of completion you receive from this live activity. Contact us for more information on your state board or organization specific filing requirements. American Psychological Association credits are not available.

New York Psychologists: This live activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction and is related to the practice of psychology.

Vermont Psychologists: CE credit is available. This activity is approved by the Board of Psychological Examiners for 6.25 continuing education credits.


Social Workers
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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 this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

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 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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