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Trauma Assessment & Treatment Certificate
Assessment and Treatment Planning
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Children raised by nurturing and stable caregivers develop healthy attachments and a secure sense of self. Children raised in neglectful, abusive or unpredictable environments are at risk of developing attachment disorders and deficits in brain development. Such children present with oppositional, impulsive, aggressive and mistrustful behavior. They have poor affect regulation and an inability to trust and care for others, and are often very difficult to reach and to treat. These are the children who challenge and drain the resources of parents, caregivers and professionals.
This 6-day training, intended for clinicians who provide ongoing support to traumatized children and youth, will provide a current and comprehensive understanding of trauma. This knowledge has the potential to dramatically alter how we work. Material covered applies to a variety of trauma experiences, including those who have experienced physical abuse and children who have witnessed violence.
Participants will also be introduced to models of assessment and treatment. Effective treatment planning is dependent on an assessment of the impact of the event, and takes into account how the event is experienced and the developmental context in which the experiences occur. Trauma theory (Hindman, Vanderkolk, Janoff-Bullman) assists the clinician in identifying and responding to these unique effects and key emotional belief systems.
1) Describe attachment theory and brain development and the resulting impact of trauma on attachment and personality development.
2) Describe models of assessment and treatment
3) Analyze how the event is experienced and the developmental context in which the experiences occur impacts on treatment planning.
4) Describe T.A.G (Trauma Assessment General), a practical data collection method.
5) Utilize information gained in assessment and the developmental context to determine treatment needs.
6) Explain specific tools to enable the clinician to understand the unique effects of a traumatic experience on an individual client.
2 sessions x 3 days each. Participants must attend all 6 days to receive a Certificate.
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