In this course entitled, Neurobiology to Inform Trauma Treatment Planning and Implementation, it examines the findings and applications of neurobiological research in ways that are intuitive and applicable to treatment planning and implementation. Every experience we have changes our brains, not just in childhood, but throughout the lifespan. Beginning to understand how this happens gives clinicians powerful tools to support healing in clients. For example, using neurobiological research to develop interventions can support children and youth to engage in treatment, build more trusting relationships, and place trauma into their past, setting them on a path to healing.
The human brain continues to grow and change from birth to death. A lot of development happens in childhood, but brain change never completely stops. No matter at what age trauma or treatment occurs, it impacts the brain. The earlier effective and informed treatment is accessed, the better the outcomes for the individual. This training aims to provide the tools to offer early, informed, and effective treatment planning and implementation.
Who Should Attend: This training is recommended for clinicians and practitioners who work with children and adolescents who have experienced early trauma or attachment disruptions in their lives. Therapists working with children and adolescents with unexplained dysregulation, oppositional behaviours, and difficulties with trust and attachment will find this training applicable to their work.
- Identify and describe the specific impacts of trauma and disrupted attachment on children’s neurological development.
- Learn about the resultant impact on children’s physical, emotional, behavioural and cognitive development and functioning.
- Use knowledge of neurological processes to assess traumatic impact and develop effective treatment plans for implementation.
- Implement specific tools, treatment modalities and therapeutic experiences to engage and provide effective treatment designed to help children and adolescents shift their neurological development in directions allowing for greater connection, healing, and growth.