Healing Trauma through Sensory Integration and Occupational Therapy Treatment
Attend this two-part workshop to learn more about the synergy between attachment therapy and sensory interventions. How do we know we are only dealing with a tactile and auditory sensitivity or whether the stresses of attachment difficulties are causing these heightened sensory responses? How are we utilizing our therapeutic selves to foster trusting relationships in children? We will review how attachment and sensory integration theories can be used in tandem to reach children with complex sensory and emotional challenges. Other points of discussion include resources for additional information, assessment suggestions, and intervention techniques.
Faith Communities as a Source of Healing and Connection
Join ATTACh for a webinar conducted by Sally Ankerfelt and Susan David of GIFT (Growing Intentional Families Together).
For many families, a faith community is considered an important source of support and healing. Discover how faith communities can build on their current practices to gain new awareness and skills, creating a safe, enriching environment for families, children and individuals living or working with attachment disturbances. Participants will be able to: (1) Describe three faith community practices that are considered in the study of interpersonal neurobiology; (2) Identify three or more current practices of your faith community that can assist in supporting healing and connection; (3) Identify any of your faith community’s current practices that do not support healing and connection; (4) Create a preliminary plan for designing new faith community practices that specifically support healthy attachment; (5) Discuss ways to introduce new strategies to your faith leadership; (6) Practice at least two new skills that address the needs of children and families living with challenging attachment adaptations.
From Chaos to Calm: Why Behavior Modification Doesn’t Work with Our Kids, and What Does Part with Juli Alvarado
Bringing back the joy in parenting!
Through the lens of mindful and trauma sensitive care, we will explore the attachment challenged child’s view of the world, life, love, family and relationships. We will find answers to the questions; ‘why does my child do what she does?’, ‘how can I more effectively engage with my child?’, and ‘how do I maintain my sanity while doing so?’
Other topics that will be briefly explored:
-The impact of shame in healing
-Brain based restoration of emotional regulation
-Sensory based interactions that bring healing
Attachment Therapy: Key Practices for Treating Children & Families
This six-part professional training is based on our book, The Attachment Therapy Companion: Key Practices for Treating Children and Families. The presenter is Mary-Jo Land, former ATTACh Board President. Mary-Jo Land is a Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Play Therapist, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapist, Attachment-Focused Therapist, Consultant and Trainer and a Level 1 Sensorimotor Psychotherapist. She practices in Southern Ontario.
The training will begin by looking at Attachment Theory, assumptions and the core principles and concepts of attachment-focused therapy.
We will then cover core concepts of trauma and trauma-informed interventions, as well as aspects of assessments that are important to consider in the evaluation process when evaluating both children and the caregivers and families.
The training will then discuss best practice standards and treatment interventions to include in treatment planning.
We will also cover behavioral management strategies, training requirements for clinicians wishing to work with children and families struggling with attachment and trauma related issues, as well as vicarious trauma and self-care.
Healing Trauma in Families
Online training with a focus for professionals conducted by Lois A Ehrmann, PhD, LPC, NCC.
Part one focuses on a unified definition of trauma and reviews the DSM-5 criteria for PTSD in both adults and children. The origins of trauma are explored in a discussion of the Adverse Childhood Experiences longitudinal study and then the importance of comprehensive and effective assessment of all family members is discussed. Tools for assessing different family members and family dynamics are further presented.
Part two will review four empirically validated models: Attachment Focused Family Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Neurofeedback and Internal Family Systems Model of Therapy.