Kids, Adolescents and Families

The Child Survivor: Healing Developmental Trauma and Dissociation
This workshop begins with a look at trauma and dissociation in children and adolescents from a historical perspective and covers the physiological effects of trauma on the brain and related impairments in chronically traumatized children. Read More>


A Clinician’s Guide to Understanding Attachment and Attachment-Related Interventions for Foster and Adopted Children
We know from research that attachment styles form the foundation for the ways people look at the world and that a healthy attachment style is essential in forming a happy, healthy adult.  Read More>


NEW – Courage to Change: Helping Parents of Addicts Evolve
This workshop will provide clinicians with the tools and direction needed to work with parents whose children are addicts. Read More>


Helping Stepfamilies Blend Through Psycho-education and Clinical Strategies
This workshop will focus on the nature of those life challenges and issues facing the blended family, as well as the treatment challenges facing the clinician.  Read More>


The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children and Families
In this workshop, participants will increase their knowledge about how interpersonal violence and abuse affects the parent’s ability to parent in a healthy, connected manner. Read More>


The Impact of Trauma on Children and Families
In this workshop, participants will increase their knowledge about how interpersonal violence and abuse affects the parent’s ability to parent in a healthy, connected manner. Read More>


Loss in the Aftermath of Separation and Divorce: Helping Children and Adults Find Renewal,
Recovery and Healing

The impact of separation and divorce is profound and significant. The trauma of marital loss deeply affects all members of the family.  For these clients, holding themselves together and surviving can be an enormous challenge. Read More>


Making the Connection: Adolescent and Adult Substance Abuse and Trauma
Trauma has been shown to adversely affect many of the neurobiological systems responsible for cognitive development and regulation of emotions and behavior. Read More>


Practical Interventions for Traumatized and Dissociative Children
Children who have suffered developmental trauma often present with hard to manage symptoms include rage reactions, forgotten behaviors, flashbacks, and dissociative shutdown states.  Read More>


A Step by Step Approach to Treating Dissociative Children and Adolescents
This all-day workshop begins introduces a step by step approach to treating dissociative children with histories of complex trauma. Read More>


Therapeutic Challenges and Creative Solutions with Traumatized and Dissociative Youth
This all day workshop will address how to work with therapeutic challenges that arise in the work with children and teens who suffer from the effects of complex trauma. Read More>


NEW – Treating Dissociative Children and Adolescents: Treatment Resistant Symptoms 
This is a class for practitioners with a trauma background who would like to focus on some of the most difficult childhood symptoms like rage reactions, shutdown states, and somatic symptoms. Read More>


NEW-Understanding and Treating the Impact of Trauma, Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse in Adolescents 
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When it’s Not the Brady Bunch: Assessing and Strengthening your Clients’ Parenting Skills
In this workshop participants will learn how to use the context of an office, school or home visit to observe parent-child interactions and assess for healthy vs. dysfunctional parenting styles. Read More>


When Nothing Else Works, Start at the Beginning: Attachment 101
In this workshop participants will learn how to use the context of an office, school or home visit to observe parent-child interactions and assess for healthy vs. dysfunctional parenting styles. Read More>


NEW – Working with Adolescents and Their Families: A Collaborative Approach to Treating Substance Abuse
This workshop will provide clinicians with specific tools, techniques and strategies to engage adolescents and their families in treatment for substance abuse. Read More>