On Demand 9 Hour Video Course

Family Therapy Component of the Integrative Attachment Trauma Child Protocol: Help for Traumatized Children and Their Families: Virtual Workshop

 Debra Wesselmann, MS, LIMHP, Cathy Schweitzer, MS, LMHP and Stefanie Armstrong, MS, LIMHP
Training for EMDR and Non-EMDR Mental Health Practitioners

9 Hour Video Course

9 CE credits approved by Ce-classes.com

(EMDRIA credits pending)

The webinar consists of three 3-hour pre-recorded videos. Watch and listen from the comfort of anywhere as Deb, Cathy, and Stefanie teach the steps of the IATP model through a colorful PowerPoint presentation, case presentations, and over thirty videos of their work with traumatized children.

This 9 hour on demand course is intended for master’s level or doctoral level clinicians. Level of difficulty: Intermediate.

Learn the family therapy component of the integrative protocol to help children with severe behaviors such as lying, stealing, aggression, sexualized behaviors, and elimination problems.  Shift parents from understanding their children as behavior problems to understanding them through the lens of trauma.  Coach parents in methods that help heal and integrate their child’s brain.  Learn to utilize “detective work” and the “domino method,” remove shame and create new insight for parents and children.  Identify children’s negative beliefs and triggers and understand their traumatic origins.  Create awareness and compassion for the inner child within the child and create a therapeutic story for healing.  Learn to integrate the family therapy component with EMDR as a solo therapist or through a collaborative team for the most efficient resolution of symptoms and behaviors in traumatized children.

  •  Learn to integrate the family therapy component with EMDR.
  •  Implement the protocol as a solo EMDR therapist or through collaboration with an EMDR therapist.
  •  View numerous videos of work with severe trauma cases.

You will leave the workshop prepared to:

  • Show parents how to make sense of the severe behaviors of their complex child through the lens of trauma.
  • Identify signs of attachment disorganization related to early maltreatment or loss.
  • Coach parents in managing “downstairs” meltdowns and other severe behaviors.
  • Implement detective work in a non-shaming manner during family therapy to identify triggers, beliefs, and traumas driving problem behaviors.
  • Implement the domino method to remove shame and help children and parents interrupt dysfunctional patterns.
  • Help children strengthen their “most grown-up” self.
  • Help children and parents develop compassion for the “hurt smaller child within.”
  • Help avoidant children begin addressing traumatic memories and making sense of their past through psychoeducation and timeline activities.
  • Write an effective therapeutic story for healing attachment trauma for children in permanent placements, foster care, or residential care.
  • Teach and practice self-regulation, communication, and prosocial skills with traumatized children and their parents.

Your Presenters

Debra Wesselmann, MS, LIMHP, Cathy Schweitzer, MS, LMHP, and Stefanie Armstrong, MS, LIMHP, are internationally known trauma specialists, trainers, and co-authors. The presenters also offer individual and group parent coaching. Learn More →

Debra Wesselmann, MS, LIMHP Cathy Schweitzer, MS, LMHP Stefanie Armstrong, MS, LIMHP

Objectives:
  1. Complete the history-taking checklist regarding a hypothetical child case, identifying the child’s problem behaviors, early traumas, possible negative beliefs, and triggers.
  2. Identify 3 reminders for parents that can help parents become more attuned and supportive of the traumatized child.
  3. Identify 2 rationale for introducing the concept of “the smaller child within the child.”
  4. Identify 3 questions to help parents and child understand and interrupt “the domino effect.”
  5. Name 2 errors that can change the written therapeutic story from therapeutic to non-therapeutic.

 

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS:
Please contact Angi DeCapp at angidatcnebraska@gmail.com

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Please note: once you have created an account, an email will be sent to you from ATCI to complete payment for the course and gain access. It is important to use an email to create your account that you plan to use to access the course in the future.

Refund policy: No refunds once registration is complete.

Viewing policy: 90 days from registration for the class. Viewing time beyond the 90 days will result in a $25 fee for a two week viewing extension.

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Omaha, NE 68154

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