Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers

ATCI offers short topic-focused webinars virtually, via Zoom.

Topic-Focused Short Webinars featuring guest speakers:

We are excited to invite guest speakers to talk about important topics focused on children and families with attachment and trauma related issues. Through the click of a button, you may join via “Zoom” for distance learning.

* These webinars are NOT eligible for CE credits or consultation hours*
* These webinars ARE eligible for EMDRIA credits if they are EMDR topic focused and if they are viewed LIVE*

Dr. Erica Liu Wollin, Psy.D presents: "The Impact of Fetal Alcohol Exposure on Children and the Trauma Work We Do"

Erica Liu Wollin, Psy.D, MA is a Licensed Psychologist in the US and a Registered Clinical Psychologist in Hong Kong. She is a Certified EMDR Therapist and has a private practice specializing in adults, adolescents, and children with Complex Trauma. She is also and adoptive parent  and works with adoptive families using the Integrative Attachment Trauma Protocol as well as the ARC model, Sensory Motor Arousal regulation Treatment (SMART), and the Safe Sound Protocol (SSP). She co-leads support groups for adoptive parents, serves on the Steering Committee of Adoptive Families of Hong Kong, and provides consultation and training for an NGO serving adoptive and foster families and children at risk. She is a regular speaker and trainer, has been a clinical supervisor for a number of doctoral programs, and has a background in university mental health as well.

This two-hour webinar focuses on the Impact of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) on children and their families. Recent research suggests that FASD may affect up to 5% of children in the US, and even higher in certain regions and countries- making it as common if not more so than other well-known developmental disabilities; yet the majority of children are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Rates of FASD are particularly high in adoptive and foster families, yet few families are educated or prepared to recognize, let alone handle the unique challenges that come with FASD. Trauma practitioners will benefit from a deeper understanding of best practices with children who have or are suspected of having been exposed in-utero to alcohol.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn of common misconceptions about FASD.
  2. Participants will understand the various diagnoses and impacts that are associated with prenatal exposure.
  3. Participants will be able to identify three ways in which therapeutic parenting will need to be adjusted to accommodate the effects of FASD.
  4. Participants will develop understanding of how to modify EMDR and trauma work for children with suspected or confirmed FASD.

Recording available for purchase until February 28th!
$30 Registration Fee

***Registrants may purchase to view recording for 30 days**

Register Today!

Marshall Lyles, LPC, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S presents: "Permission to Breathe"
 

Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, EMDRIA Approved Consultant, has 15 years of practice in family and play therapy. He has extensive speaking and training experience and has worked in a variety of mental health settings. Most of Marshall’s clinical practice has focused on attachment trauma and its effect on family relationships. Marshall conducts supervision and consultation sessions with counseling professionals and leads training in both parenting and professional settings; much of his consultation and training focuses on the use of sandtray therapy within a trauma-informed context. He is EMDR-certified and TBRI-trained and uses these with foster and adoptive families. To hear more about how Marshall’s trauma therapy career has been shaped into its present state, click here. As Marshall is nearing the completion of his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy, more writing opportunities are emerging and this has become a passionate point of interest for him. If you are interested in engaging in clinical services with Marshall, go to Nurture Family Counseling’s site for more information.

In order to remain relationally available to our kids, adoptive parents bear the burden of monitoring their own inner world of interpersonal and interpersonal need (rooted in the past, present, and future). This is an extremely tough task to accomplish, though. When parents begin to notice certain struggles in themselves like isolation, feeling overwhelmed, believing they are trapped, etc., then they often experience any contemplation about trying to do something with these emotional experiences as pragmatically impossible. It seems counterintuitive to focus on parental self-growth when caring for children who have intense needs of their own. This webinar hopes to help professionals who support parents and adoptive parents themselves by offering a different way of monitoring and planning for our personal growth as parents….one breath at a time.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the relational neuroscience concepts that support spending some focused time on parental growth when desiring to support attachment-struggling children
  2. List 5 person-of-the-parent qualities that can be further developed to be supportive of attachment-informed parenting
  3. Articulate a plan for relationally growing in 1 of the 5 described personal traits

April 5 ,2019
1-3 pm CENTRAL TIME
$30 Registration Fee

Group of 10 or more from the same agency- email angidatcnebraska@gamil.com for a group rate

***Registrants may purchase to view recording**

*If you cannot attend live but would like the information, please register in order to receive a copy of the recording*

Register Today!

Karen Doyle Buckwalter, LCSW presents: "The Heart of Support: Being a Healing Presence for Parents and Caregivers"

Karen Doyle Buckwalter, LCSW, is Director of Program Strategy at Chaddock, a multi-service agency providing a range of residential, educational, and community-based services for youth, birth through age 21, and their families. While at Chaddock, she has been instrumental in the development of an innovative residential program for adolescents, ages 8 – 16, with Attachment Disorders and Complex Trauma. One of the only programs of its kind serving older adolescents, Chaddock’s Developmental Trauma and Attachment Program® (DTAP®) has served youth from 33 different states in the U.S. originating from 18 different countries.

Karen has more than 30 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families, the last 25 of which she has been at Chaddock. She has co-authored peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters as well as articles which have appeared in Adoption Today and Fostering Families Today Magazines. Her first book, Attachment Theory in Action, edited with Debbie Reed, was released in 2017 and she also hosts the “Attachment theory In Action” podcast. Outside of work you will find her hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains of the Carolinas.

What is it (exactly) that we’re doing when we engage with caregivers? Are we there for the transmission of superior information we have and they don’t? Are we there to correct caregiving errors? Have we found that this approach actually changes anything? What are our fundamental beliefs about the families we care for? Perhaps we will have to admit some prejudices, replace them with respect, remember what helped US when we needed it most, and focus on the power of relationship. In the process, we will create a new paradigm for support.

Learning Objectives:
A. Acknowledging who we are, who they are, and the differences.
B. Acknowledging why modeling, advice-giving, and parent training haven’t worked so well.
C. Noticing what does work:
1. Cues from child parent psychotherapy: What it means to really “be there?”
2. Building a relationship with the parent, so the parent can build a relationship with the
child: a completely different kind of modeling.
3. The power of Wondering, Following and Holding

    May 23 ,2019
    12-2 pm CENTRAL TIME
    $30 Registration Fee


    Group of 10 or more from the same agency- email angidatcnebraska@gamil.com for a group rate

    ***Registrants may purchase to view recording**

    *If you cannot attend live but would like the information, please register in order to receive a copy of the recording*

    Register Today!

    MORE TO COME SOON!!!

    Attendance Policy: Registrants that cannot attend LIVE will receive a recorded version. Recording will be available for viewing for 30 days from the day the recording is distributed. Recordings are not eligible for EMDRIA credits.

    Refund Policy:
    Change your mind? Full refund will be provided for cancellations that are received at least 24 hours in advance. Webinars canceled with less than 24 hours notice will not be refunded. However, you will receive a link to watch the recorded webinar.

    For more information or questions please contact: angidatcnebraska@gmail.com

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