TRAINING OPPORTUNITY Treating Trauma in Adolescents: Development, Attachment & The Therapeutic Relationship Date: Friday, February 23, 2018 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Location: Toronto
Treating Trauma in Adolescents: Development, Attachment & The Therapeutic Relationship
Date: Friday, February 23, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Toronto Police College | 70 Birmingham Street, Toronto, ON
Presenter: Dr. Martha Straus, Clinical Psychology Professor, Antioch University, New England, U.S.
For more information: Please call Amanda Moss at (416) 515-1100 ext. 59359
To work with troubled and traumatized adolescents, it’s crucial for therapists and other caregivers to first foster an adult capacity for self-awareness and self-regulation. It’s not easy, especially when the youths’ extreme reactions—ranging from angry, agitated arousal to frozen shutting down—can trigger our own sense of frustration and helplessness. In this workshop, Dr. Straus will describe Developmental-Relational Therapy (DRT), an attachment-based model of adolescent trauma treatment. Through lecture, discussion, exercises, and video clips, you will learn and practice mindful, empathic strategies that can help even the most challenging and distressed teens feel more secure, connected, present, and regulated.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Explore specific adolescent attachment styles that interact with and trigger your own.
- Utilize the React, Reflect, and Respond approach to provide corrective relational experiences.
- Practice the four M’s—mirroring, mentalizing, mindfulness, and modulation—to increase connection and mood regulation.
- Make use of adult presence, validation, self-disclosure, and enactments to bring traumatized teens back into relationships with themselves and with you.
(Friday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
Toronto Police College
70 Birmingham Street, Toronto, ON