Early attachment experiences wire brain circuits, create core beliefs, and form the template for future relationships. Attachment trauma causes depression, anxiety, shame , antisocial behavior, and emotional dysregulation.
In this cutting-edge seminar, internationally renowned trauma and attachment expert, Terry M. Levy, Ph.D., teaches you concepts and skills necessary to facilitate positive change with challenging clients with trauma and/or attachment wounds. You will learn effective assessment and therapeutic techniques for children, adults, couples and families, based on the latest research in neurobiology, trauma and attachment therapy, and resilience.
Clinical videos will illustrate how various interventions promote change and healing with the following issues:
- Beliefs and attitudes
- Attachment security in children and adults
- Traumatic emotions, behaviors, mindsets, and brain/biochemistry
- Communication and resilience
- Family dynamics
- Controlling, defiant, and resistant clients
Through video case studies, presentation and discussion, you will leave this seminar with practical and effective techniques you can use to help clients achieve symptom reduction, fulfilling lives and meaningful relationships.
Part I: Assessment
Symptoms of trauma
Symptoms of attachment disorder
Traumatized brain and biochemistry
Core beliefs and expectations
4 attachment styles
Life script: Psychological history and relationship patterns
Part II: Treatment Interventions Structure of the Healing Process
One hour intensive Outpatient Psychotherapy model
3-step treatment process: revisit, revise, revitalize Integrative approach: mind-body-spirit
Experiential and Skill-Based Interventions Shown through Video Demos
Facilitate emotional and neurobiological connections
Foster trust and secure attachments
Confront traumatic events: move from victim to overcomer
Change negative beliefs and narratives
Resolve anger, fear, shame and loss
Exposure Therapy to alleviate trauma and PTSD symptoms
Forgiveness to let go and achieve self-acceptance
Posttraumatic Growth: Recovery and Resilience
Instill optimism and hope
Gratitude and positive emotions
A sense of meaning and purpose
Use signature strengths
Enhance relationships and social support
Self-esteem and self-efficacy
Volunteering and giving
Strengthen the hardwired need for safe emotional bonds
The language of attachment
Change attachment patterns: withdraw-cling, blame-distance, criticize-defend
Attachment Communication Training: Constructive communication, problem-solving and conflict management skills
Limbic resonance and fulfillment of attachment needs
Develop positive core beliefs
Resolve loss and grief
Promote safe and secure attachments
Alleviate anxiety, depression, shame, and “victim mindset”
Reduce biochemistry of trauma
Stress management skills
Constructive parenting skills
Supportive and fulfilling family relationships
Mitigate defensiveness, enhance motivation and cooperation
About the Speaker
Terry M. Levy, Ph.D., D.A.P.A., B.C.F. E., has been a psychotherapist, trainer, supervisor and consultant for over 40 years. Dr. Levy is the director of Evergreen Psychotherapy Center and the Attachment Treatment and Training Institute in Evergreen, Colorado. He is a licensed clinical psychologist in Colorado and Florida, a Board Certified Forensic Examiner and a Diplomate and Master Therapist of the American Psychotherapy Association. He is the co-author of the best-seller Attachment, Trauma & Healing (2nd edition, 2014, Jessica Kingsley Publisher, London), editor of Handbook of Attachment Interventions (2000, Elsevier Press) and co-author of Healing Parents: Helping Wounded Children Learn to Trust and Love (2006, Child Welfare League of America).
Dr. Levy was the founder and previous director of the Family Life Center (Florida) and the Miami Psychotherapy Institute, which offered family systems treatment and training. He was co-founder and past-president of the board of directors of the Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children (ATTACh), an international organization dedicated to attachment and its critical importance to human development. Dr. Levy is a clinical member of the American, Colorado, and Florida Psychological Associations, American and Colorado Associations of Marriage and Family Therapy, American Family Therapy Academy, and the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.
CPD & CE credits available: 6
How do I receive these credits?
The participant must pass the multiple-choice test with a minimum score of 80%. There is a maximum of three attempts to achieve this.
The post-test is included in the price of the training.
Does my regulatory body accept the credits?
The CPD & CE credits awarded can be used towards your declaration to any governing regulatory body in your state or country, provided the content is relevant to your discipline.
Our trainings are accredited by:
– The CPD Group, London
– Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
– Australian Counselling Association