West Coast APSAC Members: Attend CAPSAC's One-Day Training on Treatment of Complex Trauma in Chi
On Thursday, February 22nd, CAPSAC is hosting a one-day training on Treatment of Complex Trauma in Children and Their Families at California State University Los Angeles presented by Dr. Cheryl Lanktree. This workshop describes the evidence-based treatment model, Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Children (ITCT-C) focusing on play/expressive therapy for trauma and relational/attachment processing, and mindfulness techniques for affect regulation. Treatment interventions for complex trauma in children often overlook the integration of interventions for both children and their caretakers to address not only the multiple trauma exposures but also the relational/attachment history and current attachment issues that contribute to the impact of complex trauma exposures. This workshop will present interventions for six to twelve year olds, included in the recently published book by Drs. Cheryl Lanktree and John Briere, Treating Complex Trauma in Children and their Families: An Integrative Approach based on their evidence-based treatment model, Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Children (ITCT-C) that allows for the customization of treatment based on the needs of the child and his/her family. These interventions will focus on three related components of ITCT-C: Relational/Attachment Processing and Cognitive/Emotional Processing using play and expressive therapy activities, and Affect Regulation/Distress Reduction using mindfulness and play/expressive techniques. Specific interventions for child clients and their caretakers will be highlighted with particular emphasis on cultural factors and ways to provide systemic support for families with limited resources. This workshop will also include a discussion of supervision and self-care strategies for clinicians confronting the particular challenges of working with children and families experiencing complex trauma.