Healing Trauma in Families

A Series of Trainings for Professional Helpers

2016-2017 The Healing Trauma in Families Series

  • Do you work with children, adolescents or adults who are struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

  • Are you trying to develop a treatment plan of care for families who are traumatized?

  • Do you need to learn models of therapy other than CBT to improve the functioning of your abused or traumatized clients?

If so…..Consider joining Us at CHOICES for an enlightening professional development experience...

What

The Healing Trauma in Families Series was developed for professional helpers in the field who need additional training and support in their work with families who have been exposed and burdened with experience on the Trauma spectrum.



All Trainings are Updated Yearly to Reflect the Most Current Research and Best Practices!!

The Individual and Family CHOICES Program

2214 North Atherton St. Suite 4

State College, PA 16803

(814) 237-0567

www.individualandfamilychoices.com

CHOICES is a fully handicap assessable facility. If you have any other special needs please call or email Lois Ehrmann at 814-237-0567 X 106 or loisehrmann@gmail.com.

What participants have said about this training series:

  • This was excellent and really helped me connect the dots and pull thoughts together.

Working with Traumatized Families: Trauma Informed Treatment

When: Thursday 09/15/2016; 9:00 am-4:30 pm

By the completion of this training participants will have:

  1. identified at least four aspects of the definition of trauma as well as how this definition has been expanded in recent years due to focused research.
  2. verbalized an awareness of the ways in which children have experienced trauma thus having trauma reactions that are often misdiagnosed.
  3. identified the differences between treatment as typical versus trauma sensitive treatment and trauma informed treatment.
  4. increased knowledge about the multiple ways trauma impacts the human brain and neurology.
  5. identified at least four treatment strategies specific to trauma informed treatment for individuals and families.

Fee: $160.00; Save $50.00 for the Early Bird registration fee $110.00 by registering before 8/15/2016!!

Understanding Trauma Effects on Children Developmentally

When: Friday 10/07/2016; 9:00 am-4:30 pm

Learning Objectives: By the end of the workshop participants will:

  1. Increase awareness of normal child development & how

    trauma effects, arrests or interrupts normal development.

  2. Understand how trauma effects are manifested in children

    dependent upon their developmental stage.

  3. Be able to identify trauma reduction intervention techniques

    for children that are matched to the child’s devel. stage.

  4. Understand the needs of traumatized children in treatment so that their normal developmental trajectory can be restarted.

Fee: $160.00; SAVE $50 ON THE EARLY REGISTRATION PRICE BY 9/07/16 $110.00

Attachment Problems in Children and Adolescents: Effective Treatment

When: Friday 11/4/2016; 9:00 am-4:30 pm

Learning Objectives: By the end of the workshop participants will have:

  1. Identified at least three aspects of attachment that are essential to an individual’s health, growth and development.

  2. Explained and defined at least three concepts related to attachment theory such as attunement, internal working model, disruptions, activation.

  3. Explored at least three effects of trauma effects on the structure and function of the human brain thereby affecting caregiver-child attachment.

  4. Observed through video case presentation at least three types and strategies of treatments used to promote the attachment and bonding between primary caregiver and child.

Fee: $160.00; SAVE $50 ON THE EARLY REGISTRATION PRICE BY 10/4/2016 $110.00

Using the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model of Therapy with Traumatized Children and Families

When: Thursday 12/8/2016; 9:00 am- 4:30 pm

Learning Objectives: By the end of the workshop participants have:

  1. Articulated an understanding of the basic concepts of IFS including the following: Self, Parts, Protective System; Polarizations.

  2. Observed and understood at least three of the basic healing processes used in IFS: befriending, witnessing, retrieving, unburdening.

  3. Identified at least three ways of assisting children in doing “parts” work: as sand tray method, play therapy and art work including parts mapping, puppetry, bibliotherapy, psychodrama, Youniverse Tool.

  4. Increased awareness of at least three ways that the activation of parts in the external system between parents and children occurs and how to work with such in family therapy.

Fee: $160.00; SAVE $50 ON THE EARLY REGISTRATION PRICE BY 11/9/2016 $110.00

Helping Traumatized Parents Heal their Traumatized Children

When: Friday 1/20/2017; 9:00 am- 4:30 pm

Learning Objectives: By the end of the workshop participants will:

  1. Have increased knowledge about the characteristics of parents who are therapeutic toward their wounded children.

  2. Have learned about at least three issues of parents that serve to act as barriers in a healthy therapeutic parent-child dyad.

  3. Have increased awareness and knowledge about how the trauma of a parent interferes in the healthy development of attachment between the parent and the child.

  4. Have increased awareness of how activated parts in a traumatized child serve to activate trauma responses in parents and care-takers.

  5. Identified three different strategies that can be conducted to help parents become emotionally healthier and more secure in being a container to keep their children safe.

Fee: $160.00; SAVE $50.00 ON THE EARLY REGISTRATION FEE BY 12/20/2016 $110.00

Compassion Fatigue: Burnout in Helping Professionals

When: Friday 2/17/2017; 9:00 am-4:30 pm

Learning Objectives: By the end of the workshop participants will:

  1. Be able to identify four symptoms of Compassion Fatigue.

  2. Have increased awareness regarding the function of stress and will identify at least six ways stress impacts the emotional, mental and physical body of the human being.

  3. Be able to utilize at least four appropriate tools and strategies in the evaluation of Compassion Fatigue symptoms.

  4. Be able to identify at least seven self-care strategies to prevent and recover from Compassion Fatigue.

Fee: $160.00; SAVE $50 ON THE EARLY REGISTRATION FEE BY 1/17/2017 $110.00

SPECIAL PACKAGE DEALS

Register for all of the trainings at once and save $100.00!!

Before 8/15/2016 for $660.00

After 8/15/2016 but before the first training on 9/15/2016 $860.00



We also can bring any or all of the trainings to other agencies and sites. Call or email Lois Ehrmann to discuss training your staff at your facility!

Meet the Presenters: Lois Ehrmann PhD, LPC, NCC

Lois is the founder of CHOICES, a holistic counseling group in State College, PA which specializes in trauma informed care. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been working in the field for over 29 years and an Assistant Professor in Counselor Education and Supervision at PSU. She holds the following credentials: Certified Clinician and Approved Consultant in EMDR (EMDRIA); Certified Therapist in Internal Family Systems (CSL) and in Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH); Having completed Levels 1, 2, and 3 of Internal Family Systems she has introduced the IFS model to groups of parents of traumatized children and to professional healers who work with traumatized families. She is a Registered ATTACh Clinician, Certified Attachment Focused Family Therapist/Consultant and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (NCE). She works with individuals and families who suffer from trauma, abuse and attachment issues.

Meet the Presenters: Karen Hansel MSW, LCSW

Karen is the Clinical Director at CHOICES and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has 20 years of experience in the mental health field and has worked with children, adults, and families in multiple levels of care. She obtained her Masters in Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a trauma focused therapist who works collaboratively with her clients to promote strengths and healing. She is trained in Structural Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy , EMDR Trauma Focused CBT, and Internal Family Systems. Karen is well known in the Central PA area as a steadfast and consistent psychotherapist who is compassionate with her clients and passionate about their birthright for healing and wholeness. Her clarity and perceptual intuitiveness have also made her a colleague who other professionals seek for clinical supervision and consultation. CHOICES is blessed to have Karen on the team.

Continuing Education Clock Hours

These trainings are co-sponsored by Wise Heart Leadership Initiative and The Individual and Family CHOICES Program. Wise Heart Leadership Initiative is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider ACEP (#6587) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of this program.

Wise Heart Leadership Initiative (ACE#1261) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Wise Heart Leadership Initiative maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: (9/6/2015-9/6/2017). Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approved for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.5 continuing education clock hours.

How to Register

Call Lois Ehrmann at CHOICES at (814) 237-0567 to register for any or all of the trainings by phone.

You can also email Lois at loisehrmann@gmail.com in order to register.

or

Print out this registration section of the flier, fill it out stating what trainings you would like to attend and mail or fax it and payment to CHOICES (See address and fax below)

I want to attend the following trainings:

__09/15/2016: Working with Traumatized Families: Trauma Informed Treatment

__10/07/2016: Understanding Trauma Effects on Children Developmentally

__11/04/2016: Attachment Problems in Children and Adolescents: Effective Treatment

__12/08/2016: Using the IFS Model with Children and Families

__01/20/2017: Helping Traumatized Parents Heal their Traumatized Children

__ 02/17/2016: Compassion Fatigue: Burnout in Helping Professionals

__ALL OF THE TRAININGS AT THE SPECIAL RATE

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Certificates of attendance will be given on site upon completion of the program for all attending the entire day upon completing the course evaluation. You may contact Lois Ehrmann on site during the training or afterward via contact information provided in course materials regarding any questions, concerns, issues, or grievances regarding this program and its administration.

Mail this Registration Form and a check to

Individual and Family CHOICES Program

2214 North Atherton Street, Suite 4

State College, PA 16803

FAX this form and credit card information to (814) 237-0569

A receipt will be mailed to you!