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Trauma and Attachment Across the Lifespan: Tools and Strategies to Address Complex Clients

Day One: The Western Canadian Conference on Trauma and Addictions

Presented by Eboni Webb, Psy.D., HSP

Wednesday, May 27, 2020  |  Edmonton, ab




Date & Location

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 – Wednesday, May 27, 2020

8:30am – 4:00pm

DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton

16615 109th Ave NW, Edmonton, AB

phone:  780.484.0821

 Full map & directions


Workshop Description

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Many of the clients that we serve have such complex problems due to extensive trauma and attachment disturbances.  These early wounds have informed their adult presentations resulting in mental illness and personality disorders.  The poet William Wordsworth wrote in his poem, My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold (1802)“..the Child is father of the Man.”  Future pioneering psychologists would be inspired by this passage as they came to understand that both function and dysfunction are born in childhood and guide us in our adult lives.

In this course you will come to understand the impact of trauma on the developing mind and how attachment is formed or lost through traumatic events.  You will learn how the brain is organized through healthy attachment and the critical elements of healthy attachment.  We will examine the current neuroscience behind both trauma and attachment and the top evidence-based strategies to address key DSM-V disorder through the lens of trauma.


Workshop Topics:


Agenda & Learning Objectives

Neurological Building Blocks

  • Neurotransmitters of connection
  • Cortisol vs. Oxytocin
  • The importance of touch
  • The Polyvagal system
  • Healthy attachment

 Defining trauma and attachment

  • Developmental vs. attachment trauma
  • Single-incident trauma
  • Common sources of trauma
  • Parenting Styles
  • Attachment Styles

Trauma and Brain Development

  • Biopsychosocial model
  • Biphasic arousal model
  • Core organizers of experience

Common survival resources

  • Survival resources
  • Somatic resources

Relational Character Strategies and the DSM-V

  • Sensitive Strategies
  • Oral Strategies
  • Psychopathic Strategies
  • Industrious/Organizational Strategies

Critical Interventions

  • Proximity maintenance: Restructuring boundaries
  • Prosody: Modulating vocal intensity
  • Creating a secure therapeutic base
  • Creating a safe therapeutic haven
  • Validation: Connection before Redirection

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the impact of trauma on the developing mind.
  • Identify the key features of healthy attachment and its impact neurologically.
  • Identify the key defensive survival strategies in trauma.
  • Learn how relational character strategies are formed that can be effective adaptations to relationship disturbances.
  • Develop strategies to address key disorders across the lifespan that are influenced by trauma and attachment disturbances (ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, etc.)
  • Develop strategies to address key personality disorders across the adult lifespan that are influenced by trauma and attachment disturbances (Antisocial, Borderline, Obsessive Compulsive Personality, etc.)
  • Understand how to establish a safe therapeutic environment that reestablishes healthy boundaries, connected communication and validates a client’s survival journey.

Continuing Education Credits

This workshop has been formally approved by the following associations:
  • Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
  • Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (CCPCP)
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
  • Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
  • Canadian Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA)
  • Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC)
  • Indigenous Certification Board of Canada (ICBOC)
  • Medical Psychotherapy Association Canada (MDPAC)
  • Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
  • Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association (OEATA)

† The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved CEUs.

* Participants will receive a certificate of completion after every workshop. Workshops are pre-approved for 5.5 or 6 credits per day unless otherwise specified.


This workshop may be may be eligible for CEUs from the following associations:  Show more
  • Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW)
  • Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA)
  • Canadian College of Professional Counsellor & Psychotherapists (CCPCP)
  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
  • Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (OAMFT)
  • Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care (OACYC)
  • Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
  • Ontario Society of Psychotherapists (OSP)

* Please contact your accrediting body for more information on individual association requirements.


Your Presenter(s)

Eboni Webb, Psy.D., HSP

Eboni Webb, Psy.D., HSP is a licensed psychologist and serves as an advisor to the Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association (DBTNCAA).

She has practiced in numerous community settings including clinics that treat underserved communities of color, clients with developmental disabilities, and clients suffering from severe and persistent mental illness. She worked at the largest mental health clinic at the time in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area that specialized in treating clients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She has practiced DBT in community mental health centers and developed two special DBT-oriented treatment programs for clients with developmental disabilities and borderline-intellectual functioning.

Dr. Webb currently resides in Nashville, TN where she has been serving clients in her private practice, Kairos. She continues to specialize in individual and group DBT as well as cognitive-behavior strategies that address a myriad of clinical issues. She also offers special group therapies for adults and a dual-track of teen skills training that includes their parents.

She is currently working to adapt DBT for clients with severe and persistent mental illness (e.g. psychotic-based disorders).

Testimonials

“Honestly one of the best workshops I’ve ever attended. Dr. Webb is engaging, knowledgeable and communicates in a clear and entertaining way. This has changed how I conceptualize some of my clients and I look forward to incorporating these skills into my practice. I also forward to reading some of the resources to supplement my understanding. I would highly recommend this workshop to colleagues.”
– Saskatoon, SK | November 18 – 19, 2019

“Excellent material and best presentation I’ve attended in a long time. Will use in my practice daily!”
– Saskatoon, SK | November 18 – 19, 2019

“Excellent speaker and presentation style. Lots of clinically useful tools and tips. Provided relevant and memorable examples.”
– Oakville, ON | May 27 – 28, 2019

“Dr. Webb was excellent. She was knowledgeable and engaging. I thoroughly enjoyed her use of humour.”
– Oakville, ON | May 27 – 28, 2019

“Lovely presenter with relevant and applicable info. Appreciated her examples and balance of theory/ knowledge and application.”
– Calgary, AB | May 9, 2019

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Who Should Attend

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants, School Counsellors, Behaviour Specialists, Rehabilitation Consultants, Geriatric Specialists, and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.


Recommended Accommodation

DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton

16615 109th Ave NW, Edmonton, AB

phone:  780.484.0821

 Full map & directions


Our rates:

To make a reservation over the phone, please call 780.484.0821 or 1.800.661.9804

May 26 – 29, 2020
2 Queen Beds $155.00 plus tax per night
1 King Suite – $175.00 plus tax per night
1 King Hospitality Room – $325.00 plus tax per night

Rates are based on single or double occupancy. A $15.00 charge will apply for each extra adult. Maximum occupancy is 4 persons per room.

To Book Online: 

May 26 – 29, 2020 visit http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/Y/YEGNMDT-HTT-20200526/index.jhtml

*please note, room reservations are subject to availability*

Please keep in mind when booking Jack Hirose and Associates corporate guest rooms, reservations booked for most hotels can be cancelled within 48 hours . If you are booking guest rooms through third party websites in many instances the reservations booked cannot not be cancelled.



When booking hotel rooms, ask for the Jack Hirose and Associates corporate rate. To receive our corporate rate, rooms must be booked one month prior to the workshop date. Please keep in mind hotel rates may fluctuate.


Registration & Fees

Registration Early bird Fee Regular Fee
Individual 1 Day Enrollment $249 $269
Individual 2 Day Enrollment $449 $469
Individual 3 Day Enrollment $639 $659
Group 3-7 $619 $639
Group 8-14 $599 $619
Group 15+ $579 $599
Full-Time Student $579 $599

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

Fees do not include applicable taxes (5% GST).

Early bird cutoff date: May 13, 2020
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Wednesday, May 13, 2020.


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