2 Day Intensive: Trauma and Attachment Across the Lifespan
Tools and Strategies to Address Complex Clients
Presented by Eboni Webb, Psy.D., HSP
Thursday, November 14, 2019 – Friday, November 15, 2019 | Victoria, bc
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.
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
- Proximity maintenance: Restructuring boundaries
- Prosody: Modulating vocal intensity
- Creating a secure therapeutic base
- Creating a safe therapeutic haven
- Validation: Connection before Redirection
- 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
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).
“Eboni is a dynamic + knowledgeable presenter. She was able to maintain our interest through the use of information and personal stories. I learned a lot and I am intrigued to learn more.”
– Langley, BC | November 20-22, 2017
“Dr. Webb is amazing. Great examples and excellent presenter.”
– Edmonton, AB | April 3-5, 2017
“Dr. Eboni Webb is fantastic! I would love to be more like her not only with patients but also as a mom! Thank you.”
– Corrie Sondeli | Winnipeg, MB | June 1-3, 2016
“Wonderful! Today was advanced, comprehensive, motivating. Knowledge and learning applicable across spectrum of work.”
– Winnipeg, MB | June 1-3, 2016
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 and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.
Inn at Laural Point
680 Montreal St, Victoria, BC V8V 1Z8
To make a reservation over the phone, please call 250.386.8721
When booking please reference “Jack Hirose & Associates”
Laural Wing – $119.00 plus tax per night
Inner Harbour Laural Wing – $149.00 plus tax per night
Erickson Wing Studio Suite – $169.00 plus tax per night
*please note, room reservations are subject to availability*
Sandman Inn Hotel Victoria
2852 Douglas Street., Victoria, BC
Please contact the hotel directly for current group rates, when booking please reference “Jack Hirose & Associates workshop” or “ group number 359487”. To make a reservation over the phone, please call 250.388.0788.
Standard room with one queen bed – $129.00 plus tax
Standard room with two double beds or one king bed – $129.00 plus tax
King suite with one king bed, pull out sofa and kitchenette – $149.00 plus tax
Family suite with two double beds, pull out sofa and kitchenette – $149.00 plus tax
*please note, room reservations are subject to availability*
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
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Early bird cutoff date: October 31, 2019
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