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Event Name

Treating Adolescent Attachment Trauma: The Challenge of Connection
For: Professionals
Provided by: MAGentix Training and Seminars

Date and Time

Fri Oct 30, 2015 (This event is over)
9:00 - 4:30pm


180 Cooper St, Ottawa, ON, K2P 2L5

Event Description

Traumatized adolescents struggle with self-regulation. They are dysregulated across systems–neurologically, cognitively, physically, emotionally, behaviorally, socially, and spiritually. Anxious and vigilant, and unable to trust themselves or caregivers, they may experience even loving relationships as confusing and frightening. But to learn self-soothing, they must first be able to rely upon others and discover the joy of co-regulation. They benefit from relationships with adults that provide them with the psychological (and physical) sense of containment they cannot supply themselves.
Dr. Straus will explain how therapy is a specific attachment relationship, and discuss mindful, empathic strategies to help these teens feel more secure, connected, present, and stable.

Program Objectives
To explore pathways for healing the effects of attachment trauma.
To understand the developmental importance of co-regulation across intrapersonal and interpersonal systems.
To describe adult behavior that increases calm, intentional, empathic interaction
To discuss specific intervention strategies for both highly activated and deactivated dysregulated states.

More Info

1-877-895-2867 (Toll Free)


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This event is listed under these topics

Addictions (including Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling)
Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)
Behaviour and Conduct Problems
Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
Developmental, Intellectual Delay and Disabilities
Eating Disorders including Anorexia and Bulimia
Fetal Alcohol and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
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