Lessons from the Toughest Kids

May, Fri 1 8:30 AM America/Denver
ends May, Fri 1 4:00 PM
Gallery 1874
Sought after speaker, trainer and published author Karen Doyle Buckwalter, LCSW, RPT-S brings her vast knowledge and expertise from over 25 years of working with some of the nation's most complex children. Accompanied by colleague and trauma-informed schools expert Josh Carlson, LCSW, this one day workshop includes engaging lecture, discussion, video and role play. Lessons from the Toughest Kids will give you fresh, new ideas for those times when you are feeling totally ineffective when working with kids and parents. The lessons are gleaned from seasoned therapists who have worked in residential treatment, foster care and adoption, outpatient settings and schools. This workshop will make the theoretical practical for professionals working with kids and engaging parents. The lessons shared will make complicated concepts from neuroscience, interpersonal neurobiology and research easily digestible and highlight common pitfalls when dealing with attachment issues and complex trauma. This workshop will be presented in a “do this, not that ” framework, pointing out mistakes made even when therapists or parents think they are being “therapeutic". The importance of therapists and parents working together as a team will also be discussed along with how to improve parent engagement and buy-in. Karen and Josh will be distilling concepts from the many clinical models they use in the field, including the Developmental Trauma and Attachment Program (DTAP®), Theraplay®, Trust-Based Relational intervention (TBRI®), Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy (EMDR), Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Attachment Regulation and Competency (ARC) and Video Intervention Therapy. Your ticket also includes a complimentary copy of Chaddock's newest book "Raising the Challenging Child." Early Bird tickets for this event are ON SALE NOW through February 1st! Spaces are limited. This training is for therapists or professionals working with children and families in clinical practice, school settings or human service organizations, including case workers, child welfare and counselors.
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