Treatment of Complex Childhood Trauma: Fostering Resilience Through Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC)

Dates: April 20 - 21, 2017

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. each day

Location: Holiday Inn, 1200 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446

Presenter: Margaret Blaustein, Ph.D.

Rates: Regular Individual $370; Regular Student/Group* $333

* Group rate applies to 3+ individuals from the same institution registering at the same time. Student rate applies to degree-seeking students able to provide proof of enrollment.

Workshop Description:

As many as one in four youth will experience a potentially traumatic exposure, and many of these will be multiple or prolonged. The impact of these stressors is far-reaching, and often repeats across generations as yesterday’s impacted children become tomorrow’s parents and caregivers. Establishing effective practice for this population is a priority, but is challenging, given their diverse histories, their varied presentations, the multifaceted contextual, cultural, and developmental influences which shape them, and the wide range of systems within which they seek care.

The Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) (Kinniburgh & Blaustein, 2005; Blaustein & Kinniburgh, 2010) framework is a core-components treatment model, developed to provide a guiding framework for thoughtful clinical intervention with complexly traumatized youth and their caregiving systems. Drawing from the fields of trauma, attachment, and child development and anchored in the field of resilience, the framework recognizes the importance of working with the child-in-context, of acknowledging the role of historical experiences and adaptive responses in current presentation, and of intervening with the surrounding environment – whether primary caregivers or treatment system – to support and facilitate the child’s healthy growth and development. The framework rests on 8 core targets of intervention which may be translated across service systems.

In this workshop, we will examine the theoretical foundations underpinning this framework; build skills and knowledge in each identified treatment domain; and discuss case applications and considerations across contexts.

Who should attend?

This course is intended for clinical practitioners and allied professionals interested in integrating ARC into their practice, as well as for administrators with interest in systems-focused applications.

Overarching course objectives:

1) Participants will be able to describe three priority domains of intervention for youth and families exposed to complex trauma.

2) Participants will be able to identify and describe 8 core targets of intervention with trauma-impacted youth.

3) Participants will be able to describe at least one intervention technique and/or key subskill within each of the primary identified treatment targets.

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