Full course description
Instructor: Natalia Estassi Psy.D.
Thursday, December 1, 2022; 9 AM – 4 PM
Location: Online via Zoom
We all work with significant amounts of trauma and children with acting out behaviors in our field; as providers we need to know how to best understand, intervene and support the youth and families we work with. Review the different diagnosis of ADHD, ODD, Conduct Disorders, and PTSD. Potential origins of these diagnosis and underlying issues. Discuss the importance of understanding child abuse and trauma; its effects on attachments; and how unhealthy attachments affect our therapeutic relationship and work with youth and their families. Study: research on its relevance and how to work with it. Learn: what is considered a traumatic event; what events are commonly overlooked; how to diagnose and understand underlying PTSD issues; the effects of trauma on youth, their brain, ability to learn; and trauma’s effects on behavior, including the emotional, physical, and long term symptoms. Explore strength-based techniques and how to engage, facilitate, and empower our youth and families to facilitate change. Review self-care and self-awareness practices in avoiding burnout and vicarious trauma.