Therapeutic treasure box: theory and creative techniques for facilitating resilience and affect regulation in children with relational and developmental trauma

This course draws on the attachment, loss, stress, and trauma theory base, with a focus of translating the findings into day-to-day child protection and children in care case work and practical tips. Once theory and context have been established on Day 1, Day 2 and 3 will explore a range of creative and expressive techniques and tools, mainly from Karen's bestselling book: 'Therapeutic Treasure Box for Working with Developmental Trauma'.

Book tickets

Date & Time

Wednesday 16 - Friday 18 November 2022

10am - 4pm

Tickets

Non-members: £480

Associate members: £390

Full members
Employed: £390
Underemployed: £360
Unemployed/retired: £330

Trainee members: £330

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Location

Delivered via Zoom, information for the day and invite to join will be sent once booking has closed.

Therapeutic treasure box: theory and creative techniques for facilitating resilience and affect regulation in children with relational and developmental trauma

This course draws on the attachment, loss, stress, and trauma theory base, with a focus of translating the findings into day-to-day child protection and children in care case work and practical tips. Once theory and context have been established on Day 1, Day 2 and 3 will explore a range of creative and expressive techniques and tools, mainly from Karen's bestselling book: 'Therapeutic Treasure Box for Working with Developmental Trauma'.

Who should attend?

What is the impact of trauma, neglect, toxic stress and disrupted attachment on children, adolescents, and on their surrounding adults? What is the impact on the body, brain, emotions, behaviours, learning, and relationships? This course focuses on translating the latest evidence-base, neuroscience findings, attachment, loss, stress, and trauma theories into day-to-day case work.

Once theory and context have been established, a range of creative and expressive tools will be taught. These are mainly from the bestselling book Therapeutic Treasure Box for Working with Developmental Trauma, and will focus on a range of areas including engagement, resilience, relational safety, and affect regulation.

Learning outcomes

  • Develop further knowledge and understanding about the impact of early trauma and disrupted attachment on children’s overall development.
  • Gain further insight into the latest brain science and neurobiology around childhood trauma and neglect.
  • Link trauma and attachment theories to real life case examples.
  • Consider how emotional regulation develops in childhood, and how it can be influenced by trauma and disrupted attachment.
  • Reflect on how trauma can impact a child’s developmental trajectory and “age”.
  • Consider typical behavioural presentations within this client group and how these can be formulated from an attachment and trauma perspective.
  • Learn about how to identify children’s multi-sensory triggers and emotional hotspots.
  • Gain further understanding as to why therapeutic re-parenting and relationship-based trauma-informed practice is so fundamental to children’s progress.
  • Review some key therapeutic strategies needed to underpin direct work.
  • Learn some take home direct working tools and strategies for supporting affect regulation and resilience.
  • Learn some direct working tools around emotional and relational safety.

Tutor: Dr Karen Treisman

This is a life changing course, I will be recommending it to all my colleagues and therapist friends.

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