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Healing Childhood Trauma with Peter Levine, PhD & Dafna Lender, LCSW: An Integrative Approach for Mental Health Clinicians



Join international trauma experts Peter Levine, creator of Somatic Experiencing®, and Dafna Lender, Theraplay® and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy trainer, in this recording as they share their insights, expertise, and clinical experience treating childhood trauma.

Through dynamic discussion and demonstrations of their respective approaches, Peter Levine and Dafna Lender offer practical “bottom-up” tools for restoring resilience and equilibrium in children who have experienced trauma, including:

  • Simple containment strategies for engaging clients in trauma wound work
  • Embodied attachment-based techniques derived from Theraplay®
  • Somatic Experiencing® interventions that create positive experiences in the body
  • Attunement tools for caregivers and families
  • And more!

Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to learn from not one but TWO leading experts in the treatment of childhood trauma – purchase today!


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Product Details
Average Rating:
   3.8
Speakers:
Dafna Lender |  Peter Levine
Duration:
2 Hours 05 Minutes
Copyright:
Jul 16, 2020
Product Code:
RNV057025
Media Type:
DVD - Also available: Digital Recordings

CPD


CPD

This online program is worth 2.0 hours CPD.



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Speakers

Dafna Lender's Profile

Dafna Lender Related seminars and products: 3

LCSW


Dafna Lender, LCSW serves as the program director at The Theraplay Institute in Evanston, IL and is certified as a practitioner, supervisor and trainer in both Theraplay and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP). Dafna trains psychotherapists internationally in these methods and trains in three languages. She is also a supervisor and author in the field of treating attachment and trauma issues in children.

Dafna has spent her career focusing children’s development of a secure attachment with their caregivers while resolving issues in their traumatic history. Early in her career, Dafna worked in treatment foster care and witnessed child after child “fail” out of foster placements due to difficult behavior. Children were disruptive, unsettled and unhappy, and their caregivers felt defeated. Dafna’s sense of discouragement went away after taking the Theraplay training and learning direct, concrete ideas and interactions that she could apply in home with her treatment families to promote healthier, more hopeful relationships. Dafna has successfully treated children with a variety of backgrounds, including children raised in orphanages, with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, exposed to domestic violence and community violence and children of parents with chronic mental illness. Dafna has worked in the field of child welfare and child mental health for 20+ years.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dafna Lender has an employment relationship with The Theraplay Institute. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Dafna Lender has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Peter Levine's Profile

Peter Levine Related seminars and products: 16

Ph.D.


Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., holds doctorates in both medical biophysics and psychology. The developer of Somatic Experiencing®, a body-awareness approach to healing trauma, and founder of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, which conducts trainings in this work throughout the world and in various indigenous cultures, with 26 faculty members and over five thousand students.

Dr. Levine was a stress consultant for NASA on the development of the space shuttle project and was a member of the Institute of World Affairs Task Force of Psychologists for Social Responsibility in developing responses to large-scale disasters and ethno-political warfare. Levine’s international best seller, Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, has been translated into 22 languages. His recent interests include the prevention of trauma in children, and he has co-written two books, with Maggie Kline, in this area: Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes and Trauma-Proofing Your Kids.

His most recent book: In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, was recently released to rave reviews. Levine’s original contribution to the field of Body-Psychotherapy was honored in 2010 when he received the Life Time Achievement award from the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP).

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Peter Levine is the Developer of Somatic Experiencing®. He is the founder and Senior Advisor to the Foundation for Human Enrichment; and Senior Advisor to The Meadows Addiction Treatment Center. Dr. Levine receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Peter Levine is a member of the American Psychological Association; Humanistic Psychological Association; and International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.


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Objectives

  1. Appraise the rationale for and efficacy of “bottom-up” interventions for the treatment of trauma in children.
  2. Implement Somatic Experiencing® interventions to help children increase tolerance for negative bodily sensations and suppressed emotions.
  3. Utilize Theraplay® techniques to repair attachment wounds among children and caregivers.

Outline

Foundations of Somatic Experiencing® and Theraplay®

  • Evolutionary underpinnings of trauma, the Polyvagal theory
  • Flight, flight, freeze, and collapse
  • The somatic effects of stress in children
  • Trauma through the lens of attachment
  • Why “bottom-up” techniques are imperative to the treatment process

Integrative Strategies to Restore Resilience, Attunement, and Safety

  • How to assess which behaviour(s) require interventions
  • Simple containment tools for children
  • Therapeutic games for overcoming feelings of helplessness
  • Touch-based interventions to release somatically “stuck” responses to stress
  • Trust and attunement practices for caregiver and child
  • Pendulation-informed techniques to develop a sense of “flow”
  • Guided attunement activities for caregivers and families And more!

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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