South Winchester Blvd., San Jose, CA 95128
April 9 and 10, 2011
9:30am 3:30pm (each day)
This two day workshop will prepare you to understand
the new diagnosis, Traumatic Developmental Disorder, that has
been proposed by Bessel Van Der Kolk, Alicia Leiberman, Frank
Putnam, Robert PynoosMichael Scheeringa and others. This diagnosis
describes the way that the experience dependent brain develops
in unique and predictable ways following traumatic events from
infancy and early childhood onward up to adulthood. From this
context we will learn about the types of therapeutic and parenting
strategies that are most effective with children who exhibit symptoms
of TDD. Specifically we will learn about how attention, regulation,
attachment, social interactions, and cognitive learning are impacted.
These initial impacts result in a widening cascade of disorders,
such as ADD, Sensory Integration, Learning disabilities, Conduct
Disorders, Somatozation etc.
Certain groups of children are particularly prone
to experiencing TDD, such as international adoptees, older domestic
adoptees and foster-adopt children, as are children who experience
neglect and/or abuse from their biologically related parents.
Parents (adoptive or not) have enormous resistance to accepting
this diagnosis. There is an urgent need to learn how to educate
parents to uses effective and often counterintuitive parenting
strategies to help a child move from "survival" behaviors
to "family-oriented" behaviors.
Day 1: Understanding the Stress-Shaped Brain
and Early Development
Participants will explore the differences between non-traumatic
and traumatic development in infants and young children. In addition,
we will examine the pending DSM diagnosis of Traumatic Developmental
Disorder, and review its resistance by parents with children with
Day 2: Early Intervention for the Stress-shaped
(Only available to participants who attend Day 1 of the Workshop)
Participants will acquire skills to educate parents, and techniques
to help children transition from survival skills to family skills.
We will also cover practical aspects of creating your own First
Year Home Group.
CEU credits available for LMFT
and LCSW; Associated Counselors Provider No.: PC 3161
Fee: $100/ day
Limit: 12 participants/workshop. Reserve your space by
March 20, 2011.
After March 30th cancellations are non refundable.
Write checks to: Associated Counselors and
send to 1101 South Winchester Blvd., Suite A-101, San Jose, CA.
What to bring:
Please bring a bag lunch. Morning and afternoon beverages and
snacks will be provided.
For more information contact Karen Wride at