Digital Seminar

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


Faculty:
Dafna Lender, LCSW |  Peter Levine, Ph.D.
Duration:
2 Hours 05 Minutes
Copyright:
Jul 16, 2020
Product Code:
POS057025
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.


Description

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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Faculty

Dafna Lender, LCSW's Profile

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Dafna Lender, LCSW, is an international trainer and supervisor for practitioners who work with children and families. She is a certified trainer and supervisor/consultant in both Theraplay and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP). Dafna's expertise is drawn from 25 years of working with families with attachment in many settings: at-risk after school programs, therapeutic foster care, in-home crisis stabilization, residential care and private practice. Dafna's style, whether as a therapist or teacher, is combining the light-hearted with the profound by bringing a playful, intense and passionate presence to every encounter. Dafna is the co-author of Theraplay: The Practitioner's Guide (2020). She teaches and supervises clinicians in 15 countries in 3 languages: English, Hebrew and French.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dafna Lender is the founder of Dafna Lender Psychotherapy Training and Consulting. She is a published author and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dafna Lender is an author for Psychotherapy Networker.


Peter Levine, Ph.D.'s Profile

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Dr. Peter Levine holds doctorates in both medical biophysics and psychology. He is the developer of Somatic Experiencing® (SE), a naturalistic body-awareness approach to healing trauma, which he teaches all over the globe. Dr. Levine is also the founder of the Foundation for Human Enrichment and was a stress consultant for NASA during the development of the space shuttle.

An accomplished author, Dr. Levine penned Healing Trauma, Sexual Healing and the bestselling book, Waking the Tiger. He also co-authored with Maggie Kline Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes and Trauma-Proofing Your Kids. His latest book, In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, is a testament to his lifelong investigation into the connection between evolutionary biology, neuroscience, animal behavior, and more than 40 years of clinical experience in the healing of trauma.

Dr. Levine was honored in 2010 with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP) and is a Senior Fellow at Meadows Behavioral Healthcare.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Peter Levine receives royalties as a published author. He receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and recording royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. Dr. Levine has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Peter Levine is the founder and senior advisor to Somatic Experiencing International, the founder, and president of the Ergos Institute, and is the senior clinical fellow and advisor to the Meadows Addiction Center. Dr. Levine is a member of the American Psychological Association.


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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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