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Digital Seminar

Working with Traumatized Adolescents: How to Get Unhooked

Martha Straus, PhD
1 Hour 59 Minutes
Mar 25, 2017
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To work with troubled and traumatized adolescents, it’s crucial for therapists to first foster their own capacity for self-awareness and self-regulation. It’s not easy, especially when our young clients’ extreme reactions-ranging from angry arousal to frozen shutting down-can trigger our own sense of helplessness, failure, dissociation, and rejection. In this workshop, you’ll discover how to get unhooked from this nonfunctional cycle.


- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 2.0 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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Martha B. Straus, PhD, is an international trainer and speaker on topics related to child, adolescent, and family development, attachment, trauma, and psychotherapy. Straus’s postdoctoral years were spent in the department of psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She’s the author of seven books including the highly acclaimed No-Talk Therapy for Children and Adolescents.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Martha Straus maintains a private practice and is an instructor at Antioch University New England Graduate School and Smith College. She receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Straus receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and book royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Martha Straus has no relevant non-financial relationships.


  • Welcome & Objectives
  • The One Big Question
    • Dependability & Isolation
  • Paradigm Shift of LH to RH
    • Co-Regulation
    • From Divided Brain to Dual Brain
  • Attachment & Trauma
    • Classifications of Attachment
    • Therapy and Attachment Trauma
    • The Traumatized Teen
    • Dissociation
  • Developmental Trauma
    • Misdiagnosis
    • Dysregulation
  • Symptoms and Body Memories
    • “Feelings Flashbacks”
  • Therapist in Trauma Therapy
    • Insecurity, Anxious, Dismissive
  • Therapy and Attachment Trauma
    • Earned Attachment Security
    • Mirroring, Mentalization, Mindfulness, Modulation
      • Four Big Hooks
    • Empathic Validation
  • Enactment & Self-Disclosure
    • Internal Working Models
    • Therapeutic Intervention Components


  1. Describe specific adolescent attachment styles as they relate to clinical practice
  2. Apply the React, Reflect, and Respond model to best support adolescent clients in recovering from trauma

Target Audience

Psychologists, Physicians, Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, and other Behavioral Health Professionals

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