Sunday, 3 December 2017

The Attachment and Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing is holding its 6th annual Trauma and Attachment Conference
March 19 - 23, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Day 1 & 2 Foundational Stream with Lori Gill
  Day 1 Understanding the Foundations of Trauma and Attachment
  Day 2 Phase-Based Clinical Applications to Promote Healing and Integration of Trauma and       Attachment Dysregulation

Day 1 & 2 Advanced Stream
  Day 1 Sara Schlote
  Day 2 AM Dr. Paul Frewen - Mind-Brain Interventions for Trauma-Related Disorders
  Day 2 PM Sean Robb & Kaleigh Alkenbrack The Nuances on the combination of PTSD and mild-  Traumatic Brain Injury

Day 3 Stephen Terrell - Nurturing Resilience: Helping Clients Move Forward from Developmental Trauma - An Integrative Somatic Approach

Day 4  Carmen Richardson - Expressive Arts Therapy for Traumatized Children and Adolescents: A Four-Phase Model

Day 5 Lisa Schwarz - Creator of Comprehensive Resource Model

For further details/information:

2018 Winter/Spring Group Supervision/Consultation

For professionals who are wanting support with integrating the expressive arts safely and ethically into their practice as therapists or facilitators. As well, this group may provide supervision hours for art therapists, expressive arts therapists, and social workers.

"...and wait there patiently, until the song that is your life
falls into your own cupped hands and you recognize and greet it.
Only then will you know how to give yourself to this world
so worthy of rescue."  Martha Postlewaite

Winter/Spring dates:
Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

January 20, 2018
February 10, 2018
March 10, 2018
April 7, 2018

Hourly Group Rates: 2 people/$80 per hour/per person 
3 people/$60 per hour/per person
4 people or more/$50 hour/per person 
To Register:

Three Day Training in Body-Focused Expressive Arts Therapy for Traumatized Children and Adolescents

Stay Wild - Be Free
When: May 24 - 26, 2018, Thursday - Saturday,  9:30 - 4:30 
Where: 57 Bearspaw Summit Place, Calgary, AB 
Cost: $525 before April 15, 2018 & $575 after
Option to purchase book with registration - please add $50 
Payment Methods: e-transfer or cheques 

Overview: This three day training will provide participants with a comprehensive framework for treating traumatized children & teens. This four- phase, resource-oriented model is grounded in attachment theory, the psychophysiology of trauma, CBT, and expressive arts therapy. It is based on Carmen’s book, “Expressive Arts Therapy for Traumatized Children and Adolescents: A Four-Phase Model”.

Training Objectives: To provide a practical, structured framework that guides assessment & treatment processes. To learn structured, arts-based, sensory interventions to effectively treat key trauma reactions and promote self-regulation. To increase clinical skills such as working with a resource-oriented lens, tracking client sensory processes, & working with the body, art & relationship.

About the four-phase model:
“Although rich with creative activities, the author quickly establishes that these are not to be approached as a ‘recipe’ of activities to pick and choose from, but as strategically placed activities to support the larger picture of helping children develop the resilience needed to experience posttraumatic growth.  The structured framework helps to ensure a process that is safe, but it also provides the flexibility necessary for following the child’s creative processing and use of varied activities at a pace that is safe and tolerable.”
William Steele, PsyD, MSW
Founder, The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC)


One Day Workshop in Expressive Arts

Arts in Bloom

-an experiential day of expressive arts for therapy, education, and community building
-excellent introduction for therapists, child care workers, nurses, social workers, psychologists, art therapists and educators 
-an opportunity to personally explore how the arts may be used both individually and in group format 

Date: Friday, March 2, 2018
Time: 9:30 - 4:00
Location: 57 Bearspaw Summit Place 
Cost: $150 on or before February 10th, 2018, and $175 after
To Register: