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Copy of The Impact of Attachment Disruption and Trauma on Behavior, Brain Development and Mental Health

  • Solace Center 1470 West Herndon Avenue Fresno, CA, 93711 United States (map)

Presented by: Julie Torok-Mangasarian, LMFT




Course Description: This course is designed to help individuals working with children and adolescence understand the global impact of developmental trauma and prolonged, unaddressed stress. Additionally, the course will review the role trauma, attachment-disruption and stress play on health and wellness outcomes. This workshop will describe symptoms and behaviors common to traumatized children and will offer strategies to address these concerns. 

Learning Objectives: Upon competition of this course, you should be able to:

1.    Define and discuss attachment, attachment styles, and the impact of attachment disruptions.
2.    Identify the concept of developmental and complex trauma. 
3.    Review the impact of trauma on development and physical, emotional and mental health.
4.    List and describe common behaviors, symptoms and diagnosis of children in foster care. 
5.    Examine developmentally appropriate strategies for addressing difficulties/challenges common in traumatized children.  

Key Concepts:
Attachment and Attachment Disruption
The Impact of Trauma on Attachment and Brain Development
Mental Health (Symptoms vs Diagnosis)
Special Considerations for Children in Foster Care

Who should attend: This workshop is essential for anyone working with young children and families including educators, mental health clinicians, home visitors and case managers.

Julie Torok-Mangasarian, LMFT, I-FECMH Specialist is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the Clinical Director of the California Psychological Institute in Fresno, CA. Julie is a registered play therapist supervisor, infant mental health specialist, reflective practice mentor and certified educator of infant massage (CEIM). Julie specializes in the treatment of complex and developmental trauma in young children. Julie has specialized training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), play therapy (Theraplay®, client-centered play therapy and Filial Therapy) and Reflective Practice Supervision. 

8:30-9am: Registration
9:00-10:15am: Basic Needs: Met and Unmet
Abuse and Neglect
Attachment and Attachment Disruption
10:15-10:30am: Break
10:30am-12:00pm: Impact of Trauma
Chronic Stress
ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences)
Protective Factors
12:00-1:00pm: Lunch
1:00-2:15pm: Brain, Behavior and Mental Health:
Brain Integration/Regulation
Attachment Needs
2:15-2:30: Break
2:30-4:30: Strategies/Interventions/Modalities

CEU’s: Attendance to this training meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Prov. # 131780. Certificates of completion are available to all participants and will be available at time of training sign-out.

Cancelations/Grievances/ADA: Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs. Full refunds will be provided with 3 day written notice of cancelation. Refunds will not be granted for cancelations less than -days prior to event or in cases of non-attendance. If you have questions or to report grievances, please contact Cristina Rodriguez 559-256-0985 email: 

California Psychological Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s. California Psychological Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course content. 

Registration fee includes light continental breakfast and afternoon refreshments and Certificate of Completion and/or Continuing Education Units and session handouts. Lunch will not be provided.