NEW ENGLAND SOCIETY FOR THE TREATMENT
OF TRAUMA AND DISSOCIATION
Discovering the Strengths Within:
Children’s Bodies are a Pathway to both Psychological Injury and Recovery (3CE)*
Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library
(National Heritage Museum)
33 Marrett Rd. Lexington, MA
Powerful new understandings about the internal, interpersonal, and societal impact of trauma and chronic stress on children point to a growing need for treatment approaches that target the deeper systems where arousal dysregulation originates. This workshop introduces you to a new way to track and recognize trauma symptoms in the child’s bodily and relational presentations, effective and playful interventions to use in your practice, and approaches to increasing caregivers’ ability to regulate their child. We will examine emerging "bottom-up" child treatment approaches utilizing film and clinical case examples. The program allows you to see and feel how these approaches access and impact children’s disrupted regulation and attachment systems with less reliance on language based interventions.
Anne Westcott has committed her career to serving children and families impacted by trauma. Since 1986, she has worked in public, private, school, and home-based settings. Anne is co-creator and trainer for the SMART program, a full body treatment approach for traumatized children developed at the Trauma Center @ JRI. In addition, she has been a faculty member of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute since 2009 and is collaborating on their children’s curriculum. She consults to and trains a broad range of therapists from those early in their careers in residential and community clinics to seasoned certified Sensorimotor psychotherapists in private practice. Anne is a lively presenter who weaves theory and research with clinical practice examples to convey useful and applicable information for everyone. She is co-authoring a series of children’s books for lay people to convey information about trauma and hidden resources in the body due this fall as well as a clinical book on SMART due in 2018. Currently, Anne leads a basic training in Affect Dysregulation and Traumatic Memory and advanced course in Emotional Processing and Attachment Repair in Chicago for
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute.
*Counseling: The Institute for Continuing Education and NESTTD are co-sponsors of this event. This co-sponsorship has been approved by NBCC. The Institute for Continuing Education is an NBCC approved continuing education provider, No. 5643. The Institute for Continuing Education is solely responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit.
Cancellation Policy for events: No refund is given if cancellation request is received within 1 week of event date. Prior to 1 week of event date a full refund will be made.