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Fostering Resilience in Trauma Impacted Youth through Attachment, Regulation, and Competency

Margaret Blaustein, PsyD

July 29-August 2, 2024

Monday - Friday: 9:00a.m. - 12:30p.m. EDT | 30-Minute Break Daily

15-Hour Course |  Delivery Format: In-Person or Live-Online

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Course Description

Chronic exposure to traumatic stress in childhood has been recognized as one of the most prominent health risks of our time, with estimates that as many as one in three children in the United States will be exposed to a potentially traumatic experience in their childhood. Although not every mental health provider self-identifies as a “specialist” in treating traumatic stress, it is critical that every provider working with children and families gain expertise in understanding and intervening with this population. Childhood trauma exposure may impact a wide range of developmental, relational, and regulatory capacities and, as a result, may directly or indirectly lead to service referral across settings.

In this workshop, we will delve deeply into a flexible, comprehensive framework for approaching intervention with youth and families impacted by traumatic stress. Designed to translate across service systems, the Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) intervention framework offers a core components approach to addressing key domains affected in trauma-impacted youth. Moving beyond a pathology reduction model, the ARC framework identifies as its primary goal the building and enhancing of developmental capacities that allow the child and their surrounding system to navigate their life.

In addition to didactics, this workshop will incorporate small-group discussion and case application, experiential activities, and exploration of provided case material and video clips.

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About the Instructor

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Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Margaret Blaustein receives royalties from Guilford Press. She receives a speaking honorarium from MAK Continuing Education, LLC, Cape Cod Institute.

Non-financial: Margaret Blaustein has no relevant non-financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Margaret Blaustein, PsyD, is a practicing clinical psychologist whose career has focused on the understanding and treatment of complex childhood trauma and its sequelae. With an emphasis on the importance of understanding the child-, the family-, and the provider-in-context, her study has focused on identification and translation of key principles of intervention across treatment settings, building from the foundational theories of childhood development, attachment, and traumatic stress. With Kristine Kinniburgh, Dr. Blaustein is co-developer of the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) Treatment Framework (Kinniburgh & Blaustein, 2005), and co-author of the text, Treating Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents: Fostering Resilience through Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competence, 2nd edition (Blaustein & Kinniburgh, 2018). She has provided extensive training and consultation to providers within the US and abroad. Dr. Blaustein is currently Director of the Center for Trauma Training in Needham, MA. She is actively involved in local, regional, and national collaborative groups dedicated to the empathic, respectful, and effective provision of services to this population.

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What Alumni are Saying...

"The course instructor was spot on with providing quality content. She presented the material effectively with just the right mix of didactic content, plus video clips, case vignettes and small group work. I am very glad I took this class." - 2022 Participant

"I really appreciated Margaret’s straightforward and clear way of presenting the material. She gave me a lot of hands on and applicable knowledge which I feel grateful to be able to immediately incorporate it into my practice. Thank you so much for this!" - 2022 Participant

"Margaret was an excellent presenter; a great combination of videos, small group work and instruction. I enjoyed her style." - 2022 Participant



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