The first workshop of the FCP 2016 Series is presented by Arthur Becker-Weidman, CSW-R, PhD. DABPS.
“Developmental Trauma Disorder: Effects on Child Development and Treatment”
Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD, aka Complex Trauma), which is chronic early maltreatment within a caregiving relationship, can cause profound impairment. DTD can affect seven domains of functioning (Attachment, Behavioral Regulation, Emotional Regulation, Defensive Functions, Cognition, Biology, and Self-Concept). This workshop will describe the effects on DTD on child development relying on current research, explain the importance and elements of a comprehensive assessment model, and illustrate an evidence-based and effective treatment for DTD.
At the end of this activity, the learner will be able to:
• Define Developmental Trauma Disorder and identify the seven domains that may be affected
• Describe one new tool for assessing children who have experienced Complex Trauma
• Explain the difference between PTSD and Developmental Trauma Disorder
• Name the essential principles of attachment-focused treatment
Presenter: Arthur Becker-Weidman, CSW-R, PhD. DABPS, is Director of the Center for Family Development in New York. Dr. Becker-Weidman provides training and workshops to parents and professionals across the U.S. and internationally and is an adjunct Clinical Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is on the Board of the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute®© and is a Certified Therapist, Consultant, and Trainer of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy®.
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As usual, the Workshop will be held: at the Health & Wellness Center Auditorium, 847 Easton Rd., Warrington, PA 18976 from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM