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Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network and MI-AIMH
Early Childhood Learning Series
Holding Space for All the Ghosts in the Nursery:
The Application of Trauma-Informed Parts Work to Infant Mental Health Practice
This training is sponsored generously by the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWHN). Therefore, training attendees need to be employed by a Detroit Wayne Infant Mental Health program and a coupon code is required to register.
IMH therapists are constantly challenged to recognize, welcome, and participate in co-regulation of the parent-baby dyad. Yet, when a caregiver carries the burden of intergenerational or complex trauma into the nursery, the IMH therapist may feel disoriented or overwhelmed by the confusing and seemingly contradictory thoughts, emotions, and behaviors of the caregiver. The model of structural dissociation teaches that early attachment trauma can contribute to the fragmentation of self, so that various nervous system states (fight, flight, freeze, submit and attach impulses) might be easily triggered and yet challenging to regulate or integrate. Learning to track and resource the parts of self that correspond to these nervous system states can support both the therapist and client’s ability to reliably regulate into an optimal arousal zone – “window of tolerance” – a critical foundation of all subsequent therapeutic work.
In this workshop you will be introduced to trauma-informed parts work and the clinical application of the model for IMH. A combination of didactic learning and experiential exercises will allow for a deepened and embodied experiential learning.
Date: July 30, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, there will be an hour break for lunch
Access: Trainings will be offered through Zoom. A zoom link will be sent to registrants closer to the training. Be careful when entering your email address so that it is correct.
IMPORTANT – in order to receive a certificate and/or Continuing Education you will need to have a Zoom account (which is free) logged in to view the training. We are able to export a report from Zoom which will track your attendance. When you are signed in, your name appears along with the amount of time you were on the Zoom call. Only those names that appear on the report will receive certificates with continuing education credits/clock hours. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Presenter: Sara F. Stein, MS, MSW, LMSW – Sara is a doctoral candidate in the Joint Social Work and Clinical Psychology program at the University of Michigan. Her research aims to identify mechanisms of trauma-related risk transmission across generations to increase effectiveness of evidence-based treatments and mitigate detrimental long-term physical and mental health outcomes in families and children. She specializes in the treatment of complex developmental trauma using trauma-informed parts approaches that integrate mind-body and mindfulness frameworks. Sara is passionate about bridging the wisdom of the clinical community with empirical evidence to develop useful and practical clinical tools for the treatment of trauma.
- Participants will be able to describe how parts of self develop as an adaptive response to external environmental factors and form along the fault lines of the five animal survival defenses (fight, flight, freeze, submit, and attach).
- Participants will be able to label conflicting priorities of a caregiver’s’ parts of self and affirm them as strategies developed originally to keep them safe.
- Participants will be able to define the term “window of tolerance” and develop skills to track when their clients are sufficiently regulated to take in or integrate new information.
- Participants will be able to describe strategies to regulate their client’s nervous system from states of hyperarousal and hypoarousal to optimize functioning in their window of tolerance.
- Participants will develop skills to focus on the strengthening of an internal secure attachment (Fisher, 2017) between a caregiver’s Wise Self and each part of self as the central goal of a trauma-informed parts model treatment plan and a strategy to facilitate the caregiver’s capacity to support a secure attachment with their infant.
- Participants will enhance their ability to recognize how their own parts of self may be activated and resourced during clinical interactions.
Continuing Education Information – 5.5 training hours:
Social Work – Approved for 5.5 Michigan SW CEU’s
IMH Endorsement® – Will count towards the requirements for the MI-AIMH Endorsement®
NEW! Licensed Professional Counselors – NBCC Hours – Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6867. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MI-AIMH is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Key MI-AIMH Competencies addressed include:
This training is sponsored generously by the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN). Therefore, training attendees need to be employed by a Detroit Wayne Infant Mental Health program and a registration code is required to register. If you work outside of Detroit-Wayne County and are interested in the training topic, please contact Tiffanie Martinez email@example.com, MI-AIMH Communications and Training Specialist, about the possibility of bringing this trainer to your area.
Registration deadlines: Registration will close on July 27, 2021
For registration questions, contact Tiffanie Martinez at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-516-0858