Trauma Training Academy Trainings and Consultations

The Trauma Training Academy (TTA) offers training and consultation packages to mental health professionals, service providers and organizations interested in improving their trauma-focused treatment capacity either through the implementation of evidenced base practices or trauma informed interventions and considerations.

Upcoming Trainings:

If you have any questions about trainings offered by staff at the Trauma Training Academy, please contact us at (443) 923-5971 or e-mail traumatrainingacademy@kennedykrieger.org.

Healing the Heart from Trauma with Stories, Stillness, and Dancing

When: March 28, 2014

Workshop DescriptionThere is a mystical (non-scientific) effect of music, dancing, singing, and storytelling that touches, opens, and contributes to the healing of the human heart. These tools are particularly effective when continually offered as salve to the hearts of children and adults that have been abused or violated. This 4 hour experiential and interactive workshop will explore the use of storytelling, stillness and dancing as trauma techniques to support the healing process.

Fee: $180

Registrationhttp://www.cvent.com/d/j4qpjd

Incorporating Equine Assisted Psychotherapy as a 'Strength Based' Perspective in the Treatment of Traumatized Clients

When: April 11, 2014

Workshop Description: This 4 hour two part workshop will take place in a beautiful country setting on a farm and will demonstrate how Equine Assisted Psychotherapy may be incorporated with a strength based focus for treatment for Post -Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

  • Part I - Will include a power-point presentation introducing the EAGALA model of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, followed by an introduction to trauma, its manifestations, suggested treatment goals and the importance of utilizing a strength based perspective. Participants will develop an understanding of the four precepts of a Strength Based Perspective and how it may be effectively combined with Equine Assisted Psychotherapy for the treatment of PTSD. Participants will be able to define the physiological responses of “fight, flight or freeze” and be able to recognize and process these physiological responses when they occur. Treatment techniques to address these responses from a cognitive, emotional, behavioral and somatic prospective will be introduced. In addition, Participants learn techniques to incorporate creative concepts of containment, anchoring, pacing, and somatic experiencing in the treatment of traumatized clients during an EAGALA session.
  • Part II - Will be an experiential component where participants will have the opportunity to observe or participate in an Equine Assisted Learning Activity, designed to enhance their understanding Equine Assisted Psychotherapy as well as develop personal and or group insight into the process of helping clients reach treatment goals.

Participant Requirements:

  • All participants must sign a Release of Liability form.
  • Sturdy shoes or boots are required for participation.

Fee: $180

Registrationhttp://www.cvent.com/d/z4q0jm


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