Healing Developmental Trauma

Healing3-1-2.cdrDESCRIPTION: This clinical training provides a systemic model for identifying and treating developmental shock, trauma and stress in individuals, couples and families. The content is a synthesis of theory and practice based on Barry and Janae Weinhold’s book for mental health practitioners, Healing Developmental Trauma:  A Systems Approach to Counseling Individuals, Couples & Families, that is available to purchase at this training.

This training is based on an attachment model of psychotherapy that recognizes that early bonding experiences form the foundation for adult psychological well-being. It looks at the Weinholds’ two-track model of human development: the optimal LOVEvolution Track and the Trauma Track. It examines early development, and shows how disturbed attachment causes developmental trauma and social, emotional and relational disturbances that impact mental health.

The program’s constructivistic teaching/learning approach emphasizes the importance of mental health practitioners’ personal development, particularly inner work and self-understanding, so that they can recognize and resolve any counter-transference issues that show up in their professional work.

The training uses a mind-body framework as a critical part of the psychotherapy process, and identifies seven key therapeutic skills that are designed to help clients discover and heal from the symptoms of developmental trauma.

 LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Participants will learn–

  • About the controversial, “game-changing” aspect of attachment and developmental trauma in the mental health field and in the DSM-V.
  • About the attachment-focused, relationship-centered paradigm shift now happening in the field of mental health.
  • Developmental Systems Theory, a four-stage model of human development for individuals, couples and families.
  • How to identify developmental trauma in individuals during the codependent and counter-dependent stages of development.
  • How developmental shock, trauma and stress impact individual, couple and family systems.
  • About the impact of developmental shock, trauma, stress, and PTSD on the development of the brain and the central nervous system.
  • How to use seven key therapeutic skills designed to assist in the healing of developmental trauma in individuals, couples and families.
  • How to apply the principles of attachment theory and therapy to the dynamics of the client-therapist relationship.
  • How to build skills in self-reflection, self-correction, self-directedness, self-authorizing and self-authoring and apply them effectively in an attuned model of relationship-based psychotherapy.

AUDIENCE: Registered Psychotherapists, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidates, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage & Family Counselors Licensed Social Workers, and MA Level Counselor Education and Social Work Students

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT INFORMATION: This seminar is designed to meet some of the professional development requirements of Candidates for Licensure. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the program indicating 6.4 contact hours. Licensed Professional Counselors will receive an NBCC accredited Certificate of Attendance for 6.4 contact hours.

TIME: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


To register by phone, call (719) 445-0565.

To register with a credit card, choose the session below:


Date: TBA

COST: $150 (includes onsite lunch)

LOCATION: Central Colorado Springs, CO, exact location will be emailed to you after registration.

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