Treatment of Complex Childhood Trauma: The Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) Treatment Framework
Presented by the Center for Trauma Training
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Monday, November 5
9:30am– 11:00am: Foundations and overview of the ARC Framework
11:00am – 12:30pm: Caregiver Affect Management
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Lunch Break
1:30pm– 3:00pm: Attunement
3:00pm – 4:30pm: Effective Behavioral Response, integration of attachment domain
Tuesday, November 6
9:30am – 11:00am: Introduction to regulation, Affect Identification
11:00am – 12:30pm: Modulation, Expression
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Lunch break
1:30pm – 3:00pm: Executive Functions
3:00pm – 4:30pm: Self and identity, Trauma Experience Integration
The Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) framework is a core-components treatment model, developed to provide a guiding framework for thoughtful clinical intervention with complexly traumatized youth and their caregiving systems. Drawing from the fields of trauma, attachment, and child development, the framework recognizes the importance of working with the child-in-context, of acknowledging the role of historical experiences and adaptive responses in current presentation, and of intervening with the surrounding environment – whether primary caregivers or treatment system – to support and facilitate the child’s healthy growth and development. Rather than identify step-by-step intervention strategies, the framework identifies 10 key “building blocks”, or intervention targets, key skills/goals within each domain, developmental and cultural considerations, and potential applications across settings.
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Presenters: Dr. Jana Pressley, Director of Education and Professional Development at the Center for Trauma Training
Jana Pressley is the Director of Training and Professional Development at the Trauma Center and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Richmont Graduate University. At the Trauma Center, Dr. Pressley oversees the postdoctoral fellowship and advanced clinical practicum training programs, as well as the annual Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies, while also serving in a clinical role as a therapist and supervisor. Dr. Pressley was formerly the Director of Clinical Training and Associate Professor in the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at Wheaton College Graduate School. Her research interests are focused on the experience of court-involved young adults who have suffered relational trauma in the midst of chronic poverty and community violence, as well as the impact of complex trauma history on adult spirituality and meaning-making. Dr. Pressley teaches trauma-related courses at the graduate level, and has designed and implemented trauma counseling specialization courses for graduate programs in close collaboration with the Trauma Center senior leadership. Dr. Pressley founded and directed a non-profit agency for uninsured/underinsured individuals and families in Chattanooga, TN. She is is a national ARC trainer and consultant, and also trains on the impact of trauma on adult spirituality.
When: Monday, November 5 & Tuesday, November 6
Where: TBA Credit Union, 630 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686
Who: Mental health providers and victim advocates working at a CAC or as part of an MDT
Cost: $34 (Includes boxed lunch, coffee, water, & snacks for both days as well as a certificate of attendance!)
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