6 hours, 7 minutes
NOTE: The seminar manual, CE information, and CE test are contained on disc #1 in PDF format. To access these documents, play disc #1 in your computer. For the video presentation, begin playing disc #1 in your DVD player.
Watch this seminar recording to learn the diagnosis, signs, symptoms and assessment of early trauma and its resultant attachment disturbances. Shirley Crenshaw, MSW, LCSW will highlight the need to use a team approach, with the family and schools as the cornerstone of the child’s treatment. The workshop will emphasize the significance of providing high structure, strong limits, as well as a high degree of nurturing within the family to help the child develop a sense of basic safety and trust.
Children who have experienced early trauma [and the resulting attachment disturbances] are often diagnosed with:
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Bipolar Disorder (BP)
Conduct Disorder (CD)
Shirley Crenshaw will layout a framework of therapeutic interventions including: EMDR; Narrative; Attachment Therapy; and parent education and coaching, with results that have gained her a reputation for successfully treating the most challenging behavioral problems in the children she has seen in her practice.
Join Shirley as she heavily emphasizes treatment techniques, helpful ideas and actual tools that you will be able to immediately apply to your everyday dealings with clients, children, and students!
Recognize the signs, symptoms, and origins of attachment disturbances to accurately diagnose
List the neurological, physiological and psychological effects of trauma and its impact on basic trust and safety
Define the role of fear, shame, defenses and trauma triggers to understand behavior problems
Implement techniques for parents and teachers to address specific ‘acting out’ behaviors
Describe multiple therapeutic methods to address early trauma
Explain the effects of arrested emotional development due to early trauma and its impacts on object permanency and object constancy
Effects of Early Trauma
Arrested Emotional Development
Neurology and Physiology
Defenses and Trauma Triggers/Transitional Trauma
Why Behaviors Make Sense
Defenses Against Shame and Abandonment Fears as They Relate to:
Excessive Need to Control
“Push Away” Behaviors
Healing the “Hopeless” Child
Creating a Therapeutic Home Environment
Balancing Limits/Supervision and Nurture
Beyond Behavior Charts and Time-Outs
Use of Empathy
Helping the Child Feel Understood
Reducing Negative Input/Alternatives to “No”
Using Transitional Objects at Home
Creating a Therapeutic School Environment
Why Traditional Rewards/Punishments Don’t Work
Establishing a Constructive Teacher/Child Relationship
Use of Brain Gym, Occupational Therapy, Snacks, Tools of the Mind, Transitional Objects, Taking Pictures, HeartMath, etc.
Reducing Time with Peers
Creating a Successful Family Therapy Experience
EMDR (For Parents and Child)
Narrative Therapy: Creating a Coherent Narrative to Reduce Shame
Role Play, Mirroring Exercises, Theraplay, Sensory Integration
Mistakes I’ve Made (so you don’t have to)
Shirley Crenshaw, MSW, LCSW, has been specializing in the treatment of children with attachment disturbances, pre/post adoption therapy, physical and sexual abuse, anxiety, trauma, stress and grief for the past 16 years. She spent 28 years working with abused, neglected, and traumatized children for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and Missouri Division of Family Services in multiple roles including Adoption Specialist, Child Protection Services Worker, and Child Caseworker.
Shirley Crenshaw is a registered clinician of the Association for the Treatment and Training on the Attachment of Children (ATTACh). She has completed several attachment therapy workshops, and has conducted numerous workshops across Missouri and Illinois for child welfare and clinical professionals, as well as parents, the legal community, and school personnel. She actively holds membership with the National Association of Social Workers, the Missouri Society of Clinical Social Work and Psychotherapy St. Louis.
Shirley earned a B.A. in Psychology and an M.S.W. from Washington University, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri and Illinois. She uses a cadre of therapeutic interventions including: EMDR; Narrative; Attachment Therapy, and parent education and coaching, with results that have gained her a reputation for successfully treating the most challenging behavioral problems in the children she has seen in her practice.