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Child Trauma Intervention

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Richmont is opening a portion of this course in the Trauma Certificate to Richmont alumni and the surrounding community for Continuing Education Credit. This event is not sponsored by the alumni association and does not fall under the benefits of founding membership status.

*New Updated Dates* When: Saturday, January 30 from 8:30am – 5:00pm with a 1 hour lunch break

                                                        Sunday, January 31 from 8:30am-5:00pm with a 1 hour lunch break

Where: Richmont Graduate University, Chattanooga Campus, 1815 McCallie Ave

 Presenter: Jon S. Ebert, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Vanderbilt Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Ebert is a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive clinical and consultation expertise in the assessment and delivery of services to children and families who have experienced traumatic stress and mental health challenges. Dr. Ebert is Clinical Director of the Vanderbilt Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody (COE) which is part of a statewide network funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee to improve the public health by enhancing the quality of services provided to children in or at-risk of entering the Tennessee child welfare or juvenile justice systems. 

In his work with the Vanderbilt COE, Dr. Ebert provides ongoing leadership and training for the Tennessee satewide best practice initiative in the dissemination of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competence (ARC), and Teen Outreach Program (TOP). He has published on the dissemination of evidence based practices and presented nationally on systems-level approaches to managing children and youth with sexual behavior problems, family reunification, trauma-informed treatment cultures, and the role of leadership in the adoption of evidence-based practices. Dr. Ebert co-teaches the Family Therapy Seminar for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic (CAPOC) as part of Vanderbilt’s APA-approved, Pre-doctoral Psychology Internship Consortium.

Topic: This seminar will provide an overview of clinical assessment and treatment of children who have experienced traumatic stress. The process of clinical evaluation of this population will be discussed, with review of the most commonly used evaluation tools. Treatment will be conceptualized in a core components manner, with identification of key goals of intervention with children who have experienced trauma, as well as the range of alternative interventions (i.e., expressive, body-based, sensory) which show promise for this population. This is an intermediate level training.

 Learning Objectives: As a result of this seminar, participants will be able to:

1)          Define common core components of childhood trauma treatment.

2)         Apply a repertoire of skills for addressing relational safety for caregivers and children who have experienced trauma.

3)         Apply a repertoire of skills for building self-regulation in traumatized children.

4)         Explain the role of Self-Care and Regulation as essential in the work with complex trauma & adverse childhood experiences.

5)         Utilize a repertoire of skills for building developmental competencies.

6)         Discuss how to engage the Attachment System in the ARC Framework.

7)         Describe how to engage Self-Regulation in the ARC Framework.

8)         Describe how to engage Compentence in the ARC Framework.

9)         Discuss how to engage Trauma Integration in the ARC Framework.

10)       Explain Case Formulation: through the ARC Framework.

11)        Demonstrate how to identify and prioritize Treatment Planning and Intervention: Using the ARC Framework.

12)       Demonstrate a basic understanding of the role and process of trauma experience integration.

DateLectureTopics Covered 
30- JanAttachment Regulations and Competence (ARC)- Part 1Clinician Personal Wellness as Intervention and Care; Complex Trauma Presentation; Caregiver Affect Regulation; Caregiver Attunement; Caregiver Consistent Response 
31- JanAttachment Regulations and Competence (ARC)- Part 2Child/Youth Emotion Identification; Child/Youth Modulation; Competence: Executive Functioning; Competence: Emotion Expression; Competence: Self-Identity; Trauma Experience Integration 

Continuing Education: 14 NBCC CE Clock hours Awarded. 14 approved CE Clock Hours Awarded to Psychologists.

Fees: $275.00

Note: Attendees are required to attend both days to receive CE credit for this event. Space is limited. Please register early to reserve your spot. Attendees will be admitted to this seminar on a first come, first serve basis.

Registration: Please click here to register.

Please direct your questions regarding this seminar to Autumn Stephenson at or 423-648-2679.

Refunds will only be issued if requested prior to the event.

Richmont Graduate University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4534. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Richmont Graduate University is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Richmont Graduate University is approved by the American Psychologist Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Richmont Graduate University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Child Trauma Intervention