Arthur Becker-Weidman

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy: An evidence-baesd treatment

Complex Trauma: A Community Approach

Dr. Becker-Weidman will be presenting an all day workshop on October 20, 2011 in Saratoga Springs.

“Complex Trauma: A Community Approach”- Implications for Treatment, Parenting, Child Welfare, Family Court and Education.”

With Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman

October 20, 2011

8:30- 5 pm.

8:00am Registration

Knights of Columbus Hall
50 Pine Road
Saratoga Springs, New York

CONFERENCE FEE
PROFESSIONALS: $95.00
All purchase orders add $15.00
PARENTS & GUARDIANS: $25.00
Due to Co-Sponsorship by the Theraplay Institute 6 CEUs are available for psychologists and play therapists

Coffee & Lunch Included

MAKE YOUR CHECK PAYABLE TO:
CCMH YOUTH CONFERENCE

MAIL TO:
Tammy Horan
Saratoga County Mental Health Center
211 Church Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-584-9030
e-mail: ythserv@yahoo.com

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Children in the Child Welfare system have often experienced Complex Trauma and require specialized treatment, parenting and educational approaches. For over twenty-five years Dr. Becker Weidman has specialized in the treatment of families with children who have complex trauma and disorders of attachment and on training therapists, parents, children welfare workers, educators and courts
Dr. Becker- Weidman will describe Complex Trauma and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), which is an evidence-based, effective, and empirically validated treatment, and how these approaches and concepts can integrate the community response system. Dr. Becker-Weidman will explain the effects of complex trauma on child development as well as factors affecting placement stability. The ways that teachers, child welfare professionals, parents, and therapists respond are often the key to lessening the ill effects of trauma. The community system of care must embody the principles of safety, security, support, acceptance, curiosity so that the child and family can heal. Through the use of presentations and tapes of actual sessions, Dr. Becker-Weidman will explain his approach.

Children in the Child Welfare system have often experienced Complex trauma and require specialized treatment, parenting and educational approaches. For over twenty-five years Dr. Becker Weidman has specialized in the treatment of families with children who have complex trauma and disorders of attachment and on training therapists, parents, children welfare workers, educators and courts. The material presented by Dr. Becker-Weidman will build on the presentation of Dr. Daniel Hughes her in 2009. Dr. Becker-Weidman and Dr. Hughes are close colleagues, haven written articles together and collaborate as trainers and Board members of the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute.
Dr. Becker- Weidman will describe Complex Trauma and dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, which is an evidence-based, effective, and empirically validated treatment,how these approaches and concepts can integrate the systems of care that are involved with foster and adoptive families and their children, as well as will children with histories of abuse and neglect and attachment disorganization. Dr. Becker-Weidman will explain what Complex Trauma is, its effects on child development, factors affecting placement stability and the implications of this for teachers, child welfare professionals, parents, and therapists. The framework for this presentation will be Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, an approach grounded in Attachment Theory. Dr. Becker-Weidman’s approach within all systems of care is to provide safety, security and the necessary support so that the positive and emotionally meaningful relationships can develop. He actively communicates acceptance, curiosity and empathy. The system of care must embody these principles so that the child and family can heal. Through the use of presentations and tapes of actual sessions, Dr. Becker-Weidman will explain his approach.

About the Presenter
Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman has been training professionals, evaluating and treating families and children with trauma-attachment disorders for over thirty years. He has a PhD from the University of Maryland’s Institute for Child Study and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychological Specialties in Child Psychology and Forensic Psychology. He is recognized as an expert witness and frequently provides testimony in court proceedings.
Art lives in Williamsville, NY with his family and is the Director of The Center for Family Development, an internationally recognized training and treatment center. He is the author of four books: Creating Capacity for Attachment (2005/2008), Attachment Facilitating Parenting (2010), Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Casebook (2011). He is the author of many articles in professional peer-reviewed journals and empirical studies. He has published research demonstrating the efficacy and evidence-base of DDP. Dr. Becker-Weidman provides training and consultation to therapists, psychologists, social workers, and parents throughout the US, Australia, Canada, Finland, Singapore, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

Who Should Attend?
This program is designed for anyone who would like to know how to work together across disciplines with children and families who have suffered from the effects of Complex Trauma. The conference is directed toward child-centered professionals and community systems that work to help to lessen those effects. This training will provide a perceptual framework to understand what these children and families need as well as readily implementable ideas that can be used at home, school, community, as well as in therapeutic, child welfare, and family court offices.
• Psychologists and Psychiatrists
• Social Workers/Therapists
• Family Therapists
• Play Therapists
• Parents and Caretakers
• Residential Counselors
• Teachers/School Professionals
• Adoption/Post-adoption Caseworkers
• Child Welfare Workers
• Family Court Judges
• Early Childhood Development Specialists
• Teachers/School Professionals
• Adoption/Post-adoption Caseworkers
• Child Welfare Workers
• Family Court Judges
• Early Childhood Development Specialists

Program Schedule
Introduction/Overview of Day-8:30-8:45
Complex Trauma………………..8:45-11:00
1) What is Complex Trauma?
2) 7 Domains of Impairment
3) Effects on Child Development and Behavior
4) DVD: A child’s View
BREAK……………………………..10:30-10:45
Factors affecting placement stability & Breakdown………………………11:00-11:30
Principles of effective interventions-11:30-12:00
LUNCH……………………………..12:00-1:00
Implications for Parents, Teachers, Clinicians, Child Welfare and Family Court …………………..…………………..1:00-5:00
Teachers……………………… ….1:00-2:00
Class and School Practices
Child Welfare and Family Court-2:00-3:00
Placement Policies/Court Issues
Foster Parent Selection & Training
BREAK………………………………..3:00-3:15
Treatment……………………………3:15-4:00
Elements of treatment Parenting
…………….………………………….4:00-5:00
Attachment Facilitating Parenting

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Tammy Horan
518-584-9030
conferenceythserv@yahoo.com
DIRECTIONS:
From I-87 take Exit 13N, merge onto US-9
toward Saratoga Springs
4.4m turn left onto Washington St. /NY 29
(Corner with Starbucks)
1.5 m turn left onto Pine Rd
Left into Parking Lot.
50 Pine Rd.
Knights of Columbus Hall

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2 Comments »

  1. will there be other conferences like this in 2012?

    Comment by Kathryn Whithorn | January 12, 2012 | Reply

    • I do presentations all across the US and internationally. Usually organizations invite me in. I was just in PA at Intermediate Unit One, near Pittsburgh, in Coal Center, PA, doing a similar workshop. You might be interested in my Master Class and other training offered via SKYPE. You can find information on my website or you can call me for more information

      Comment by artweidman | January 12, 2012 | Reply


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