The 5 Skills for Succeeding in Working With Neurodivergent Clients With Trauma
March 8, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm MST$10.00 – $90.00
Arizona Trauma Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6677. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Arizona Trauma Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
CE Hours Awarded: 6 Platinum & Gold Options only
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This 1-day training will focus on working with adults and children who are neurodiverse. We will focus on how to approach work and healing specifically with clients with Autism, ADHD/ADD with a trauma informed approach. We will fully explain neurodiversity varies from the neurotypical brain in terms of regulation, thinking, and relationships. Participants will discover how the interaction between the internal wiring in the brain, relationship, and the environment can be modified and accommodations can be put in place to support clients with neurodiversity. The training will also address practices to best serve this population when they are healing from trauma.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Participants will be able to understand ways that trauma may be processed and stored differently in a neurodiverse person.
- Participants will be able to understand how to work with clients who are neurodiverse and have experienced trauma from a trauma informed lens.
- Participants will be able to understand how the brain is neurobiologically wired for attachment and the neurodivergent brain may experience relationships differently.
- Participants will learn how to work with neurodevelopmental strengths and challenges caused by trauma and evaluation using the ACE’s and other tools.
- Participants will learn what sensory and self-regulation activities can used with this client group.
- Participants will be able to understand the importance of psycho-education around default wiring and templates for this group and draft usable scripts to help clients understand how their brains and bodies may have been impacted by this trauma.
Arizona Trauma Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6677. CE Hours Awarded: 6
Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized scope of expertise or license of professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession’s standards.
Additionally, many of the topics being taught would require supervision and/or mentorship is not included in this course.
Credits listed below are for full attendance of the live training. Attendees will sign in upon arrival and after lunch. At the end of the training, attendees will be given an evaluation to complete. After completing the evaluation attendees will receive a certificate of completion for the training.
Arizona Trauma Institute does not issue partial certificates of completion.
NOTE: Credits do not include time for breaks or lunch.
CE Hours Awarded: 6 Platinum & Gold Options only
Training Presenter – Camea Peca, PhD
Dr. Peca has spent over 18 years working with Children and Families in a vast range of settings both locally and abroad. After completing a Bachelor of Science at ASU, Camea spent 10 years abroad studying and working. During this time, she completed a MSc in Psychoanalytic Development Psychology at the Anna Freud Center/University College London including a dissertation in Sensory Integration Therapy and Tactile and Vestibular Processing Disorder. During this training Camea was trained by leaders in attachment and infant development including Dr. Peter Fonagy and Mary Target. She later completed a Graduate Diploma in the Application of Arts in Therapy and Education and an additional Graduate Diploma in Child Counselling using the Expressive Arts at the Institute for Arts and Therapy in Education London. As a part of this training Camea had the chance to work with the Child Center for Mental Health and participating in specialty training with leaders in the expressive arts as well as Sir Richard Bowlby, Dr. Dan Hughes, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Dr. Bruce Perry, and many others. She completed clinical training and supervision in the Expressive Arts with Dr. Margot Sunderland and the Helping Where It Hurts program which puts expressive arts therapists in inner city London schools. Camea is trained in the use of all 7 Expressive Arts modalities and has completed her own experiential work in each modality. Camea has completed her PhD in Psychology with an emphasis on Cognition and Instruction, which included a qualitative research study that explored the correlational relationship between Interoceptive Awareness, Parental Attachment and Parenting Stress in foster parents who care for children that are survivors of sexual abuse.
Professionally Camea has worked in a variety of setting including adolescent shelters, inpatient psychiatric units, schools and specialty projects targeting physical and sexualized trauma. Additionally, she has a led a specialty project and professional steering group for Young Carers in inner city London, served as the Child Development Specialist and Lead trainer for Baby Sensory in the USA, she has also developed and led Executive Functioning training for Executive Functioning coaches in the Valley. For the past 5 years Camea has worked as a Trauma Specialist in a local specialty service targeting children and families that have survived sexual abuse. Camea specializes in work with very young children and their families and has extensive experience with early developmental trauma and attachment-based therapy using the expressive arts, somatic and sensory based modalities. She also has used the body, play and the arts to develop a unique approach to the development of Executive Function in children who have experienced trauma. Camea also works with leadership and employees on behalf of Arizona Trauma Institute to support organizations to become certified in Trauma Informed Care. Camea uses her eclectic and wide range of international training and clinical experience to deliver dynamic and experiential training exclusively for Arizona Trauma Institute.
IN-PERSON – PLATINUM OPTION
Arizona Trauma Institute
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LIVE WEBINAR – GOLD OPTION
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