By: Nathan Swaringen, LCSW
Nathan Swaringen, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker currently working at The Guidance Center in Long Beach as Developer and Program Coordinator of It’s About T.I.M.E. (Trauma-Informed Movement in Education). Certified in Child Trauma Academy's Neurosequential Model in education, Nathan provides trauma-informed training and consultation to schools in Long Beach Unified School District. Previously, Nathan worked as a school-based therapist at The Guidance Center, with over 12 years of experience as a clinician in children's mental health programs. He has extensive training and experience in the areas of Play Therapy, Attachment, and Trauma-Informed care. He has provided trainings on these topics for Del Amo Hospital, Los Angeles County DMH, residential treatment facilities, foster care agencies, California Association for Play Therapy, and many Southern California area schools.
This is a 2 hour training designed to provide didactic and experiential learning to mental health workers who provide mental health services to high acuity individuals of various age ranges who present with behavioral, social-emotional, and psychological impairments that are rooted in acute or complex developmental trauma and attachment disruption. The goal is to teach participants, through a neurosequential lens, about the neurobiology of trauma and attachment, and how traumatic stress and attachment disruption impacts brain development and subsequent functional impairment; as well as how to clinically assess, case conceptualize, and implement best practice interventions.
Learning Objectives1. After the session, participants will be able to accurately identify at least three behavioral/social-emotional/psychological mental health impairments through a neurosequential attachment and trauma-informed lens.
2. After the session, participants will be equipped to integrate a neurosequential attachment and trauma-informed lens into completion of a biopsychosocial assessment and treatment/care plan for mental health services.
After the session, participants will be able to implement at least three attachment and trauma-informed treatment interventions based upon neurosequential principals.
9:15 to 9:30 am -Introduction of Neurosequential model & definitions of trauma
9:30 to 10:00 am –Neurosequential brain development and neuroscience of trauma and attachment; interpersonal neurobiology
10:00 to 10:30 am –Mental health impairments through a neurosequential attachment and trauma-informed lens.
10:30 to 11:00 am –Neurosequential concepts for intervention in trauma-related attachment disruptions (state dependence, intimacy barrier, specificity neuroplasticity, regulate->relate->reason)
11:00 to 11:15 am –Experiential activity: Relational Reward Profile, Q & A
Meetings Are Now FREE For Members Who Pre-Register!
Participants Will Receive 2 CEUs Via Email Within 2 Weeks
Long Beach - South Bay CAMFT - APPROVAL NUMBER: 56159
8:30 A.M. Registration and Breakfast
9:00 A.M. Announcements from President & Members
9:15 A.M. Presentation Begins
11:15 A.M. Presentation Ends & Informal Networking until 12 noon.
12:00 P.M. Meeting Ends/Board Meeting Begins
LBSB CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LEP’s & LPCC’s. LBSB CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
Course meets the qualifications for two (2) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Refund Policy: With a 24-hour written notice, a full refund will be provided. With less than 24 hours' notice, credit towards attendance at a future education program course will be provided. Target Audience: This educational program is planned for marriage and family therapists, marriage and family therapy associates, social workers, counselors and/or educations psychologist. Special Needs Accommodations: In the event that special needs accommodations are required, please contact Diane Bagatorian, Co-VP Programs firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your need at least 8 days prior to the educational program. Awarding Course Completion Certifications: LB-SB CAMFT monitors attendance with sign-in and sign-out sheets and final course evaluations. Once the participate have signed out and provided course evaluations, course completion certificates will be emailed to your with 14 days. . Grievances: The Program Administrator (PA) and Board of Directors (BOD) will handle complaints or grievances and conduct investigations to determine the appropriate resolutions. The BOD and PA will respond within 48 hours of receiving the complaint and will provide timely fall-up to the participant during the course of investigation and resolution.