Child & Adolescent Trauma Seminar

Wednesdays, April 3, 2019 to June 4th, 2019 at 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Child & Adolescent Trauma Seminar

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies
250 West 57th Street, Suite 501
New York, NY 10107

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The Child and Adolescent Program at NIP considers Childhood Trauma to be the silent public health epidemic of our decade and is pleased to announce a new ten-week evidence-informed program designed to help you feel more grounded in ways to work with children that have experienced trauma. It is well documented that interpersonal, environmental and systemic trauma causes toxic stress in developing children and can impact a child's developing brain and body so that they are more at risk of developing mental illness  and chronic illness, which can ultimately lead to early death.  Even though as clinicians we know this, we also know clinicians describe feeling helpless and overwhelmed when children present with trauma responses.

 Participants will be introduced to the foundational underpinnings of trauma and gain a deeper understanding of the ways in which trauma impacts child development, the family and family dynamics. This program is designed to provide you with skills and tools to help our child clients manage and lessen their trauma reactions and restore them to a path of healthy development.

Lectures will include introductions to evidence informed methods of working with children that have experienced violence within a psychoanalytic framework that is designed to heal the attachment ruptures and dysregulation that result from exposure to trauma. Participants will gain transferable skills to manage trauma responses that can be integrated into their current practices.

The program will begin Wednesday, April 3rd and will end Wednesday, June 4th. Each Wednesday evening class will begin at 6:30pm and end at 9:00pm. The cost for the ten weeks will be $900. It will be held at the NIP offices at 250 West 57th street, room 501.

This class is approved for 25.0 CE contact hours for social workers, psychologists, licensed psychoanalysts and licensed mental health counselors.

Learning Objectives

The learning objectives include:

  1. Learning about the theoretical underpinnings of the Group Attachment Based Intervention (GABI), as well as evidence of the effectiveness of this intervention.

  2. Understanding the effects of complex trauma on the parent-child relationship and child development.

  3. Learning a comprehensive approach and specific techniques for delivering effective therapeutic interventions for a dyad exposed to trauma.

Colette Linnihan LCSW is a certified psychoanalyst from the Mid- Manhattan Institute of Psychoanalysis and Group therapy. An EMDR Consultant, she introduced EMDR into her practice in 1998. In addition, she has pursued extensive training in AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), IFS (Internal Family Systems) and Coherence Therapy. She has been on the faculty of the NIP Trauma Studies now, the Integrative Trauma Treatment Program, from 2011 to the present and maintains a private practice on the Upper West Side.

Hannah Knafo, Ph.D. is a New York State Licensed Psychologist. She earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from The New School for Social Research in New York City. Dr. Knafo completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center. She currently works as a clinical psychologist at the Rose F. Kennedy Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (RFK-CERC) at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY where she conducts family therapy, individual psychotherapy (with parents), dyadic therapy, and play therapy. Dr. Knafo is also on faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and supervises and trains psychology graduate students, psychiatry fellows, and medical residents in trauma-informed treatment of vulnerable families.

Tara Starin-Basi, LCSW is the Co-Director of the Child & Adolescent Relational One-Year Certificate Program, a Clinical Supervisor at a Safe Horizon Counseling Center and a Couple and Family therapist at Ackerman Institute for the Family. She has over 15 years of experience in community-based agencies serving under-resourced communities and families that have also experienced complex trauma. She is trained and trains others in multiple trauma focused evidence-based treatments.

Robin Donath, LCSW is the Co-Director of the Child & Adolescent Relational One-Year Certificate Program, and is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the NYU Silver School of Social Work. She is a graduate of NIP’s Three Year Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Training Program. She has a private practice in New York City where she sees children, adolescents, and adults.

Continuing Education

This event is approved for 25.0 CE contact hours for psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, and licensed mental health counselors:

In order to receive CE credits, you cannot arrive more than 15 minutes late to each session or leave 15 minutes to each session. If you miss one session, you will receive partial credit at the discretion of the instructor. No credits will be given if more than one session is missed.

This live in-person course is approved for CE credits for Pscyhologists, Psychoanalysts, LMHCs, LMSWs and LCSWs.

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for psychologists. The National Institute for the Psychotherapies maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0018.

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts #Psyan-0004.

Refunds, & Cancellation Policy

No refunds for partial attendance. Refunds will be given up to a week prior to the first session.