Trauma-Informed Filial Therapy: Playing through Fight, Flight & Freeze – March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020 2:00 pm - 5:15 pm 4400 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814

Trauma-Informed Filial Therapy: Playing through Fight, Flight & Freeze

Presenters: Jessica Prentice (LCSW-C, RPT-S), Anne Knabel (LCPC, RPT), Zakiya Toms (LCSW-C) and Jessica Quaranto (LGPC)

Friday, March 27, 2:00 – 5:15 p.m. 3 CE Credits

Filial therapy will be explored through the lens of trauma and its potential manifestations in attachment, preceding and amid skill training and implementation with caregivers. An overview of trauma and its interplay on development, including attachment and neurobiology will be reviewed, with an emphasis on theoretical underpinnings that reiterate the significance of safety as a critical and primary element of consideration throughout services. Implications surrounding the relevance of self-awareness, in conjunction with broader cultural awareness and sensitivity will be explored as vital to the practicality of trauma-informed filial therapy. Participants can anticipate opportunities for small group case consultations to reinforce practical application, as well as integration of experiential learning utilizing expressive modalities such as sand therapy, to demonstrate use of supplemental tools to Filial skill building with caregivers.

Learning Objectives: Participants completing this workshop will be able to:

  1. Review basic neurobiology of trauma and discuss ways to provide general psychoeducation to parents and children with particular attention to co-regulation
  2. Discuss attachment theory and implications for parent psychoeducation and skill-building
  3. Describe specific strategies within the Filial Therapy model to support families with a trauma history, specifically deep empathy

Jessica Prentice (LCSW-C, RPT-S) is the clinical supervisor at College Park Youth, Family and Senior Services. Anne Knabel (LCPC, RPT), Zakiya Toms (LCSW-C) and Jessica Quaranto (LGPC) serve as family therapists at the same agency. They provide counseling services to families with children ages 2-18 years old, residing in Prince George’s County, Maryland. All have participated in extensive training and supervision in Child-Centered and Filial Therapies including routine group consultation on cases with Lousie Guerney. Additionally, they each have completed an intensive Trauma Certificate Program with Lisa Fertenz.

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