The Intersection of Attachment Theory and Developmental Neurobiology
This event will bring together professionals across the county to learn about current research in developmental neurobiology, prenatal and perinatal psychology, psychoneuroimmunology, and trauma theory. Presenters will foster discussion on a new way of understanding the behavior of both young children and adults and it's implications. Professionals will look at how they currently engage and support caregivers and identify the importance of acknowledging personal biases, how they share information and what corrections can be made to practices to help families flourish. Small group discussion will include a review of case studies to form the basis for exploration of children's behavior across the spectrum of ages.
Michael Trout graduated from Alma College (B.A., cum laude,
honors in Philosophy) and Central Michigan University (M.A.,
Psychology), and did his specialized training in infant psychiatry
at the Child Development Project, University of Michigan
Department of Psychiatry, under Prof. Selma Fraiberg.
Karen Doyle Buckwalter, LCSW, is Director of Program Strategy
at Chaddock, a multi-service agency providing a range of
residential, educational, and community-based services for
youth, birth through age 21, and their families. She is a
Theraplay® trainer and supervisor and consults with individuals
and organizations desiring to shift to attachment-based
trauma-informed ways of working with children.
1. Participants will be able to describe one functional result of adequate attachment between infant and primary caregiver, and one developmental result of adequate attachment between infant and primary caregiver.
2. Participants will be able to describe a time when they have wondered, followed, or held in their own work with a caregiver.
3. Participants will be able to describe one neurological or somatic reaction to stress in an infant or toddler, and describe the evolutionary function of such reaction.
4. Participants will be able to write a description-- hypothetical or from their own life or work--of problematic behavior in a young child, along with an explanation of why, all things considered in the life of that child, the behavior makes sense.
Conference Fees (lunch included):
Registration for Non-Members $85
Registration for Members $65
Registration for Students $50
Individual Membership and Conference $110
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Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for MFTs/LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
CEUs provided by Kids & Families Together - Provider #64094. Apply at the training for a fee of $25.
March 9, 2018
Registrations will be accepted after the deadline, but will be treated as “walk-ins.” You will receive a confirmation letter along with a map prior to the summit.
For information, questions, or concerns, please contact Sonia Sandoval-Edinger at (805) 285-2440 or email@example.com