Parenting After Trauma: Brain-Body-Sensory Strategies that Really Work (Birmingham)
Event Date: 11/15/2022
Event Time: 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Event Type: Live In-person
Total CE Credits: 5.5
Clinical Hours: 5.5
General Admission: $0 CE Cost: $55
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Parenting kids who have experienced trauma is overwhelming and confusing. The baffling behaviors you face- lying, stealing, manipulation, being spaced out and in la-la land, come from a vulnerable nervous system that needs support with co-regulation, connection, and felt safety. This conference will help you put on your ‘x-ray vision goggles’ to look past behavior and see what’s actually causing the behavior. You’ll be able to stop playing behavior whack-a-mole and use parenting strategies that actually work. Participants will learn an easy-to-understand model of addressing baffling behaviors based on Robyn’s owl, watchdog, and possum brain.
Participants will do the following:
- Learn how to reframe baffling behaviors as stemming from nervous system vulnerabilities due to trauma
- Learn strategies to increase felt safety, regulation, and connection in order to decrease baffling and challenging behaviors
- Learn strategies to address baffling behaviors specific to the level of dysregulation the child is demonstrating
Speaker & Bio
Robyn Gobbel, LMSW-Clinical, has 20 years of practice in family and child therapy experience, specializing in complex trauma, attachment, and adoption. Robyn is a therapist, trainer, and consultant who recently relocated to Grand Rapids, MI from Austin, TX. Robyn’s diverse clinical training includes EMDR (including EMDR adapted for children with attachment trauma), Somatic Experiencing, Theraplay, Trust-Based Relational Intervention®, Circle of Security Parent Educator, The Alert Program® and Yogapeutics Aerial Yoga Level 1 Teacher Training. Robyn has integrated these training modalities with a foundation of attachment theory and the relational neurosciences to create an attachment-rich, sensory-sensitive, and relational neurosciences-supported healing environment for children and families. Robyn consults, teaches, and trains extensively throughout the US. She previously served as an instructor for the Foundations of Interpersonal Neurobiology Certificate Program at Portland Community College as well as with the Adoptive & Foster Family Therapy Post-Graduate Certificate Program. Robyn has served on the working board of the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies (GAINS). Her first book, Raising Kids with Big, Baffling Behaviors: Brain-Body-Sensory Strategies that Really Work, will be published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers in late spring 2023.