Childhood Trauma

Presented and developed by Kristie Baber, MSW, LICSW

This clinical workshop will have a specialized focus on understanding and treating trauma in early childhood.  This class will give practicing therapists and other professionals working with young children an understanding of trauma presentation, treatment, and repercussions.  Moreover, we will explore the developmental and relational damage that occurs with complex trauma.  We will particularly focus on at-risk populations and the impacts and recovery from abuse, neglect and loss.  Teaching modalities will include a mix of clinical discussion, lecture, readings, video and group exercises.

Workshop topics:

  • Neurobiology of Trauma
  • Attachment and Complex Trauma
  • Early Childhood Symptomology
  • Therapeutic Tasks
  • Outcomes of Trauma Therapy
  • Vicarious Trauma
  • Resources


Continuing Education (CE) Information

6 CEs

Kristie Baber, MSW, LICSW

Kristie Baber, MSW, LICSW, has been a practicing clinician for over fifteen years, and works with both adults as well as very young children around issues of trauma, attachment, loss and meaning. She is adjunct faculty in the ATTACh-recognized post-graduate Attachment Therapy Certificate Program through Cascadia Training, and sits on the Advisory Board for the University of Washington's post-graduate Psychological Trauma Certificate Program.  She teaches regularly at adoption agencies and child welfare divisions, as a field and classroom instructor at the University of Washington School of Social Work, and trains professionals of varied disciplines at national conferences including the Child Welfare League of America and the Division of Early Childhood.   Kristie created the CHERISH Infant Mental Health program now utilized throughout King County's neuro-developmental centers to serve our littlest foster children.

Kristie received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Policy from Duke University and a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Washington.  Kristie is a Children's Mental Health specialist, has a post-graduate certification in Adoption and Foster Care Therapy, and a practice specialty of Early Childhood Mental Health.

Upcoming Dates and Registration

Date: Friday, November 30th, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Cost: $159.00 USD

Campus: Nile Event Center, Nile Golf Course, Mount Lake Terrace, WA
Room:     Gold Room
Map:       Directions to our campus location.
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