May 26, 2020
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Liuna Station | Get Directions
You don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from Dr. Dan Siegel!
Join with us for Shalem’s Next “Signature Series” Attachment Conference with Dr. Dan Siegel.
This promises to be an interactive day! Sign up to learn from Dr. Dan Siegel, best selling author and researcher, this event will be on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Dr. Siegel will speak on “Attachment, Trauma and Psychotherapy: Neural Integration as a Pathway to Resilience and Well Being“. Our day will end with a Question and Answer Period moderated by Dr. Jean Clinton, one of Canada’s most respected child psychiatrists and friend of Shalem.
In this full day workshop, participants will learn about:
- an Interpersonal Neurobiology approach to understanding, evaluating, and treating individuals who have experienced developmental trauma
- How abuse and neglect early in life impact the embodied brain, relationships, and the mind
- Treatment approaches which build on the widely supported finding that integration is the basis of health and is compromised with a developmental attachment, introducing steps to healing trauma
Topics to be covered will include:
- developmental neuroscience
- consciousness and the power of the mind to transform the structure and function of the brain
The day is designed to equip the wide array of mental health professionals, medical teams and workers supporting children, youth and adults dealing with trauma and attachment. While built to be a day for professional development, parents and caregivers or members of the community seeking insight into these issues are welcome to attend.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
A number of years ago Shalem launched a “Signature Series” of professional conferences in attachment. The series is designed to bring in leaders in the field to help mental health professionals of all kinds deepen our understanding and practice. Each year from 2007 through 2010 Shalem sponsored day-long trainings in Hamilton by Dr. Dan Hughes, one of the world’s leading experts in working with children and youth who have serious attachment disorders (due to early trauma or neglect) and their caregivers. In 2014 we convened a two-day conference called “Attachment: Cradle to Grave”, featuring both Dr. Dan Hughes and Dr. Sue Johnson, one of the world’s leading couple therapists and the creator of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, 180 people—psychotherapists, foster parents, adoptive parents, social workers—attended that conference. A 6 DVD training video was created out of those two days. In 2016 we again convened a two-day conference, this time featuring Dr. Sue Johnson and Dr. Janina Fisher, an expert in the neurobiology of trauma and attachment.
This is all part of Shalem’s desire to support the field of mental health through publications and conferences. You can read more about work in this area through Shalem’s Centre for Excellence and Learning.
This year’s attachment conference will not disappoint!
You can view the flyer for this workshop here.