Addressing Trauma and Loss With Children – For Professionals

To Register for an Online Training

Addressing Trauma With Children and Parents

Cost: $50.00 (non-refundable) 

3 CEU hours for LPC/LMFT/LSW

The training includes the video training, manual, games to use when addressing trauma with families, quiz, evaluation, and CEU certificate.

This training includes practical information, handouts, and Family Play Therapy Games for addressing trauma with children and parents, including children of Foster Care/Adoption. Dr. Johnson also covers how her practice is including parents and families in their work with children outside of child counseling sessions.

The training will cover:

  • Handout to assess trauma and loss of the child and the parent
  • Common symptoms children experience after trauma
  • A character trait chart for children and their parents vs. the standard behavior chart
  • A Handout for parents to assess and create goals in areas of Communication, Connection, and Boundaries
  • Handouts to assess how a parent’s responses impact their child’s trauma
  • Handout to assist parents in healthy communication including: Tracking, Reflecting Content, Reflecting Feelings, Building Confidence, and Encouraging Independence and Responsibility
  • Questions to help parents process their child’s behavior and needs in and outside of sessions
  • Handouts for the child and parent to assess the amount of time spent in Connection with each other
  • Handouts for the child and parent to assess Values and Rituals of the family
  • Media Questions for parents to use when watching media with their children
  • Family Play Therapy session ideas including: drawing, sand, and guessing family members answers to questions

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify symptoms of loss and trauma in children
  • Examine the difference between a character trait chart and a behavior chart
  • Demonstrate how to help parents assess and create goals
  • Describe healthy communication patterns to parents
  • Examine handouts for Connection and Values to incorporate in their work with parents
  • Select Family Play Therapy Activities to incorporate into family sessions

About the Speaker

Dr. Rhonda Johnson, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, NCC, CEAP

Dr. Rhonda Johnson is the owner of Center for Counseling and Family Relationships, a large group private practice established in 2007. She is an LPC-S, LMFT-S, and RPT-S. Dr. Johnson has been leading trainings for local associations and hospitals in Texas for the last 6 years and supervising outside and inside supervisees for LPC, LMFT, and RPT for 11 years. Dr. Johnson is an EMDR-Trained counselor and trained in Trust Based Relational Intervention therapy for working with children who have been internationally adopted, adopted domestically, children in foster care, and children from hard places.