June Café: The Neurobiology and Physiology of Attachment Wounds and Trauma: Theory, Science and Tools

  • 06/14/2019
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Simpkins Family Swim Center – Live Oak Community Room 979 17th Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062


  • Non-member Registration (CAFE CAMFT w/CE Certificate Included)
  • Non-member Registration CAFE CAMFT (without CE)
  • Santa Cruz CAMFT Member Registration (CAFE CAMFT w/CE Certificate Included)

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The Neurobiology and Physiology of
Attachment Wounds and Trauma:
Theory, Science and Tools

with Kara Bowman, LMFT

1.5 CE Credits

Research on the physiology of mental illness has been exploding in recent years. Not only has there been more research, many of the findings are yielding useful applications in clinical practice. Since traumatic incidents or developmental trauma are contributing factors in most mental illnesses, giving clinicians effective tools for helping clients is key to enhancing the effectiveness of their work with clients.

As therapists, we know that the vast majority of our clients have experienced either developmental trauma leading to unhelpful attachment styles or traumatic incidents leading to unhelpful reactivity. This workshop will summarize some of the latest scientific understandings of how developmental trauma and traumatic incidents impact our brains and bodies. It will also cover a wide variety of tools encompassing many disciplines, including CBT, somatic and mindfulness. Clinicians will leave with ideas for selecting interventions that will be appropriate and helpful for individual clients.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will be able to list five physiological impacts of trauma.
  2. Attendees will learn three interventions for healing developmental trauma.
  3. Attendees will gain an understanding of why clients should control the pacing of therapeutic trauma work.

About the Presenter:

Kara Bowman is a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in grief and trauma with a part-time practice in Scotts Valley. She also volunteers for Hospice of Santa Cruz County. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified Grief Counselor, Certified Non-violent Communication Trainer and Certified Thanatologist (the study of death and dying). Kara is passionate about helping people at a tender time in their lives in a respectful and gentle way. More information on Kara can be found on her website at karabowman.com. Kara can be reached at bowman@got.net or 831.212.5585.

Morning schedule:

Doors Open at 9:00 am for sign-in. Coffee and Refreshments served
Presentation 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Optional Networking 11:00 to 11:45

Continuing Education: Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Course completion certificates will be available to attendees at the end of the presentation.

The Santa Cruz Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. The Santa Cruz Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. (Provider #62284)

Cancellation policy: There will be no cancellation refund for this program.

Special Accommodations: The Santa Cruz Chapter of CAMFT is committed to providing a presentation that is accessible to all who wish to attend. If you have a special need and plan to attend, please notify us at president@santacruztherapist.org or 831.429.7786. Requests must be made one week in advance.

Grievances may be filed with the SC-CAMFT at president@santacruztherapist.org or 831.429.7786.

For any questions please contact the president@santacruztherapist.org or 831.429.7786.

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