Attachment and the Trauma Spectrum
Richmont is opening a portion of this course to Richmont alumni and the surrounding community for Continuing Education Credit. Please note that this is only a portion of an entire course offered for a reduced fee. If you are interested in auditing or taking the entire course for course credit, please contact our registrar. This event is not sponsored by the alumni association and does not fall under the benefits of founding membership status.
February 2, 2018
Richmont Graduate University
1900 The Exchange SE, Bldg. 100, Atlanta, GA 30339
Dan Sartor, PhD, LCPC, NCC
Dan Sartor is the Vice President of Integration and Associate Professor of Counseling at Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, GA. He is a licensed Clinical Psychologist (IL & GA), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (IL), and Nationally Board Certified Counselor. Dr. Sartor specializes in integrating issues of faith and spirituality with psychology and counseling practice. Other clinical specialties include complex trauma recovery, sexuality issues, addiction recovery, marital therapy, and crises of faith. Dr. Sartor regularly speaks on complex trauma recovery and is the co-author of i:CARE: A Health Care Provider’s Guide to Recognizing and Caring for Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Victims (2016).
Dr. Sartor is the husband of Robin, with whom he gladly shares the joys and challenges of life. Together, they are raising four children who span the ages—and many activities—of middle school and high school. He enjoys camping with his family, reading, music, and home improvement projects. Dr. Sartor received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Biola University (Rosemead School of Psychology), and he holds an M.A. in Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary. Dr. Sartor’s undergraduate degree is in music. In past vocational seasons, he has had the privilege of serving as the Director of Counseling Services and Associate Professor of Psychology at Trinity Christian College, maintaining a full-time private practice, and serving vocationally in pastoral ministry as a Presbyterian minister. He remains passionate about the work of soul care and the practice of psychology. His personal mission is to facilitate spiritual vitality and relational restoration through teaching, counseling, writing, and personal encounters in the lives of individuals, families, and communities. More information about Dr. Sartor’s clinical work and experiences are available at www.dansartorphd.com.
Trauma produces variable impact upon individuals based upon it type, timing, severity, duration, and numerous individual protective factors across survivors. This workshop will provide a framework for understanding post-trauma phenomena across the life span by, first, highlighting the biopsychosocial and spiritual dimensions of health according to Interpersonal Neurobiology and Attachment Theory, identifying five characteristics of adaptive resilience in secure attachment. Next, the disruption of secure attachment through neglect, extreme stress, complex loss, trauma, and interpersonal trauma will be described, including resilience, post-traumatic growth, and the possible resulting impact on an individual’s attachment dynamics. Classifications of post trauma disorders from the Diagnostic Statistical Manual—5 (DSM-5), International Classification of Disease-10 (ICD10), and the literature on Disorders of Extreme Stress Not Otherwise Specified (i.e., Complex Trauma) will be applied for understanding the unique impact of interpersonal trauma on the individual. The workshop will conclude with an overview of trauma resilience, post-traumatic growth, and vicarious trauma.
Target Audience: Marriage and Family Therapists, Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Psychologists, and Graduate Students.
Within the context of this 6-hour workshop, participants will be able to:
- Describe biopsychosocial dimensions of health according to Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) and Attachment Theory
- Identify five characteristics of health and adaptive resilience according to IPNB
- Define the four styles of attachment according to Attachment Theory: Secure, Preoccupied, Dismissive, and Disorganized
- Recognize the disruption to health often caused by neglect, extreme stress, complex loss/grief, and interpersonal trauma
- Apply Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – 5 (DSM-5) International Classification of Disease-10 (ICD-10) framework for Posttraumatic Disorders
- Describe the impact of trauma on an individual’s spirituality and world-view
- Recognize the signs of Dissociative Identity Disorder
- Identify six areas of disturbance caused by interpersonal trauma according to the literature on complex trauma (Disorders of Extreme Stress Not Otherwise Specified; DESNOS)
- Describe the difference between resilience, post-traumatic growth, and vicarious trauma
Basic Topic Schedule
|February 2||Session 1: A Standard of Health: Attachment Theory and Interpersonal Neurobiology (Objectives 1 & 2)
Session 2: Disrupting the Trajectory of Health: The Impact of Trauma and Insecure Attachment (Objectives 3 & 4)
Lunch Break (12-1PM)
Session 3: Post-Traumatic Stress: The DSM-5 and ICD-10 (Objectives 5 & 6)
Session 4: Dissociation and Dissociative Diagnoses in the DSM-5 (Objective 7)
Session 5: Complex Trauma: Signs and Symptoms (Objective 8)
Session 6: Resilience, Treatment for Trauma, Post-traumatic Growth, and Vicarious Trauma (Objective 9)
6 CE clock hours available
Beginner to Intermediate
February 2, 2018: 9am – 5pm
Registration: Click HERE
For CE and registration question, please contact Martha Busby.
Richmont Graduate University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4534. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.
Richmont Graduate University is approved by the American Psychologist Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Richmont Graduate University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.