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Child Trauma Intervention

Richmont is opening a portion of this course from the Certificate in Trauma Counseling to Richmont alumni and the surrounding community for Continuing Education Credit. 


When: February 5 from 8:30am – 5:00pm with a 1 hour lunch break

February 6 from 8:30am-5:00pm with a 1 hour lunch break

Where/How: Live Webinar OR Richmont’s Atlanta Campus* (1900 The Exchange SE, Bldg. 100, Atlanta, GA 30339)

*Subject to change due to COVID-19. Limited space in person and available on a first come first serve basis.

Presenter: Jon S. Ebert, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Vanderbilt Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Ebert is a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive clinical and consultation expertise in the assessment and delivery of services to children and families who have experienced traumatic stress and mental health challenges. Dr. Ebert is Clinical Director of the Vanderbilt Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody (COE) which is part of a statewide network funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee to improve the public health by enhancing the quality of services provided to children in or at-risk of entering the Tennessee child welfare or juvenile justice systems.

In his work with the Vanderbilt COE, Dr. Ebert provides ongoing leadership and training for the Tennessee satewide best practice initiative in the dissemination of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competence (ARC), and Teen Outreach Program (TOP). He has published on the dissemination of evidence based practices and presented nationally on systems-level approaches to managing children and youth with sexual behavior problems, family reunification, trauma-informed treatment cultures, and the role of leadership in the adoption of evidence-based practices. Dr. Ebert co-teaches the Family Therapy Seminar for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic (CAPOC) as part of Vanderbilt’s APA-approved, Pre-doctoral Psychology Internship Consortium.


 This intermediate level training will provide an overview of clinical assessment and treatment of children who have experienced traumatic stress. The process of clinical evaluation of this population will be discussed, with review of the most commonly used evaluation tools. Treatment will be conceptualized in a core components manner, with identification of key goals of intervention with children who have experienced trauma, as well as the range of alternative interventions (i.e., expressive, body-based, sensory) which show promise for this population.

Learning Objectives: As a result of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Define common core components of childhood trauma treatment.
  • Apply a repertoire of skills for addressing relational safety for caregivers and children who have experienced trauma.
  • Apply a repertoire of skills for building self-regulation in traumatized children.
  • Explain the role of Self-Care and Regulation as essential in the work with complex trauma & adverse childhood experiences.
  • Utilize a repertoire of skills for building developmental competencies.
  • Discuss how to engage the Attachment System in the ARC Framework.
  • Describe how to engage Self-Regulation in the ARC Framework.
  • Describe how to engage Compentence in the ARC Framework.
  • Discuss how to engage Trauma Integration in the ARC Framework.
  • Explain Case Formulation: through the ARC Framework.
  • Demonstrate how to identify and prioritize Treatment Planning and Intervention: Using the ARC Framework.
  • Demonstrate the role and process of trauma experience integration.
Date Lecture Topics Covered  
5- Feb Attachment Regulations and Competence (ARC)- Part 1 Clinician Personal Wellness as Intervention and Care; Complex Trauma Presentation; Caregiver Affect Regulation; Caregiver Attunement; Caregiver Consistent Response  
6 – Feb Attachment Regulations and Competence (ARC)- Part 2 Child/Youth Emotion Identification; Child/Youth Modulation; Competence: Executive Functioning; Competence: Emotion Expression; Competence: Self-Identity; Trauma Experience Integration  

Target Audience: Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychologists, Social Workers, and Counseling Students

Continuing Education: 14 CEs Awarded. No partial credit awarded.


Alumni= $310.00

Professionals= $359.00

Note: Attendees are required to attend both days to receive CE credit for this event. Space is limited. Please register early to reserve your spot. Attendees will be admitted to this seminar on a first come, first serve basis.


Please direct your questions regarding this seminar to Martha Busby at or 404.835.6121..

REFUNDS: Full refunds will only be issued if requested by January 29.

There is no known commercial support for this program.

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 identifited. RGU is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Richmont Graduate University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Richmont Graduate University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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