LAMP Training The Neurobiology of Trauma following Sexual Assault
The LAMP training is an evidence-based curriculum (development was funded by the Office for Victims of Crime). This is a cross-disciplinary training geared specifically towards:
- Law Enforcement
- Mental Health Workers
This training focuses on the neurobiology of sexual assault & interpersonal violence. Key learning objectives include:
- Brain’s response during an assault.
- How the brain influences the person being assaulted.
- Implications for your work with them.
Goals: To increase participants understanding of the impact of trauma on the brain and biology, and to increase awareness of physiological processes in trauma survivors’ presentation and challenges. A primary goal of this training is to use knowledge gained on the neurobiology of trauma to inform effective approaches for working with survivors of trauma in the direct aftermath of a traumatic event, such as a sexual assault or domestic violence incident.
Content and Methods: This training session is designed for a range of professionals who work with survivors of trauma including mental health professionals, advocates, law enforcement officers, and prosecutors. The content of this training includes; information on the definition, prevalence, and facts on the characteristics of sexual assault and interpersonal violence; functions of brain areas that are involved in responding to traumatic events; how the brain and body respond to traumatic events; the influence of traumatic events on memory processes; common emotional and behavioural responses to trauma; and how to effectively work with trauma survivors. Distressing symptoms and behaviours will be re-framed to emphasize how individuals adapt to overwhelming stress. The personal impact of working with survivors of trauma, including vicarious and secondary trauma, will also be discussed. A case vignette will be used to support learning of concepts presented, along with video clips and group based discussion.
- Participants will be exposed to information on the prevalence of sexual assault and interpersonal violence as well as important statistics on the characteristics of these types of events.
- Participants will gain a basic understanding of the brain structures that are activated during a traumatic event and the ways that traumatic events impact brain functioning.
- Participants will understand how trauma impacts memory processes.
- Participants will understand how neurobiological processes impacted by trauma are related to survivors’ emotional and behavioural responses.
- Participants will be exposed to information on effective approaches for working with trauma survivors in the direct aftermath of a traumatic event, such as a sexual assault.
- Participants will have improved understanding of the personal impact of working with survivors of trauma, including the effects of vicarious and secondary trauma.
Presenter: Lori Gill, Founder and Clinical Director at the Attachment and Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing, is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP), Certified Trauma Specialist (CTS), trainer, Consultant Supervisor for the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC), and former psychology professor with 18+ years of experience working with children, youth, and adults in various professional settings. Her diverse background has provided her a wealth of skills in the areas of trauma, attachment, mental health, compassion fatigue prevention, addictions, eating disorders, wellness and education. Lori combines her professional experience with her love for learning resulting in trainings which are a rich culmination of research, evidence-based and best-practice treatment models, and techniques to bring you leading edge, practical, and integrative trainings. Lori is honoured to have received an Award of Excellence in 2014 for her contributions to the trauma field and to have been named as an expert witness in the areas of trauma, attachment, and reconciliation therapy.
Limited Space: Space in this workshop is limited for quality of training. Space in the workshop is limited to 75 participants. Once limits have been reached, you will be notified that you have been put on a waiting list, and will receive a space on a first come, first served basis.
Prerequisites: This training is appropriate for advanced, intermediate and beginning student/early career mental health clinicians (including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, master’s level counsellors, clinical nurse specialists, marriage and family counsellors and other providers who work with adults, children or families), allied professionals (including case managers, school personnel educational advocates, milieu personnel, social service organization administrators and leaders, state agency personnel, law enforcement, judicial personnel and advocates, early-interventionists, clergy, community-leaders and activists, and artists for change), and state agency personnel, behavioural health services administrators, faith-based, tribal and non-profit organization leaders interested in applying trauma-informed principles toward enhancing trauma-informed systems for the individual, families and communities they serve in order to mobilize change, empower minds and bodies, ameliorate health disparities and reroute healthy life trajectories that have been disrupted by familial trauma, social adversity, chronic oppression and community violence.
Cancellation Policy: If you are unable to attend, we will provide a full refund two weeks prior to the start date. If you cancel less than two weeks prior to the start date, we will provide a credit toward a future ATTCH workshop, less a $100 administrative fee. We must receive explicit notification of this cancellation, and credit must be used within one year of the original training date.
Fee: $150+HST/person. A light lunch and refreshment breaks are included.
Date: February 1, 2019 from 9:00-4:00
Location: St. Catharines Golf and Country Club, 70 Westchester Avenue, St. Catharines, ON
Paper registration form available here or register online using this link.
Training in other areas: Training is available to be arranged in other areas as well. If interested in arranging training in your community please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.