Attachment & Trauma Mastery Training
ALICEN HALQUIST is a Licensed Psychotherapist. She has over 20 years experience facilitating and assisting in the training of the DARe model, as well as extensive experience integrating attachment theory principles of the DARe framework to clinical practice. Alicen has served as a Faculty Instructor and Senior Lead Assistant––supervising beginning to advanced training for Trauma Solutions.
Additionally, she is adjunct faculty at Naropa University in Boulder, CO. She has also been trained in Psychobiological Therapy by Dr. Stan Tatkin. Alicen’s approach integrates deep mindfulness––informed by Eastern philosophy, personal meditation practice, yoga, dance and creative arts therapy––with the belief that trauma healing can give us direct access to spiritual expansion.
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Cancellation & Refund Policy
Full refunds will be given in the rare event that the workshop is canceled.
Enrollment for this event is limited to 75 participants. A refund––less $100 administrative fee––will be issued if a participant chooses to withdraw 30 days prior to the workshop date. After Day 30–– and up to 14 days prior to the workshop date––50% of the registration fee will be refunded. Please note that DARe Certificate Program Prepayment Plans are not eligible for refunds (you may simply reschedule your training).
When canceling within 14 days of the event date, no refund will be given.
3-Day Live Online Training
• Attachment & Trauma Mastery Training
• DARe Certificate Program
Discover how the link between brain development and early attachment experiences can serve as an important clinical resource for healing and transformation in adult relationships.
This 3-day online training gives you a thorough understanding of how neurobiology relates to the attachment system. Because we are genetically hardwired, neurobiological beings––we are continually sculpted, shaped and reshaped by our experiences. And because we are also born with the innate drive and capacity to bond and attach at birth, our brains are shaped by our interactions with the world and the people in our lives. Our neurobiology forms the template that determines how we explore and interact with our environment, while the environment also shapes those same neural structures.
Through a blend of didactic presentations, demonstrations and experiential exercises, you'll learn concrete strategies and a more precise, efficient framework that helps form and shape new––more resilient and adaptive––neural pathways that promote healing from unresolved trauma and early attachment wounds.
What will we cover?
- Learn how an understanding of neurobiology can help you recognize and identify insecure attachment behaviors and patterns in adult relationships.
- Get a complete overview of how the autonomic nervous system develops and functions.
- Learn which types of clinical interventions and corrective exercises can contradict the past and shift painful memories to move yourself and clients towards a healthier, secure attachment system.
- The role neurobiology plays in the development in both language and attachment––and what occurs as the brain tries to communicate in an insecure attachment adaptation.
- Learn how to track and regulate your own arousal and activation when working with clients, so you have a better capacity to stay attuned to your clients' emotional needs.
See actual cases and exercises in action, so your presence and practice secure attachment, activate attunement and connection, and support any attachment style to help them feel safe and seen.
This 3-day training workshop will be held ONLINE using Zoom. All necessary Zoom information––as well as login credentials to the learning portal where you can access additional resource materials, slide handouts and recordings of the training (for 60 days) will be emailed to students before the training.
Learn more about this training or find out how to join the DARe Certificate Program.
Students should have completed (or be enrolled in) Level 1: Fundamentals of Attachment Styles––either live, virtual or self-paced online––before enrolling in DARe Level 3.
Because the Level 1 training has already been offered twice this year, as an alternative, you may purchase the Introduction to Attachment Styles pre-recorded course to help you satisfy the prerequisite. We strongly encourage you to complete this recorded, self-paced training before the beginning of the first class. However, please note that if you are enrolled in the DARe Certificate Program, the Introduction to Attachment styles will not count towards completion of your Level 1 DARe requirement.
Who Is This For?
Beginning to advanced clinicians and therapists who want to explore the origins of attachment system dynamics so they can apply attachment focused skills, corrective experiences, interventions and strategies tosupport and restore secure attachment.
- Identify the age that implicitly memory becomes encoded––and describe one way in which we can access this memory in adulthood.
- Explain two ways therapists can interrupt the associative cortex function to enable new, supportive experiences that promote healing from early childhood trauma for their clients.
- Identify one basic understanding of the limbic system that occurs when a client has an early memory, which to them feels like it is "present, or in the now." Explain how to apply one one corrective experiencing using the DARe framework to slow and integrate this memory.
- List two descriptive markers for the language style of each attachment adaptation: secure, avoidant, ambivalent and disorganized.
- Explain the importance of right-brain (client) to right-brain (therapist's intervention) communication during clinical sessions––and give one reason why it is necessary to create this connection in a therapeutic setting.
- When working with a client, identify and explain possible outcomes to a "Still Face Exercise;" also, identify two possible markers for distress and two markers for regulation.
- List three reasons why it is important to teach clients with low facial expression how to increase their vagal tone and range of expression.
- Explain and give two reasons why it is important for a therapist to understand how the polyagal system works in our bodies.
- From an attachment perspective, identify the key reason why role reversal between parent and child is one of the markers for insecure attachment.
- Describe one corrective experience you can use to facilitate secure attachment for the ambivalent attachment adaptation.
- Through the lens of a healthy attachment system, describe two reasons why neuroplasticity allows us to shift painful memories into new, lived experiences.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, although you’ve already pre-paid for any DARe Certificate Program courses you take, you will still need to sign-up and register for Fundamentals of Attachment Styles using a PRODUCT VOUCHER CODE.
If you do not have a PRODUCT VOUCHER, please contact our Customer Support Team so that we can verify your pre-paid enrollment status and provide you with the code you need to complete your enrollment
We would love for you to participate in the entire training live, but if you are unable to do so, each day’s sessions will be recorded and uploaded to the course learning portal the following day so you can rewatch them at your convenience. However, course materials and replay recordings will only be available for 60 days after course completion.
Please note that, if you do miss part of a class, we are only allowed to provide CE credit for FULL in-person attendance at a training module or workshop. Participants must attend all hours to receive credit. No credit can be awarded for partial attendance or for those participants who make up the missed time by watching the replay videos.
Yes. Approximately two weeks before the live workshop training, we’ll send you login information to access the course materials in Kajabi, which is a central location that is your personal learning dashboard. In Kajabi, you’ll find the daily agenda, course manual, list of participants, demo videos, slide handouts and additional resources like exercises, handouts and worksheets.
Each day’s sessions will be recorded and uploaded to your personal learning dashboard, so you can re-watch them at your convenience. Additionally, the program materials are yours to download and keep in your professional reference library. The only thing you cannot download are demos––because we need to respect client confidentiality.
Please note, course materials and replay recordings will only be available for 60 days after course completion at which time you will no longer be able to access the training.
To enroll, participants should have completed (or be enrolled in) Fundamentals of Attachment Styles––either live/virtual or self-paced––which is the first course (Level 1) in our Attachment & Trauma Mastery Training and DARe Certificate Program.
Please email our Customer Support Team if you have special needs and we will do our best to accommodate you.
As we do limit this workshop to participants, group rates are not available for this training at this time. If you’re interested in booking Dr. Diane Poole Heller for your next podcast, conference or group training event, please visit the media page on our website and fill out the information form.
A limited number of partial scholarships are available for students enrolled in an accredited university––and for those in financial need. Reduced enrollment rates are also available for those with limited resources in countries defined as low and lower middle income by the World Bank. Please feel free to contact us for more information.
Full refunds will be given in the rare event that the workshop is canceled. Enrollment for this event is limited to participants. A refund––less $100 administrative fee––will be issued if a participant chooses to withdraw 30 days prior to the workshop date. After Day 30–– and up to 2 weeks prior to the workshop date––50% of the registration fee will be refunded. Please note that DARe Certificate Program Prepayment Plans are not eligible for refunds (you may simply reschedule your training).
When canceling within 14 days of the event date, no refund will be given.