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
When encountered in early life, terrifying or dangerous circumstances can contribute to a disorganized attachment adaptation. Children, and later on, adults may develop affect regulation issues including poor social skills, attention/learning/developmental deficits and/or a lack of coherency. In some cases, a person may become angry, aggressive with others or exhibit the same out-of-control/controlling, chaotic, scary or scared behaviors they experienced with their perpetrators.
The complex, wounding relationship that exists between victims and their perpetrators can present unique challenges for therapeutic professionals in clinical practice. For example, the intensity of an invasive sexual or violent encounter can create strong, disabling relational issues for victims––resulting in a loss of differentiation, a coupling of rage and powerlessness, or even a need to re-enact the victim and/or perpetrator identity.
As therapists, we need a practical, integrated, comprehensive and dynamic approach that can be used effectively (and consistently) to help clients address trauma and rediscover secure attachment...even with our most difficult cases.
In this 3-day live, online training, you will learn how attachment theory can be aligned and integrated with various clinical practices, perspectives and modalities to address the challenges of complex trauma--including disorganized attachment adaptations and victim-perpetrator abuse dynamics.
Through a blend of blend of didactic presentations, demonstrations and experiential exercises, you'll gain important therapeutic skills that help you and your clients alleviate unnecessary suffering, return to a sense of safety, promote empowerment and restore a connection to the self and others.
What will we cover?
- Discover how healing the power wound can allow clients to return to their core intactness as they rediscover and embody secure attachment.
- Learn how to work with power wounds by separating attachment needs from the need to self-protect.
- Learn how to identify and recognize both the primary and secondary attachment systems so you can use the relational field to excavate a healthy relational matrix and create empowerment, trust, protection, safety, connection and clarity in a therapeutic setting.
- See and practice corrective experiences and learn how to install the Protective Ally and Competent Protector.
- Learn how to reverse immobilization and a need for dissociation, including how to reintroduce threat safely without triggering additional responses.
- Deepen your understanding of boundary rupture and repair, so you can restore a sense of safety in the relational field.
- Explore how to work with victim-perpetrator dynamics and help disorganized attachment adaptations recover from the devastation of abuse.
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.
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 4.
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.
- List three attachment concerns when working with the disorganized attachment adaptation.
- List three strategies for self-care in a therapeutic setting when working with clients with a disorganized attachment adaptation.
- Describe three techniques to repair ruptured boundaries.
- Demonstrate how to uncouple two major psycho-biological instinctive drives that become interrupted and interwoven to block the health and functioning (of both systems)––the need to attach and the need to survive.
- Explain how to create appropriate therapeutic empathy and avoid triggering disintegration, especially when empathy might be interpreted as intrusive (e.g. in cases of sadistic abuse).
- Demonstrate how to excavate, initiate, and complete defensive orienting responses (such as fight, flight or freeze) by discharging ANS over-activation.
- Identify and demonstrate how to resolve a stuck relational approach/avoidance cycle.
- Describe two ways to differentiate victim-perpetrator fusion and release toxic interjects to restore inherent core intactness.
- Explain two ways that high arousal states caused by dissociation are discharged.
- Describe two common examples of Savior, Incompetent Proptector and Perpetrator Trauma Transference and Counter-Transference––and how they may affect the therapeutic relationship.
- List three steps to install a Competent Protector.
- Identify at least one way to restore the missing resource of relative safety (and sense of protection).
- List three ways to maintain the client/therapist alliance.
- Identify three steps in the corrective experience for an encapsulated child or trauma state that has not moved forward in time––and is still affecting the client (as if it were in the current moment).
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.
As we do limit this workshop to 75 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 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 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.
At this time, continuing education credit is pending approval, but not guaranteed. Once these credits are approved, you may be able to purchase 8 credit hours for this training, for an additional fee of $89.
CE credit is offered for live trainings only. No CE credit is awarded for video modules or webinars. Students must attend all course hours to receive CE credit. Please note that Trauma Solutions is unable to award partial Continuing Education credits. Students will ONLY receive CEs for live training modules for which they have attended all hours of the training. A Zoom attendance report will be pulled to verify eligibility.
It is the participant’s responsibility to check their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.
Also, a Certificate of Participation is available to all students at the end of the course upon request at no additional charge.
For detailed information regarding CEs, please contact our Customer Support Team.