We provide Training, Consultation, Workshops and Keynotes. We have trained and consulted to hundreds of clinicians in the US and abroad. We currently work with home-based teams, residential treatment staff, outpatient clinic staff, early childhood staff and school counselors. Program directors appreciate the growth in skill and confidence they see in their clinicians. Clinical teams describe looking forward to meeting with us, feeling nurtured and fueled by the skillful, gentle and strengths-based focus taken by our consultants. See what participants have shared.
We offer both large trainings with open enrollment and individually customized trainings for agencies. Training groups typically range from 20-60 participants. You will learn how to weave 3 key targets: Regulation, Attachment-building, and Trauma Processing together, without relying on language as an entry point. In Trainings you will see amazing clinical work in which a coherent story and cognitive understanding of life events emerge as a result of full body engagement. You will experience and practice the elements of the therapy, building a useful framework for your work with children and caregivers.
Conference Presentation: “A SMART Approach to Transforming Childhood Trauma and Implications for Learning”
Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools Conference
February 17, 2020
9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Heather Finn Presenting
New England SMART Foundations Training: April 30 and May 1, 2020
Thursday 9am to Friday 4:30pm
UMASS Dartmouth Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
151 Martine St., Fall River, MA 02723
The Consultation Series builds on the framework learned in the 2-day intensive SMART training. In consultation, we integrate videotape review of therapy sessions, didactic presentation, and experiential exercises to enhance skills and deepen competency. This continued support post-training is key to better implement SMART with your clients or within your clinical setting.
We utilize a peer group format facilitated by an expert SMART consultant. Clinicians learn from their own cases and those of their colleagues. This format has proven to be highly effective in deepening team knowledge and retention of learning. Many clinicians describe SMART consultation as one of the most meaningful, rich clinical training experiences they have had at their place of employment.
Videotaping of sessions is an essential part of effectively implementing SMART treatment and developing your skill set as a SMART clinician through consultation. Through the videotape review process, clinicians learn how to track what a client’s body is communicating regarding regulation-seeking, attachment building and trauma processing. Reviewing video also supports clinicians to develop more effective intervention choices and treatment plans. Clinicians have a unique opportunity to reflect on choices made during sessions to evaluate their effectiveness, consider new interventions and develop tailored treatment plans with contribution from the whole team. In residential settings, group consultation enhances adoption of regulation strategies discovered via SMART to the child’s entire treatment team and family system. We are happy to work with you to identify the right format and frequency for your setting. Consultation is provided in-person and via HIPAA compliant web conferencing.
How to set up a SMART Consultation
To discuss consultation for your agency or interested in joining an existing consultation group and in SMART training offerings click on the link below to complete the form:
Group Consultation Interest Form
SMART Talks, Workshops, and Keynotes
Our staff present regional, nationally, and internationally on a variety of subjects pertaining to Developmental Trauma, children and families.
Interested in arranging for a Speaker or Workshop in your area?
Contact Elizabeth Warner at Email Elizabeth Warner
Sampling of Past SMART Presentations
- Annual International Trauma Conference in Boston, MA 2009-2018
- Chicago Center for Integration and Healing March, 2018
- New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation January, 2018
- North American Council of Adoptable Children, Nashville TN 2016
- ATTACHConference, Ontario, Canada 2015
- New Hampshire Association for Infant Mental Health. September 25, 2015.
- Hong Kong Boys’ & Girls’ Club Conference, September 19, 2015.
- ISTSS Pre-Meeting Institute, Los Angeles, CA., October 31, 2012
- Zero to Three National Training Institute, Baltimore MD. 2011