SMART Services

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.

SMART Training

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.

How to Arrange a SMART Training

We would like to invite you to participate in our future trainings and workshops. To be notified of our upcoming events or to discuss possible training for your agency or in your community click on the link below to submit the form:
Signup for Upcoming Trainings

Register for the Upcoming SMART Training

SMART Introductory Talk
A new evidenced-informed trauma treatment for children and families.
October 10th, 2019, from 6pm to 8:30pm
Wilder Center, 451 Lexington Parkway North, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104
Host: Amie Summers (contact)

Fee: $25.00
Register for SMART Introductory Talk


Pre-Registration Recommended

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Norway SMART Foundations Training: October 29 – 31, 2019
Elizabeth Warner, EdM. Psy.D and Heather Finn, LICSW Presenting
SMART training for Regional Resources for Violence, Traumatic Stress and Suicide Prevention in Oslo

 

Contact Heather Finn for more details: Email Heather Finn

Boston SMART Foundations Training: November 7th and 8th, 2019
Anne Westcott LICSW & Alex Cook PhD, Presenting
UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren Street, Lowell, MA 01852
Location and Directions: Map Link

Contact Heather Finn for more details: Email Heather Finn

Boston SMART Foundations Training Individual Registration

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Contact Heather Finn for more details: Email Heather Finn

Hong Kong SMART Foundations Training: February 20 – 21, 2020
Elizabeth Warner, EdM. Psy.D Presenting

Contact Info to get more details:
Email Chan Mei Siu: sm.chan@bgca.org.hk
Email Ma Chor Man: peace.cm.ma@bgca.org.hk

Keynote for BGCA Child Trauma Conference 2020: February 22, 2020
Hong Kong

SMART Consultation

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

What SMART Clinicians Say

“When I was watching my film, I noticed I was intuitively moving closer and then back….it was kind of a pattern.  My client seemed to be responding to it well.” Supervisor: Could you now use that rhythm as a tool for difficult moments? “Yes, I think I could now that I saw what I was doing and how the client was responding.” 

Therapist at Adolescent Residential Treatment Center

“We review film in a way that is less focused on the verbal content and more focused on what is happening in the room between people, spatially, rhythmically, and in terms of physical and emotional attunement…I would have no way of noticing and refining my own attunement…and would be less effective at modeling for caregivers and refining their ability to attune and respond to their child.”

Therapist, Outpatient Trauma Clinic

“I left my first consultation session with a deeper clinical understanding of my client’s struggles and how they played out in a SMART session, but more importantly, I learned more about myself and how I used, or needed to revise the use, of myself within the session, in a way that benefited my client.”

Program Director at Young Parent/Child Support Services Program

“As one can imagine, as the time approached to show my first clinical tape to a roomful of fellow clinicians, I was filled with fear and trepidation. Thankfully, my fears were not realized as the consultation began and I have to say that I experienced the first truly inspiring professional growth experience of my career.  …. the SMART consultant helped to frame the session so that I felt immediately comfortable and at ease.”

Clinician, Outpatient Clinic

What SMART Clinicians Say

“When I was watching my film, I noticed I was intuitively moving closer and then back….it was kind of a pattern. My client seemed to be responding to it well.” Supervisor: Could you now use that rhythm as a tool for difficult moments? “Yes, I think I could now that I saw what I was doing and how the client was responding.”
Therapist at Adolescent Residential Treatment Center
“We review film in a way that is less focused on the verbal content and more focused on what is happening in the room between people, spatially, rhythmically, and in terms of physical and emotional attunement…I would have no way of noticing and refining my own attunement…and would be less effective at modeling for caregivers and refining their ability to attune and respond to their child.”
Therapist, Outpatient Trauma Clinic
“I left my first consultation session with a deeper clinical understanding of my client’s struggles and how they played out in a SMART session, but more importantly, I learned more about myself and how I used, or needed to revise the use, of myself within the session, in a way that benefited my client.”
Program Director at Young Parent/Child Support Services Program
“As one can imagine, as the time approached to show my first clinical tape to a roomful of fellow clinicians, I was filled with fear and trepidation. Thankfully, my fears were not realized as the consultation began and I have to say that I experienced the first truly inspiring professional growth experience of my career.  …. the SMART consultant helped to frame the session so that I felt immediately comfortable and at ease.”
Clinician, Outpatient Clinic

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