Course curriculum

    1. How to use this course

    1. Course Description and Learning Objective

    2. About the Instructor

    3. Continuing Education (CE) Information

    4. Course FAQ

    1. Understanding Attachment Theory when Experiencing Trauma- Powerpointpdf

    2. Quiz Prep Questions

    3. Understanding Attachment Theory when Experiencing Trauma (Introduction)

    4. Understanding Attachment Theory

    5. Understanding Trauma and Building Resilence

    6. References

    7. Quiz

    8. Evaluation

About this course

  • 13 lessons

Course Description

Understanding Attachment Theory when Experiencing Trauma

The course "Understanding Attachment Theory when Experiencing Trauma" provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of how attachment theory intersects with the experience of trauma. Participants will gain insight into the impact of trauma on attachment styles and explore strategies for healing and building resilience in individuals who have experienced trauma.

The course consists of interactive lectures, case studies, group discussions, and practical exercises. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with real-world examples of how one experiencing trauma can understand the impact of Attachment styles in relation to the world. The course encourages active participation and collaboration, fostering a supportive learning environment.

The course is designed for mental health professionals, social workers, counselors, and individuals interested in understanding and addressing the impact of trauma. 

Course Objectives:

  1. Familiarize participants with the core principles and components of attachment theory.

  2. Explore, explain, and describe the relationship between attachment styles and the experience of trauma.

  3. Understand the impact of trauma on different attachment styles (secure, anxious, avoidant, disorganized).

  4. Identify therapeutic interventions that can assist individuals with trauma and insecure attachment styles.

  5. Learn practical strategies for building secure attachments and promoting resilience in trauma survivors.

  6. Discuss the importance of self-care and boundary-setting in the context of trauma and attachment.


Introduction and Overview

Understanding Attachment Theory and Trauma

Anxious and Avoidant Attachment in Trauma

Disorganized Attachment and Trauma

Therapeutic Interventions for Trauma and Attachment

Building Resilience and Secure Attachments after Trauma

Conclusion: Pulling it all Together

Lead Trainer

Lead Trainer Sharea Farmer, LCSW

Sharea Farmer is the Founder and Executive Director of RS Counseling & Wellness with over 15 years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker. Her expertise in both clinical and administration has allowed her to work in the private and public sectors as an advocate for employee wellness, Diversity & Inclusion, Race Equity, and Trauma-Informed Practices. Her unique practice that focuses on empowerment and education creates transformative wellness for her clients that range from executive leadership teams to supervisors to staff. RS Wellness has developed employee resilience plans and trauma-informed care programs for state and public health agencies, as well as educational groups, both locally and nationally. Sharea received a BA in Sociology from Rider University and a Master’s of Social Work from Rutgers. She is an adjunct professor at Rutgers where she’s been teaching since 2014. She is on the World Childhood Foundation Advisory Board for a two-year term from 2021-2023. On the board, she’ll have the chance to use the Equity & Inclusion lens to determine program eligibility for funding in the area of preventing sexual exploitation and abuse of children. Sharea lives in New Jersey with her husband. She enjoys all things basketball, live NBA games, traveling, coloring, and spending time with family and friends. Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the States of New Jersey #44SC05650200

Certificates will be awarded after completion of the full Webinar and course evaluation.

Radiant Sunshine, #1403, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Radiant Sunshine maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 2/28/23 to 2/28/2026  Social workers completing this course receive 3 clinical continuing education credits.

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Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP):

Radiant Sunshine has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7371. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.

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