Adversity, Attachment, Adolescents (and Children!): Strategies for Trauma Processing with Young Clients


Megan Briggs, MA, MT-BC, LPC (Read Bio)


The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Scale have brought more attention to the traumatic experiences of adults and the pervasive and frequent nature of how negative events impact the individual in multiple ways. So why are we waiting until adulthood to address these problems? Children and adolescents are living with trauma, and often are resistant to interventions designed to address the icky, uncomfortable situations that have caused the symptoms that led to them (or someone close to them) seeking help in therapy. This training will aim to help therapists to recognize trauma symptoms and responses to children and teens, explore strategies to increase collaboration with parents and family supports, attachment issues relating to trauma, and how to process with children within a time-limited session structure. Modalities that are appropriate for use with children and adolescents will be highlighted, including (but not limited to) trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive processing therapy, and creative arts therapy interventions, with exploration of resources that will help to facilitate processing. 



  • PCS provides light refreshments at all in-person trainings. Lunch is not provided. Please come prepared with a packed lunch as there will be time for a brief working lunch.
  • By attending a PCS training, you are giving PCS permission to videotape you and any discussion you participate in for video training purposes.

Credits Available

5.50 APA CE Credits For Psychologists, Social Workers or Professional Counselors
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Training Location



July 06, 2023
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cost: FREE


Training Contact

PCS Education Dept

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  • PCS is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PCS maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • People who attend PCS trainings in their entirety may receive CE credits for psychologists/LPC/ LSW/LCSW/ LMFT or general training credits, including CAC/DDAP. For other licenses, please consult with your respective licensing board.
    • Following each training, participants who have attended the training in its entirety will receive a PCS Training Feedback form via email.
    • After receipt of the completed form, PCS will issue a certificate via email indicating the CE credits that have been obtained.
    NOTE: Functional Behavior Analysis (FBA) trainings are for BSL licensure credits only. APA continuing education credits noted above do not apply.