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Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART) approach to transforming childhood trauma and its implications for learning

This talk will focus on exploring the foundational role that somatic regulation plays in supporting children impacted by Developmental Trauma (DT) to access necessary cognitive and relational capacities for learning and growth.

Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART)

SMART is an innovative therapeutic approach developed to expand the repertoire of regulating experiences for traumatised youth.

The presentation will assist participants to learn to identify and use tools of regulation within the classroom and home settings to support youth engagement and learning. This is an innovative therapeutic approach developed by clinicians who initially met at the Trauma Centre in Boston, founded by Bessel van der Kolk.

HPCSA Awards 3 CEUs

This talk will be available 30 days from registration.

Speaker: Heather Finn

Heather Finn is a psychotherapist who provides clinical treatment services to adolescents and adults who are impacted by experiences of anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress or complex trauma by integrating Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatment modalities.

She provides parent consultation services with specialisation in Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART) model and the Attachment, Regulation, Competency (ARC) framework developed to support healing and resiliency for children, adolescents and families impacted by the consequences of developmental trauma. She has published articles and presents many workshops across the USA.
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