*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*
This 60 minute training will explore the psychology & neurobiology of non-suicidal self injury (NSSI) in relation to thoughts, urges, and behaviors. Internal and interactive regulation will be examined in relation to insecure attachment styles and working with symptom reduction. Attendees will learn to implement a technique to ease and release deep shame in relation to NSSI. Establishing empathic relational fields and evoking innate healing wisdom leads clients to freedom of shame.
Christy has been working with adolescents, adults, and families in the field of psychotherapy for 14 years. She specializes in substance use/addiction, complex trauma resolution, spiritual exploration, and interpersonal wounds connected with attachment. She received her Master’s degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling. She holds a Certification in Child Trauma (CCT) from the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and is a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC). Christy utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities: Somatic attachment dynamic repatterning, guided imagery, sensory integration, therapeutic art exploration, resiliency model, the polyvagal theory & developmental psychopathology. Christy enjoys traveling around the country providing direct care staff and professional clinical trainings on a variety of topics -- incorporating experiential learning for attendees. Some topics include trauma-informed care, attachment theory, shame & resilience, and working with transgender & gender non-binary clients & their families.