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Tue, Aug 18


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How Abandonment Affects System Involved Youth

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How Abandonment Affects System Involved Youth
How Abandonment Affects System Involved Youth

Time & Location

Aug 18, 2020, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

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About the Event

Dr Lisa Cohen Bennett

Training Description

This 4.5-hour course is designed to provide staff serving traumatized individuals and families with behavior management strategies for those suffering from fragile attachments with original caregivers.  The aim of the course is to assist adults working with clients experiencing actual or perceived abandonment in developing healthy relationships.

Learning Objectives

  • Define actual and perceived abandonment 
  • Identify symptoms exhibited by youth suffering from fragile attachments 
  • Explain core recovery skills and treatment options


9:30 am – 10:30 am  Introduction and Discussion of Attachment Milestones

Welcome & Introduction of instructor, students/class objectives 

Introduction or review of Separation and Attachment Milestones

10:30 - 11:30  Delve Into Effects of Abandonment in Children, Teens and Adults

1)  Individually fill out questionnaire Abandonment Questionnaire 2020


2)  Small group discussions regarding affects

3)  Large group debrief and sharing

11:30 - 12:00 LUNCH (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  Core Recovery Skills and Treatment Options

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Meet Our Trainer

Dr. Lisa Cohen Bennett is a licensed psychologist who has over forty years’ experience treating severely emotionally disturbed (SED) /traumatized children, adolescents and their families.  Dr. Bennett has worked in a variety of settings including Residential Treatment, Runaway Shelter, County Mental Health and Clinics.  She has over twenty-five years’ experience teaching Foster Parents, Adoptive Parents, Group Home/STRTP Staff, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Teachers in California and Nationally. Dr. Bennett also has a private practice where she treats adolescents and adults dealing with current and historic trauma.

This course meets the qualifications for (4) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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