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Upcoming Events:

June 8th Trauma Awareness Seminar - click here to register.  

Friday, June 16th - TICN Presentation - 4-5:30 PM at
Full Circle Yoga - Dan Braun, LCSW
 of Wasatch Pediatrics will present and lead a discussion on behavioral health integration, how collaboration can be improved between behavioral health and medical professionals, and how behavioral health workers can promote trauma informed care in the medical field.  

Friday, June 30th - TICN Presentation - Sharlene Watson of Rising Health Specialty Clinic will be presenting on integrated medical interventions for trauma related medical and mental health symptoms.  Location and time TBA.

2017-2018 Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies An opportunity to attend the online state-of-the-art advanced training program in traumatic stress studies, featuring Dr. Bessel van der Kolk.

TICN Presentation Video:  Surviving Narcissim - Holly Grayson, LCSW.   
Presentation Link  < < < < click here !

Holly’s presentation provides information on understanding and dealing with people in our lives who exhibit narcissistic traits or diagnoses.  Helpful tips are provided for creating boundaries and safety in these relationships.

Holly's undergraduate education was at both Brigham Young University and the University of Utah resulting in the award of a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from the University of Utah. Her graduate education was at Saybrook Institute in San Francisco, CA with a major in clinical/health psychology with all course work completed with the exception of her dissertation (ABD), and the University of Utah School of Social Work resulting in the award of a Master's of Social Work.

First Friday of Each Month - TICN Trauma Therapy Peer Consultation Group
- 9:30-11:00 AM - 1174 E. Graystone Way, Suite 14, SLC.  Contact Jennifer Beven jenbevancmhc@comcast.net for more information. 

Free Trauma Awareness Seminars - click dates below to register.  Wednesday, April 5th, 8AM-12PM.  Friday April 7th, 8AM-12 PM, Wednesday, April 12th, 8AM-12PM

Friday, April 28th - 8:30-5:30  Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Tools to Enhance your Clinical Practice or Yoga Teaching
 -  Early bird $110.00  After Sept 15th $130.00 Episcopal Retreat Center,  75 South 200 East, SLC   Expand to a full TS Yoga Teacher Certification:  55 hour 

May 19-20 - Health and Resiliency Symposium:  Next Steps Towards a Trauma Informed Community - click link to register.  Currently seeking sponsors. See here to donate.  Registration info to follow.
June 1-2 - Daniel Siegel Workshop - Applying Interpersonal Neurobiology to Effective Psychotherapy.


ARTICLE:  May 2017 - Second Utah Health and Resiliency Symposium 
The Trauma Resiliency Collaborative is holding a second symposium to follow up the first symposium which was held in October of 2014.   The day-and-a-half event, Health and Resiliency: Next Steps toward a Trauma-Informed Community will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 19–20, 2017. TRC is a group of professionals and paraprofessionals dedicated to raising awareness about the relationship of health, resiliency, and the serious effects of trauma and violence across the lifespan. All members donate their time and the TRC collects no membership fees.


April 3-5 in Seattle:  National Council for Behavioral Health
Conference:  State of the Union in Mental Health and Addiction: Where Innovation Meets Action for Children and Families.  Mental health disorders are among the most common challenges facing children. Of the 74.5 million children in the U.S., about 17.1 million have or have had a mental health disorder — more than the number of children with cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) also elevate a child’s risk of a variety of mental and physical health conditions — like obesity, anxiety, depression, heart disease and addiction.  
Register here <<<

Free Ongoing Statewide Education and Awareness Presentations on Trauma-Informed Care.  
See attached schedule <<<  for dates through February 2017.  
Anyone in the community is invited to these presentations throughout the state:  The Social Research Institute through University of Utah has partnered with the Department of Workforce Services to raise awareness about trauma-informed care within the agency and throughout the state.

The goal of the project is to educate attendees about the impact of trauma, Secondary Trauma Stress, and ways to minimize or treat this very issue.   A series of trainings are happening in in communities statewide.

Presentation:  Surviving Narcissism

We are pleased to announce our March TICN Meeting.  Anyone in the community is welcome to attend this presentation, and this would be appropriate for clients and clinicians.  We will be offering 1.5 CEU's which meet DOPL requirements for CMHC’s.

Presenter - Holly Grayson, LCSW - Holly is an LCSW currently working at
Healing Pathways Therapy Center.  She has extensive clinical experience working with a variety of issues including trauma and personality disorders. She will be presenting on what Narcissist Personally Disorder is, how a person who has this disorder functions, and how to navigate relationships with people with these characteristics.  She'll be starting a group on this topic at Healing Pathways in April so this would be a good free introduction to that group.

DATE: Friday, October 21, 2016
TIME: 3:00pm - 4:30pm


Full Circle Yoga and Therapy
1719 S. Main St, SLC, UT

Note:  Parking

Free parking is available in spaces directly in front of the building & free street parking is available all along both sides of Main Street.Full Circle yoga also has special permission for our participants to utilize the parking lot of the TransWest Credit Union located at 37 W 1700 S for free (south side of 1700 S, enter from 1700 S). This is a short walk across Main St. to our building.  Please help us be good neighbors & avoid parking in lots designated for other neighboring businesses.

 Presentation - Ethics of Mandatory Reporting - Legal and Therapeutic Implications
We are pleased to announce our February TICN Presentation which is being sponsored by the Utah Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.  
This is free to members of NASW and $10 to everyone else.  Attendees can earn 2 Ethics CEU's.

Presentation:  Ethics of Reporting Abuse for Therapists:
                         - Therapy and Law Enforcement Perspectives 

When:  February 10th - 2:00-4:00 PM 
 Salt Lake County Youth Services - 177 W Price Ave, Salt Lake City, 84115.  
Presenters: Brian Thorn, PhD, and Detective Jeffrey North

Brian L. Thorn, Ph.D., is a licensed psychith more than 20 years experience working with children and adults impacted by child abuse in a wide range of settings.   He has received advanced training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Alternatives for Families Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).  ologist w

Online Training for Trauma Certification

Classical and Modern with applications toward Affect Regulation and the clinical treatment of trauma.

Class is going to meet for three hours once per month on a Saturday morning, in the months of September, October, November, January,
February and March. Class time will be 9-12 AM.  

 Class structure will be: a presentation on the topic in the first hour which lasts about 45 minutes. Then I will present on a case of mine to demonstrate the ideas.  
The last 90 minutes will be case consultations from the students.  The cost will be $75/class meeting.  I am in the process of becoming a CEU provider, which
is a costly process.  Dependent upon those costs, pricing in the future may effected.


Classic Attachment theory, Safe-harbor-secure base  
Read: Karen
Classic Attachment theory: Internal Working Models & Neuroscience
Read: Lewis, Amini & Lannon
Classical Attachment Theory: Mentalization
Read: Allen
Modern Attachment Theory: Allan Schore and Affect Regulation
Read: Hill
Modern Attachment Theory: Allan Schore and Development
Read: Holmes

Modern Attachment Theory: Trauma and it’s Treatment.
Book list


Karen, Robert,. "Becoming Attached."
Lewis, T., Amini, F., and Lannon, T., "A General Theory of Love."
Holmes, J., “The Search for the Secure Base.”
Allen, J., “Restoring Mentalizing.”  Or Allen, J., “Mentalizing.”
Hill, D., “Affect Regulation Theory.”


Bowlby, J., “A Secure Base.”
Cassidy, J., and Shaver, P., “Handbook of Attachment.”
Clulow, C., “Adult Attachment and Couple Therapy.”
Siegel, D., “The Developing Mind.”
Holmes, J., “Attachment, Intimacy and Autonomy.”
Holmes, J., “Exploring In Security.”
Renn, P., “The Silent Past and the Invisible Present.”
Wallin, D., “Attachment in Psychotherapy.”

Presentation:  Trauma Sensitive Yoga Toos Experiential Training - Coming May 13th   Click Here To Register   <<<


Presentation:  Full Circle Yoga HIghlight and Meditation - Coming March 25th

Steve Jones, founder of Full Circle Yoga; a trauma sensitive yoga center, will present briefly on the different programs offered at Full Circle and then offer a 35-minute guided iRest Yoga Nidra meditation. iRest Yoga Nidra is an evidence-based meditative self-inquiry that is offered in over thirty-five VA hospitals around the country and is used in the treatment of myriad issues including PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and chronic pain.

Presenter:  Steve Jones is an LCSW, registered yoga teacher, level 2 teacher in training with the Integrated Restoration Institute, and the founder of Full Circle Yoga and Therapy. Steve created Full Circle Yoga and Therapy as a way to ensure a trauma sensitive experience for people interested in using yoga as an adjunct to their treatments. Full Circle Yoga and Therapy provides classes/groups specific to men and women, people living with diabetes, struggling with addiction, and more.  


Friday, March 25th

5:00 - 6:00 PM - Presentation
6:00 - 6:30 PM - Questions, networking, committee business, etc.



Full Circle Yoga and Therapy
1719 S. Main St, SLC, UT



Presentation:  Suicide and Traumatic Death:  Challenges and Coping Strategies - Coming April 8th

Suicide and Traumatic Death

Like you, we continue to see a rise in the number of families dealing with the loss of a loved one through suicide or traumatic death.  To help provide additional insight and training on this topic, we are hosting a professional conference on SUICIDE AND TRAUMATIC DEATH: CHALLENGES AND COPING STRATEGIES at Utah Valley University on Friday, April 8th, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dr. Joanne Cacciatore, an acclaimed public speaker and clinician specializing in traumatic loss, will keynote the conference.
Local clinicians include Dr. Douglas Gray, a suicidologist and psychiatrist from the University of Utah; Chaplain David Pascoe from Primary Children's Medical Center; and Dr. Matthew Draper, professor of behavioral science at UVU.  A panel discussion will provide insight from those who are currently coping with the recent traumatic death of a family member.
 NASW has approved 6 CEUs for social workers who attend the conference.  
Online registration will open on Wednesday, Feb. 24.  Please open the attached flyer for additional information, and contact us if you have any questions:  801-302-0220 or customerservice@bradleycentergrief.org.
Dr. Joanne Cacciatore is a professor of social work at Arizona State University and founder of the non-profit MISS Foundation, which provides online grief support, mentoring and counseling for those who have experienced the death of a child. She specializes in counseling those affected by traumatic loss, and her work has beenfeatured in major media including People and Newsweek, the New York Times, Boston Globe, CNN, National Public Radio and the Los Angeles Times. She is themother of five, and lost her infant daughter, Cheyenne, in 1994.

You're Not Crazy, You're Wounded - Coming February 19th  

We are pleased to announce our February TICN meeting presented by Holly Bowerman BSN, RN, and author of several books including her latest book You're Not Crazy, You're Wounded: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Healing from Emotional Trauma.  This presentation would be great for professionals, as well as clients and patients who have experienced trauma.  These monthly presentations are free event with for anyone in the community interested in learning more about this trauma related topic. 

Presenter:  Holly Bowerman is a Registered Nurse and the popular author of “Say What You Need to Say: Speak Your Truth. Heal Your Life” including essays of her own personal journey to healing.

Learn the similarities between:   Healing physical and emotional wounds

  •  Receive a trauma toolkit to support you in moments of crisis

  •  Discover your own intuitive spirit

  •  Receive guidance through easily applicable exercises


Friday, February 19th

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Presentation
5:00 - 5:30 PM - Questions, networking, committee business, etc.


Where:  NEW LOCATION !!!

Full Circle Yoga and Therapy
1719 S. Main St, SLC, UT



Free parking is available in spaces directly in front of our building & free street parking is available all along both sides of Main Street.  We also have special permission for our participants to utilize the parking lot of the TransWest Credit Union located at 37 W 1700 S for free (south side of 1700 S, enter from 1700 S). This is a short walk across Main St. to our building.

Please help us be good neighbors & avoid parking in lots designated for other neighboring businesses.

Trauma-Sensitive YOGA Training  - We are really excited to be bringing in an expert from the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute to facilitate a local workshop and to provide this opportunity to our community.   Click Here To Register   <<<

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Training

Free screening of Paper Tigers, January 21st, 7:00PM  - click here to register

Free Screening Salt Lake City School District

The Salt Lake City School District in collaboration with University of Utah Neuropsychiatic Institute (UNI) will present a free screening of Paper Tigers, January 21st, 7:00PM at Bryant Intermediate School 40 South 800 East, Salt Lake City.  The film shows students as humans not statistics and offers critical insight into one of the most widespread educational and health challenges in American society today. 

Current research in the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study, demonstrates an increase in the risk of problems in adulthood - addiction, suicide and even heart disease can all have their root in childhood experiences. 


Paper Tigers, a film by James Redford and Karen Pritzker, is a testament to what this latest developmental science is proving and  that one caring adult can help break the cycle of adversity in a young person’s life.   Kids can find hope to become healthy and productive adults as they go out in the world.  The movie shows that the behavior a child is demonstrating is not the child, but rather a symptom of what’s going on in the child’s life. 


A panel discussion with educators and mental health professionals will follow. 

Local Experts speak out on Adverse Childhood Experiences!/span>
        Adverse Childhood Experiences Study:  A Public Health Crisis
            Joscelyn Hill; Scott Henderson; Dan Allen  - 2015

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