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Published on Friday, January 21, 2022

Interventions to Stabilize Dysregulated, Dissociative, Attachment-Wounded Clients

Event date: 4/29/2022 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Export event

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Dysregulated, dissociative, attachment-wounded clients can be very challenging to work with. This workshop will introduce a collection of ego state therapy interventions, from the Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS), for stabilizing these clients. It will describe ways to talk directly to triggered wounded child parts—to welcome them, get their story, orient them to present time, and reassure them that their perception of "reliving" an old trauma is just a harmless recording playing back. It will demonstrate getting wounded child parts in a dialogue with loving, attuned, vetted, internal Resources who are able to help them feel safe while meeting their emotional needs. When these interventions are provided together, in the right order, they stabilize wounded child parts—bringing them out of trance and into the safety of the present. As more and more wounded parts are stabilized this way, the client becomes better able to regulate emotions.

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to describe how childhood trauma and attachment wounds affect the development of foundational stability and the emotion regulation   skills.
Participants will be able to describe how to guide clients to mobilize a team of vetted Resources.
Participants will be able to describe ego state therapy interventions for stabilizing wounded child parts.

Presenter: Amy Blake, LCSW
April 29, 2022 8:45-12 pm, 3 CEUs

Please note that this workshop will be held outside of the Social Work Online CE Institute. You will receive an email with access instructions prior to the workshop dates, including information on how to complete the evaluation and receive your certificate of completion.

April 29, 2022
8:45 am - 12:00 pm EST

About the Instructor

Amy Blake, LCSW became a trainer in The Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy in December 2020 and has presented four 16 hours DNMS Workshops; four 90min DNMS Webinars; and one 6 hour DNMS Webinar in the past year. She also provides individual and group consultation for clinicians wanting the learn the Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy.

Please direct any questions about this workshop to Lynn Stanley at

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