Relational Trauma: What It Is, and How It Affects Us

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Watch as Heather Monroe, LCSW, Director of Program Development, and Kristin Wilson, MA, LPC, Vice President of Clinical Outreach join with behavioral health leaders from across the country in our behavioral health expert webinar series to discuss relational trauma. This interactive webinar is designed for clinical professionals, Psychologists, Therapists, Counselors, and Social Workers working with families during a time of crisis.

Professionals Navigating Parents Through Change

From our external behaviors to our internal processes, there is very little that relational trauma does not impact. This causes a devastating affect on our clients’ most basic human need—connection. As children, we are physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually reliant on our caretakers for survival. This sets the stage for both adaptive and maladaptive behaviors, thinking, and beliefs about the world and about ourselves in adulthood.

In this experiential presentation, watch as Heather Monroe explains how relational trauma differs from other traumas, the covert and overt ways in which it manifests, and which components of self it influences in adolescents and adulthood.

About Our Featured Speaker

Heather is a psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker. She specializes in treating trauma and its destructive effects on individuals and families. Heather also has expertise with teenage depression and anxiety. She has worked in the fields of teen treatment and prevention for more than 10 years. Additionally, she has implemented solution-focused techniques with teenagers in a wide range of settings.

Community of Behavioral Health Leaders

During uncertain times, our goal within our behavioral health leaders is to foster a nationwide community push for clinical excellence and the importance of staying present as behavioral healthcare resources are more important now than ever.