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“Off The Rails”: Meeting Intense Behaviors and Guiding them Back on Track (TBRI approach)

August 15, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Carey A. Gil, LCSW is our trainer and a local bay area Trust Based Relational Intervention Practitioner and Therapist. It seems there’s never enough support on meeting intense behaviors that “go off the rails” and then guiding them back on track. Expect practical strategies and a TBRI process approach to do just that in this 2-hour training with certificates available.

The following are learning outcomes for the course.

I. Learn to identify and meet emotional needs behind the challenging behaviors 

II. Identify the importance of parental co-regulation; develop a personalized plan based on your own emotional triggers and needs

II. Develop scaffolding to put out fires before they start

  1. Identify role of sensory overwhelm
  2. Teach skills when calm
  3. Create playful interactions
  4. Develop a pre-emptive safety plan

III. Regulate-relate-reason & Repair

  1. Disrupting the behavioral “flow” and the key role of tone, wording, cadence and body language
  2. Review and implement IDEAL Response from Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)
  3. Repair and reconnection strategies for post-conflict

 IV. Maintaining personal & family safety: Checklist

Bio for our Trainer: Carey Gil, LCSW has spent over 20 years supporting Bay Area families in their growth and healing. She firmly believes in the human power to triumph and blossom after hardship and trauma because she has borne witness to it hundreds of times. She holds advanced certificates and training in trauma and therapy modalities including: TBRI Practitioner, Certified Family Trauma Professional, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique and the Trauma Research Foundation’s Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies, where she studied under Bessel van der Kolk. 

With training and experience working extensively with foster youth, foster/adoptive families, divorce/coparenting and families in crisis, she is a wise and encouraging voice to guide you on your journey. She loves supporting families to bond, repair relationships and grow, and to support individuals in their personal trauma healing. She has developed trainings and coached biological, foster and adoptive families through family court, DFCS, and the Refugee Foster Care program. Her direct work with individual and family trauma recovery has given her a unique lens on how to marry traditional parenting and therapy methods with trauma-informed interventions that actually create stronger relationships and mental health healing.

Carey is a private practice therapist at Lotus Counseling Services in San Jose (https://lotuscounselingca.com). She is also a Lecturer and Faculty Field Liaison at the SJSU Graduate School of Social Work where enjoys sharing her passion with the next generation of helping professionals. Beyond her professional responsibilities, Carey says that her greatest learning is done at home parenting her own children, who have a variety of special emotional and educational needs.

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