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Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) with Older Kids & Secondary Trauma for Parents IN PERSON TRAINING

October 12 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm

Carey A. Gil, LCSW is our trainer and a local bay area Trust Based Relational Intervention Practitioner and Therapist.

We are excited to offer this training at the Los Gatos Support Group for all foster, adoptive, kinship, and relative caregiver parents. Expect a facilitated discussion on applying Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) with older youth. This interactive conversation will explore the secondary trauma experienced by parents and how to frame developmental phases and needs in ways that maintain and foster a loving connection.

Training certificates will be available, upon request after completing an online evaluation.

The following are learning outcomes for the course.

I. Learn about Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)

II. Identify practical strategies to apply TBRI to older youth at different developmental phases.

II. Understand how secondary trauma may be a result of parenting your child(ren) from hard places.


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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