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FASD & Other Drugs Effects {Webinar}

October 17, 2018

I had such an awesome time hosting my first guest webinar last month with Melanie Chung-Sherman, LCSW on race and development that I knew I needed to partner up more often.  Be on the look-out for more and more guest webinars.  I can bring you topics that lie outside my area of expertise, develop and nurture new (& old) relationships, and have a lot of fun.  There is clearly no reason NOT to host guest webinars!  It’s win-win-win for all of us!

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This month I’m teaming up with a new professional acquaintance, Eileen Devine, LCSW of www.FASDNorthwest.com.  I met Eileen this past April when I was presenting in Oregon for the Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center and we hit it off immediately!  Since then, we’ve stayed in touch via phone and email and I knew she would be an awesome guest talking about a verrrrry important topic!  FASD & Other Drug Effects: Understanding and Applying a Brain Based Approach to Parenting.

Eileen brings us both her personal and professional expertise.  She has a clinical practice as an FASD consultant AND is parenting a child impacted by FAS.  Eileen has trained with Diane Malbin and is a certified facilitator with FASCETS.  She is also an instructor with Post-Master’s Certificate in Adoption and Foster Therapy (I’m a graduate of that program!!!) through Portland State University’s Child Welfare Partnership, training other therapist on the neurobehavioral model.

This will obviously a rich and informative webinar!!  The webinar airs Wednesday October 24th, but as always, you do NOT have to attend live.  Everyone who registers (only $14!!!) receives lifetime and unlimited access to the audio and video recordings.

For all the details and to register, CLICK HERE.

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Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, RPT-S is a child and family therapist in Austin, Texas specializing in adoption, trauma, and attachment counseling. She is the founder of the Central Texas Attachment & Trauma Center

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Cultivating Resonance- Online training for Child/Adolescent & Play Therapists

October 15, 2018

“Marshall- let’s do an online event where we talk about something that’s hard to talk about…you know, that energetic WE space that exists BETWEEN two people.  And how cultivating that space is where the magic of therapy really happens….not with toys, art supplies, or fancy techniques…”

And so it began. 

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Cultivating Resonance is a pretty hard thing to tackle in an ONLINE experience.  Without question, it’s pretty challenging to experience the quality of resonance without actually BEING with someone.  But hey, Marshall and I like a challenge!

Mostly we love the fact that the internet lets us reach lots and lots and LOTS of people.  And we feel pretty darn passionate about helping therapists come back to the foundation of their work- RESONANCE.  The WE space.  Bringing your entire self into the therapy room so the resonance circuits in the brain can come alive and create the change we are hoping for with our clients.

So we are going to dive into six hours of conversation about:

  • Cultivating Resonance (what does that even mean?!?! and how do we know it’s important?)
  • Bringing your whole self as a therapist into the therapy room (resonance depends on this)
  • Harnessing the power of rupture and repair as opportunities for healing and integration, not mess-ups that trigger the therapist’s shame
  • Helping parents develop resonance with their child

You can attend this four-part webinar series LIVE or register to receive the recordings.  You’ll get 6 CEs (both APT** and state licensing CEs).

CLICK HERE for all the details and registration information!

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Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, RPT-S is a child and family therapist in Austin, Texas specializing in adoption, trauma, and attachment counseling. She is the founder of the Central Texas Attachment & Trauma Center

 

Building Trust (by addressing the hard stuff): Race & Development WEBINAR

September 5, 2018

My first webinar guest presenter!!! September 12, 2018 ~ 7pm central time

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Have you ever heard Melanie speak?  She is truly remarkable.  We met years and years ago at an Adoption Knowledge Affiliates conference (where we are both regular presenters) and instantly formed a close professional relationship.  I’ve been lucky that our relationship has blossomed into a friendship!

Melanie has the unique ability to bring together expertise in attachment, trauma, adoption, and race.   She was my obvious first choice when I decided I wanted to expand my webinars into having guest presenters!!

This one-hour webinar is for you if:

  • You are parenting a child of color

  • You work with children of color (teacher, social worker, case worker, CASA, therapist, Sunday School Teacher, etc.)

  • You feel uncertain or uncomfortable about how to address the impact of race and racial awareness

Together, we will:

  • Define racism, discrimination, and oppression

  • Gain rudimentary knowledge of racial identity development

  • Take a closer look at trust-based connection and race

  • Learn basic skills to address race

For only $14, everyone who registers will receive lifetime and unlimited access to the recordings (so, you don’t have to attend live- although that’s always fun!!!).

For all the details and registration information, CLICK HERE.

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Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, RPT-S is a child and family therapist in Austin, Texas specializing in adoption, trauma, and attachment counseling. She is the founder of the Central Texas Attachment & Trauma Center

Play Therapy with the Brain in Mind- WEBINAR

August 22, 2018

Making an encore performance…..Play Therapy with tbe Brain in Mind!

 

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This webinar ran for the first time last December to almost 300 registrants!  After many many inquiries, I decided to run it a second time for everyone who missed it!

This one hour webinar is an INTRODUCTION to the relational neuroscience of play therapy.  We’ll look at words like regulation, neuroception, and disconfirming experience (say WHAT?!?!?!) and consider how these concepts from the field of relational neuroscience can support the work we do with children in play therapy.

Interested?  It’s only $14- what’s to lose, really?! CLICK HERE for all the details and registration!

Bridging relational neuroscience, interpersonal neurobiology, and attachment theory with play therapy is my passion!  I love synthesizing and integrating these fields into an experience that makes play therapists feel excited by neuroscience, not afraid!  Understanding that connection is a biological imperative and that our brains our profoundly shaped by relationship has exciting implications for play therapists!!

Ready to dip a toe in?  It’s fun and exciting, not scary!  PROMISE!

You can read all the details and register HERE.

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Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, RPT-S is a child and family therapist in Austin, Texas specializing in adoption, trauma, and attachment counseling. She is the founder of the Central Texas Attachment & Trauma Center

Online Therapist Training starts September 5

August 14, 2018

2 spots left

My FOURTH cohort of “Regulating the Brainstem in Play Therapy through Music, Movement, and Play” begins September 5, 2018!  There are just TWO spots remaining.

If you work with highly dysregulated children with complex trauma and toxic stress in their background, this course will help you feel more confident leaning into dysregulation in the therapy room without become scared, overwhelmed, or feeling like your only option is to end a session.  Children with histories of complex trauma need a significant amount of coregulation from the adults in their lives!  The brainstem loves music, movement, and play – especially when it is experienced inside relationship.  This course will help you thoughtfully integrate movement, music, and rhythm into your therapy sessions while also giving you the tools to coach parents and caregivers on how to provide more opportunities for brainstem regulation at home!

Details:

  • 12 week course
  • Meet once per week for 1.5 hour (Wednesdays, 10am – 11:30am, Central Time)
  • Total 18 hours of CE credit (see website for all the details about CE credits)
  • Online via HIPAA compliant web meeting- webcams and microphones make this an interactive class!
  • Uses Bruce Perry’s “The Boy who was Raised as a Dog” as a text

The rest of the details and registration information are all available on my website!  CLICK HERE!

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Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, RPT-S is a child and family therapist in Austin, Texas specializing in adoption, trauma, and attachment counseling. She is the founder of the Central Texas Attachment & Trauma Center

More delight please!!!

August 8, 2018

Delight.  It’s such a neglected piece of the conversation around attachment.

When was the last time you heard about the importance of delight when you were learning about attachment.  How does delight apply to therapy from an attachment lens?  How does delight apply to parenting?

Delight. Happiness.  Pleasure.  Good feelings purely for the sake of good feelings.

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^ Me on my way to a P!NK concert.  No exaggeration- one of the best nights of my life.  Hubby and kiddo are cropped out of this picture.  A night full of pure delight.

I was listening to a podcast about sex yesterday (Therapist Uncensored- Unspeakably Sexy) and nodded in agreement when the guest stated that Americans tend to be allergic to pleasure.

How did this happen?!?!

And if we are allergic to pleasure and delight, what is missing from our parenting? Or the therapy space? If it isn’t infused with delight?!

Delight.  Expressing and/or experiencing pleasure for the sake of pleasure.  Delight is that moment your kid is adorable beyond words.  Not because they accomplished something or did something that made you proud (those are important too…).  But delight is absent of any accomplishment.  Any task.  Delight is simply about existing.

And being delighted in- looking into the face of and coming into emotional contact with someone who is delighting in you- is attachment gold.  Delight is what secure attachment is made of!

Are you finding moments of delight in your life?  Because it’s hard to give if you ain’t receiving.

Delight and pleasure are why I’ve spent too much money on P!NK concert tickets this year.  Delight and pleasure are why I started taking aerial silks classes.  Delight and pleasure are why I love going to Costco with my husband.  Seriously.  We have so much unbelievable amounts of fun.  At Costco.  One time, the three of us were laughing so hard a woman walking by said “Man, I wish I was in your family.” Delight and pleasure are why my friendship with my colleague Marshall is strengthening (and blooming with creativity!!!).

Delight and pleasure are not privileged ways of being.  Delight and pleasure are crucial ways of being.  I remember watching “The Book Thief” – historical fiction about living in Germany during World War 2.  How even in those horrifying and stressful times, people (especially children!!!) were able to find moments of delight.  Delight helps us stay connected to ourselves and our humanity.  Delight helps us move into connection with those around us.  Delight is like Vitamin C for the soul.

Find ways to have more moments of delight!!!

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Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, RPT-S is a child and family therapist in Austin, Texas specializing in adoption, trauma, and attachment counseling. She is the founder of the Central Texas Attachment & Trauma Center

Not too late to sign up!!! Regulating the Body with Sensory Based Interventions

August 6, 2018

Hey hey hey!!!!  Have you been consumed with regret and sadness 🙂 at missing “Regulating the Body with Sensory Based Interventions” – an online course for parents, caregivers, case-workers, teachers, and all NON-therapists?

HA!  I’m exaggerating of course.  I’m assuming no one has been consumed with any regret or sadness!  But seriously, if you had planned to register and thought you missed the deadline, I have good news!  Since the course doesn’t conclude until Wednesday the 8th, you actually have two more days to register.

 

You’ll receive the recordings (audio and video) to Part 1 that aired last Wednesday the 1st (plus a link to all the resources that complement the training- there are lots!).  You’ll be registered for Part 2 and can either attend live or just sit tight and receive the audio and video recordings later this week.

 

EVERYONE who registers will receive audio and video recordings to both parts 1 and 2.  You’ll have lifetime and unlimited access to these recordings, so you can watch them WHENEVER and WHEREVER!!!

 

Wondering what you missed?  Here is a short clip from part 1:

 

CLICK HERE to register!  And seriously- this time, don’t delay.  When the course ends on August 8th at 12:30pm central time, registration ends for good and you will not be able to purchase the recordings until I run the course again- which might not be until NEXT summer.

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Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, RPT-S is a child and family therapist in Austin, Texas specializing in adoption, trauma, and attachment counseling. She is the founder of the Central Texas Attachment & Trauma Center

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