Working Within the Attachment Systems of Traumatized Clients Across the Lifespan

Presented by: Ashley Lawton & Kelly Spence

Course Description

Mental health professionals who work with individuals affected by trauma can significantly benefit from this course, The presenters in this video will guide the listener into defining how traumas can impact an individual throughout their lifespan, particularly disrupting attachment between children and caregivers.   Participants will learn of some of the basic brain systems affected by traumas, and how this impacts brain development in a ripple effect from infancy to adulthood.  Additionally, mental health professionals will enjoy suggestions of how to clinically treat children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced interpersonal trauma, as well as how to work with parents and caregivers through consultation.   

By the end of this course participants are able to: 

1. Define interpersonal trauma and how it impacts attachment across the lifespan.

2. Describe the basic brain structures impacted by trauma across the lifespan.

3. Learn effective techniques for treating individuals who have experienced attachment disruptions due to interpersonal trauma.


Presented by: 

Ashley Lawton MS, LMHC, NCC, RPT-S, CCPT-S

Kelly Spence MS, LMHC, CCPT


Duration: 2 Hrs


Continuing Education (2 CEs)
Integrative Mental Health Counseling Services, PLLC is recognized  by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental  Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for  licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0085

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What's included?

1 Video
1 Quiz
2 Surveys
2 Texts
2 PDFs
2.0
Ashley Lawton
Ashley Lawton
MS, LMHC, NCC, RPT-S, CCPT-S

About the instructors

Ashley Lawton, MS LMHC NCC RPT-S CCPT-S is the Assistant Director at Integrative Counseling Services. She is also an adjunct professor at SUNY Oswego. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling at the State University of New York at Oswego. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) through the state of New York. Ashley is credentialed as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). She is also credentialed in Play Therapy as a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S) through the Association for Play Therapy (APT) and as a Child-Centered Play Therapist Supervisor (CCPT-S) through the National Institute of Relationship Enhancement (NIRE). Ashley has presented on various Play Therapy topics, often relating to grief and loss. She is a member of Friends of Oswego County Hospice’s Bereavement Committee. At Integrative Counseling Services Ashley provides counseling to adolescents and young adults, as well as Play Therapy to children. Her duties as Assistant Director include overseeing staff, supervising the coordination of intakes, supervision of graduate interns, handling day to day operations, and managing crisis situations as they arise.

Kelly Spence
Kelly Spence
MS, LMHC, CCPT

About the instructor

Kelly Spence received her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling through SUNY Oswego in May of 2014 and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology through SUNY Oswego in May of 2012 with minors in Expressive Arts Therapy and Public Justice. She is also a certified Child-Centered Play Therapist through NIRE (National Institute of Relationship Enhancement). She provides counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults at Integrative Counseling Services. She also is the Evaluation Coordinator, and through this role she performs screening assessments for a variety of mental health disorders.

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