First Diagnosis is Just the Tip of the
Adoption, the death of a parent, abuse, neglect, unresolved chronic pain…these
are only a few of the triggers that can prevent healthy bonding relationships.
Trauma is "normal" for these individuals, causing them to live confused,
superficial lives at best. Often misdiagnosed, they may be labeled as
uncooperative—increasing their feelings of anger and defensiveness. Without
intervention, these children and young adults will be unable to develop
sophisticated behaviors to interact in their world.
With the new DSM-5 looming, behavioral health professionals need to go beyond
the surface of these behaviors to meet the new diagnostic criteria. First
diagnosis is just the tip of the iceberg of underlying trauma. Attend this
one-day seminar to learn how to identify pre-verbal traumas and their connection
to non-verbal learning disorder (NLD) and attachment/relationship issues.
Participants will leave with a sense of hope and straight-forward solutions for
treatment, so these children and adults can build their own support systems.
This seminar is designed for those who have very little understanding of trauma
issues, as well as those who work daily with these conditions.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• Identify the potentially devastating impact on
the individual and the family
• Determine treatment to assist the individual and the family, including EMDR,
ther-a-play, and other therapeutic methods
• Recognize the complex cascade of symptoms resulting from non-verbal trauma
• Examine the biology of non-verbal trauma and its critical relationship to
• Identify the subtle—and not-so-subtle—symptoms of non-verbal trauma
• Determine effective strategies to assist children and adults who suffer from
• Recognize the behaviors that identify children and adults with non-verbal
• Determine effective treatment strategies to assist individuals with NLD
• Assess the connection of non-verbal trauma, NLD, and attachment/relationships
issues—and produce practical solutions
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
RHONDA ANN LETTINGTON, M.S., L.M.H.C., ACADC,
NCC, CHTP, has spent the past 20 years working with children, individuals,
and families. A Licensed Mental Health Counselor through the state of Iowa, Mrs.
Lettington is also a member of the American Counseling Association and the
National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). She currently practices in
northeast Iowa, where she specializes in trauma, children with attachment
issues, and chemical abuse/dependency. She received a Bachelor of Science degree
in Psychology from Upper Iowa University, and both a Master of Science degree in
Community Counseling as well as a Master of Science degree in Professional
Development through Winona State University in Minnesota. To further assist her
clients, Mrs. Lettington has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and
Reprocessing (EMDR) and Healing Touch. As treatment level foster parents in
Iowa, Mrs. Lettington and her husband have adopted three RAD children. Her
passion to assist and educate individuals on trauma issues has led her on a
personal and professional journey of research and treatment for these
individuals and their families.
Rhonda is delightful, practical and has a good
sense of humor. I would definitely recommend her! Rebecca Quigley Canton, OH
Extensive research combined with hands-on experience and education has given
Rhonda Lettington an exceptional knowledge of RAD, its effect on children and
their families, and how to survive with a semblance of sanity.
Linda Shaw, LBSW, SWII Elkader, IA
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Social Workers
• Case Managers
• Licensed Professional Counselors
• School Counselors
• Marriage and Family Therapists
• Juvenile Justice Personnel
• Mental Health Nurses
• Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
This educational offering qualifies for 6
continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local
licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and
certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for
specific filing requirements.
Application currently under review for MFT CEU approval by the Louisiana
Association For Marriage and Family Therapy.
Cross Country Education is an approved sponsor of continuing education for
licensed marriage and family therapists through the Texas State Board of
Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider number 195). This course
is offered for 6 clock hours.
This educational offering is offered for 6 hours of continuing education of
which 3 hours includes discussion of ethics issues.
This program has been approved for 6 clinical continuing education contact hours
by the National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana Chapter as authorized
by the Louisiana State Board of Social Worker Examiners, and may be applied
toward the continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.
Cross Country Education is accredited by the American Academy of Nurse
Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing
education. Provider number: 060313. This program was planned in accordance with
AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards. This
course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
Cross Country Education, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing
education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on
This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to
sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Cross Country Education
maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 6
CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for
psychologist, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on
the APA guidelines.
Cross Country Education provider #1005, is approved as a provider for social
work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Licensure Boards (ASWB),
through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider
since 1999, approved through 1-27-15). Cross Country Education maintains
responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 6 continuing
education clock hours for participating in this course. Licensed social workers
should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current
continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at
www.aswb.org for more information.
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of Registered
Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager
Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified
case managers. The course is approved for 6 CE contact hour(s). Activity code:
S0000738 Approval Number: 20130978. To claim these CEs, log into your CE Center
account at www.ccmcertification.org.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing,
provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing,
approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™)
and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.
(NBCC Provider #5904) The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the
program. Six (6) contact (clock) hours are being awarded for completion of this
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM