I hope you will join us at the 2018 ICDL Conference in Washington DC on November 9 and 10, 2018. The line-up of speakers is incredible. For starters, we have Alicia Lieberman coming to speak! Alicia Lieberman, PhD, is the Irving B. Harris Endowed Chair in Infant Mental Health, Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs at the University of California, San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry, Director of the Child Trauma Research Program at San Francisco General Hospital, and author of many publications including “The Emotional Life of the Toddler.”
Her presentation is Treating Trauma in Young Children: The Gifts and Challenges of Speaking the Unspeakable. Trauma exposure in infancy and early childhood is the most frequent risk to young children's survival and wellbeing but it is seldom recognized and addressed in treatment. This talk will describe Child-Parent Psychotherapy, an evidence-based treatment that helps young children and their parents use play, body expression, and language to understand the impact of trauma and co-create trauma and protective narratives to restore safe intimacy and foster healthy development.