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MTSU Trauma Training

The MTSU Professional Counseling Program will be offering a training titled Trauma, Attachment, and Interpersonal Neurobiology: Finding Safety and Security through Co-Regulation on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 9 to 12 pm in the Miller Room at Miller Education Center, MTSU.

The training will present the newest research on social baseline theory, interpersonal neurobiology, attachment, and Polyvagal theory as they relate to treating clients with trauma.

After the training, participants will:

1. Understand the neurobiology of trauma in order to better conceptualize and address body-mind communication
2. Learn the benefits of co-regulation in treating trauma in order to help clients find safety
3. Explore techniques for treating clients with trauma who have varying attachment styles
4. Discuss the genetic and physiological aspects that predispose clients to PTSD

Presenter Information: Shannon Black is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with specialties in trauma and attachment. She has a special interest in working with non-custodial mothers and people struggling with addiction. Shannon has a small mobile practice called Mindful Mobile Therapy and also works full time as an Instructor at MTSU. She has spent years studying interpersonal neurobiology as it relates to trauma and firms believes we are hardwired for connection. Her outside interests include spinning, weaving, social justice, and poetry.

Participants will earn three (3) clock hours of continuing education. These CEs will meet the requirements for a trauma certification. MTSU Professional Counseling Program has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP #4216).

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Registration fees:
Professional $50
Student $25
MTSU Faculty/staff $35
MTSU Alum $35

For questions, please contact Dr. Robin Lee at or by phone at 615-542-9330.