Trauma Education Essentials


Live Webinar with Pat Love and Melissa Caldwell Engle on February 25, 2019 at 6 PM EST

Live Webinar with Pat Love and Melissa Caldwell Engle on February 25, 2019 at 6 PM EST

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February 25th at 6 pm ET. Trauma And Its Impact On Relationships. Dr. Pat Love will discuss important attachment conflicts that are common in relationships along with effective clinical strategies for treatment. Melissa Caldwell Engle, MS, ATF, will explain common emotional patterns that can occur in relationships. This webinar is for health professionals and trainees.

All prices are in USD. Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you immediately. A few days before the webinar, we'll send you a reminder email along with a link to access the live webinar and a pdf of the slides.

Pat Love, Ed.D., LMFT, known for her warmth, humor and research-based wisdom has been a clinical practitioner for 40 years. Her blog posts, YouTube clips, books, trainings, workshops and online courses have made her a popular go-to relationship consultant. Her work has been featured on televisions through repeat appearances on Oprah, The Today Show and CNN; in cyberspace; and popular magazines--but she’s also a professor, licensed marriage and family therapist and long-standing clinical member and approved supervisor in AAMFT. See her full bio here.

Melissa Caldwell Engle is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) She has over 25 years of experience treating trauma and addictions. She was the Executive Clinical Director at the Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma for 22 years. While in this position, Mrs. Caldwell Engle clinically managed three inpatient programs directed by Colin A. Ross M.D., where she was involved in the development, and implementation of the Trauma Model and its integration into the programs’ treatment milieu. She was actively involved in the development of the “Trauma Model Certification” process and co-presented as part of it with Dr. Ross. Mrs. Caldwell Engle is a co-founder and the Clinical Director of Healing Springs Ranch, a residential treatment center for addictions in Tioga, Texas, just north of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. See full bio here.

What is this webinar about? 
In the first half of the webinar, Pat Love will talk about recovering from trauma in the context of current relationships. She will define what she means by trauma, and then will describe the natural attachment needs of a young child. She will then go on to provide an overview of healthy family functioning. From there she will describe the effects of trauma on attachment and steps to repair insecure attachment in current adult relationships. The focus will be on how adults with unresolved childhood trauma and attachment conflicts can heal their relationships by working in couple’s therapy. Specific strategies and techniques will be described, including;
            Trauma defined
            The natural state of the child and attachment needs
Brief trauma overview
            Overview of healthy family functioning
            Consequences and repair from insecure attachment
            How relationships can heal
Skills for healing

In the second half of the webinar, Mrs. Caldwell Engle will start by identifying unhealthy behavioral patterns that inhibit healthy emotional expression. Within every couple is a blend of each person’s past experiences- both good and bad. The way each person learned to respond to these past experiences emotionally, plays a direct role in how he/she will respond to current day experiences and stressors. Many times, unknowingly, people will develop unhealthy patterns of emotional responding in an effort to control their uncomfortable feelings. Often, depending on the couple, these patterns can create their own dysfunctional cycle at the relationship level as well. Therefore, it is critical that each person understand and identify his/her unhealthy emotional patterns at both the individual and relationship levels to better facilitate emotional connection and communication. She will address the dissociative root and addictive nature underlying all of these patterns.

Next, she will review her Spectrum of Emotions, which is a conceptual tool that helps to identify 8 core emotions and their corresponding polarized patterns that trigger the fight or flight response. She will explain how these patterns, across the spectrum, often result in medical or psychiatric diagnoses. She will also review different cognitive, emotional, and behavioral techniques to promote grounded and healthy emotional expression. Specific cognitive and experiential treatment interventions will be provided as well as clinical examples and case vignettes.

You can submit questions throughout the live webinar for the presenters to answer during their Q&A sessions. 

Objectives: By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe a working definition of trauma.

  2. Recite the components of healthy family functioning.

  3. List three skills for creating secure attachment.

  4. Utilize the Spectrum of Emotions tool in their clinical practice.

6:00 – 7:15       Pat Love: Recovering From Trauma in Relationships
7:15 - 7:30        Questions and Answers
7:30 - 7:35        5 minute break
7:35 – 8:45       Melissa Caldwell Engle: The Spectrum of Emotions; creating a common ground
8:45 – 9:00       Questions and Answers

For Students: Welcome! Please email your proof of status to We are unable to send you the link to the webinar until we have received your document. See the FAQ section on our website for details on acceptable documents.

2019 Registration Fee

  • Regular Registration $79 USD

  • Students (full-time) $49 USD

  • All courses are intermediate level unless otherwise specified.

  • Registration to a live webinar includes access to the recorded webinar as well which will be emailed to you within a few hours of the live webinar ending.

CE credit information

  • 3 CE credits for this 3 hour live webinar (APA, NBCC, NAADAC) available at checkout for an additional $10 USD.

  • 2.75 ASWB CE credits available at checkout for an additional $10 USD.

  • Trauma Education Essentials, #1673, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Trauma Education Essentials maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 08/30/2018 – 08/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2.75 continuing education clock hours.

  • IMPORTANT: we can only provide CE credit hours for the time that you actually attend the live webinar which is based off the time you sign in to the live webinar and when you sign off. For example, if you sign in an hour late to a 2 hour live webinar, you will receive the amount of CE credits hours associated for the one hour attended, not for the 2 hours that were paid for. This is a requirement of the regulatory boards. No refunds will be provided for CE credits missed due to being late or leaving early.

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  • CE credits are only applicable to the live webinars. If you register for a live webinar with CE and don't attend, you will not be able to receive CE credits if you later watch the recorded version. This is a requirement of the regulatory boards. Note that the CE quiz and feedback form must be completed within 30 days of the live webinar ending in order to receive a CE certificate of completion.

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