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Register Now: Developmental Trauma Focused Therapies: Strategies to Enhance Resilience

Our next workshop is entitled:  “Developmental Trauma Focused Therapies: Strategies to Enhance Resilience”.  The presenters are Katie Fields, LMHC and Bliss Wargovich, PhD.



With the prevalence and impact of trauma, it is nearly impossible not to include trauma-informed therapies into our work with couples and families. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the wide variety of traumas that can influence human development and relationships. Presenters will share how they enhance resilience through trauma-focused therapies with children, adults, parents, and couples.


1. Identify how trauma can impact development.

2. Describe how adaptive behaviors are indicators of resilience.

3. Identify instruments for assessing trauma and resilience.

4. Describe interventions to enhance resilience.



Katie Fields is a PhD candidate at the University of Florida and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern in private practice in Gainesville, FL. Katie is also the Managing Director for a Gainesville nonprofit, River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding. Katie uses EMDR and other therapeutic techniques to enhance resilience in individuals, couples, and families. She spent 6 years with the University of Florida Healthy Families program counseling families who were identified as at-risk for abuse and neglect. Now in private practice, Katie helps clients grow from the impact of developmental trauma and interpersonal harm. Katie’s dissertation is exploring the connection between neighborhood factors, family dynamics, and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

Dr. Wargovich completed her doctorate in doctorate in Counseling and Counselor Education in May 2016 from the University of Florida. She is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern in the state of Florida. Dr. Wargovich has provided individual and family therapy in a variety of settings, including a psychiatric impatient unit, schools and in clients’ homes. Most recently she is working with children and their families at Village Counseling Center in Gainesville and is specializing in trauma focused therapy. Her dissertation studies examined attachment and differentiation theories and their impact on relationship dynamics.


Pre-registration is available with full payment only which guarantees your seat. A full refund will be granted for written refund requests postmarked by October 18th, 2016. Cancellation requests from April October 19th—October 27th will have a $15 administrative fee deducted from registration fee. No refund for not showing the day of workshop.

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