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Complex Trauma in Our Schools - 3 Graduate Credits Available


Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 8:30 AM - Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 11:30 PM (EDT)

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Enrollment Registration for 3 Graduate Credits
Includes 3 graduate credits through UIU
Oct 4, 2017 $1,600.00 $0.00
Audit Without Credit
All participants will receive a certificate of participation indicating number of hours.
Oct 4, 2017 $995.00 $0.00

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Complex Trauma in Our Schools:

Using Non-verbal Communication and
Intervention for Improved Classroom Outcomes

School communities are continually impacted and challenged in addressing complex trauma in their classrooms. Children may display a range of symptoms and behaviors that are difficult to organize and understand. Teachers, paraprofessionals and administrators need frameworks for interpreting behaviors and expanding practices that build a more attuned and responsive educational environment.

This course will offer educators a clinical framework of understanding traumatic impact in terms of arousal and attachment behaviors that can guide intervention to support improved functioning in the classroom, participation in academic tasks and professional satisfaction. Non-verbal Interventions that target self-regulation and executive function skill building from early childhood through high school will be examined and practiced through experiential methods including using art media and movement. Participants will be encouraged and supported in identifying and attending to their own self-care and wellness as this contributes to the successful development of their professional skills and satisfaction.

This course is offered so that teachers and health and guidance personnel have a sufficient level of professional development to enable them to competently teach or provide other services required in the school for children and families impacted by trauma. Participants apply the course teachings in a practical personal, school community environment.

Instructional methods include review and discussion of research-based literature, small and large-group activities and discussion, audiovisual and other media, experiential movement and art making, wellness activities, student presentations and assessment


Students taking the course for credit and successfully complete the course will be eligible to receive 3 graduate credits through Union Institute and University.

Click Here for Full Syllabus



Virtual Orientation Meeting:     Sunday, October 8, 2017     6:00 – 7:30 pm

Face to Face Trainings - Capitol Plaza Hotel, Montpelier, Vermont

Day 1 Unit 1 & 2 Saturday, October 14, 2017 8:30-12:00, 1:00-4:00
Unit One: CDTD
Unit Two: Arousal Continuum

Day 2 Units 3 & 4 Saturday, November 4, 2017 8:30-12:00, 1:00-4:00

Unit Three: Attachment Systems
Unit Four: Executive Functioning Skill Building 6 Mos-18 years

Day 3 Units 4 & 5 Friday, December 1, 2017 8:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00

Unit Five: Self-Regulation Strategies in the Classroom
Unit Six: Competence, Self-Care and Professional Satisfaction

Day 4 Units 4 & 5 Friday, January 26, 2018 8:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00

Breakfast and Lunch will be included at all face to face trainings

Project Implementation Plan due:  November 15, 2017

The course builds in 3 hours of unscheduled project implementation time, in conjunction with remote technical assistance with the instructor as needed, via email or telephone.

 Final Report on Outcomes due:     February 15, 2018


 Betsy Graziadei, MPS ATR-BC, currently provides art therapy      consultation, treatment and training services at Vermont Counseling and  Wellness, LLC. She has worked extensively with children and families with  complex trauma and those who need medical or mental health assessment  and treatment. She has provided individual, group and family sessions as  well as trauma evaluations, consultation, and training for a wide range of  educational and health care settings, community based agencies and in private practice for over twenty five years.

Betsy is a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist with the American Art Therapy Association and the Art Therapy Credentials Board. She received her Masters Degree in Art Therapy and Creativity Development from Pratt Institute. She has served as president of the Art Therapy Association of Vermont and as an adjunct faculty at Burlington College and Long Island University Graduate Art Therapy Program. She is a professional member of the American Art Therapy Association and the Art Therapy Association of Vermont. Betsy also serves as a board member of the VT Pediatric Palliative Care Initiative.




       Attend to receive 3 graduate credits through Union Institute and University - $1600.00


Audit without graduate credits - $995.00

All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation listing number of contact hours.

  Please Note:
  Tuition payment is not required to register, however, must be paid in full    before the course begins.  To pay offline choose "show other payment    options" when registering.


To send a check or money order, please make payable and mail to:

The Center for Health and Learning
28 Vernon Street, Suite 319
Brattleboro, VT  05301


In addition to completing this registration, you are required to complete your enrollment by printing and filling out the form found in the link below. Mail this to Union Institute at the address printed on the form.  

Do not send your tuition payment to UIU.

Click Here for Enrollment Form

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Capitol Plaza Hotel
100 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 8:30 AM - Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 11:30 PM (EDT)

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