Event Calendar

Trauma and Attachment Across the Lifespan

Dr. Eboni Webb

January 01, 2021

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

3/16/2020 Update: With community measures being taken to avoid close contact, MHS has canceled Dr. Webb's seminar originally scheduled for Friday, March 20th.  This seminar will be rescheduled and those details will be shared once they become available.  At this time we will be refunding registrations. Thank you for understanding these changes as everything continues to evolve.  We appreciate your support of MHS’ seminars and mental health services. 

Event Location:

MHS Education Center
6600 France Ave S
Suite #230
Edina, MN 55435

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6.0 CEs Approved by the Following:
MN Board of Social Work: CEP-452
MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (LPC/LPCC) Log Number: 2019.CE.330
MN Board of Psychology Log Number: 202010.790


Cost: $129
Order online or by phone: (920) 494-3401 or (800) 895-0071
Registration will close after the first 45 seats fill.

Course Description:

Many of the clients that we serve have such complex problems due to extensive trauma and attachment disturbances. These early wounds have informed their adult presentations resulting in mental illness and personality disorders. The poet William Wordsworth wrote in his poem, My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold (1802), “..the Child is father of the Man.” Future pioneering psychologists would be inspired by this passage as they came to understand that both function and dysfunction are born in childhood and guide us in our adult lives. In this course you will come to understand the impact of trauma on the developing mind and how attachment is formed or lost through traumatic events. You will learn how the brain is organized through healthy attachment and the critical elements of healthy attachment. We will examine the current neuroscience behind both trauma and attachment and the top evidence-based strategies to address key DSM-V disorder through the lens of trauma.

About the Presenter:


Dr. Eboni Webb earned her doctorate of clinical psychology in 2008 from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology (now Argosy University/Twin Cities).  She has practiced in numerous community settings including clinics that treated underserved communities of color, clients with developmental disabilities, and clients suffering from severe and persistent mental illness.  She worked at the largest mental health clinic at the time in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area that specialized in treating clients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).  She has practiced DBT for over seven years in community mental health centers  and developed two special DBT-oriented treatment programs for clients with developmental disabilities and borderline-intellectual functioning.   She continues to serve as an advisor to the Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association (DBTNCAA).

Dr. Webb currently resides in Nashville, TN where she has been serving clients for three years in her private practice, Kairos.  She continues to specialize in individual and group DBT as well as cognitive-behavior strategies that address a myriad of clinical issues. She also offers special group therapies for adults and a dual-track of teen skills training that includes their parents.  She is currently working to adapt DBT for clients with severe and persistent mental illness (e.g. psychotic-based disorders).


8AM- Registration opens
8:30- Program begins
15 min. mid-morning break
12PM- Lunch hour (on your own)
1PM- Program resumes
15 min. mid-afternoon break
4PM- Program ends

Learning Objectives:

1. Learn the impact of trauma on the developing mind
2. Identify the key features of healthy attachment and its impact neurologically
3. Identify the key defensive survival strategies in trauma
4. Learn how relational character strategies are formed that can be effective adaptations to relationship disturbances
5. Develop strategies to address key disorders across the lifespan that are influenced by trauma and attachment disturbances
6. Develop strategies to address key personality disorders across the adult lifespan that are influenced by trauma and attachment disturbances
7. Understand how to establish a safe therapeutic environment that reestablishes healthy boundaries, connected communication and validates a client’s survival journey