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Fall Workshop: Trauma, Attachment and Creative Modalities for Grounding, Soothing, and Containment
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Fall Workshop: Trauma, Attachment and Creative Modalities for Grounding, Soothing, and Containment


When: Friday, November 2nd
Check-in begins at 8:30 AM. with Mini-Expo. CE Event begins at 9:30 AM. Lunch included.
Where: Hilton Garden Inn - Fairfax
3950 Fair Ridge Drive
Fairfax, Virginia  22033
United States
Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA
Faith James

Phone: 703-400-0751

Registration Information
Online registration is closed.

Trauma, Attachment and Creative Modalities for Grounding, Soothing, and Containment

3 credit hours (CE's) for this Workshop


About the Event

In this workshop we will learn about:

  • Attachment Styles and Adaptation of children to the different Attachment Styles
  • The connection between attachment and affect regulation
  • Hypo and hyper-arousal
  • Why caretaker perpetration represents the most serious form of trauma
  • Understand the concept of “Shifting the locus of control”
  • Treatment Strategies designed to teach traumatized clients how to modulate emotional arousal
  • Assisting clients with containment and self-soothing


The NVLPC Mini-Expo will be held during this event.  The schedule is as follows:

8:30am – 9:30 AM, Registration and Mini-Expo Vendors

9:30 AM - 11 AM Part 1, Workshop

11:00am-12:30pm, Mini-Expo Vendors, Lunch

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM  Part 2, Workshop


Earn 3 Contact Hours for attending this event; continental breakfast and a buffet lunch are included in the registration cost.


About The Presenter:

Lisa Ferentz is a recognized expert in the strengths-based, depathologized treatment of trauma and has been in private practice for 35 years. She presents workshops and keynote addresses nationally and internationally, and is a clinical consultant to practitioners and mental health agencies in the United States, Canada, the UK and Ireland.

She has been an Adjunct Faculty member at University of Maryland School of Social Work, University of Baltimore at Maryland, University of Maryland Department of Family Medicine, and is the Founder of The Ferentz Institute, formerly known as The Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education, now in its twelfth year of providing continuing education to mental health professionals and graduating over 1300 clinicians from her two Certificate Programs in Advanced Trauma Treatment.

In 2009, she was voted the “Social Worker of Year” by the Maryland Society for Clinical Social Work. Lisa is the author of Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Traumatized Clients: A Clinician’s Guide, now in its second edition, and Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors: A Workbook of Hope and Healing, and “Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons from the Therapist’s Couch.”  Lisa hosted a weekly radio talk show in 2014—2015. She writes for, and publishes her own blog. You can follow Lisa’s work on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.


Registration Costs

Early bird pricing ends the Monday before the Event.  Regular pricing is until the day before the event.

Early Bird
Regular At The Door
Members Clinical/General $ 125.00
$ 135.00
$ 145.00


$ 45.00
$ 55.00
$ 65.00

Non-Members All Categories
$ 135.00
$ 145.00
$ 155.00



Register online at any time.

Checks are only accepted on the day of the event.  If you wish to secure a discount, you must register online and pay with a credit card.

Walk-in registrations will be accepted on the day of the event starting at 9:00 AM.

To cancel, please call or email 24 hours in advance or you will be charged for the event.  If NVLPC cancels an event, you will be refunded the cost of the event.




NVLPC has been approved by NBCC as a Approved Continuing Education provider, ACEP No. 6130.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NVLPC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  


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