The Impact of Childhood Trauma on the Brain


Trauma isn’t what happens to you, it’s what happens inside of you

In this  course we will be addressing the neurological impact trauma has on the developing brain; which can be profound and long-lasting.

This course aims to offer practical information to caregivers and professionals to help better understand why children struggle emotionally and behaviourally as a direct result of neurological changes that occur when a child’s world is turned upside down by adversity. While this information can seem dire, it’s the also the key to unlocking the potential for healing.


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Meet Your Instructor: Tammy Schamuhn

Tammy Schamuhn is a Registered Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, best-selling author, and the Co-Founder of the Institute of Child Psychology.

She has a Bachelors of Education from the University of Alberta and practiced as an Elementary Teacher in Canada before going on to do her Masters degree in Psychology. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of Family Counselling Centres where she and her team treat children, adolescents, and their families through the use of a variety of types of therapies. Her clinic also utilized animals in their practice, as Tammy has developed a canine-assisted and equine-assisted therapy programs for treating children and teens. Furthermore, she also runs an extensive clinical internship program at her clinic where she trains masters-level interns who are training to become child psychologists, and provides clinical supervision to newly licensed provisional psychologists in the province of Alberta. She approaches her clinical and consultative work with parents and professionals with an attachment and neurobiological lens: all of her work is based on the neurology of the brain and how attachment is integral to adaptive functioning of both children and adults.

Gain a better understanding of how trauma impacts the brain and how this understanding unlocks the potential for healing

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Access to over 90+ Online Parenting & Children’s Mental Health Courses– including recordings of workshops from our international conferences. Topics include: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Resiliency, ADHD, Autism, Therapeutic Play, Anger, Discipline, Grief & Loss, Divorce & separation and so many more! Top expert instructors such as Dr. Shefali, Dr. Gabor Mate, Dr. Gordon Neufeld, Dr. Laura Markham and many more.

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