RESCHEDULED - SBCAMFT CE Event: The Early Trauma Protocol: Healing Trauma from the Roots Up

  • March 27, 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Zoom


  • This individual is a current student and holds active SBCAMFT Student Member status.

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SBCAMFT CE Event: The Early Trauma Protocol: Healing Trauma from the Roots Up

Who: SBCAMFT members and Non-SBCAMFT members  (Join now!)

Where: Zoom

When: March 27, 2024 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm PST

Description: Understanding and working with Abuse (Emotional, Physical and Sexual) and Neglect in the Early Years of Life from Conception to Age Four.

Educational goals: Demonstrates credibility through the involvement of the broader mental health practices, education and scientific communities in studying or applying the findings, practices or theoretical concepts: The goal of this work is to expand the reach of trauma treatment to the earliest years of life which constitute the foundation of future adult attitudes and behavior. Because this period of life from conception to age four lacks explicit memory and language, it is necessary to demonstrate that this experience is nonetheless recorded in the body and can be accessed for our therapeutic understanding. Moreover, accessing of this material directly accountable for trauma in the form of abuse and neglect not only elucidates the deficits in parenting responsible for childhood trauma but also provides an opportunity to rise above and offer healing with the provision of an alternate experience of secure attachment in the imaginal family.

Cost: $10 for Student/Associate members, $20 for SBCAMFT members, $25 for all State CAMFT members, and $30 for Non-SBCAMFT members (Join now!)

About the presenter: Dr. Rachel Aarons is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Santa Barbara since 1996. She has been a psychotherapist for over 40 years. Originally trained as a philosopher, Rachel graduated with a Doctoral degree from the University of Michigan in 1971 and then taught as a Lecturer and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto until 1973. Changing direction, she then received a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto. During this time she completed a three-year training program as a Gestalt Therapist, a training by Virginia Satir as a family therapist and an apprenticeship as a hypnotherapist before she moved to Vancouver in 1978. After founding and coordinating a women’s resource center and serving as a career counsellor for Capilano University, she resumed her private practice in Counselling and Hypnotherapy in 1984. She also became a faculty member of the Northwest Satir Institute and a student of Diamond Heart training. In 1996, Rachel moved to Santa Barbara and became licensed as a social worker. She was trained in EMDR in 1998 and became a Certified EMDR therapist in 2004. She maintained her therapy practice at the Family Therapy Institute for ten years and then founded her own private practice where she continues to work today. Her current area of specialization is trauma therapy using EMDR and the Early Trauma Protocol. Rachel is the author of four books, one in Philosophy and three in Psychology.

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Additional Notes Pertaining To Our Policy As A CE Provider:

1) This course has been designed for a mental health professional that include LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's. Also, Pre-licensed and Associate members may earn hours of experience for attending the Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT workshops as approved by their supervisor.

2) Refund/Cancellation Policy: Attendees may cancel registration and request a refund one week from the time of the event.

3) To request accommodations for special needs, please email the Program Administrator at

4) To obtain the grievance policy or report a grievance please email

5) Course Completion Certificates will be awarded at the end of the course in exchange for a completed evaluation form.

6) Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

7) SB CAMFT provider number (57942).

8) Santa Barbara Chapter CAMFT is Approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's. Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and content.

9) The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA accommodates attendees with disabilities in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Event is ADA compliant.

Additional Information:

*This webinar will be available by Zoom. If you do not already have a free Zoom account, sign up for it today. The Zoom link will be emailed in advance of the webinar. The webinar will be a mixture of lecture and also Q&A.

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