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Stabilization Interventions: Navigating Developmental Repair with Relational and Regulatory Interventions
with Kathy Steele, MN, CS, APRN 


$145 CAD + tax

$130 USD

Online Workshop via Zoom
Bonus: receive 60-day access to the recording when you register!



Saturday, October 14th, 2023

11:00 AM to 5:15 PM Eastern 8:00 AM - 2:15 PM Pacific CA/USA 9:00 AM - 3:15 PM Mountain CA/USA 4:00 PM - 10:15 PM London, UK 5:00 PM - 11:15 PM Madrid, Spain 5:00 PM - 11:15 PM Berlin, Germany 5:00 PM - 11:15 PM Copenhagen, Denmark Begins at 6:00 PM Helsinki, Finland

Live Online via Zoom

Video via Home Study 

(60 days access)




$145 CAD + tax

$130 USD


Psychologists, Social Workers, Psychotherapists, MFTs, LPCs, graduate-level Counselors, any other mental health professionals/providers.

Workshop Description

In this workshop, we will explore two major aspects of working with developmental trauma: relational and regulatory strategies. One of the most important components of treatment is establishing and maintaining a stable and safe therapeutic relationship based on collaboration rather than rescue and compassionate curiosity. We will explore why rescuing and caretaking behaviors can actually destabilize clients, even though the therapist has good intentions. We will also discuss why a more collaborative relationship promotes agency in the client to do the work of therapy and evokes less activation of overwhelming attachment emotions. The fact that the most intense emotions are found in conflicts about attachment and attachment loss, links these relational strategies with interventions that support emotional and behavioral regulation. We will examine emotional dysregulation as it relates to attachment challenges and how to work with our clients to support better attachment regulation. Case examples will illustrate conceptual points.

Learning Objectives 

Participants will be able to: 

  • Discuss the implications of over-activation of the client’s attachment system in and out of therapy and how this can lead to destabilization.

  • Identify the normal cycle of attachment cry.

  • Use at least two (2) interventions to complete an adaptive cycle that supports stabilization.

  • Assess whether a client has the ability to identify basic emotions, tolerate everyday emotions, and regulate overwhelming emotions.

  • Utilize at least two (2) strategies to take a history of emotion tolerance and skills in a client.

  • List at least five (5) interventions to support emotion recognition, tolerance, and regulation.


The Envision Difference

100 % online:  Develop your skills from the comfort of your home or office via Zoom.

Live Q&A:  Ask questions during the live Q & A with the presenter and participants.

60 Days access:  Can't attend live?  Watch later. 60 days of access to the workshop recording and materials and receive a certificate with CEs for home study learning. *Exception applies, see CE section below


Workshop Schedule - Eastern Time (ET) 

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

  • Introduction

  • The “real” definition of secure attachment: Understand the strange situation research

  • The regulatory effects of healthy relationships

  • What does a healthy therapeutic relationship look like?

  • Why caretaking seems intuitive with traumatized individuals

  • Why caretaking may evoke intense and overwhelming attachment needs and conflicts which destabilize the client

  • How to avoid over-activating the client’s attachment system: Leading with collaboration and compassionate curiosity

  • Understanding the felt sense of being understood and it’s regulating capacity


12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

  • Break

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm

  • Q&A

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

The relationship between attachment conflicts and emotion dysregulation

  • Taking an emotion history

  • Assessing capacity for recognizing, tolerating and regulating emotion

  • Differences between “normal” emotion and “overwhelming” or “vehement”  emotion

  • Factors that prevent emotion regulation

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

  • Break

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  • Q&A

  • Strategies to support learning to identify emotions 

  • Strategies to support emotion and distress tolerance in daily life

  • Strategies to regulate overwhelming emotions

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm

  • Break

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm

  • Q&A

  • Final Comments


About Kathy Steele, MN, CS, APRN

Kathy Steele has been in private practice since 1985, and with Metropolitan Psychotherapy Associates in Atlanta, Georgia since 1988. She was Clinical Director of Metropolitan Counseling Services, a non- profit psychotherapy and training center until 2016. She is a Past President and Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), and has also served two terms on the Board of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). Kathy served on the International Task Force that developed treatment guidelines for Dissociative Disorders, and on the Joint International Task Force that has developed treatment guidelines for Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. She has received a number of awards for her work, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from ISSTD, an Emory University Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Cornelia B. Wilbur Award for Outstanding Clinical Contributions from ISSTD. Kathy has (co) authored numerous book chapters, peer reviewed journal articles, and three books with her colleagues.


Continuing Education (CE) Credits:
5 CE credits/contact hours awarded
*CE credits also available for the home study version!
See our FAQ section below for more information

American Psychological Association (APA) 

Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)  
Envision Counselling and Consulting has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7241. Programs that do not qualify  for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Envision Counselling and Consulting is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)  

Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program.  


5 EC Program Approval Number: #18032-95 EMDRIA

Credit Provider: Envision (#18032) Eligibility for EMDRIA Credits is restricted to those who have completed an EMDRIA-Approved Basic EMDR Training.

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)  Pending 5 CEC credits

The BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC)  Pending 5 CE credits

Please ensure to check with your individual state boards/regulatory body to verify Continuing Education Credit Hours requirements and if the workshop you are planning to take qualifies. Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about a specific course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.


CE credits




What are the requirements for obtaining CEs?

Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in at the start of the live interactive webinar and logged out at the end, and attended the entire webinar to receive a certificate. Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire webinar. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates will be available following webinar completion. If participants watch the recording (home study) version of the presentation, they will have access to Self-Study CE credits after completion of a short quiz.

Do I have to pay extra for CE credits?

No. The cost of CE credits is included with your workshop registration fee.​

If I cannot attend live, can I still get CE credits?

Yes. You can access the recording in the home study version, watch it in its entirety, and then pass a quiz with a score of 75% or higher. After taking the quiz, you will be able to download a certificate as proof of completion.

How do I access the home study version when it becomes available?

You will be emailed five (5) business days after the live event with instructions on how you can access Envision's online learning platform. Sign in to your online account: Locate the email and click on your personal sign-in link to set your password. You cannot locate the email we sent? Login directly through the platform. Copy and paste the link below into your web browser: To login, use the email address you provided when you registered for the workshop. To create your password, click on "Forgot Password" and set up a password for your account. If you already have an account and password, use those credentials to login.

How long do I have to review the recording?

You will have 60 days to review the recording. The recording will be made available approximately five (5) business days after the live workshop.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds on purchased tickets are available up until 15 days before the date of the live workshop. There is no refund after this date. Refunds will include the ticket price less a $50 processing fee for all refunds/price adjustments. *Prices subject to change. Refunds within 15 days of workshops will be in the form of a workshop credit. These credits do not expire. Please email if cancellation is required.

If I have special needs or require accommodations, what do I do?

Email at least five (5) business days prior to the live workshop to request accommodations or discuss your needs. Envision cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

If I have a complaint or grievance, who do I contact?

Please email All grievances must be in writing and will be replied to within 5 - 10 business days.

Is there commercial support or a conflict of interest for this presentation?

Kathy Steele receives a speaking honorarium from Envision. There are no known conflicts of interests for this program. Envision does not receive any financial support for this presentation. Literature may be referred to during the presentation. Envision will not receive any book royalties and was not offered any financial incentives for the mention of those books. Please note that authors of these books will get a royalty from any sale made of their books as per their agreement with the publishing company. For more information on any potential conflict of interest or financial support, attendees may email Envision at

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