Trauma Informed Practices with Adults

Thursday, March 7 - 9:00 AM


 This program will provide an overview of complex and developmental trauma in adults, presentations and symptomology, and working with these populations in the community. Complex and developmental trauma can be pervasive and creates difficulties for those living with its challenges. Education, increased knowledge and understanding of trauma over the lifespan, and working with marginalized populations will be addressed.

Learning objectives:

  • Education and insight in the areas of complex and developmental trauma, PTSD, comorbid diagnoses, and trauma throughout the lifespan. 
  • Education and knowledge int
  • o the neurobiology of complex and developmental trauma, symptomology and functioning, and physiological effects in adults.
  • Education and information. The exploration of systemic, intergenerational, and cultural trauma, working with marginalized populations, barriers to treatment, and considerations with minority populations. 
  • Knowledge and education on the convergence of grief, traumatic grief, and complex trauma in adults and subsequent effects on mental health and functioning.

Presenter: Kristen Santel, LISW-S

Kristen Santel a Licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor (LISW-S) through the State of Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board and an LCSW through the State of Arizona. She specializes in working with adults, children and teens managing complex and developmental trauma, PTSD, traumatic grief, attachment and relational trauma, relationship issues, and dissociative disorders. She also has experience working with military, first responders, crisis, and recent traumatic events. As an adoptee herself, she has a specialization in working with the adoption and foster care community, child and adult adoptees, and reparative/developmental attachment in both childhood and into adulthood.

Santel is a Level II EMDR Psychotherapist with Advanced and Master Class Training in Attachment and Somatic Psychotherapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), certified hypnotherapist with American Society of Clinical Hypnotherapy, and a Certified Trauma Practitioner, as well as being trained in TF-CBT, CISM, and extensive training and education in IPNB (Interpersonal Neurobiology), Psychoanalysis, Coherence Therapy and Memory Reconsolidation, Deep Brain Reorienting, Brainspotting, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Body-based Psychotherapies, Flash, Internal Family Systems, and several other therapeutic modalities focusing on somatic psychotherapy and attachment. She uses a collaborative, integrative approach with a strong emphasis on Interpersonal Neurobiology to assist clients in helping them feel well supported and educated in their experience. 

Santel presents psychoeducation at many conferences and symposiums across the state of Ohio and other areas of the country, as well as support school districts and organizations in broadening education on trauma and traumatic grief. She also specializes in the supervision and consultation of other therapists and professionals in the community who are looking to grow their expertise in the areas of trauma and attachment. 

Her practice truly is her passion, and partnering with her clients to find healing in their lives is her goal. 

Santel is also the Clinical Director of Camp Lionheart, a free, week-long overnight summer camp for grieving children, here in Central Ohio in the Hocking Hills. Camp Lionheart is in its 18th year of existence providing grief support, compassion, trauma-focused counseling, and lots of fun to children suffering the death of parent or sibling. For more information on Camp Lionheart, please visit .



39 W. Winter St.
Delaware, OH 43015
Event Type
Lecture / Workshop


Connections Volunteer Center

Date / Time

Thursday, March 7, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Colleen Dennis
(740) 363-5000
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