Upcoming Workshop

May 1, 2021 Live Virtual Online Workshop


When There Are No Words: An introduction to the

neurobiology of trauma.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This workshop will explore the neurobiology of trauma, with specific attention to polyvagal theory.  Together, we will explore the role of language and memory storage as they impact an individual’s response to trauma.  Further, participants will be provided with concrete strategies for reducing dissociation, client resourcing, and increasing client resiliency.  This is an intermediate course that seeks to improve trauma-informed care by increasing the understanding of how trauma functions on a neurobiological level.


Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to define polyvagal theory within the context of a sympathetic nervous systems response to trauma.
  • Participants will be able to identify 3 characteristics of a fight, flight, or freeze response in the context of polyvagal theory.
  • Participants will be able to identify the role of language & memory in response to trauma.
  • Participants will be able to identify 3 grounding exercises to reduce client dissociation.
  • Participants will be able to identify 3 resourcing strategies.
  • Participants will be able to identify 2 strategies for integrating fragmented & traumatized parts of the self.                                                                   

This course meets the qualifications for 5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  CE credits are only offered for instructional time.  CE completion certifications will be awarded following the speaker’s presentation and after completing the course evaluation.


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About Presenter

Ms. Chasse is the founder of Anchor Psychotherapy, Inc. and is a leading trauma expert in Pasadena, California. Ms. Chasse is an expert in experience of psychological trauma. She is EMDR-Certified and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, and has trained at a master level in Attachment-Focused EMDR and Ego States (“parts work”).

Ms. Chasse is devoted to expanding the knowledge for trauma within the field of psychology. Ms. Chasse is committed to supporting all mental health providers in increasing their ability to support their client’s capacity to heal from trauma.

Workshop Schedule


9 am – 3 pm

Bren M. Chasse, LMFT

CE Speaker Presentation

12:00 PM – 1 PM
Lunch Break

On Your Own

  Early Bird Pricing

$185 if purchased by 4/1/2021

Regular pricing is $215

Pre-Licensed rate is $150

Limited space available!


Live Virtual Online Workshop

Additional Information

Certificate of Completion: All Certificates of Completion will be issued only after your payment has been made in full, and you have completed all required components of the certification course. Please be sure you sign in and out so that I may e-mail you your certification.

Accommodations: Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need, and plan to attend a workshop provided by Anchor Psychotherapy, Inc., please contact Bren M. Chasse, LMFT at (626) 765-9944 or by e-mail at bchasse@anchorpsychotherapy.com. Please allow as much advance notice as possible so as to ensure ample opportunity to meet your needs. Anchor Psychotherapy, Inc. and provider Bren M. Chasse, LMFT, will follow all applicable local, state, and federal standards, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101-12213 (2008).

Payments: We process all credit card payments through Stripe. Stripe has been audited by a PCI certified auditor, and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1. This is the most stringent level of certification available in the payment industry. 

Refunds: Requests for refunds must be made in writing and received no later than 5 business days prior to the event.  Refunds will be processed within 3-5 days upon receipt of written request.  A $25 administrative fee will be deducted for cancellation of a paid event throughout the cancellation deadline.  Requests for refunds received after the cancellation deadline will be denied.  This provider has the discretion to issue a refund that does not comply with the policy.  Should this provider be unable to present in the case of an emergency, this provider will issue a full refund to all participants and inform them of the cancellation through email and phone (if necessary).

Grievances: Any questions or complaints (i.e. course content, facilities, certificates, miscellaneous occurrences), should be directed to Bren M. Chasse, LMFT at (626) 765-9944 or by e-mail at bchasse@anchorpsychotherapy.com. 

Bren M. Chasse, LMFT (LMFT94662) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Anchor Psychotherapy, Inc. maintains responsibility for any program, course, and/or workshop, and its content. Provider Number 92692.