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Trauma Informed Interventions

  • Lincoln 51 Marina Boulevard Pittsburg, CA, 94565 United States (map)


Working with system involved youth usually means working with people who experienced developmental trauma early in life. Besides the obvious trust issues that can be seen on the surface, developmental trauma affects brain development in essential ways. Having a general understanding of this physiological differences has a potential to improve treatment outcomes. One way the treatment outcomes can be improved through this knowledge is expanding our toolbox and tailoring interventions based on the needs of the population served. In this training, after gaining a basic understanding of effects of early trauma on brain development and its ongoing effects on functioning, participants will learn new intervention ideas to expand their toolboxes. In addition to didactic training and handouts, participants will be engaging in experiential activities to increase understanding and confidence.

  1. To be familiar with the fundamental ways developmental trauma affect brain development

  2. To identify what kind of tailoring in interventions needed for the population served

  3. To review practical guidelines for at least two specific interventions

  4. To experience specific interventions through experiential activities to increase awareness, understanding, and confidence utilizing the interventions


Nes Pinar, LMFT is a mental health therapist who supports individuals, couples, and families to overcome struggles of life transitions in her private practice in Lafayette. She recognizes the effects of early childhood trauma on how people react and function during all kinds of life transitions and helps them to improve their life quality by increased awareness and improved regulation skills. Prior to her private practice career, Nes provided years of direct counseling services at community mental health agencies in East Bay, supporting children, adolescents, and their families who are part of Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems. In addition to direct clinical services, Nes frequently facilitates Motivational Interviewing, Developmental Trauma, and Multicultural Parenting trainings. She has worked in the areas of substance abuse, community violence, prevention and intervention, diverse populations, multigenerational issues, and child abuse. Nes is passionate about supporting people around cross-cultural issues, specifically related to relationships and parenting. Nes is the Program Director of BAPTI (Bay Area Psychotherapy Institute), and is fluent in English and Turkish. For more information, please visit:


If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for four (4) CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and is provided by Lincoln under CAMFT's Continuing Education Provider Program (CEPA), #133478.

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.


In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.


When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.