The Emotionally Neglected Child: Healing Invisible Scars & Rediscovering Emotional Wholeness

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Monday, January 15th

1:30 PM EST – 4:45 PM EST


Emotional neglect is a very common but often under-discussed and unrecognized form of trauma and childhood mistreatment. Often clients present to therapy or other social services with a variety of challenges with emotion regulation, self-identity, self-esteem, and relationships.

These clients may find themself confused, asserting things such as “I was never abused” or “I always had food on the table,” therefore feeling shame and confusion about why they feel the way they do. Emotional neglect is sometimes considered the “invisible” form of trauma, as it can be hard to identify as a direct cause of a child’s current emotional or behavioral challenges.

This course peels back the layers, unveiling the caregiver traits and behaviors contributing to emotional neglect in children and shedding light on how these experiences imprint upon their behaviors and emotional well-being.


  • Discuss how various caregiver behaviors and traits can contribute to experiences of emotional neglect.
  • Identify a variety of common emotional and behavioral outcomes as a result of childhood emotional neglect.
  • Discuss how experiences of emotional neglect in childhood can contribute to self-esteem and relational challenges in adulthood.
  • Explain the necessary components of healthy emotional development and attachment in children.

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    Katie Fries, LCSW

    Katie Fries is a compassionate and dedicated professional, holding licenses as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Registered Play Therapist, and Certified Complex Trauma Treatment Professional. Her expertise shines through as she owns and operates a distinguished group practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she specializes in trauma and attachment-focused therapy for children, teens, adults, and families. Katie's passion lies in fostering healthy relationships within individuals and families, providing unwavering support throughout their therapeutic journey. A lifelong learner, she continually expands her knowledge through various trainings, including Gestalt Therapy, EMDR, sand tray therapy, Internal Family Systems, AEDP, and other trauma-focused treatments. With her commitment to excellence and helping others, Katie's licenses as an LCSW can be verified in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Her dedication to her profession and the well-being of her clients makes her an invaluable asset to the field of therapy.

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Who This Training is For:

Social Workers, Counselors, Psychologists, Addiction Counselors, MFTs, & other Mental Health Professionals

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Of course! If you sign up but miss the live session… The recording will be added to your account Dashboard within 48 hours after the live session with an email notification of instructions. You will also receive home-study CE credits for watching the recording.

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No. Live webinar attendees are not required to take or pass a quiz to receive a CE certificate. (But yes for recorded webinars). You are required to pass a quiz with an 80% passing grade with 3 attempts only for recorded webinars.

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  • CE Credits 3
  • Format Live
  • Quizzes 0
  • Skill Level Intermediate
  • Certificate Yes

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