Self-regulation abilities are critical to a diverse range of emotional, behavioral, social, and physical health functions. When self-regulation abilities are compromised, the likelihood of several short- and long-term outcomes such as problematic behaviors and risky decision-making increases. Designed for professionals working in mental health and substance use treatment settings, this training provides attendees with a working understanding of the causes, consequences, and interventions associated with the impact self-regulation deficits have on persons diagnosed with a trauma and stressor or attachment-related disorder. A review of screening and intervention options appropriate for persons impacted by these disorders will be discussed. Other related topics such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), reactive attachment disorder (RAD), disinhibited social engagement disorder (DSED), and other trauma and stressor and attachment-related disorders will be examined during this workshop. Empirically based research findings will be highlighted throughout this training.


Training Objectives:

1. Define self-regulation and other related topics

2. Define trauma and stressor and other attachment-related disorders

3. Examine the causes and consequences associated with self-regulation deficits in persons diagnosed with a trauma and stressor and attachment-related disorder

4. Discuss screening and intervention considerations

5. Review relevant and up-to-date research findings



Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor, Program Director, and lead developer for the Master of Arts degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Forensic Behavioral Health for Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota. Jerrod has also been employed with Pathways Counseling Center in St. Paul, Minnesota for the past seventeen years. Pathways provides programs and services benefitting individuals impacted by mental illness and addictions. Through his work at Pathways, Jerrod has extensive experience working with clients diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders, serious and persistent mental health (SPMI) conditions, trauma and stressor related disorders, substance use and other addictive disorders, sleep disorders, and criminal justice-involved populations. Jerrod is also the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS) and the Editor-in-Chief of Forensic Scholars Today (FST). Jerrod has completed four separate master’s degree programs and holds graduate certificates in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Other Health Disabilities (OHD), and Traumatic-Brain Injuries (TBI). Jerrod is also certified as a Brain Health Coach, Trauma Professional, Compassion Fatigue Professional, Youth Firesetting Prevention/Intervention Specialist, an Anger Resolution Therapist (CART), a Thinking for a Change (T4C) Facilitator, a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Trainer, an Autism Specialist, Digestive Health Specialist, Gut Health Specialist, Stress and Mindset Coach, Holistic Health Coach, Sleep Science Coach, Sex Crimes & Relational Paraphilic Attachments (RPA), Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP), and a Problem Gambling Treatment Provider in the state of Minnesota. Jerrod has published numerous articles and book chapters. Email: