Heather Lambert offers educational training, consulting and coaching. She is available to customize mental health and educational training sessions based upon need. Her current trainings include:
1. "It is OK to not be OK"
This training was prepared in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey to help educate and normalize the trauma responses to a large-scale natural disaster. This training is ideal for school counselors, administrators, teachers, parents and communities on the front line working with those who are impacted and in need.
2. Beyond 13 Reasons
This training was developed after Heather’s appearance on Great Day Houston to discuss the popular Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. This is a suicide awareness training program which includes the systematic development of a safety plan, reintegration plan and suggestions for working with families and faculties.
3. Words Matter- NEW!
This training is based on the court ruling attaching criminal responsibility to a harmful or threatening "virtual presence." This training is appropriate for parents, caregivers, educators and anyone who works with children and teens. This training debunks the myth of online "privacy" and addresses pressing online issues such as cyberbullying, sexting, sharing nudes, and the responsibility of "constant pressure."
As a certified trainer for The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children, (TLC) Heather Lambert is available to offer CEUs and course certifications leading to a Level 1 Trauma Certification. (CTP-E or CTP-C)
1. Children of Trauma & Resilience:
Children of Trauma and Resilience introduces participants to a trauma-informed and resilience-focused mindset and teaches participants about toxic stress and trauma, how to help process those experiences and how to foster and nurture characteristics of resilience. This course begins with a strong focus on resilience and includes an exploration of how core values and beliefs direct the way professionals work with children. The four universal needs of all human beings as explained by the Circle of Courage® model including belonging, mastery, independence and generosity are explained and discussed. Participants learn about the experience of trauma as one that impacts a person’s body and shown a demonstration of trauma’s impact on the brain. Participants learn the importance of sensory-based interventions and how to assess a child’s private logic and universal needs. Finally, participants practice the development of trauma-informed and resilience-focused support plans for youth.
2. Healing Trauma & Restoring Resilience in Schools:
This course takes participants deeper into the brain science of trauma and toxic stress. The polyvagal theory, epigenetics and the science of resilience is explored. The content emphasizes the importance of hope when working with at-risk students. Participants learn about the SITCAP® model (Structured Sensory Interventions for Traumatized Children, Adolescents, and Parents) and practice sensory-based interventions from a variety of SITCAP® model programs including Healing the Experience of Trauma: A Path to Resilience specific for schools. Experiential activities showcase how to process trauma, nurture, and restore resilience in students of all ages.
Prerequisite: Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools or Trauma Informed Schools and Resetting for Resilience.
3. Resetting for Resilience:
This course builds upon the Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools course. There is a strong focus on understanding the link between private logic and deficits in the Circle of Courage®’s universal needs with student academic achievement and behavior. Participants will learn how to integrate positive behavior intervention supports, rewards, and consequences into their classroom management systems. Participants will learn how to assess students and create behavior support plans for students. Trauma-informed, resilience-focused student and classroom scenarios will be presented and discussed in small groups. Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions are discussed. Strategies to collaborate with families and communities and to support staff will be presented. Examples of how to collect and utilize outcome data will be shared.
Prerequisite: Trauma-Informed Schools or Trauma Informed Resilient Schools
4. Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools:
This course teaches school professionals how to create trauma-informed schools and classrooms. The training focuses on resilience, exploring the core values and beliefs of educators and places an emphasis on understanding how trauma impacts children and their school experience. Lastly, proactive strategies such as fostering connections, prioritizing social and emotional skills, establishing safety and promoting play are presented. This course provides detailed information and concrete actions that answer not just the “why” but also the “how” to create the best classroom and school supports for traumatized students and the school professionals who serve them.
5. Structured Sensory Interventions II:
This course takes participants deeper into the brain science of trauma and toxic stress. The polyvagal theory, epigenetics and the science of resilience is explored. The content emphasizes the importance of hope when working with at-risk and traumatized youth. Participants learn about the SITCAP® model (Structured Sensory Interventions for Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Parents) and practice sensory-based interventions from a variety of SITCAP® model programs including Healing the Experience of Trauma: A Path to Resilience. Experiential activities and the presentation of case examples showcase how to process trauma, nurture and restore resilience in youth of all ages.
Children of Trauma and Resilience or Children of Trauma
Love and Logic Parent Training These training sessions can be tailored for MOPS groups, parenting classes at schools, churches, and community organizations, or taught in family/parenting counseling sessions. Love and Logic teaches practical, easy to use skills to equip parents to raise self-confident, motivated children who are ready for the real world. These loving, yet powerful tools are for parenting children of all ages.
Please contact heather@clearhopecounseling for customized training options and fee schedules.
What is TLC? Founded in 1990 by Dr. William Steele,The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC), a member of the Starr Global Learning Network, offers professionals trauma-informed training, support, consultation, online learning opportunities, certifications and trauma intervention programs and tools in trauma intervention programs, tools and techniques for working with children and families. TLC has trained over 50,000 professionals, including 6,000 TLC certified trauma and loss specialists working with communities around the world. Certified TLC specialists have been on the ground following some of the world’s most devastating tragedies, including the Sandyhook Elementary School shooting in 2012, the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995, the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington D.C., on Sept. 11, 2001, and the 2005 Tsunami in Southeast Asia. For more information on TLC, please visit www.starr.org/tlc.
Heather Lambert, LPC is a CEU provider for LPCs, LMFTs, and LCSWs in the state of Texas