Presentations Available

The professional staff of Stein Counseling and Consulting Services, Ltd., have a wide range of expertise and experience with parenting issues.  We offer presentations on a variety of parenting topics such as those listed below. If you have another topic in mind, please contact us and we will let you know if we have a presenter who can address it for you.

1-2-3 Magic!  Effective Discipline for Children 2-12

Adolescent Development


Attachment  – Forming Relationships with your Children

Attachment and Exploration

Attachment and Custody

Overnights and Custody

Building my Child’s Self-Esteem

Circle of Security –  Enhancing Attachment Between Parent and Child (elementary)

Communication with Teens

Child Developmental Trauma 


Parent Risk Assessments

Talking to Kids and Teens about Drugs & Alcohol (middle and high)

Talking to Kids about Intimacy (middle and high)

Teaching Problem Solving and Decision Making (middle and high)

Post Traumatic Stress


Emergency Responders, Mental Health and PTSD

Neurosequential Model of Theraputics


ABCD’s of Attachment (2 hours to All Day)

Attachment Disorganization (2 – 4 hours)

Attachment and Trauma (2 hours to All Day)

Conducting Evidence Based Parental Risk Assessments (3 hours to All day)

Attachment and Custody (2 – 4 hours)

Using Trauma Informed Principles in Clinical Practice (2 – 4 hours)

Motivational Interviewing (2 – 4 hours)

State Dependent Functioning and Couples Counseling (2 – 4 hours)

Overcoming the Intimacy Barrier for Couples (2 – 4 hours)

Using Attachment in Clinical Practice (2 – 4 hours)

NMT Concepts (see customize own training)

School Based Trainings:

You want to lead your school/classroom to success. But you don’t have to do it alone. Ted Stein’s training gives you the tools and knowledge you need to make change in your school. How do you apply them to YOUR school? This next-level series will provide specific tools and real-world examples to help you truly implement a Trauma Sensitive School. The overall goals of the presentations in their entirety are:

  • Move beyond theory to gain practical skills and tools that can be applied immediately
  • Learn strategies to support all students and engage them in learning
  • Learn the skills needed to lead your school in a trauma sensitive transformation
  • Shape a positive, healthy, school climate that supports your goals
  • Reduce student altercations, suspensions, and out-of-class time
  • Recognizing signs and symptoms, identifying triggers, learning, and sharing coping strategies

Below is a list of stand-alone trainings or trainings that can be combined into One – Two – Three Day Boot Camps

  1. Introduction to Trauma Responsive Education: Way Beyond ACES (1.5 -2 hour) 
  2. Time for Change – Moving Beyond Point and Level Systems: Why Behavior Modification Programs Fail and What Works Better (2 – 3 hours)
  3. State Dependent Functioning: Know the Stage and Watch the State – Why this matters most (2 – 3 Hours)
  4. Creating a Trauma Responsive School (3-4 hour)
  5. Creating a Trauma Responsive Classroom (3 – 4 hour)
  6. The 6 R’s: Creating a Neurodevelopmentally Trauma Informed Classroom (2 hours)
  7. Regulate, Relate, Reason/Reflection: The key to helping ALL students excel (2 – 3 hours)
  8. Moving from Attention Seeking to Connection Seeking (2 – 3 hours)
  9. Supporting Sensory Needs in the Classroom (1.5 – 3 hours)
  10. The Intimacy Barrier: “I feel like I am walking on eggshells” Understanding the push pull relationship of traumatized children and steps to build connection, decrease behavioral problems and increase academic performance (1.5 – 2 hours)
  11. Magic Moments: Using the Six P’s – How Brief, Positive, Protected Safe Interactions make a BIG difference (2 – 3 hours)
  12. Big Feelings, Little Feelings: Teaching Self-Regulation Skills to Children (1 – 2 hours)
  13. Rhythm is Regulating: Somatosensory Activities for Traumatized Children (2-3 hours)
  14. After the Crisis: How to Keep Moving Forward After Large Scale Traumatic Event (1.5 – 2 hours) 
  15. From the Womb to the Classroom: The Six Core Strengths of Healthy Development: Attachment, Self-Regulation, Affiliation, Awareness, Tolerance and Respect (All Day training) 
  16. Mental Health in the Classroom/School (2 – 4 hours) Learn signs and symptoms of common mental health issues and how it may look in the classroom and how to help (ADD, ADHD, ASD, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Dissociation, Hyperarousal)
  17. Creating a Student Assistance Program in the School – Mental Health Counseling in Schools (2 – 4 hours)
  18. De-escalation Techniques (2 – 3 hours) After understanding how the brain functions during a crisis (state dependent functioning), learn a variety of support techniques along with strategies and phrases to reduce power struggles. You will learn “do this not that…say this not that” to let children know you are an ally and not another threat in an already challenging situation. Move from power struggles to collaboration

Ongoing consultation is also available. This includes facilitation/guidance/consulting of full implementation toward becoming a trauma informed school using the NM framework. Additionally, specific student or classroom consultations are available. This is tailored based on the presenting problems and may include classroom observation, a brief assessment using the NME model, regular staffing, targeted behavioral analysis and goal setting for reduction, specific recommendations for a particular child or classroom.  Using NME assessment tool, observe progress in the classroom’s performance.

Customize Your Own Training: Below you will find additional “menu” of training topic areas that the NMT™ approach focuses on. When putting together a training we can design the training to focus more on some areas than others (although all areas are important to understanding the model) in accordance with your setting / the needs of your work group. Participants will gain an understanding of assessment and treatment / intervention strategies that are consistent with the following topic areas:

  • Brain Organization
  • Principles of Neurodevelopment
  • Memory and Development
  • Relational and Reward Neurobiology
  • Hyperarousal and Dissociation
  • Neglect
  • Sensitization and Tolerance
  • Neurosociology
  • State Based Functioning
  • Specific Intervention Strategies Based on Neurodevelopmental Needs

Pre-Designed Workshops: The following workshops have been pre-designed to draw from the above topic areas and represent a “typical progression” of topics when learning about NMT™. These can and may be incorporated into other trainings. 

Introduction to the NMT™: Basic overview of NMT related concepts and intervention principles. Half day (4 hour) workshop. Participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of Brain Development and Functional Domains of the brain as related to children with developmental trauma
  • Gain an understanding of Sensitization and Tolerance and how these impact the response to stress
  • Gain an understanding of Hyperarousal and Dissociation and ways to intervene with youth who demonstrate these threat response patterns
  • Gain an understanding of the impact of State Based Functioning on children’s ability to respond to the demands of their environment
  • Gain an initial understanding of how to tailor different types of intervention approaches based on state-based functioning of youth

Core Concepts and Application of NMT™ Principles in Practice: A more comprehensive introduction to the core concepts and application of NMT principles and intervention strategies. Full day (6.5 hour) workshop. Participants will:

  • Gain the information and understanding from the Introduction to NMT™ workshop listed above
  • Be able to differentiate between State Based and Stage Based Functioning
  • Gain an initial understanding of the Brain Map / Metric and its role in the NMT™ treatment process
  • Discuss and review case-based illustrations of the model “in action”
  • Further develop understanding about various intervention strategies / modalities used in conjunction with


Relational Neurobiology and NMT (Advanced Workshop). For participants who complete the Core Concepts workshop, this workshop addresses the interface between attachment theory and brain development as related to clients who have experienced developmental trauma (abuse or neglect). Includes case-based examples for discussion. Half Day (4 hour) workshop. Participants will:

  • Gain a better understanding about the impact of Neglect on neurodevelopment in children
  • Gain an initial understanding of the role of Relational and Reward Neurobiology in shaping children’s responses to the demands of their environment.
  • Gain understanding about the role of secure vs insecure attachment in shaping neuro-developmental trauma
  • Gain an initial understanding about the application of NMT™ principles on intervention strategies in therapy with couples and families

NMT™ Case Consultation / Training Group (Advanced Workshop): Includes 6 consultation sessions (1.5 hours each) for    up to 10 participants. Sessions will include case-based discussions brought by participants who will:

  • Practice applying NMT™ principles to their work with clients through case presentation, discussion and follow up
  • Practice applying NMT™ principles to the assessment of developmental trauma on client functioning and presentation
  • Discuss the identification of specific State and Stage Based themes in cases with developmental trauma histories
  • Develop and practice applying strength-based intervention strategies for cases
  • Situate NMT assessment and intervention within a strength based, wraparound informed framework
  • Discuss the application of NMT™ principles for clients in various settings (agency, private practice, school, etc)

Feel free to contact us regarding a presentation on the above topics.  If you have another topic in mind, simply let us know.  If we have the expertise, we will be happy to accommodate your request.