CMHLS.2019.01.17 Yoga-Based Practices for Trauma


Registration is now Open

Children's Mental Health Lecture Series

Yoga-Based Practices for Trauma


with Brandi Asher, LMSW


Date: January 17, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM,  please arrive by 9:30 AM

Location: Wayne County Community College, 21000 Northline, Road, Taylor, MI

There is no cost to attend this training. 

HandoutsAs we continue our efforts to become more “green” we will be reducing printed handouts and moving towards distributing power points and resources electronically. For this and future Children's Mental Health Grand Rounds trainings, you will receive the handouts as an attachment in your final confirmation e-mails, which are sent several days prior to the training. Print copies of handouts WILL NOT be provided by DWMHA for this training.

Suggested Participants: Professionals who work in Community Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Juvenile Justice and Substance Abuse systems with children, adolescents and their families in Wayne County, including advocates, case managers, child mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and supports coordinators), direct care workers, family advocates, family members, licensed professional counselors, nurses, occupational therapists, parents and peer support specialists.
Professional staff within our Community Partners who interact with children, adolescents and their families, who are part of the Community Mental Health System, including Department of Human Services; Hospitals; Law Enforcement; School Personnel, including Detroit Public Schools; and other Social Service Organizations.

Training Description

Through this course, clinicians will learn key themes for effective use of yoga-based practices in clinical settings with trauma survivors. They will understand best practices and potential challenges when integrating these practices into sessions. Clinicians will be lead through experiential exercises and will practice guiding simple yoga-based practices for use in sessions with clients who have experienced trauma.   

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify four key themes present in yoga-based trauma therapy interventions

2. Identify potential challenges and how to address them for best practice

3. Demonstrate knowledge of basic yoga-based movements and breathing for use with clients

About the Speaker

"Brandi Asher LMSW is a trauma and anxiety therapist currently based in Bloomfield Hills. She earned her MSW from University of Michigan and has a decade of experience in the field, from home-based therapy to inpatient psychiatric administration. Brandi is also a registered yoga teacher and has had a personal yoga practice for over fifteen years. She partners with clients using traditional therapeutic approaches, movement, meditation, and mindfulness to elicit desired change in their lives.


Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 Continuing Education Credits are offered for this training. Participants must arrive on time and remain in the training for it's entirety.  You must have your license number when you check in.

  • Social Workers:  2.0 Continuing Education Credits are approved for this training. 
  • Substance Abuse Professionals: 2.0 Non-Specific Continuing Education Credits are approved by MCBAP for substance use professionals, such as Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADC) and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CAADC).
  • Children's Mental Health Professionals (CMHP): These training hours meet the MDCH training requirement for CMHP staff.
  • Qualifies Mental Health Professionals (QMHP): These training hours meet the MDCH training requirement for QMHP staff.
  • Medical Professionals: The Wayne State University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians. 

Registration/Walk In Policy: Participants may attempt to attend the training as a walk-in (someone that did not pre-register). However, walk-ins will NOT be guaranteed seats or materials. Walk-ins will be asked to wait until the training begins in order to receive training materials and be seated to ensure there is enough room. Plan to pre-register to ensure your attendance.

You will receive a confirmation of your registration via e-mail. If you do not, please contact DWMHA at 313-451-3792

ADA Accomodations: If you have individual requirements or need special services to participate in this event, please notify Katie at (734) 785-7705, Please make arrangements at least two weeks before the training.
Questions? If you have technical questions regarding the onine registration process, contact the DWMHA Help Desk at 313-451-3792
If you have questions regarding this training, please contact Katie Gorney at: or 734-785-7705