“Nothing Happened to Me”: Uncovering the Developmental Trauma of Neglect

We often have clients who struggle with profound feelings of emptiness, disconnection, and confusion.

When we inquire about their past, we hear “Well, nothing much happened.”

No history of trauma, abandonment, or abuse.

Ruth Cohn, MFT, recognizes when someone says “nothing happened” it’s probably an accurate summary of their childhood attachment. When kids’ attachment needs aren’t met, they struggle with the life-long effects of what they missed.

So she collaborated with Academy of Therapy Wisdom to create this free training video. In it, Ruth shares her decades of experience identifying childhood neglect so you can recognize it, too.

“Nothing Happened to Me”: Uncovering the Developmental Trauma of Neglect with Ruth Cohn, MFT

In this video, you’ll learn:

  • The “neglect profile” — characterized by the Three Ps, body language, and verbalizations— so you can recognize they symptoms of childhood neglect when it’s in front of you
  • What NOT to do when a client shows classic symptoms of neglect so you can avoid activation or desperation
  • What to do when a client expresses symptoms of neglect so you can begin the process of healing

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Learn the significance and symptoms of “nothing” so you can see the signs of neglect and work with them effectively.