2590 N Bogus Basin Rd, Boise, ID 83702

Robyn Gobbel, LCSW & Suzette Lamb, LPC-S (both from Austin, TX) will be presenting the MINDING CONNECTIONS Conference in Boise, ID!  MINDING CONNECTIONS supports parents and professionals who are caring for children impacted by trauma by cultivating connections in the brain through relationship and safety.


FRIDAY September 31st: PRE-CONFERENCE (separate ticket required)

7-9pm at the Pursuit: For parents and caregivers who desire a more intimate and interactive experience, we are offering an optional small group intensive the night before the conference.  Robyn and Suzette will each lead a small group that will focus on YOU the parent specially in relation to the age and stage of your child(ren).  There are developmental challenges that impact us differently as caregivers based on our histories, abilities, and learning edges.  Join us for this special opportunity to explore YOU in the supportive setting of those who understand.  We will be limiting the number of attendees and then breaking up into two separate groups (based on the age and stage of your child) in order to maximize this time as a small-group intensive experience.  




Regulated and connected kids who feel safe behave well.  Simple, right?  Easy?  NO!  When our kids' behaviors feel really scary, or when we are feeling really wary, or BOTH, it gets easy to lose sight of the building blocks that are necessary to encourage prosocial social behaviors because we just want the chaos to stop!  We will start the day getting grounded in why it’s crucial to parent responsively, bolstering your confidence that change is possiblewhen we focus on connection, regulation, and felt-safety!

10:15 – 11:30am – Break-out session (parents of older kids with Suzette Lamb, LPC-S, and parents of younger kids with Robyn Gobbel, LCSW).  We’ll take the content of the morning session and turn it into practical ways to help your children (and you!) regulate.

11:30 – 12:45pm- lunch on your own



Lying, food issues, manipulation and control.   If we assume all behaviors have a purpose then what on EARTH is the purpose of some of these behaviors that are trickiest to manage?    Let’s see how we can see underneath the tip of the behavior iceburg so we can figure out how to help our children become more regulated even in the face of some of these most common challenging behaviors.  


1:45-3:15pm- Break-out session 2 (parents of older kids with Suzette Lamb, LPC-S, and parents of younger kids with Robyn Gobbel, LCSW).  Now that we can clearly see that most of the iceburg lies below the surface, we will break down how to respond (not react!!!) to those trickiest behaviors in a way that will help your child feel calm, safe, and connected enough to begin leaving some of those behaviors behind. 



By now, you’ll have noticed that an important part of helping our kids regulate and be connected is to regulate ourselves and be available for connection!  Although it often feels counter- intuitive, learning to embrace ourselves with self-compassion and understanding provides opportunities to emerge from fear and negativity, ultimately shifting us into a space where we become more available for connection and relationship- with our children, our partners, and ourselves.  We will end our day exploring opportunities to begin extendeding some compassion toward ourselves, while surrounded by parents who get it and share common struggles.  



Robyn Gobbel, LCSW & Suzette Lamb, LPC-S are therapists in Austin, TX, both specializing in adoption, attachment, and trauma.  Robyn and Suzette both have extensive (and similar!!) experience and training working with children with complex trauma and their families.  They are both trained in Trust Based Relational Intervention® and The Circle of Security® Parent Training.  Robyn and Suzette are trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Somatic Experiecing (Beginning Level), as well as The Alert Program.  Robyn typically works with children under age 12, while Suzette typically works with preteens and teenagers.  Robyn and Suzette see each other every day at work, and they both love working together and with families who are raising children impacted by trauma.  They are both frequent and sought-after trainers and speakers, appearing at workshops, trainings, and conferences throughout Texas and the United States.  Additionally, Robyn writes a popular blog about parenting children impacted by trauma at www.gobbelcounseling.wordpress.com.  Robyn and Suzette blend togther their background and experiences to create an attachment-focused, sensory-sensitive, and neuroscience supported healing environment for children and families.  They LOVE the Intermountain West (Suzette travels to Boise regularly to visit friends and Robyn lived in Salt Lake CIty for three years while earning her master's degree!) and are looking forward to sharing MINDING CONNECTIONS with Boise parents, caregivers, and professionals.

Certificates of Completion will be availble for attendees.  


A refund (minus a 10% admin fee) is availble before September 15th.  NO REFUNDS will be processed after September 15.  

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Gobbel Counseling