Harmony Family Center and The Child Trauma Academy invite you to join us for our two-day professional conference – Regulate, Relate, Reason: A Developmental Approach to Healing Trauma
Day 1 – Tuesday, October 2, 2018
The first day of the conference will take place at The Mill & Mine, a state-of-the-art event venue nestled in historic downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. Breakout sessions will be held across the street at the beautiful Historic Southern Railway Station built in 1903. Day 1 is limited to 200 participants.
Dr. Bruce D. Perry, the Senior Fellow of the ChildTrauma Academy and an internationally recognized expert on child psychiatry and the impact of trauma on children’s development, will lead the morning plenary session. His presentation will explore the impact of trauma on children’s developing brains how clinicians, educators, caregivers and community organizations can use the Neurosequential Model as a lens for assessing trauma and implementing developmentally sensitive strategies for support and healing.
Afternoon workshops will explore how the Neurosequential Model can be used for the assessment of and intervention for trauma in specific settings. These workshops will feature presentations and panel discussions on the application of this model for therapeutic intervention – the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), in education settings – the Neurosequential Model of Education (NME), and community and caregiving environments – the Neurosequential Model of Caregiving (NMC).
The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics
Lead Trainer: Keith A. Bailey, Ph.D. – Harmony Family Center Training Director and a ChildTrauma Academy Fellow
This workshop will focus on the general application of NMT in clinical settings and, more specifically, how Harmony Family Center’s Family Counselors are using NMT in homes with families who have adopted children from the child welfare system and from abroad.
The Neurosequential Model of Education
Lead Trainer: Harmony Family Staff
This workshop will highlight the use of NME in both public schools and day treatment education settings. The NME principals support students in the areas of behavior and academic performance.
The Neurosequential Model of Caregiving
Lead Trainer: Allison Cooke Douglas, BA – Harmony Family Center Education and Training Coordinator and Adoptive Mother
This workshop will explore how the principals and intervention recommendations from the Neurosequential Model can be used by primary caregivers (NMC) and in the community to create a Therapeutic Web of support for children and families.
Day 2 – Wednesday, October 3, 2018
The second day of the conference is limited to 36 participants and will be held at Harmony’s Camp Montvale in Maryville, TN. This day will be more experiential and clinically focused on the application of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) for children and their families in both in-home and therapeutic camp settings. Participants will be in small groups that are led by Harmony’s Family Counselors, who will demonstrate how the NMT principals, assessment and recommendations couple with other therapeutic strategies, including:
- SMART (Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment)
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
- TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention)
- ARC (Attachment, Regulation, and Competency)
- Circle of Security
- PCIT (Parent-Child Interaction Therapy)
- Animal-Assisted Therapy (Equine and Canine; Equine based EMDR)
- Experiential Therapy (i.e. yoga, art, music, ropes course, and nature-based)
- TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy)
After an opening session on how the NMT is implemented in Harmony’s treatment programming, participants will be placed in small groups that will spend the day rotating between sessions on:
- Equine Therapy
- Rhythm and Movement (including yoga, drumming, music, dance, and games), and
- Sensory Interventions (including animal assisted therapy)
Availability is limited, and spots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis
Lunch and snacks will be provided for both days
The Mill & Mine
227 W Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917
4901 Montvale Road, Maryville, TN 37803
401 W Summit Hill Drive SW, Knoxville, TN 37902
walking distance from conference location
The Oliver Hotel
407 Union Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902
530 S Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
501 W Church Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902
531 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
1109 White Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37916
Regulate, Relate, Reason Cancellation Policies:
Full refunds less than $50 USD per registration fee granted until midnight EST September 2, 2018.
No refunds granted post midnight EST September 2, 2018.
For questions and more information, please send an email to email@example.com or call 865.982.5225.