REGULATE, RELATE, REASON – A Developmental Approach to Healing Trauma

October 2 – 3, 2018

Harmony Family Center and The Child Trauma Academy invite you to join us for our two-day event Regulate, Relate, Reason: A Developmental Approach to Healing Trauma.


Day 1 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 2 will take place at Harmony’s Montvale property. Camp Montvale is a picturesque camp nestled at the foot of Chilhowee Mountain and adjoins the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Since 2008, Camp Montvale has been the site of therapeutic family camps and camps for children who have been adopted or are in foster care from Tennessee. It also is an ideal setting for staff development and retreats. The 364-acre camp has cabins for up to 150 campers and staff, a meeting lodge with dining facilities, and open-air pavilions. The camp is home to miles of hiking trails, a small lake, playgrounds, a pool, a low ropes course, a climbing tower, volleyball and basketball courts, and equestrian facilities.

Tuesday October 2, 2018**
Day 1 – Conference at the Mill & Mine in Knoxville, TN

Price: $150
Dr. Bruce D. Perry, an internationally recognized expert on child psychiatry and the impact of trauma on children’s development, will lead the morning plenary session. This will include a presentation on the impact of trauma on the developing child, and implications for interventions by clinicians, educators, and the community based on the Neurosequential Model – a neuroscience based and developmentally respectful approach to clinical, educational and caregiving challenges. Afternoon workshops will explore how the Neurosequential Model can be used for the assessment and treatment of trauma. These workshops will feature presenters 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).

Wednesday October 3, 2018**
Day 2 – Experiential learning at Camp Montvale*

Price: $225
This day of experiential learning at Harmony’s Camp Montvale is limited to 30 participants and will be more clinically focused on the application of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) for children and their families in both in-home and alternative settings. Participants will be in small groups led by Harmony’s Family Counselors, who will demonstrate how the NMT theory, assessment and recommendations inform therapeutic strategies, such as:

  • 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
  • Theraplay
  • PCIT (Parent-Child Interaction Therapy)
  • Animal-Assisted Therapy (Equine and Canine; Equine based EMDR)
  • Experiential Therapy (i.e. yoga, art, music, drumming, ropes course, and nature-based)
  • TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral 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


Crowne Plaza*
401 W Summit Hill Drive SW, Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 522-2600
*walking distance from conference location

The Oliver Hotel
407 Union Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 521-0050

Hyatt Place
530 S Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 544-9977

Holiday Inn
525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 522-2800

501 W Church Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 523-2300

The Tennessean
531 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 232-1800

Four Points
1109 White Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37916
(865) 971-4663


Registration opens July 6th and closes on September 17th or when spots are filled.

Regulate, Relate, Reason Cancellation Policies:

Full refunds less $50 USD per registration fee granted until midnight EST September 10, 2018. No refunds granted post midnight EST September 10, 2018.

For questions and more information, please send an email to or call 865.982.5225.

Published on June 11, 2018 by .
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