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Introduction to Neurosequential Model - LacLaBiche
Portage College
Lac La Biche, AB
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Introduction to Neurosequential Model - LacLaBiche
Introduction to the Neurosequential Model

The Neurosequential Model (NM) is a revolutionary evidence-based practice based on the understanding of neuroscience and brain development.  This model, developed by Dr. Bruce Perry and his team at The ChildTrauma Academy, has deepened our understanding of how we work with traumatized children and adults.  By better understanding the core concepts of the NM, and utilizing that as the framework in which we understand our children and youth, we have increased our capacity to work with our clients, seeing a decrease in restraints and critical incidents, and increase in relational engagement, self-regulation, and staff satisfaction.   By helping these children build the capacity to self-regulate using this approach, the children and youth have shown better access to higher-order thinking (executive function skills) and have increased retention and learning potential both in the classroom and in their home environment.  
This session, which is being provided by one of 8 Flagship Sites for the ChildTrauma Academy, will provide an overview of the Core Concepts of the NM approach.    

Date:September 14, 2016.  

Venue:Portage College
Lac La Biche

Time:         9:00 AM  4:00 PM  Lunch is Included

Cost:                 FREE

Learning Objectives:
1.Gain an understanding of how trauma impacts brain development and the stress response system.
2.Gain an understanding of how this approach can be utilized in different settings to help manage the stress response system, improve a childs capacity for self-regulation and develop healthy relationships.
3.Provide an overview of what the NM approach looks like for caregivers across different program settings and using different Evidence Based Treatment modalities.  
4.Provide an overview of how the NM has decreased restrictive practices and improved outcomes.    
5.Small group discussion of a case with a completed nmt metric

Please register by Sept 7, 2016
Speakers Bios:

Emily Wang, Ph.D., R. Psych.
Dr. Wang is the Director of Trauma Informed Services and NMT Site Supervisor at Hull Services, a Flagship Site with the ChildTrauma Academy.  Hull Services is a non-profit organization that works with children and families in areas of early intervention and prevention, school based services, community services and residential care.  Dr. Wang has been responsible for overseeing the implementation of the NMT across all 28 programs at Hull.  Her responsibilities include training, program development, clinical consultation and mentoring both within Hull and externally as requested. Dr. Wang is a Fellow with the ChildTrauma Academy (CTA), and is currently completing a Fellowship with the Napa Infant Parent Mental Health Fellowship Program through the University of California Davis Extension Program. Dr. Wang holds a Masters of Science in Educational Psychology, a Masters of Art and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology.  Her extensive training in the NMT and the Infant Parent Mental Health Fellowship has had a significant impact on both her professional life as well as her personal life as a mother of two.  

Nicole Berggren, M.C., R. Psych
Nicole Berggren is the NMT Clinician in the Trauma Informed Services Department at Hull Services. She holds a Masters of Counselling and is a registered psychologist. Nicole has been at Hull for 7 years. She has spent her time working in wraparound, Safe Directions, and as a family therapist prior to her current role. Nicole works with all of the 28 programs at Hull Services in supporting the implementation of the Neurosequential Model. She is responsible for providing training internally at the agency and externally, program development, clinical consultation and mentoring.

For more information, contact Dr. Emily Wang at ewang@hullservices.ca


Portage College (View)
9531-94 Ave.
Lac La Biche, AB T0A 2C0



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Non-Smoking: Yes!


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