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Introduction to Neurosequential Model - Medicine Hat
Medicine Hat Lodge
Medicine Hat, AB
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Introduction to Neurosequential Model - Medicine Hat
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:October 18, 2016.  

Venue: Medicine Hat Lodge, 1051 Ross Glen Dr. SE, Medicine Hat, AB

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 Oct 5, 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.  

Dr. T. Chris Wilkes is a medical graduate of Birmingham, England.  After completing a Pediatric and then Psychiatry residency, including a Fellowship in Affective Disorders in Dallas, he moved to Canada.  He worked initially at Children's Mental Health Services in Lethbridge and in 1990 moved to Calgary to join the Department of Psychiatry as the Director of the Young Adult Program.
Dr. Wilkes is currently Section Chief of Child & Adolescent Addiction & Mental Health Community & Specialized Services, Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services. He is also the University of Calgary/Alberta Health Services Division Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and a member of the Pediatric and Psychiatry faculties.  He is an Associate Professor at the University of Calgary and Consulting Psychiatrist at the Young Adult Outpatient Service.  Since 2014 he is President of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, a member of the Advocacy Committee and member of the Global Psychiatry Committee for the promotion of global childrens mental health.  He is also Chair of the CACAP Conference Organizing Committee and Local Chair of the International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and Allied Professionals (IACAPAP) Meeting in 2016 in Calgary.  
Dr. Wilkes is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.  He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists U.K.  He was a Founding Member of the Calgary Jungian Association and Founding Member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.  Dr. Wilkes completed training in hypnosis with the Society of Medical and Dental Hypnosis in Edinburgh and later recertified in Alberta with the Canadian Federation of Clinical Hypnosis.  Dr Wilkes also completed training in Jungian Analysis whilst in Canada and is a member of the International Association of Analytic Psychology. He has presented locally and internationally on a variety of mental health issues including the role of hypnosis for treatment of psychiatric disorders.  Dr. Wilkes' research and publications have been in the area of cognitive behavioral treatment of youth depression, suicide, affective disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, psychotherapy and mental health economics. Most recently he has been researching the role of adverse child events on mental health outcomes, the Choosing Wisely Campaign in Canada and the role of trans-cranial stimulation for depression in youth.

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


Medicine Hat Lodge (View)
1051 Ross Glen Dr. SE
Medicine Hat, AB T1B 3T8



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Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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