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Introduction to the Implementation and Practice of the Neurosequential Model
Portage College
Lac La Biche, AB
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Introduction to the Implementation and Practice of the Neurosequential Model
The knowledge gained through the Neurosequential Model (NM), has deepened our understanding of our clients, as well as our practice.  With the core concepts of the NM as the framework, 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 children and families learn to self-regulate using this approach, they have shown better access to higher-order thinking (executive function skills) and have increased retention and learning potential in multiple contexts
This session is being provided by one of 8 Flagship Sites for the ChildTrauma Academy to provide an overview of the Implementation and Practice of the NM approach.    

The NM Implementation and Practise training and awareness session for caregivers, private organizations and Alberta Child and Family Services staff.   Please note, you must have completed the Core Concepts training and awareness session first.

Date:October 27, 2016.  

Venue:Portage College
Lac La Biche
(780) 623-5670

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

Cost:                 FREE

Learning Objectives:
1.Gain an understanding of how this approach can be implemented in different settings to help manage the stress response system, improve a child and familys capacity for self-regulation and develop healthy relationships.
2.Illustrate the importance of rhythm and relationship within various settings.  
3.Provide an overview of what the NM approach looks like in practice across different contexts

Please register by October 19, 2016 for catering requirements.  

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


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