Dr. Bruce Perry - Advanced Child Trauma Work: The Neurobiology of Helping &...

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Advanced Concepts in Child Trauma & Trauma-Informed Treatment: The Power of Human Connections in Helping Children Heal

An inter-disciplinary training for those who work with or are concerned about children

$110 (Lunch included)

DR. PERRY'S TALK WILL START AT 9A & END AT 3:45P (Lunch provided 12n-12:45p)

Parking at the Napa District Auditorium is very limited. Please carpool if possible.

(NOTE TO ALUMNI OF THE NAPA IPMH FELLOWSHIP: Please contact Dr. Kristie Brandt directly to complete registration.)


As a neuroscience researcher, scientist, and psychiatrist, Dr. Perry is a leading contributor to the emerging body of literature that describes abnormal patterns of brain development associated with early abuse, neglect, trauma and relational poverty. Such experiences negatively impact brain growth, causing the brain to organize in dysfunctional ways that can have lasting impacts. This can result in a kind of “neurobiological shackle” wherein one cannot therapeutically impact parts of the brain that are not active at the time of the intervention. For example, more primitive areas of the brain control many symptoms related to emotional dysregulation, but talk therapy primarily activates the cortex rather than these primitive areas. It follows that talk therapy alone would not be an effective intervention strategy for an emotionally dysregulated child. Perry will introduce strategies for assessing which areas of the brain are involved when a child is struggling and discuss interventions that will address both the symptoms and the related neurobiological dysfunction.


As a result of this training, participants will have the ability to: (1) Describe the core concepts of human brain development and functioning; (2) Explain how experience shapes the brain and how trauma disproportionately impacts areas of the brain that are developing most actively when a trauma occurs; (3) Explain how changes in the neural system suggest specific therapeutic interventions that are developmentally synchronized; (4) Explore the implications of neglect and trauma in multiple domains of a child’s development; (5) Examine the concept of the “Intimacy Barrier” and the relevance of this to clinical work; (6) Briefly describe the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) and how it supports therapeutic work with children who have experienced trauma; (7) Describe the clinical situations appropriate for using the NMT; and, (8) Describes ways to promote resilience, healing, and optimal development for children who have experienced maltreatment and/or trauma.


8:30a-8:55a - Sign-in

8:55a-9:00a - Announcements/Introductions

9:00a-12n - Morning Session with break

12n-12:45p - LUNCH/A light lunch will be provided at no cost for those desiring to enjoy lunch at the location

12:45p-3:45p - Afternoon Session

3:45p-4:00p - Q&A, Evaluations, Sign-out & Adjourn


  • Internationally renowned expert on child trauma and maltreatment, physician & neuroscientist;
  • Received his MD & PhD at Northwestern, completed his general psychiatry residency at Yale, and his Child & Adolescent Fellowship at the University of Chicago;
  • Founder and Senior Fellow of the ChildTrauma Academy, a Houston-based non-profit promoting innovations in the treatment of child maltreatment and trauma;
  • Published over 350 journal articles, chapters, scientific proceedings, and books, including “The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog” and “Born for Love"; co-author of "Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health: Core Concepts and Clinical Practice."
  • His NeuroSequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) is used with thousands of children worldwide and he teaches and consults globally on neurobiologically informed trauma work; and,
  • In 2000, he received the T. Berry Brazelton Infant Mental Health Advocacy Award from the Texas Association of Infant Mental Health


6 CE Contact Hours: $25 If enrolling for CEUs, bring a separate check for $25 made out to the Institute for Continuing Education or take the application home to mail on your own. This event is co-sponsored by the U.C. Davis Extension Napa Infant-Parent Mental Health Training Program and The Institute for Continuing Education. Continuing education credit is offered for the professional disciplines listed below. Credit is awarded on a daily basis, with full daily attendance required. The processing fee is $25.00 per person. Applications for continuing education credit will be available at the training. If you have questions regarding the program agenda, presenter, learning objectives, or continuing education credit, please contact The Institute for Continuing Education at: 800-557-1950; FAX: 866-990-1960. SKILLS LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced

BBS FOR MFT, COUNSELING & SOCIAL WORK: The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized as a provider of continuing education activities by the California Board of Behavior Sciences. Provider No. PCE 636; BRN/NURSING: The Institute for Continuing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. CEP 12646; APA/PSYCHOLOGY: The Institute for Continuing Education is an organization approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for the program. SOCIAL WORK: The Institute for Continuing Education is approved as a provider of social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The Institute maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Provider No. 1007. CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: Those working outside of California and registering for CE hours should check with their state licensing board to assure that CE hours awarded by the Institute for Continuing Education are accepted for license renewal.

CANCELLATION: Cancellation requests received on the Eventbrite system by 5:00pm on 5-12-17 will receive a full refund. No refunds on cancellation requests received after 5:00pm on 5-12-17. If the training cannot be held due to circumstances beyond the sponsor’s control (natural disaster, strike, fire, severe weather, illness of speaker, speaker cancellation, etc.) the seminar will be rescheduled, if possible, and the registration fee applied to that date. If rescheduling is not possible or registrant cannot attend the re-scheduled date, reimbursement will be provided less any actual costs accrued. ADA/Section 504: If you require special accommodations, call 707-227-8900. The registration fee includes the 1-day course and any training materials provided by the speaker.

A light lunch will be provided at 12n including a salad with roasted chicken (or no chicken for vegetarians & vegans), chips, apple, water, and a small chocolate. All lunches will be gluten free, and for those choosing a salad without chicken, the meal will be vegan. We are sorry that special orders or other dietary needs cannot be accommodated, but there are several restaurants within easy walking distance.

Lodging: There are no Napa hotels offering reduced rates for this event. We suggest checking online hotel booking services to locate nearby lodging.

This training is being offered in partnership with the University of California Davis Extention 2016-2017 Napa Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship.

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