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REGULATE, RELATE, REASON

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The Mill & Mine

227 West Depot Avenue

Knoxville, TN 37917

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Harmony Family Center and The ChildTrauma Academy invite you to join us for our two-day professionals' conference:

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.

*attendance at Day 1 is a prerequisite to attend Day 2




Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Bruce Perry is the Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy, a not-for-profit organization based in Houston, TX (www.ChildTrauma.org), and adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago. Dr. Perry is the author, with Maia Szalavitz, of The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog, a bestselling book based on his work with maltreated children and Born For Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered. Over the last thirty years, Dr. Perry has been an active teacher, clinician and researcher in children’s mental health and the neurosciences holding a variety of academic positions.



Tuesday October 2, 2018**

Day 1 – Conference at the Mill & Mine in Knoxville, TN

Price: $150

Dr. Bruce Perry, the Senior Fellow of the ChildTrauma Academy and an internationally recognized expert on child psychiatry and the impact of trauma on children’s development, will lead the morning plenary session. His presentation will explore the impact of trauma on children’s developing brains how clinicians, educators, caregivers and community organizations can use the Neurosequential Model as a lens for assessing trauma and implementing developmentally sensitive strategies for support and healing.

Afternoon workshops will explore how the Neurosequential Model can be used for the assessment of and intervention for trauma in specific settings. These workshops will feature presentations 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).


Day 1 Breakout Sessions:

Day 1, Breakout 1: The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics

  • This workshop will focus on the general application of NMT in clinical settings and, more specifically, how Harmony Family Center’s Family Counselors are using NMT in homes with families who have adopted children from the child welfare system and from abroad.
  • Lead Trainers: Kieth Bailey
  • Keith has 30 years of experience working with children and families. He has served children in residential treatment and foster care and has worked as a Consultant for the University of Tennessee’s Social Work Office of Research and Public Service, where he trained child welfare staff and foster parents, developed curricula, and offered technical support. He has trained and consulted across the U.S. and in Canada as an independent consultant and on behalf of the Child Welfare League of America, the National Technical Assistance Center, and SafeGuards.Keith earned a B.A. in Psychology from Tennessee Wesleyan College, an M.Div. from Duke University, and an M.S. in Child Development and Ph.D. in Human Ecology, with a concentration in Child and Family Studies, from the University of Tennessee. He is a Professionally Certified Trainer for Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, a certified Therapy Dog Handler through Therapy Dogs International, and a ChildTrauma Academy Fellow.
  • Location: Upper Ballroom at Historic Southern Railway Station

Day 1, Breakout 1: The Neurosequential Model of Education


  • This workshop will highlight the use of NME in both public schools and day treatment education settings. The NME principals support students in the areas of behavior and academic performance.
  • Lead Trainers: Kyle Bixenmann
  • Kyle Bixenmann, Senior Workforce Training Specialist, has been a part of Mount Saint Vincent since 2007. In his time working with the organization, he has held roles both working directly with children and supervising and educating those who do. He has been a certified Therapeutic Crisis Intervention trainer since 2011 and became an NME trainer in 2017. Kyle has attained specialty qualifications in instructional development and design, achieving his CIT from the Mager Consortium and has been partnering with therapists, supervisors, and clinical trainers at Mount Saint Vincent to create criteria referenced instruction, designed to provide participants the skills necessary to deliver trauma-informed care. While studying as a Boettcher Scholar at the University of Denver, Kyle attained his B.A. in philosophy and political science. He also holds an MBA from the University of Denver with a concentration in Values Based Leadership.
  • Location: Lower Ballroom at Historic Southern Railway Station

Day 1, Breakout 1: The Neurosequential Model of Caregiving

  • This workshop will explore how the principals and intervention recommendations from the Neurosequential Model can be used by primary caregivers (NMC) and in the community to create a Therapeutic Web of support for children and families.
  • Speakers: Allision Cooke Douglas
  • Allison is an adoptive mother and the Education and Training Coordinator with Harmony Family Center’s Adoption Support and Preservation (ASAP) Program. She has been a teacher and trainer for over two decades; starting her career as a Montessori trained early childhood educator. After fostering for several years, Allison eventually become the lead training specialist in Knox County, TN facilitating Parents as Tender Healers (PATH) classes for prospective foster parents. She has been president of the Knox County Foster Care Association, the regional representative to the Tennessee Foster and Adoptive Care Association, served as a team member on a Breakthrough Series Collaborative project focusing on trauma assessment and treatment for children, birth to age 4 and is certified as a trainer for Tennessee’s Building Strong Brains: ACEs Initiative. Allison is also certified in Phase One of The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics and is working toward completion of both Phase Two (Train the Trainer) and The Neurosequential Model of Education certification. She and her husband Jonathan are grateful to share their lives with their four children.
  • Location: The Mill & Mine


Day 1, Breakout 2: The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics

  • This workshop will focus on the general application of NMT in clinical settings and, more specifically, how Harmony Family Center’s Family Counselors are using NMT in homes with families who have adopted children from the child welfare system and from abroad.
  • Lead Trainers: Keith Bailey
  • Location: Upper Ballroom at Historic Southern Railway Station

Day 1, Breakout 2: The Neurosequential Model of Education

  • This workshop will highlight the use of NME in both public schools and day treatment education settings. The NME principals support students in the areas of behavior and academic performance.
  • Lead Trainers: Kyle Bixenmann
  • Location: Lower Ballroom at Historic Southern Railway Station

Day 1, Breakout 2: The Neurosequential Model of Caregiving

  • This workshop will explore how the principals and intervention recommendations from the Neurosequential Model can be used by primary caregivers (NMC) and in the community to create a Therapeutic Web of support for children and families.
  • Speakers: Allision Cooke Douglas
  • Location: The Mill & Mine




Wednesday October 3, 2018**

Day 2 – Experiential learning at Camp Montvale*

Price: $225

The second day of the conference is limited to 36 participants and will be held at Harmony’s Camp Montvale in Maryville, TN. This day will be more experiential and clinically focused on the application of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) for children and their families in both in-home and therapeutic camp settings. Participants will be in small groups that are led by Harmony’s Family Counselors, who will demonstrate how the NMT principals, assessment and recommendations couple with other therapeutic strategies, including:

  • 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)

After an opening session on how the NMT is implemented in Harmony’s treatment programming, participants will be placed in small groups that will spend the day rotating between sessions on:




Day 2, Equine Therapy Sessions,

Led by Marianne Wright, MAMFT


  • Marianne is the Animal-Assisted Therapy Program Manager for Harmony. She started her career working in a community mental healthcare setting primarily serving children with complex developmental trauma. During her time there, she developed and implemented a school based mental health program in an effort to remove common barriers to treatment. In early 2017, Marianne joined Harmony Family Center working with post-adoptive families in the Adoption Support and Preservation program. Since that time, she has completed training as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor and incorporates that knowledge with treatment modalities such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Sensorimotor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART), and attachment focused family therapy in Harmony’s equine and animal assisted therapy program. She is currently in Phase 1 of the NMT Certification process.


Day 2, Rhythm and Movement Sessions (including yoga, drumming, music, dance, and games),

Led by Kieth A. Bailey, M.S., Ph.D. and Kate Johnson, MAPC

  • Keith has 30 years of experience working with children and families. He has served children in residential treatment and foster care and has worked as a Consultant for the University of Tennessee’s Social Work Office of Research and Public Service, where he trained child welfare staff and foster parents, developed curricula, and offered technical support. He has trained and consulted across the U.S. and in Canada as an independent consultant and on behalf of the Child Welfare League of America, the National Technical Assistance Center, and SafeGuards.Keith earned a B.A. in Psychology from Tennessee Wesleyan College, an M.Div. from Duke University, and an M.S. in Child Development and Ph.D. in Human Ecology, with a concentration in Child and Family Studies, from the University of Tennessee. He is a Professionally Certified Trainer for Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, a certified Therapy Dog Handler through Therapy Dogs International, and a ChildTrauma Academy Fellow.
  • Kate is an Adoption Support and Preservation (ASAP) Family Counselor for Harmony. She was raised in Atlanta, GA, and received her undergraduate degree from Covenant College. Kate received her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling, along with a certificate in Trauma Counseling, from Richmont Graduate University in 2015. Kate completed her YTT200 in 2017, and is a certified Subtle Yoga instructor.Kate began working with traumatized children and families in 2014 in a community mental health setting and joined Harmony Family Center in 2016 as a Family Counselor in the Adoption Support and Preservation program. Kate provides in home family counseling for foster and adoptive families, as well as trauma sensitive yoga classes for parents and teens.She is currently in Phase 2 of NMT Certification and in the NME Certification process.

Day 2, Sensory Intervention Sessions

Led By Kindal Cameron Akers, MA and Michelle Wahley MSW, LAPSW


  • Kindal is the Adoption Support and Preservation (ASAP) Clinical Supervisor for Harmony. Kindal has BA in Applied Psychology and Religion from Carson-Newman University and an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, with a Specialization in Childhood and Adolescence, from Richmont Graduate University in Chattanooga, TN. Kindal has worked as a Residential Unit Team Leader for Peninsula Village, a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern for Carson Newman University, and a Clinician for Helen Ross McNabb’s Great Starts Residential Facility. Before assuming her present position, she was an Adoption Support and Preservation (ASAP) Family Counselor for Harmony. Kindal is trained in EMDR, Circle of Security (COS), Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC), and she is currently in Phase 2 of the NMT Certification process.
  • Michelle is the Adoption Support and Preservation (ASAP) Clinical Manager for Harmony. Michelle received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work from East Tennessee State University and is a Licensed Advanced Practice Social Worker. Her professional experience includes over 18 years of work with children and families in Tennessee, including work as a case manager, home study writer, and foster parent trainer. Michelle was trained in Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) in 2014 through Texas Christian University and was certified as a TBRI Educator in 2015. She completed Circle of Security Parenting training in 2015 and is a registered Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator. Additionally, Michelle is trained in EMDR, TF-CBT; and, Sensorimotor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART). She is currently in Phase 2 of the NMT Certification process.

*Availability is limited, and spots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis

**Lunch and snacks will be provided for both days





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Transportation:

For out of state participants attending both days of the conference, we recommend staying at the Knoxville Airport Hilton. When booking, please indicate you are attending the Regulate, Relate, Reason Conference in order to receive a discounted rate. We will provided transportation for you to and from the Hilton Knoxville Airport for both days. Space is limited and on a first come first serve basis.

Directions:

The Mill & Mine

227 W Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917


Montvale

4901 Montvale Road, Maryville, TN 37803


Lodging:

Crowne Plaza*

401 W Summit Hill Drive SW, Knoxville, TN 37902

(865) 522-2600

*walking distance from conference location


Hilton Knoxville Airport**

2001 Alcoa Highway, Alcoa, TN 37701

(865) 970-4300

**recommended for transportation purposes if you are from out of state and plan to attend both days of the event


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


Hilton

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:

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


Breakout & Clinical Demonstration Sessions SIGN-UP:

IMPORTANT: When registering for the conference, please add a ticket for one of the "Day 1, Breakout 1" options and one of the "Day 1, Breakout 2" options in addition to your Day 1 ticket purchase.


Regulate, Relate, Reason Cancellation Policies:

Full refunds less than $50 USD per registration fee granted until midnight EST September 2, 2018. No refunds granted post midnight EST September 2, 2018.


For questions and more information, please send an email to nmt@harmonyfamilycenter.org or call (865) 982-5225

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