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      October 2011 CTA Newsletter
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2011 TRAINING CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS BEGIN
CTA FELLOWS SPEAK AT CO JUDICIAL CONFERENCE


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One of the core clinical and training activities of the CTA over the last five years has been the development and implementation of an approach to clinical problem solving that is informed by advances in neurodevelopment, attachment theory, traumatology, and a host of related areas.  This Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) has been been helpful in a wide range of clinical and caregiving settings.  We will update you on some of this progress in future newsletters. 

    Over the summer, the CTA enrolled a new class of participants for our Training Certification for Individuals and Sites, and we are pleased to announce their successful start this Fall. We have also set up Facebook discussion boards for various groups, allowing us to better respond to questions and allowing participants to interact with each other. A number of other improvements have also been underway, including additions of a Recommendations section linked to our web-based NMT Metric, which will allow the clinical team to create an individualized treatment plan guided by the findings of the NMT "Brain Mapping" process.  Look to future newsletters or visit us online to follow this progress.

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2011 NMT TRAINING CERTIFICATION OFF TO GREAT START

 

Last month we welcomed a new group of participants to our NMT Individual Training Certification Program and are thrilled to have such an international representation.  Members of the class hail from the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK!  

 

We are now offering TWO start dates per year for Individual and Site Certification; the next start date is February 1, 2012.  

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TRAINING CERTIFICATION OR TO APPLY click here.

 

**Please Note:  Participants must meet application criteria, including participation in at least 1 Case-based Training Series.  If you have not yet been part of a Series, you may still register to receive Recordings of the Fall 2011 Series, and all recordings must be viewed by February 1st.  

 

CTA FELLOWS and TRAINING

 

The CTA has a remarkable collection of excellent clinicians, researchers and practitioners in a host of different disciplines.  Our Fellows teach and consult across the world.  Dr. Kristi Brandt will be hosted by our partners in Australia, Berry Street - Take Two, this next month, for example.  To look for a pending CTA presentation near you visit this link.   You can also keep up with the CTA Fellows and their work by following the CTA on Facebook (see below). 

 

    A great example of a recent training was the day-long training by CTA Fellows Dr. George Davis and Judge Robert Lowenbach.  They provided a unique interdisciplinary 6 hour training at the Annual Colorado Judicial Conference on September 14 in Colorado Springs, CO.  Their training focused on the effects of trauma on brain development and provided a lens for viewing traumatized children and their families within the judicial setting.  Judge Lowenbach offered helpful lists of "DO's and DONT's" for judges to consider as they engage traumatized children and families in their courtrooms, and both Fellows discussed two case scenarios over the course of the day.  The feedback was extremely positive.  Thanks to Dr. Davis and Judge Lowenbach for providing an excellent presentation!

 

REGISTER NOW FOR WINTER 2012 NMT CASE-BASED TRAINING SERIES

 

Online registration is now open for the Winter 2012 NMT Case-based Training Series, which will begin on February 3rd.  Our Series are clinical case-based training experiences led by Dr. Bruce Perry and attended by participants via the Internet.  Participants can choose from two low-cost and convenient formats: LIVE or VIA RECORDINGS ONLY.     

     Each series consists of ten 90-minute case staffings in which Dr. Perry uses the Neurosequential Model (NMT) to conceptualize cases and illustrate the use of the model in a variety of clinical settings and situations. Dr. Perry and CTA Fellows teach on a variety of case-related topics.  Our training series can serve as a good introduction to viewing maltreated and traumatized children through the "lens" of neurodevelopment.

      Our teaching model has been useful for helping clinicians and front-line staff better understand the neurodevelopmental principles involved in many of the primary symptoms as well as strengths in the children they serve.  This practical teaching model provides an opportunity for ongoing capacity building within an institution or for individuals.  Also, our NMT Case-Based Training Series is a pre-requisite for participation in our NMT Training Certification program and access to the NMT Clinical Practices Tools.      

 

For More Information about the WINTER 2012 NMT Series, including cost and dates, click here.

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To register for the Recordings Package of the Fall 2011 NMT Series, click here.

  

 

Finally, we'd like to recognize all of the organizations and individuals participating in our various training programs especially those who have completed NMT Certification.  We look forward to continuing our work with you and to the ongoing process of mutual learning. 

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Sincerely,


Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D.
The ChildTrauma Academy