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Special Training Event – Dr. Bruce Perry 2016

Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics: Clinical Implications of a Neurodevelopmental Approach to Child Maltreatment

Featuring Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD

October 18th, 2016 | Ames Center in Burnsville, MN

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Workshop Description:

bruce-perry11-575x250The development of a young child is profoundly influenced by experience. Experiences shape the organization of the brain which, in turn, influences emotional, social, cognitive and physiological activities. Insights into this process come from understanding brain development. Based on a neurosequential understanding of brain development, the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) is a developmentally sensitive, neurobiologically-informed approach to clinical problem solving that integrates core principles of neurodevelopment and traumatology to inform work with children, families, and the communities in which they live. This session will provide an overview of key principles of neurodevelopment, review key functions of the brain, and outline the hierarchy of brain development. From there, Dr. Perry will describe how the NMT approach can help professionals determine the strengths and vulnerabilities of a child and create an individualized intervention, enrichment, and educational plan matched to his/her unique needs.


1. Provide an overview of key principles of neurodevelopment crucial for understanding the role of experience in defining functional and physical organization of the brain.

2.  Describe the emerging clinical and research findings in maltreated children that suggest the negative impact of abuse, neglect and trauma on brain development.

3. Outline the clinical implications of a neurodevelopmental approach to child maltreatment.

(Excerpts from Dr. Perry’s 9/29/15 workshop evaluations)

I’d pay double. That man walks on water. I could listen to him all day long.”

“He is an amazing speaker and his work is very relevant to anyone working with children and adults that have been impacted by trauma.”

“I read one of his books for grad school and when I saw he would be presenting, I knew I could not miss it. What an amazing speaker!”

“He was HANDS DOWN the best speaker I have been to in a while! Very easy to pay attention and follow his “flow” of knowledge and info. He was great! Loved the humor.”

“I would cancel a vacation to attend!!!”

“Dr. Perry’s information is so beneficial to my practice. I am constantly recommending to coworkers (even those that work with adults) that they attend workshops where he is presenting.”

Additional Information:

Training Level: Intermediate
Ages Addressed: All ages, with focus on children and adolescents
Includes Clinical Content

CEH Clock Hours: 6
Boards with approval: MN Board of Social Work, MN Board of Marriage & Family Therapy, MN Board of Behavioral Health, MN Board of Psychology, Board of School Administrators
Boxed lunch available for purchase: $13*
(standard, vegetarian or gluten-free option)
*Limited number available.
Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
8:30am – 3:30pm
(1 hour break for lunch)

Ames Center
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN 55337



About the Presenter:

Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD, is an internationally-recognized authority on children in crisis. He is the Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy, a not-for-profit organization based in Houston, TX and adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago. Dr. Perry has been consulted on many high-profile incidents involving traumatized children, including the Columbine, Colorado school shootings, the Oklahoma City bombing, and the Branch Davidian siege.

Dr. Perry has presented about child maltreatment, children’s mental health, neurodevelopment and youth violence in a variety of venues including policy-making bodies such as the White House  Summit  on  Violence,  the  California  Assembly  and  U.S.  House  Committee  on  Education.  Dr. Perry has also been featured in a wide range of media including National Public Radio, The Today  Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC and CBS News and the Oprah  Winfrey Show. His work has been featured in documentaries produced by Dateline NBC, 20/20, the BBC, Nightline, CBC and PBS. Many print media have highlighted the clinical and research activities of Dr. Perry including US News and World Report, Time, Newsweek, Forbes ASAP, Washington Post, the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and a Pulitzer prize winning series in the Chicago Tribune.

If you need a reasonable accommodation (e.g., wheelchair accessibility, interpreter, braille, or large print materials), such accommodations will be made available upon advance request. Please contact the MACMH office on or before September 27, and for TTY, contact Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.