George Davis is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist currently in private practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He formerly served as Director of Psychiatry for the New Mexico Department of Children, Youth and Families, which encompassed all essential state services for the children of New Mexico including early childhood development, child protection, and juvenile justice. He is a fellow with ChildTrauma Academy. He lectures nationally on the topic of delinquency as an outcome of early neglect and abuse, extreme behavioral disorders in young children, psychopharmacology, and systems of care for severely disabled and underserved populations.
Leslie Ellis has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, with a specialization in somatic approaches to therapy. Her dissertation on using focusing-oriented therapy to treat PTSD for refugees with recurrent nightmares won the Ernest Hartmann award from the International Association for the Study of Dreams in 2015. She has a Masters from Pacific Graduate Institute and has worked as a therapist in private practice in Vancouver, BC for 20 years. Her approach to therapy combines Jungian and focusing-oriented techniques to treat individuals suffering from depression, anxiety and the effects of trauma. She is adjunct faculty at Adler University and a Certifying Coordinator with The Focusing Institute. She runs a Vancouver-based certification program for therapists who want to incorporate focusing-oriented therapy techniques into their practice. The program is specifically geared toward teaching somatic approaches to working with PTSD and complex trauma.
Robbyn Peters Bennett is a psychotherapist, educator, and child advocate who specializes in the treatment of mental health problems due to early abuse and neglect. She has worked extensively with families involved with child protective services, the foster care system and adoption support. Robbyn is Phase II certified in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), a neurodevelopmentally informed assessment process useful in working with traumatized children through the Child Trauma Academy. Robbyn lectures nationally on the topic of trauma and the effects of harsh punishment. In her TED Talk, she addresses the long-term effects of spanking and other forms of domestic violence on long-term health.
CE Hours: 11
Registration fees will increase after October 16, 2017. Cancellation requires 72 hours notice (due to the smaller size of workshop). Our refund policy includes a $35 processing fee for all cancelled registrations.
SPONSORS: This program is co-sponsored by Stop Spanking and Mentor Research Institute. Mentor Research Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Mentor Research Institute maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
In one of the most rigorous reviews of juvenile criminal justice records, the Adverse Childhood Experiences in the New Mexico Juvenile Justice Population study revealed that the frequency of early abuse, neglect and family chaos of incarcerated youth reaches staggering rates, skyrocketing above national averages.
It used to be thought that implicit emotional memory was permanent, so all you could do was create alternative, competing memories and or desensitize to the trauma via repeated exposure. Memory consolidation research shows that such memories can actually be opened up and overwritten. This short video summarizes the process of emotional memory reconsolidation.