October 18 - 19, 2018
InterMountain 3240 Dredge Drive Helena, Montana
Healing the Whole Child: a Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding and Supporting Victims of Developmental Trauma
In this presentation, Dr. Nolen will incorporate real-life case examples, evidence-based principles, and a multidisciplinary conceptualization/treatment model to support care providers in understanding and responding to the complex needs of trauma-exposed youth. With a combined focus on the biological, psychological, and relational after-effects of trauma-exposure, Dr. Nolen challenges participants to see the world “through the eyes” of trauma-exposed youth – and then provides comprehensive recommendations for effectively supporting their multisystemic healing. Finally,
1. To understand the unique and multifaceted impacts of early trauma-exposure on a child’s biological functioning, worldview, and self-concept.
2. To incorporate this knowledge into the development of effective practices for relational development, treatment-planning, intervention, and multidisciplinary collaboration with other care providers.
Dr. Julian Nolen is a licensed psychologist and faculty member at Carroll College. He currently divides his time between private clinical practice, neurodevelopmental assessment, and academic instruction. Since first aspiring to become a psychologist, Dr. Nolen has accumulated more than a decade of experience specializing in child/adolescent counseling and intervention – with a particular focus on providing services to victims of severe psychological and environmental traumas.
Throughout this time, Dr. Nolen has worked in settings ranging from maximum-security corrections to small-town public schools. He is a proponent of strengths-based, compassionate intervention for even the most challenging populations, and finds equal joy working with hardened gang members and motivated kindergartners alike. Whether providing clinical intervention or professional instruction, Dr. Nolen is known for his engaging and multisensory instruction strategies. His presentations are characterized by real-life case examples, audience participation, and humor – in order to make nuanced topics not only approachable but also enjoyable, meaningful, and immediately useful to his audiences.
Schedule Subject to Change!!!!
DAY 1: October 18, 2018
8:00- 8:30: Registration coffee and muffins/Fruit
8:30-10:15- Introductions and initial activities. Identification of strengths. An introduction to psychological trauma: Symptoms, impacts, outcomes, and initial treatment considerations.
10: 15-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 – Follow-up activities. Discussion of case examples and interventions.
12:00-1:00 Lunch (Catered provided)
1:00-2:30- Introduction to movement-based activity. Connecting activity to experience.
2:30-2: 45- Break (afternoon snack)
2:45-4:15- Group activity demonstrations.
**Total Presentation time day 1: 6.25 hours
DAY 2: October 19, 2018
8:00- 8:15-Check in coffee and muffins/Fruit
8:15-10:00- Completion of activity demonstrations. Discussion and practice of multidisciplinary collaboration (e.g., with teachers, counselors, occupational/speech/physical/behavioral therapists).
10:15-12:15 – Final activities. Reflections upon group developmental processes. Collaborative school/community program development.
12:15-1:15 Lunch (catered lunch Provided)
1:15-3:15 OPI and Medicaid Panel
**Total Presentation time day 2: 5.5 hours
**Total Continuing Education Hours: 12