Organizational & School
Consultation & Training

Consultation and training are available on a range of topics related to trauma, suicide, addiction, and the intersections between these issues.  

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Trainings Topics

  • To Feel SAPhE: Creating Trauma-Informed Environments and Interactions

  • Trauma-Informed De-Esclation 

  • Trauma-Informed Staff Support and Supervision

  • Intersections of Trauma, Suicide, and Addiction

    • Intersections of Suicide and Opioid Use: A Gatekeeper Training​

    • Unhealthy Opioid Use and Suicide Prevention

    • Bridging the Streams of Addiction, Suicide, & Trauma

  • Trauma-Informed Suicide Prevention

  • Skills for Psychological Recovery

If you are interested in other trainings related to trauma, suicide, addiction or the intersections between these issues, please contact me.

Organizational & School Consultation on Trauma, Suicide, and Crisis Response

Safety, Hope, and Healing provides consultation on a range of topics related to: trauma, trauma-informed practice and supervision; suicide prevention, intervention, postvention; and crisis or critical incident response. 

 

Consultation can focus on working with organizations to make their programs, practices and policies more trauma-informed overall or can focus on a specific policy or practice. 

Consultation on specific cases is also available.  Often clinicians, educators, and other providers may feel concerned or stuck in their work with someone who has experienced trauma or who is at risk for suicide or other harm. 

For nearly a decade, I have been providing consultation to providers on how to support the people with whom they are working. 

I consult regularly with individual providers, treatment teams, organizations, and learning collaboratives in thinking through specific strategies and concepts and how to incorporate principles of creating trauma-informed and safe and supportive approaches and environments into their work overall. 

Many organizations find that a baseline training on relevant concepts truly comes together for them after subsequent consultation sessions, when they are able to internalize the concepts and see how they apply specifically to the work that they are doing.

In addition, after a crisis or a loss occurs, providers often benefit from consulting with an expert to think through all of the components of the response and ways of supporting organizational staff as well as the people served.

Please contact me with any questions about consultation.

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Neurosequental Model of Therapeutics (NMT)

In addition to more traditional forms of consultation Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) Assessments are available.  

Developed by Dr. Bruce Perry, the NMT is an evidence-based, “trauma-informed,” and brain-based approach to clinical problem solving.
 

In many situations, children who exhibit unhealthy and difficult behaviors (acting out, aggression, self-harm, sleep disturbances, and struggles with regulating emotions), have brain development challenges that can be addressed with proper intervention. The NMT provides the structure to identify experiences that may have impacted a child’s developing brain.

 

The goal of NMT is to provide an assessment of the child, determine primary problems, identify key strengths and apply interventions in a way that will help family, educators, and therapists to best meet the needs of the child.

 

The NMT recognizes that brain development follows a sequential pattern and incorporates current research regarding the effects of adverse experiences on a child’s brain development. Through NMT, a model is provided to assess neurological disorganization and help identify developmentally appropriate interventions.

 

By targeting deficits within the brain utilizing NMT’s brain mapping, clinicians are better equipped to identify more effective therapeutic, environmental, and relational treatment approaches. These approaches have been found to effectively increase bonding and attachment, assist in regulating one’s emotions, and managing unhealthy behaviors.

 

NMT services include:

  • A comprehensive initial consultation

  • Clinical abstract that highlights all pertinent developmental, medical, and historical data

  • Initial NMT Metric that highlights the client’s unique brain map

  • Professional staffing with external providers to review NMT metric results that help direct recommendations for therapeutic, educational and enrichment activities

  • Family consultation to review metric components

  • 3-month follow up NMT assessment (additional metrics available upon request)

  • Additional services, including therapy, may be available upon request and based on availability

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Sample NMT Brain Map