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Dr. Bruce Perry: Introduction to the Neurosequential Model: Applications for Mental Health and Education

The development of a young child is profoundly influenced by experience.  Experiences shape the organization of the brain, which, in turn, influences the emotional, social, cognitive and physiological activities.  Insights into this process come from understanding brain development.  This session will provide an overview of key principles of neurodevelopment crucial for understanding the role of experience in defining functional and physical organization of the brain. This information will inform further discussion of the clinical and educational implications related to a neurodevelopmental approach to child maltreatment and suggest new directions for clinical and educational approaches.


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
4. Discuss the role of public policy, preventative practices, assessment, interventions, and classroom considerations in context of the impact of maltreatment on children's emotional, behavioral, cognitive, social and physical health.

About the Trainer:

Dr. Perry is the Senior Fellow of The Child Trauma Academy, a not-for-profit organization based in Houston (, and adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago.  Dr. Perry is the author, with Maia Szalavitz, of The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog, a bestselling book based on his work with maltreated children and Born For Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered. Over the last thirty years, Dr. Perry has been an active teacher, clinician and researcher in children’s mental health and the neurosciences holding a variety of academic positions. 

Dr. Bruce Perry

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Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for six (6) BBS CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Lincoln, Provider #4906.


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