The presenters for this confernce are considered leaders in their field. They have presented various viewpoints that offer complimenary and differing opinions. This type of exchange is what helps to enhance learning and expands our ability to promote healing. This panel will consider the final questions of this conference; to address the challenges that lie before us as a profession; to engage attendees to participate in healing those who have experienced trauma.
My passion for social work started in the footsteps of my father, who spent most of his career working within the Settlement House Movement in Philadelphia. I saw him do his part fighting oppression, and I set out in high school with a mission to do the same. My own engagement in this mission over the past 38+ years has been in the service of people with intellectual and developmental disability, especially those with “”challenging behaviors.”” These men, women, and children of all backgrounds are among the most oppressed and voiceless members of our society. If we can find a way to help them be heard, we will be facilitating a climate where every voice in society is heard. We need this now more than ever.
My work has taken me from being a live-in house parent to being a facility director to being the clinical director for the Pennsylvania Office of Mental Retardation Statewide Training and Technical Assistance Initiative, as well as a consultant at home and internationally. I endeavor to use these experiences in my teaching to help bridge the gap between theory and practice.
Dr. Roseann is a mental health trailblazer, founder of The Global Institute of Children’s Mental Health and Dr. Roseann & Associates, who is, “Changing the way we view and treat children’s mental health”. FORBES magazine called her, “A thought leader in children’s mental health”. Her work has helped thousands reverse the most challenging conditions, such as ADHD, anxiety, mood, autism, learning disability, Lyme, and PANS/PANDAS using PROVEN holistic therapies such as neurofeedback, biofeedback, and psychotherapy. She is the author of the first ever book on teletherapy activities for child and adolescent therapists, “Teletherapy Toolkit™” and It’s Gonna be OK!™ book and The Get Unstuck Program™, which are resources for parents to reverse their child’s symptoms. She is often featured on dozens of media outlets: Fox, CBS, NBC, FORBES, PARENTS, and New York Times.
Lynda Thompson is a Psychologist who has done teaching, clinical psychology, school psychology and owned learning centers. She became Executive Director of The ADD Centre in Toronto in 1993 and has specialized in Neurofeedback and Biofeedback for the last quarter century. Her doctoral dissertation (1979) dealt with hyperactive children treated with methylphenidate. She is co-author with William Sears of The A.D.D. Book: New Understandings, New Approaches to Parenting Your Child (1998) and with Michael Thompson of The Neurofeedback Book (2003, 2015), has authored and co-authored numerous chapters and papers, and presented on a range of topics including ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, stress management, postconcussion syndrome, Parkinson’s Disease, and epilepsy. She is co-recipient with Michael Thompson of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Biofeedback Federation of Europe (2010) and the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (2016). She was awarded Fellow status by the ISNR in 2005 and by the AAPB in 2019.
Counselors, Social Workers, Psychotherapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Case Managers, other Mental Health Professionals, Educators, Anyone with an interest in the subject
This course is offered at the introductory level.
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