2020 Annual Conference
Childhood Trauma: Prevention & Healing
Join us for Peaceful Households’ annual conference on October 13, 2020 in Colorado Springs. This year's theme is childhood trauma, prevention and healing. As we have in the past, our 2020 conference promises to deliver unique learning and networking opportunities by bringing together national and regional experts to share the latest research, studies, ideas and trends from across the nation and our own communities.
Note: Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic the conference has been moved to October 13, 2020.
Registrations for this event are transferable but non-refundable.
Cathy A. Malchiodi. PhD.
In addition to serving as keynote speaker, Dr. Malchiodi will present a workshop on Expressive Arts Therapy for Children and Families with Traumatic Stress.
Keynote Session: “Expressive Arts Therapy: A Four-Part Model for Healing Centered Engagement for Traumatic Stress in Children, Adults and Families”
Keynote Speaker: Cathy A. Malchiodi, PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT
…is a psychologist, expressive arts therapist, mental health counselor, educator and researcher in the area of traumatic stress and body-based approaches that are grounded in relational, developmental, mind/body and innovative methods of treatment. Cathy has spent the last several decades working with traumatized children, adolescents, adults, families and communities, expanding the range of understanding of non-verbal, sensory-based theories and methods through 20 books, 50 chapters and refereed articles, and over 500 invited presentations around the world. Cathy has been interviewed by a variety of news outlets including CNN, Time Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Natural Living, Marie Clare, Australia Childhood Foundation, US News and World Report, and VICE, among others.
Cathy is the founder and Executive Director of the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute in Louisville Kentucky and President of Art Therapy Without Borders, a global non-profit organization. She is also a past President of the Association for Humanistic Counseling, a board member of the American Counseling Association, American Art Therapy Association, Association for Creativity in Counseling and First Aid Arts, among others. She has held academic appointments at seven universities throughout the US and is a research fellow with the Emili Sagol Creative Arts Research Center, University of Haifa. Cathy is one of the top bloggers for Psychology Today covering a wide range of topics including trauma, mind-body approaches to wellness, neurobiology and the expressive arts in psychotherapy and has a readership of approximately 5 million.
Her latest book is Trauma and Expressive Arts Therapy: Brain, Body and Imagination in the Healing Process and recent books include What to Do When Children Clam Up in Psychotherapy, Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children and Creative Arts and Play Therapy for Attachment Problems. She is a well-known authority on children’s drawings, providing expert opinion on what art expressions communicate and the importance of creative expression for children and adolescents. Her bestselling book Understanding Children’s Drawings will be in its second edition in 2020.
Featured Speaker: Terry M. Levy, Ph.D., D.A.P.A., B.C.F.E.
Dr. Levy has been a psychotherapist, trainer, supervisor and consultant for over 45 years. He is the director of the Evergreen Psychotherapy Center and the Attachment Treatment and Training Institute in Evergreen, Colorado. He is a licensed clinical psychologist in Colorado and Florida, a Board Certified Forensic Examiner and a Diplomate and Master Therapist of the American Psychotherapy Association. He is co-author of the best-seller Attachment, Trauma & Healing (2nd edition, 2014, Jessica Kingsley Publisher, London), editor of Handbook of Attachment Interventions (2000, Elsevier Press) and co-author of Healing Parents: Helping Wounded Children Learn to Trust and Love (2006, Child Welfare League of America).
Dr. Levy was the founder and previous director of the Family Life Center (Florida) and the Miami Psychotherapy Institute, which offered family systems treatment and training. He was co-founder and past-president of the board of directors of the Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children (ATTACh), an international organization dedicated to attachment and its critical importance to human development. Dr. Levy is a clinical member of the American, Colorado, and Florida Psychological Associations, American and Colorado Associations of Marriage and Family Therapy, American Family Therapy Academy, and the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.
Terry M. Levy. PhD.
Dr. Levy will be presenting a workshop on Trauma & Attachment -
Understanding and Helping Children, Adults and Families with Attachment and Trauma Problems
Who Should Attend this Conference?
Individuals that work directly or indirectly with children and families, social and health determinants.
Family & child service providers
Government policy makers
Judicial system professionals
Mental health professionals
Teachers and school administrators
Our conferences draw over 200 people from scores of organizations and communities across Colorado. The diversity and participation of our audience makes the conference an ideal setting to get your message out. We offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities to fit any size budget.
Where & When
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
October 13, 2020
$135 per attendee (early bird rate) - $150 beginning October 1, 2020
Includes: Lunch & Free Parking
Special hotel room rates available by contacting Connie Miller at the Marriott Hotel email@example.com. Just mention Peaceful Households.
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