trauma neurochemistry
Date Title Instructor Time
9/14/2017 The Neurochemistry of Trauma and Evidence-Based Models of Recovery Thomas Mitchell, LPC-MHSP 1:00-2:30 pm CDT

Brief Overview: In this 90-minute workshop, Thomas Mitchell, Director of Clinical Services for the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, provides insight related to the maladaptive effects of trauma on the central nervous system as well as the exploration of evidence-based therapeutic modalities to facilitate the recovery of the at-risk child. Provided in an entertaining format, participants will acquire a basic understanding of the sympathetic nervous system’s responses to trauma. The audience will obtain an appreciation for the role of respondent conditioning within the acquisition of PTSD. Lastly, the workshop will explore data-driven interventions utilized to restore healthy functioning and regulation of the at-risk child’s neurochemistry. All content within the workshop has been derived from the latest research findings within the field of developmental psychology.


Expert Presenter: Thomas Mitchell, LPC-MHSP joined the Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse organization in the summer of 2013 as a clinical therapist in Jackson, TN. In January of 2015, he became the Director of Clinical Services. He graduated from Nicholls State University in 2008 where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He then went on to obtain his Master of Arts degree in Psychological Counseling in 2010 from Nicholls State University. Prior to obtaining a position at the Carl Perkins Center, Thomas was employed with Agape Child and Family Services as an adoption therapist. In 2013, Thomas was trained by TCU's Institute of Child Development in the Trust-Based Relational Interventions model. As the Director of Clinical Services, Thomas provides oversight of 13-clinical therapists throughout 18-Child Advocacy Centers in West Tennessee. His primary research interests include neurological morphology following exposure to traumatic events. He is an active associate member of the American Psychological Association.

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Continuing Education Credits

This activity has also been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Social Work for 1.5 hours CEU, 1 Post Credits by the Minnesota Peace Officers, and 1.5 CME.

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