Thank you to all of the NC PIC members and friends of the NC PIC that were able to join us for our September 19, 2011 NC PIC Meeting that featured 4 exceptional speakers. Copies of the meeting agenda and the speaker presentations are available below. Minutes for the afternoon meetings will be posted soon.
Dr. Terri Shelton, a PIC member herself, reviewed the criteria associated with practices identified as evidence based and she reviewed the resources available to NC providers seeking to learn and offer evidence based techniques to the children they work with.
Charla Suggs presented on the innovative criminal justice model, Thinking for Change. This is a Cognitive Behavioral Intervention that guides participants toward the change process using cognitive restructuring and reframing.
Dr. Claire Collie presented on Evidence Based Practices that are recognized by the VA. EBPs of note included Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Depression.
Dr. Nancy Razza presented on the specific needs and problems that people with mental health problems and intellectual disabilities face. Included is an excellent field study that examined the trials and tribulations of more than 4,000 persons born between 1959 and 1965 at intervals of 1,3,4,7,8, and 30 years.
During the afternoon session of the DD NC PIC meeting, Dr. Nancy Razza examined the relationship between Trauma and Limbic Regulation as this relates to psychotherapy and the treatment of abused populations.