2019 Conferences

Bruce D. Perry, MD, Ph.D.

Dr. Perry is the Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy, a not-for-profit organization based in Houston, TX 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. His most recent multimedia book, BRIEF: Reflections on Childhood, Trauma and Society was released in 2013. 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.


“Developmental Trauma: Clinical Application of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics’
Wednesday May 8th, 2019
Champlain Valley Exposition, Vermont
Cost: $149 per person
8:00am –  9:00am – Registration
9:00am – 12:00pm – Presentation
12:00pm – 1:00pm – lunch (provided)
1:00 – 4:00pm – Presentation

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5.5 CEU credits offered for Social Workers, Psychologists, Mental Health Counselors, and MFTs.


Marti Smith, OTR/L

Marti Smith, OTR/L is a fellow with ChildTrauma Academy, TBRI Practitioner, President and CEO of Creative Therapies, co-founder of Simple Sparrow care farm in central Texas, and an occupational therapist specializing in trauma and sensory regulation. Her passion is to empower caregivers to better understand and help children from hard places. She holds additional certification in Reflex Integration, Therapeutic Listening, The Wilbarger Therapressure Protocol, Interactive Metronome, Autism, Massage Therapy, Athletic Training, and others. Upon graduation from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1996, Marti began her career in the school setting while working home health and geriatric rehab on the side. In 2008, she opened her own clinic to specialize in trauma focused care based on her work with the NMT and TBRI. She is internationally recognized for her ability to train other professionals on how to interpret sensory signals through a trauma lens and which treatment activities have the highest likelihood of success. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her family, photography, long walks, and a good Netflix binge.
“Transforming Trauma: How the science of Occupational Therapy informs strategies for professionals and parents.”
Thursday May 9th, 2019
Main Street Landing, Burlington, VT
Cost: $129
8:00am –  8:30am – Registration
8:30am – 12:00pm – Presentation
12:00pm – 12:30pm – lunch
12:30 – 3:00pm – Presentation

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5.5 CEU credits offered for Social Workers, Psychologists, Mental Health Counselors, and MFTs.

Contact hours for OT’s are available. Contacts Hours are recognized by the VT State Office of Professional Regulation as well as NBCOT.

*There will be limited seating for this conference.

Please register early if you would like to attend*

Phone: (802) 951-0450
Fax: (802) 652-2008
3000 Williston Rd.  Suite #2
South Burlington, Vermont 05403