In the Community - Lectures and Seminars
Continuing education/community education individual courses for mental health professionals and for educators and professionals working with children and adolescents and for the community at large are presented by the Institute during our academic year. Spring of 2014 promises to be an exciting one, with presentations on Unspoken Traumas; When Adolescents Present with Eating Disorders: Clinical Lacan; Creativity and Sculpture; The Schizoid Life, Songs and Suicide of Kurt Cobain; Projections Spring Film Series; and more.
Read on, and click on the categories at right for further details.
A Child's Brain:
How Experience Defines Neurodevelopment and the Implications for Treatment and Understanding
Bruce Perry, MD, PhD
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Ethical Society of St. Louis Auditorium
Tickets: $20 per person (non-refundable)
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The development of a young child is profoundly influenced by experience. Experiences shape the organization of the brain which, in turn, influences the emotional, social, cognitive and physiological activities. Insights into this process come from understanding brain development.
This lecture will provide an overview of key principles of neurodevelopment crucial for understanding the role of experience in defining functional and physical organization of the brain.
Additionally, Dr. Perry will provide an overview of the key functions of the brain, outline the hierarchy of brain development, and provide neurodevelopmental links to key functions of the brain and key times of development.
Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD is the Senior Fellow of the ChildTrauma Academy, a not-for-profit organization based in Houston, and adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago. Dr. Perry is the author, with Maia Szalavitz, of The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog and Born For Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered. Over the last 30 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.
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