Introduction to NMT
Introduction to NMT© Principles: The Neurosequential Model of Understanding Early Trauma (Bruce Perry approach).
This is a three-session online training to provide an introduction to the principles of NMT.
This training takes place on:
Monday 15 April, Tuesday 16 April and Thursday 25 April, 09.30 – 12.30 each day.
Attendees must attend all three sessions.
The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) is a developmentally sensitive, neurobiology-informed approach to clinical problem solving. This course will provide participants with a scientifically informed approach to understanding the different impacts of early trauma.
The Neurosequential Model is a developmentally-informed, biologically-respectful approach to:
- Working with at-risk children
- Assessment and problem-solving
- Intervention planning
High levels of adversity without sufficient protective factors can impact a child’s developing brain, particularly during specific ‘windows of development’. This course will discuss how we can understand the relevance of both the timing and nature of the impact, and how this can guide us to understand which therapeutic activities will be most useful and at what point.
Who Is The Training For?
The training is designed for professionals supporting children who have experienced early adversity. This includes Clinical Psychologists, Educational Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Creative Therapists, Social Workers and related professionals.
- An introduction to the principles of NMT in clinical assessment and problem-solving.
- Use a neurobiological lens to understand the impact of trauma across sensory systems, self-regulation, relationships and cognition.
- Use understanding of developmental impacts to problem-solve short term and longer term responses.
- How to select interventions and importantly how to ‘dose’ these to increase impact.
The goal of this approach is to structure an assessment of a child, to articulate primary problems, identify key strengths and determine which interventions are most appropriate in a way that will help to best meet the needs of the child.