Spring Conference: Lenore Terr

Children and Trauma
Friday and Saturday (April 17-18)
9:00-4:00 (8:15 Registration/Breakfast)
member price: $265
non-member price: $300
student price: $265

Cochrane Ranche House
includes Lunch. This is a scenic location, bring walking shoes and a jacket if the weather is good.

The Ranche House is about 45 minutes from downtown Calgary. From Cochrane, intersection of Hwy 1A and Hwy 22, head North on Hwy 22 to the first Right, watch for the signs. Directions and map at: http://www.cochraneranchehouse.ca

A block of rooms has been set up under Alberta Play Therapy for a discount rate of $89.99.
(This is in Cochrane, about 5 minute drive from the Ranche House.)
Best  Western Harvest Country Inn
11 West Side Drive Cochrane AB CA
Tel: 403-932-1410          toll free 1-877-932-1410
FAX: 403-932-8997 

Lenore Terr, M.D.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Author, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF

Lenore C. Terr, M.D., known for her work with post traumatic stress disorder in children, has been studying the psychology of normal and disordered children her entire medical career. Dr. Terr graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School with honors. Starting as an academic psychiatrist at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, during which time she published two pioneering studies on “battered children,” she then went on to practice psychiatry in San Francisco and to teach at UCSF. She is the winner of the Blanche Ittleson Award for her research on childhood trauma. She sees children as young as a year and adults as old as Methusalah. “Everyone is in some stage of development,” she says with a smile. “If they need medicine, I can prescribe it. I specialize, however, in psychotherapy. But whatever I do, it always comes with some playfulness and humor.”

Dr. Terr is best known for her landmark naturalistic and longitudinal study of the children involved in the 1976 school bus kidnapping in Chowchilla, California (and a comparison group of 25 children 100 miles to the south). It set the standards for what is now accepted as childhood Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In Dr. Terr’s first book, Too Scared to Cry (1992) she examined the kidnapping event that occurred in 1976, and then explained its effects in terms of the children’s emotions, thinking, behavior, and contagion. This book emphasizes how trauma not only affected the children she observed, but us all. Dr. Terr’s second book Unchained Memoires: True Stories of Traumatic Memories, Lost and Found (1994) consists of seven detailed cases designed to illustrate how childhood memories can be repressed, dissociated, otherwise forgotten, or even implanted and later retrieved. Dr. Terr has recently written Magical Moments of Change: How Psychotherapy Turns Kids Around (2008), incorporating contributions from 34 Academy members and the ongoing true story of a traumatized “wild child.” 

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