The following organizations and individuals are in the process of pursuing or have completed training certification on the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. Please note that NMT Training Certification (both organizational and individual) is a training process. It is meant to certify exposure to, and participation in, training activities. It is not certification of clinical competence or skill.
Alexander Youth Network 6220 Thermal Road Charlotte, NC 28211
Alexander Youth Network (AYN) is a private, non-profit organization that serves children 5 to 21 with serious emotional and behavioral problems. AYN believes that children are best served by combining multiple programs under one system of care. AYN offers a full continuum of care including Outpatient Therapy, Community Support, Intensive In-Home Services, Day Treatment, Foster Care, Multisystemic Therapy, a Crisis Shelter, and a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility. They serve more than 450 children daily throughout North Carolina.
Berry Street Take Two 1 Salisbury Street Richmond, 3121 Australia
Berry Street Take Two is a state-wide service, located in Victoria, Australia, that is responsible for therapeutic intervention with clients of Child Protection, aged from 0-18 years. These children usually have experienced developmental and complex trauma or/and have attachment difficulties.
Mount St. Vincent Home 4159 Lowell Blvd. Denver, CO 80211
Mount Saint Vincent Home is a treatment faclity that partners with families and children to strengthen their ability to emotionally and socially participate in their community. Services include residential treatment, day treatment, out patient and psychiatric treatment, school based program, therapeutic and traditional preschool, Aspen house group home, and Creative Arts therapy programs. They provide services to children between the ages of 3 and 13 and their families.
Sandhill Child Development Center 79 Romero Road Los Lunas, NM 87031
Sandhill Child Development Center is a residential program for children between the ages of 5 and 13 who are experiencing significant difficulties functioning in their current home environments, schools or communities due to an inability to regulate their emotional states. Their goal is to create an environment that facilitates intense, gratifying personal relationships, while at the same time confronting those behaviors that interfere with establishing close personal bonds. Through the use of well-trained staff and interventions such as neurofeedback, milieu work, EMDR, nutritional considerations and animals, they foster a safe, regulating environment where nurture is difficult to resist. As the children live in this milieu over the course of many months, their baseline of neurological functioning shifts from a state of fear and the associated distancing and controlling behaviors to a state of greater regulation and openness to relationships. By repairing a child's trust in care and adult guidance, Sandhill gives the child the tools necessary to proceed with healthy childhood development.
CTA Training Partners
Cal Farley's 600 W. 11th Amarillo, TX 79101
Cal Farley's is a large privately‐funded, nonprofit child and family service organization specializing in both residential and community‐based services at no cost to the children and families in our care. Cal Farley's Boys Ranch is a residential childcare community located in the Northwest Texas panhandle.
Charles Hall Youth Services 513 E. Bismarck Expressway Bismarck, ND 58504
Charles Hall Youth Services has responded to the needs of high risk youth in North Dakota for over 45 years. The agency maintains three group homes in Bismarck neighborhoods and annually serves close to 100 children, ages 12–18 from all backgrounds, with over 50% being Native American. Charles Hall is known for its relationship-based programming, which includes experiential education, arts mentoring, strength-based case management, and community service. These program components complement independent life and social skills education, spiritual life program activities, and individual and group counseling.
Dallas Children's Advocacy Center 5351 Samuell Blvd. Dallas, TX 75228
The mission of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC) is to improve the lives of abused children in Dallas County and to provide national leadership on child abuse issues. DCAC coordinates the investigation and prosecution of the most severe cases of child abuse in our community. Last year, DCAC served more than 2,400 children (and their non-offending family members) who were sexually abused, severely physically abused, or who had witnessed a violent crime. DCAC provides a warm, child-friendly environment to help children who are referred by law enforcement or CPS. Our average client is a 9-10 year-old girl, sexually abused by someone she knows and trusts.
DCAC offers forensic interview services and listens to the child’s story in a non-leading, developmentally-appropriate manner while law enforcement and CPS observe in separate room. This reduces trauma for the child and creates the foundation for a much stronger court case. DCAC has expert child therapists who provide individual, group and family therapy via unique avenues such as: art therapy, play therapy, animal assisted therapy and music therapy free of charge. Clients are eligible to receive therapy services as long as necessary to enhance the potential for long term stability. DCAC is also known throughout the country as a leader in educating professionals about crimes against children. Each year, DCAC hosts the world’s largest professional training conference for federal, state and local law enforcement professionals, prosecutors, therapists and others who fight crimes against children and, in our new training facility, will begin similar year-round trainings for these professionals.
Dalwood Spilstead Centre 21 Dalwood Ave. Seaforth, Sydney, NSW 2092 Australia
The Dalwood Spilstead Early Years Intervention and Support Service provides multidisciplinary health, education and support services for vulnerable families, who are in stress or experiencing difficulties in the care and parenting of their children under 9 years. An early intervention model of service delivery based on neuro-developmental research is utilized incorporating strengths-based, family centred and child focused services. The Spilstead Model attempts to provide a holistic and integrated approach to the needs of vulnerable families and children at risk with all services for both parents and children provided under the one service umbrella and from the one team. This enables maximum engagement with families and ensures optimal co-ordination and consistency of service delivery. The Dalwood Spilstead service combines parent support and home visiting with parent-child attachment interventions, while also providing home-based early childhood education, a therapeutic preschool program and intensive multi-disciplinary early intervention services for children.
Hull Services 2266 Woodpark Avenue SW Calgary, Alberta T2W 2Z8
Hull Services is a non-profit agency with expertise in issues that challenge children, families and communities. Through individualized assessment and treatment, combined with compassionate commitment, Hull carefully selects and delivers evidence based practices to ensure high quality care and beneficial outcomes. Areas of intervention include the effects of child maltreatment, abuse and neglect, issues involving mental illness, behavioural disorders, sexual victimization, addiction, developmental delay, poverty and depression. Hull’s service continuum ranges from prevention and early intervention through to residential programs, and includes mental health and addiction services, in-home support, mentors, educational programs, family therapy, foster and kinship care, residential treatment and supported independent living.
NFI Vermont 30 Airport Road South Burlington, VT 05403 Northeastern Family Institute, VT is a non‐profit children's mental health agency offering a statewide network of community based treatment and educational services to children and their families.
San Mateo BHRS 2000 Alameda las Pulgas, Suite 200 San Mateo, CA 94403
SAL Consulting PO Box 232, Beecroft NSW 2119 Australia
SAL Consulting is a clinical practice that is focused on providing customised support to people and agencies within the health and community services sector, including organisations focusing on supporting children, and youth; clients with a disability; and persons with mental health support needs; and their families.
St. Aemilian-Lakeside, Inc 8901 West Capitol Drive Milwaukee, WI 53222-1706
St. Aemilian-Lakeside is a non-profit, non-sectarian child-welfare organization providing foster care, education and mental health services for all of Southeast Wisconsin and beyond. Now celebrating 160 years of service in the community, the organization acknowledges that neurological functioning and past trauma affect behavior and employs the most cutting-edge brain research to create interventions that empower children, families and adults and help them lead productive lives.
St. Peter - St. Joseph Children's Home 919 Mission Road San Antonio, TX 78210
St. Peter - St. Joseph Children's Home, affectionately referred to as St. PJ's, has been helping children and their families for more than a century. Originally founded as an ophanage by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in 1874, today St. PJ's is an independently governed non-profit. Trauma informed care is provided to children from birth to age 17, who have suffered from abuse and/or neglect. St. PJ's is licensed to provide emergency shelter, up t 90 days, for 59 children and to provide long-term residential care for a maximum of 84 children. Transitional living "apartments" are available for youth ages 15 - 17 who are preparing for adult living upon "aging out" of the child welfare system. Each year, St. PJ's cares for hundreds of children with a priority of caring for sibling groups. St. PJ's is licensed as a child placing agency for foster family care and adoption. St. PJ's couseling program provides trauma assessment, counseling and other supports for residents, individuals and families in crisis. Victim services include assistance with basic needs and case coordination.
TeamBuilders Counseling Services 2504 Camino Estrada Santa Fe, NM 87507
The Village Network 17606 Coshocton Mount Vernon, OH 43055
Since 1946, The Village Network has specialized in the treatment and care of abused, neglected and troubled youth. Integrated programs include residential treatment, day treatment, treatment foster care and alternative school programs at multiple locations throughout Ohio. This extensive continuum of care allows youth at The Village Network to move within programs and network locations to meet changing treatment needs. There are multiple locations across the stateincluding Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Columbus, Delaware, Knox County/Mt. Vernon, Lorain, Newark, Sandusky, Uhrichsville and Wooster.
Youthville 4505 E 47th St. S Wichita, KS 67210
Youthville is a statewide behavioral healthcare organization operating a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility. Clients, both male and female, between the ages of 7-18 years are treated on the campus. There mission is Giving Children Back Their Childhood.
States Participating in NMT Training
New Mexico: Children, Youth and Families Department
Oregon: Addictions and Mental Health Division
Individual NMT Training Certification Program Participants
Ericka Anderson, M.A., LPC Counselor/ChildCare Consultant, Private Practice Glenwood Springs, CO Status: Successfully completed Phase I CTA Training Certification Areas of Expertise - Early Childhood; Trauma Phone: 970 974-0055 Email:
Maribela Arruda, M.Ed., CCC, RPT Mental Health Therapist, Fort Vermilion School Division, No. 52 Fort Vermilion, Alberta Status: Currently participating in Phase I CTA Training Certification Areas of Expertise: General Mental Health, Trauma, Refugee Children, Youth & Families, Play & Art Therapy Phone: 204 291-1231 Email:
Cheri Barger, LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Mountain Soul Resources, Inc. Glenwood Springs, CO Status: Successfully completed Phase I CTA Training Certification and is currently participating in Phase II Training Certification. Areas of Expertise - 0 to 3 Early Intervention; Adolescent-Life Skills; SAFE Home Study; Child/Family Investigator Phone: 970 319-4013 Email:
Jody Bekhuys, M.Ed., R.C.C. Registered Clinical Counsellor, Private Practice, Stepping Stones Counselling Group Kelowna, B.C., Canada Status: Currently participating in Phase I CTA Individual Training Certification Areas of Expertise - Trauma; Attachment; Play and Family Therapy; Foster and adopted children Phone & Fax: 250 763-7414 Email:
David Belford, LISW Private Practice Albuquerque, NM Status: Successfully completed Phase I CTA Training Certification and is currently participating in Phase II Training Certification Areas of Expertise - Early Childhood; Trauma & Loss; Child Development; Play Therapy Email:
Elizabeth "Libby" Bergman, LICSW Executive Director, Family Enhancement Center Minneapolis, MN Status: Successfully completed Phase I CTA Training Certification and is currently participating in Phase II Training Certification Area of Expertise - Child Sexual Abuse Email:
Scott Chausse, M.A., LPC-I Behavior Specialist/Consultant, Foster and Adoptive Families Grand Junction, CO Status: Currently participating in Phase I CTA Training Certification Areas of Expertise - Child development, Trauma, Behavior, Parenting Phone: 970 216-6224 Email:
Kay Dechairo, M.A., LPC Therapist, Center for Child and Family Therapy Fort Collins, CO Status: Successfully completed Phase I NMT Training Certification and Phase II/TTT Training Areas of Expertise - Trauma, Attachment, Parenting, General Mental Health Phone & Fax: 970 266-8644 Email:
Mandy Dexter, BPsych(Hons); AMAPS Psychologist; Private Practice Queensland, Australia Status: Successfully completed Phase I CTA Training Certification and is currently participating in Phase II Training Certification Areas of Expertise - General mental Health; childhood and adult trauma Email:
Eliana Gil, Ph.D. Clinical Director, Gil Center for Healing and Play Fairfax, VA Status: Successfully completed Phase I CTA Training Certification. Area of Expertise - Childhood trauma using an integrated approach Email:
Cherie Greville, B.A, Post Grad Dip (Psych), AMAPS Psychologist, Take Two Berry Street; Clinical Coordinator Counsellor for Sexual Abuse Prevention Program Victoria Australia Areas of Expertise - Forensics Children’s Court, Child & Adolescent assessment, Child Abuse and Residential Care Research, Attachment & Developmental Trauma, Program Design and Evaluation, Training. Phone: 0435895131 or +61 (03) 5822 8100. Fax: +61 (03) 5822 8199. Email:
Therese “Teri” Mosier Groves, LCSW-BACS, ACSW, BCD Functional Therapy Services, LLC, Private Practice Mandeville, LA Status: Successfully completed Phase I CTA Training Certification and is currently participating in Phase II Training Certification Areas of Expertise - Clinical Social Work involving Neurobehavioral Health for Children, Adolescents, Adults, Parents and Families Phone: 985 674-4020 Email:
Shannon Harston, MFT Mental Health Clinician, Plumas County Mental Health Portola, CA Status: Successfully completed Phase I CTA Training Certification Areas of Expertise - Child and Family Therapy; Foster and adopted children with trauma/neglect history Email:
Diane Kukulis, ACSW, LMSW Private Practice Saginaw, MI Status: Currently participating in Phase I NMTCTA Training in Individual Certification Areas of Expertise - Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, Trauma, Attachment, Relationship-Based and Play Therapy Phone: 989 790-2005 Fax: 989 790-2002 Email:
Deanne Leung M.Ed., R.C.C. Coordinator/Therapist, Stepping Stones Counselling Group Kelowna, British Columbia Status: Currently participating in Phase I NMT Training Certification Areas of Expertise - Trauma, Attachment, Dissociation Phone & Fax: 250 763-7414 Email:
Jeannie Lockinger, M.A., LPC Supervisor/Counselor, People Places, Inc. Therapeutic Foster Care Staunton, VA Status: Currently participating in Phase I NMT Training Certification Areas of Expertise: Children, Family, Attachment Issues, Play Therapy, Sand Tray Phone: 540 885-8841 540-437-1857 Email:
Lois Neace, LSCSW, RPT-S Prairie View, Inc. Wichita, KS Status: Phase II NMT Training Certification Completed Areas of Expertise - Child, Adolescent and Family, General Mental Health, Trauma Phone: 316 634-4703 Email:
Renee Potgieter-Marks, Ph.D. Consultant Therapist England Status: Currently participating in Phase I NMT Training Certification Areas of Expertise - Child Assessment, Developmental Trauma, Adoption, Children in Care, Expert Witness Phone: (+44) 1484 862211 Email:
Silvina Rearte, M.A., LMFT, LPC I Clinician, St. Michael's Home for Children/Catholic Charities Houston, TX Status: Successfully completed Phase I NMT Training Certification and is currently participating in Phase II Training Certification Area of Expertise - Refugee Children Email:
Pam Segel, Ed.S, IMH-IV-Clinical Independent Contractor Albuquerque, NM Status: Currently participating in Phase I NMT Training Certification Areas of Expertise: Early Childhood Development, Autism Phone: 505 898-3029 Email:
Kimberly Schellenberg, BEd; M.C.; R. Psych Psychologist; Fort Vermilion School Division #52 La Crete, Alberta Status: Currently participating in Phase I NMT Training Certification Areas of Expertise - General mental health; Childhood trauma; School psychology Phone: 780 928-2732 Email:
Lisa Schwab, CTC, NCC, LCPC Clinician/Owner, Possibilities Healing Arts Center, LLC Status: Currently participating in Phase I NMT Training Certification Peoria Heights, IL Email:
Karina Schreurs, BOT, NZROT Director, Tent Peg Missions Christchurch, New Zealand Status: Successfully completed Phase I NMT Training Certification Areas of Expertise - Sensory Processing, Disability & Trauma, Child Soldiers Email:
Kelly Slaven-Terstriep, LCSW Supervisor Director of Clinical and Professional Services, Genesis Women's Shelter Dallas, TX Status: Successfully completed Phase I NMT Training Certification Areas of Expertise - Women and Children; Domestic Violence Email:
Shirley J. Smith, M.S., LCMFT, RPT Clinical Supervisor, Kansas Children's Service League Wichita, KS Status: Currently participating in Phase I NMT Training Certification Areas of Expertise: Child and Family Therapy, Play Therapy Phone: 316 942-4261 or Toll Free 877 530-5275 Fax: 316 943-9995 Email:
Eileen Swoboda, LISW Clinician, Wadle & Associates Des Moines, IA Status: Successfully completed Phase I NMT Training Certification and is currently participating in Phase II Training Certification Areas of Expertise - Play & Family Therapy, Children with history of foster care and adoption Email:
Kim Viljoen, M.Ed., MA Registered Clinical Counselor; Diplomat of the American Board of School Psychology North Vancouver, British Columbia Status: Currently participating in Phase I NMT Training Certification Areas of Expertise: Play and Art Therapy, trauma, school counseling, school neuropsychological assessment, School psychology Phone: 604 512-5725 Email:
Kelly Winters, MA, LPC
Therapist, Center for Child and Family Therapy
Fort Collins, CO
Status: Successfully completed Phase I NMT Training Certification and Phase II/TTT Training
Stacy York, LCSW Private Practice, Head Quarters for Heart Change Billings, MT Status: Successfully completed Phase I NMT Training Certification and is currently participating in Phase II Training Certification Areas of Expertise - Trauma in children and families, mental illness in children, foster/adoptive families, infant brain development Email:
Zohreh Zarnegar, Ph.D., MS, MA Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Child and Family Services Program San Juan Capistrano, CA Status: Currently participating in Phase I NMT Training Certification Areas of Expertise - Birth to Five Mental Health, FASD Treatment Intervention Phone: 714 747-5021 Email: