Drs. John Paul Abner and Emma Girard and Naomi Perry, MSW
This one-day conference satisfies the Washington State Quality Assurance (QA) yearly requirement to attend a local and/or national conference. The goals are to keep all PCIT Providers up to date with the most recent research findings in the application of PCIT in Washington State.
Your Presenters are:
John-Paul Abner, Ph.D. graduated from the University of Florida with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology (Child and Adolescent emphasis) in 1996. A Professor in Psychology at Milligan College, he is one of 21 people in the world who has been designated as a Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Master Trainer by PCIT International. He is the Director of PCIT Training for the North-East Tennessee Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody where he helps to coordinate a statewide PCIT dissemination effort. Dr. Abner has conducted some of the initial research applying PCIT to children on the autism spectrum. A frequent speaker at PCIT conferences, he is passionate about PCIT and CARE (Child Adult Relationship Enhancement). He favors qa highly interactive style of presentation and his presentations often feature storytelling, games, unintentional physical humor, pirate yarrghs, and prizes of minimal value.
EmmaGirard, Psy.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice, is a Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry with the University of California Riverside, School of Medicine and senior clinical psychologist with Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health: Preschool 0-5 Programs. Dr. Girard’s passion for early intervention and prevention is noted by her work in the field of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy as both a Master Trainer with PCIT International and a training partner with the University of California Davis PCIT Training Center. She and her team in Riverside received the “Bright Idea Award” from the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy in 2015 for their Prevention and Early Intervention Mobile Services (PEIMS) Program. Dr. Girard is an International and avid presenter in PCIT disseminating information to locations including Australia, Japan, Portugal, Italy, Germany, and throughout the United States. Her passion to bring clinical experience from community-based organizations to inform research has produced significant collaborations with the Clinical Child program in West Virginia University and the University of California Davis PCIT Training Center. She and her colleagues have authored Parent-Child Interaction Therapy with Toddlers, Improving Attachment and Emotion Regulation to reach some of the youngest members in our community. When not at the office, Dr. Girard loves to travel, dance and enjoy outdoor campfires.
Naomi Perry, MSW, LLC is in private practice and contracts with the Children’s’ Administration to support fidelity and agency trainings. She is a former Harborview Medical Center employee who retired in January 2019 after 32 years of service but still avidly trains and consults with PCIT community Providers and is a Therapist working with families in the community. To schedule agency consultation and a training, please contact Naomi Perry at: Naomip075@gmail.com. Additional information will be provided at the meeting by your contractor and regional managers!
Located at the: Executive Inn by the Space Needle
200 Taylor Avenue
Seattle, WA. 98109
Parking 1st come during the day. Overnighters will pay a fee. Mention the PCIT Conference.
**Facilitated by Parent and Child Interaction (PCI) and made possible by the Washington State Children’s Administration (CA)**
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