Respecting Complexity: A Multidisciplinary, Trauma-Centered Approach to Assessment, Treatment, & Care, Using Interpersonal Neurobiology to Help a Child & His Family Navigate the Impact of Trauma: Jul 15, 2020 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

The Center for Connection’s integrative, collaborative network of professionals represents a unique model in direct response to the needs expressed by individuals and families. This approach alleviates the tension of running around to far too many different locations, professionals, and specialists. By collecting the best of the best in various fields and offering them all in one location, the Center greatly improves the overall quality of care each person receives, while significantly reducing the stress and anxiety on the individual and family.
In this presentation, Center for Connection clinicians who specialize in occupational, play, educational, and marriage and family therapy, will demonstrate how a collaborative approach supports the social and emotional development of a child and his family through the IPNB framework. They will review the case history and share steps used to guide the family through challenges present in everyday life. As the family and child wade through the multiple layers of attachment, educational, and acute traumas, the team helps them to understand how these experiences have impacted the child’s learning, regulation, relationships, and overall development. Together, the team actively learns and engages with the complexity of this case, with the focus centered on regulation, connection, healing, and hope.

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Jul 15, 2020 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Respecting Complexity: A Multidisciplinary, Trauma-Centered Approach to Assessment, Treatment, and Care, Using Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) to Help a Child and His Family Navigate the Impact of Trauma.

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Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, is the co-author (with Dr. Dan Siegel) of two New York Times Best Sellers—The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline—each of which has been translated into dozens of languages, as well as The Yes Brain and The Power of Showing Up and the forthcoming Bottom Line for Baby. She is the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Connection, a multidisciplinary clinical practice in Southern California. Dr. Bryson keynotes conferences and conducts workshops for parents, educators, and clinicians all over the world, and she frequently consults with schools, businesses, and other organizations.  An LCSW, Tina is a graduate of Baylor University with a Ph.D. from USC. The most important part of her bio, she says, is that she’s a mom to her three boys. You can learn more about Dr. Bryson at

Debra Hori is an educational therapist and specializes in working one-to-one with children who have unique learning styles. She seeks to create a safe environment for atypical learners to succeed and teaches them strategies to become stronger learners. Debra specializes in teaching reading and writing to elementary school children who are learning disabled, on the autism spectrum, have attention deficit disorders, dyslexia, and who are “twice exceptional” (gifted with learning differences). In practice, her focus is to develop an individualized intervention plan that is tailored for each students’ needs so that success and skills are built over time.

Joy Malik-Hasbrook, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and Director of Assessments at The Center for Connection. She has been dedicated to supporting families for over fifteen years and is committed to providing the highest quality comprehensive psychological assessment, psychotherapy services for children, adolescents and families, and parenting consultations. At the core of Joy’s therapeutic services are the values of connection, compassion, and integration of current research to strengthen children and families’ well-being and resiliency. The families that she works with appreciate her warm style and nonjudgmental presence.
Olivia Martinez-Hauge is an associate marriage and family therapist specializing in the treatment of families, couples, and caregivers for children or adults with special needs. She is also a licensed occupational therapist and has over two decades of experience helping children and their families. She is a mother of three children, two with special needs, and as both a parent and a clinician Olivia brings a unique and personal perspective to her practice. She also provides psychotherapy to individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, aging issues, and stalling in life, as well as couples and families navigating the twists and turns of relationships.

Volney Tavarez is an associate marriage and family therapist who works with children, adolescents, individuals, and families to regain and deepen their connection to themselves and others. She enjoys working with children on the Autism spectrum and their families to develop meaningful, attuned, and warm relationships. Volney has received extensive training in the DIR/Floortime model, which she utilizes to help restore hope and confidence while honoring neuro differences, and cognitive and sensory challenges. She accesses and nurtures natural strengths and interests to support children’s social and emotional development through their first language: play.

Justin Waring Crane is a pediatric occupational therapist and passionate about supporting children and families in becoming more connected with each other, the world, and their bodily senses.  Her work with children has shone a light on the ways brains develop and are affected by the world. Justin’s approach blends sensory integration theory, empathy, active listening, cultural humility, and therapeutic use of self. She enjoys “chasing the why” with parents and educators in order to peel back the layers of meaning behind children’s challenges.