Adapting Trauma Treatment
Adapting Trauma Treatment for Youth Who Have an Intellectual/ Developmental Disability
Presented by Brian Tallant
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In a 45-50 minute presentation, Brian Tallant will discuss supporting people who have an Intellectual Developmental Disability and who have experienced trauma. The presentation will also have a Q&A session.
Topics to be covered
- research on rates of abuse/neglect/trauma for the Intellectual Developmental Disability population,
- vulnerabilities, and trauma-related cultural aspects of disability
- brief overview on the goals of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Systems Therapy as evidence-based practices/treatments
Brian D. Tallant, LPC. NADD-CC is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Program Manager of Aurora Mental Health’s Intercept Center, in Aurora, Colorado. Intercept Center is a mental health outpatient and day treatment program for children who have a dual diagnosis of developmental disability and co-occurring mental health disorder.
Brian has been Manager of Intercept Center for over 23 years. He is a contributing member of the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS) Trauma & IDD Expert Panel. Brian has also served on the Board of Directors for NADD, an association for individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health needs, and Brian carries the NADD Clinical Certification credential. Brian conducts workshops nationally and internationally on adapted mental health treatment for youth who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.