Meet Your 2015 Keynote Speakers

Friday Keynote: Trauma and Compassion in Your Autonomic Nervous System:  How Polyvagal Theory Can Help Us Understand and Heal Ourselves and Each Other with Juliane Taylor Shore, LPC-S, LMFT-S, SEP

Juliana offers additional training for LPC’s, LMFT and LCSW’s.  Her “Brains in Session” seminar is 12 hours on incorporating our current understanding of brain function into clinical work.
More information:  Shore_Brains in Session

Saturday Keynote:  Redefining Attachment and Trauma in Adoption: Finding the WE again with Melanie Chung Sherman, LCSW

Melanie offers this recommended reading list on her website.

Ms. Chung-Sherman has worked professionally in the field of child welfare since 1999. She provides adoption-sensitive counseling to individuals, couples and families. She has extensive experience working with individuals, couples and families who have either adopted internationally, privately, through kinship/step-parent adoptions and the CPS system, who was adopted or who has placed his or her child for adoption. She brings sensitive insight, understanding and empathy as she works with those touched by adoption. She believes there are unique characteristics inherent in the adoption journey and when those are addressed in a healthy, safe and non-judgmental environment it can create deeper connections within an individual, family and community. She firmly believes that it is never too late to bring hope and healing into any life situation.

She welcomes anyone touched by adoption who desires support, assistance and counsel to contact her regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, disability, religious affiliation, socioeconomic status or method of adoptive placement.