Kristie Brandt, CNM, MSN, DNP

Dr. Brandt is Director of the Parent-Infant & Child Institute in Napa, CA and Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics VF at U.C. Davis Medical School.  She teaches and consults around the world. She coordinates the Napa Valley Touchpoints site where her team has trained over 700 providers since 1996. She has assisted in the development…

Mark Katz, PhD

Mark Katz, Ph.D. is a clinical and consulting psychologist and author of Children Who Fail at School But Succeed at Life, and On Playing a Poor Hand Well, both published by W.W. Norton and Company. For over 30 years, Mark has served as the Director of Learning Development Services, an educational, psychological and neuropsychological center…

Renee Sievert, RN, MFT, Master Coach, Equus Master Facilitator and Panel

With over 30 years in the healthcare field, Renee specializes in consulting, teaching, and coaching in the areas of leadership and team development. She travels nationwide to design and facilitate Equus team-building workshops where participants are introduced to a unique way of assessing self-awareness, leadership presence, communication skills, and team dynamics as they interact with…

2017 Thursday Keynote:  Being Therapeutic

Kristie Brandt, CNM, MSN, DNP

Dr. Brandt is Director of the Parent-Infant & Child Institute in Napa, CA and Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics VF at U.C. Davis Medical School.  She teaches and consults around the world. She coordinates the Napa Valley Touchpoints site where her team has trained over 700 providers since 1996. She has assisted in the development of Touchpoint materials, participated on national and international Touchpoints training teams, and serves on the Brazelton Touchpoints Project’s Board of Directors. She co-developed the University of Massachusetts Boston Infant-Parent Mental Health Post-Graduate Certificate Program and has directed the Napa, CA program since 2002. Dr. Brandt is a Child Trauma Academy Fellow with Dr. Bruce Perry and provides consultation and training on child maltreatment worldwide. She is also a NCAST instructor and works in private practice.

Dr. Brandt has written and co-authored numerous articles and books including:

  • Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health: Core Concepts and Clinical Practice by Kristie Brandt CNM, DNP and Bruce D. Perry MD, PhD
  • The Touchpoints Reference Guide for Home Visiting by Brazelton Touchpoints Center
  • The Newborn as a Person: Enabling Healthy Infant Development Worldwide in Maternal-Child & Family Nursing and Preventive Intervention edited by JK Nugent, B Petrauskas & TB Brazelton
  • Facilitating the Reflective Process: An Introductory Workbook for the Infant-Parent & Early Childhood Field

2017 Friday Keynote 9 AM

*Panel of Youth – Now Adults

*Panel of Heroes that Influenced These Youth

 

2017 Friday Keynote 10:30 AM:  How the Healing Works

Mark Katz, PhD

Mark Katz, PhD is a clinical and consulting psychologist in San Diego, California. For over 30 years, he has served as the Director of Learning Development Services, an educational, psychological and neuro-psychological center in San Diego, California and home to the Resilience Through the Lifespan Project, a project dedicated to understanding the different ways in which people have been able to carve out meaningful and productive lives for themselves, despite having endured a range of adverse childhood experiences.   Dr. Katz is the author of On Playing a Poor Hand Well, a book which explores the lessons learned from those who’ve overcome adverse childhood experiences and discusses ways of incorporating these lessons into our existing system of care.

2017 Saturday Keynote and Demonstration:  Healing with Horses

Renee Sievert, RN, MFT, Master Coach, Equus Master Facilitator and Panel

With over 30 years in the healthcare field, Renee specializes in consulting, teaching, and coaching in the areas of leadership and team development. She travels nationwide to design and facilitate Equus team-building workshops where participants are introduced to a unique way of assessing self-awareness, leadership presence, communication skills, and team dynamics as they interact with horses.  Renee also provides equine-assisted learning activities for individuals, couples, and families in the San Diego area.  Renee holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling and is a Registered Nurse, with advanced certification in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing and HIV/AIDS.  She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) in California and provides clinical education on a variety of topics including Motivational Interviewing, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Co-Occurring Disorders, Crisis Intervention and Ethics. Renee is a Certified Daring Way™ and Rising Strong Facilitator, a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), and the International Coach Federation (ICF)

2017 Conference Speakers

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