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Child Advocacy MCLE - Understanding the Neurobiological Impact of Trauma
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When: Friday, July 19, 2019
Noon - 1:00 PM
Where: Attorney Resource Center
505 N. County Farm Road
Third Floor
Wheaton, Illinois  60187
United States
Contact: Robert Rupp

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Program Overview

This presentation will provide information about the ways in which environmental and relational trauma impacts the brain and consequential behavior. This not only impacts individual behavior, but the ways in which individual relate to others around them, significantly impacting relationships, functioning at school, work, and all facets of life. Learn how greater awareness of this neurobiological impact and a shift in the lens used to view clients can make important changes. 

-  Understand general brain development

Understand neurobiological consequences of environmental and relational trauma

Gain insight into children’s and families’ behavioral presentation through a trauma lens/lens of neurobiological impact.

Speaker Biography

Dr. Samantha Orbach is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Training Director at Children's Research Triangle (CRT), a non-profit agency specializing in the treatment of complex trauma and pre-natal substance exposure. Dr. Orbach graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and obtained a Master’s and Clinical Doctoral Degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Prior to her work at CRT, Dr. Orbach worked in various organizations across Chicago, including, Jewish Child and Family Services, Advocate Illinois Masonic School Based Health Center, Mt. Sinai Hospital, and Lawrence Hall Youth Services. Dr. Orbach oversees all aspects of training at CRT, including training in the community, internal training of staff, and overseeing an intern training program for master’s and doctoral level students. Within her role, Dr. Orbach also works closely with schools, social service agencies and a wide body of professionals to help promote an understanding of how interpersonal and environmental trauma impacts youth in the learning environments and interpersonal relationships. Outside of CRT, Dr. Orbach maintains a private practice in the north suburbs of Chicago, serving children, adolescents, and families.


This program is open to all attorneys. 

One MCLE Credit will be awarded to all DCBA Members in attendance. 

Lunch will be provided to all registered in advance.

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