Following more than two years of intensive certification and thousands of personnel hours dedicated to master the core concepts and implement the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) in our clinical setting, Hull Services was invited to become a Flagship Site for the ChildTrauma Academy (CTA) in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics.
Based in Houston, Texas, CTA has created a network of eight partner organizations across the world certified in the use of the NMT as recognition of an ongoing relationship with the CTA and the continuing demonstration of the intention to engage in extensive internal and external NMT related training, supervision, consultation and community engagement activities.
Commenting on Hull Services, Dr. Bruce D. Perry, Senior Fellow and founder of CTA said, “They’ve done some incredibly innovative things and we’re learning from them, I suspect, as much as they are learning from us, so it’s been a really interesting and productive partnership and so much so that we have named Hull a flagship program for NMT and they’re one of the primary program development and clinical partners with the CTA in this process. There probably are a handful of places in the world that have the combination of staff who understand kids like [Hull does] and school that understand kids like [Hull does].”
NMT is a developmentally-informed, biologically-respectful approach to working with at-risk children. The Neurosequential Model is not a specific therapeutic technique or intervention; it is a way to organize a child’s history and current functioning. The goal of this approach is to structure assessment of a child, the articulation of the primary problems, identification of key strengths and the application of interventions (educational, enrichment and therapeutic) in a way that will help family, educators, therapists and related professionals best meet the needs of the child.
“Hull Services has 11 certified NMT clinicians who are able to provide NMT metric and consultation in our community,” said George Ghitan, Executive Director, Hull Services.”
Commenting on the relationship between CTA and Hull Services, Mr. Ghitan said, “Hull Services is currently expanding this capacity due to the level of demand. We’re gratified to be implementing this leading edge approach to working with at-risk children in all of our programs in Calgary.”