About this event:
“Tapping into Resiliency:
Considerations for Working with Sexual Trauma,”
Presenters: Cameron Clark & Kiersten Twitchell, Sexual Assault Center (SAC)
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Sponsor: Bridge to Recovery
Scarritt Bennett Center
2nd Floor, Bennett Hall
1008 19th Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37212
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Together we will explore in basic terms how traumatic experiences can alter brain function, resulting in experiences and behaviors that are commonly misunderstood by those working with survivors of sexual violence. These concepts will include the polyvagal theory and how it informs simple considerations for practice including titration, pendulation and often undervalued concepts pertaining to self-regulation and resourcing.
Cameron Clark, LMSW, ERYT, is the Statewide Training Project Coordinator at Nashville’s Sexual Assault Center. In this role, Cameron provides professional development and capacity-building opportunities to programs serving sexual assault survivors across the state of Tennessee, with a special interest in the neurophysiology of trauma, organizational wellness and caregiver resiliency. Cameron’s training is influenced by her previous role as clinical therapist at SAC, and ongoing therapeutic training in Somatic Experiencing, yoga and meditation. In addition, Cameron serves the community as a trauma-informed yoga instructor, teaching studio classes and privately.
Kiersten Twitchell, LCSW, is the Clinical Co-Director at the Sexual Assault Center. After receiving her Master’s from NYU, Kiersten spent 10 years in New York City providing therapy and advocacy services to survivors of various forms of interpersonal trauma, including sexual assault, domestic/relationship abuse, community violence and human trafficking. Kiersten completed the 2-year post graduate training at the Focusing Oriented Relational Psychotherapy Institute in Manhattan, and her primary emphasis is on creating safety within the therapist/client relationship. Kiersten has advanced training in EMDR, and utilizes a variety of evidence based interventions to support clients in their healing. At SAC, Kiersten provides supervision to clinicians, as well as carrying a caseload of her own clients.