May 31st, 2018 – Rutgers Health University Behavioral Health Care is proud to invite you to the first Annual DIS[RU]PT Trauma Conference. The goal of this course is to explore current research related to trauma including trauma identification, assessment, and treatment. Specifically, we are interested in learning how to disrupt the challenges that trauma creates for people and inspire resilience.


Use Promo Code DISRUPT to get 20% off Registration before April 15th



University Behavioral Health Care
Behavioral Research & Training Institute
in collaboration with UBHC Children’s Services


DIS{RU}PT Trauma Conference

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

9:00am – 3:45pm
Radisson Hotel, 21 Kingsbridge Rd., Piscataway, NJ 08854

$115 – General Admission
$95 – Rutgers Discount
$95 – Student Discount

Use Promo Code DISRUPT to get 20% off Registration before April 15th

Donna Jackson Nakazawa photoKeynote Speaker: Donna Jackson Nakazawa is an award-winning science journalist interested in exploring the intersection between neuroscience, immunology, and the deepest inner workings of the human heart. Her most recent book, Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal, examines the lifelong consequences-both emotional and physical-of adverse childhood experiences and offers readers suffering from chronic conditions a window to healing. Donna’s other works include The Autoimmune Epidemic (Touchstone, Simon & Schuster, 2008, 2009), which investigates the causes of a growing environmental health crisis, and The Last Best Cure (Hudson Street Press / Penguin, 2013), which chronicles a year-long journey to test a variety of mind-body therapies in order to unlock the restorative powers of the brain. She is also the author of Does Anybody Else Look Like Me?: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Multicultural Children (Perseus, 2003).

**All participants will receive a free copy of Donna Jackson Nakazawa’s book Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal**

George Scott photoFeatured Speaker: George Scott, EdS, LMFT is a Family Therapist at the Center for Counseling Services in Mercer County, NJ. He is the former Director of Student Services in South Brunswick Schools, former County Coordinator of the Traumatic Loss Coalition (TLC) in Middlesex and Monmouth Counties, and former adjunct instructor in the Counselor Education Department, Graduate School of Education, at the College of New Jersey. George currently continues his work with the TLC as a Statewide Resource Coordinator through Rutgers UBHC, supporting the work of County Coalitions throughout NJ.


Isaiah B PickensFeatured Speaker: Isaiah B. Pickens, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in consulting, counseling, and educational services for families, teens, and young adults. Dr. Pickens is currently Assistant Director of the Service Systems Program at the UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS), the coordinating site of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). He presents to national audiences on child trauma, creating trauma-informed service systems and programs, trauma-informed organizational assessment, and cross-system collaboration. His publications address trauma-informed approaches to juvenile justice and school settings.