Target group:The conference will be useful for all professionals working with children, youth or adults that have been exposed for trauma.  



9:00            Welcome

9:15-14:00  Key Note. (Incl lunch)Mark Amendola and Robert Oliver: Aggression Replacement Training and Childhood Trauma.  The workshop will outline the benefits of utilizing Aggression                Replacement Training and Trauma Focused CBT

14:15          Parallel One:  Psychologist Specialist Klara Øverland.  What is the impact of being exposed for traumas and in which way can Social Perception Training contribute to this.

MarkAMark Amendola is the Executive Director of Perseus House, Inc., an organization that serves youth and families through evidence based programming designed to promote pro-social behavior and healthy lifestyles. He has been with Perseus House since 1994 and has engaged in efforts to help Erie area families to discover new ways to meet the critical needs that challenge them in an ever-changing environment. Staff provide programming to residents in their eight facilities and community based programs that includes Aggression Replacement Training®, Life Space Crisis Intervention and the Sanctuary® Model. As a certified Trauma Informed Care site Perseus House provides Trauma Focused-CBT to its clients. Mark is a Master Trainer for Aggression Replacement Training® and an adjunctprofessor of Criminal Justice at Mercyhurst University.


Robert Oliver served as the Chief Educational Officer of the Perseus House Charter School of Excellence. The school provides educational services to over 650 middle and high school students across the Erie area with three separate locations. Prior to the Charter School of Excellence, he was the Assistant Superintendent of the School District of the City of Erie, Director of Student Assistance Programs and the Dean of Northwest Penna. Collegiate Academy. Bob has provided foster care for adolescents who were either adjudicated delinquent or dependent with a wide range of problems and parented 38 adolescents. He is a Master Trainer for Aggression Replacement Training®. Bob has served as an adjunct professor of Educational at Gannon and Edinboro Universities.


 Disputas bilde klara kopiKlara Øverland is Associate Professor and a Specialist in clinical child and youth psychology at the Norwegian Centre for Learning Environment and Behavioural Research in Education at the University of Stavanger.  She is also have a part time employment at Mental Health Care for children, adolescent and addiction at Stavanger University Hospital.  She has previous worked with youth in acute care within Bufetat and with youth in long-term institutions.  Common for the majority of children she has been working with is that they have been exposed for traumas and difficult life situations, and are struggling with self-regulation.  Today she is supervising parents and staff members in kinder gardens and schools to prevent and care for children who have experienced traumas.  Currently she has a project together with Knut Gundersen were they use Social Perception Training as a tool in schools for dealing with trauma reactions, such as aggression.



Venue: Scandic Oslo Airport, Ravineveien 15  Gardermoen


Price per. person:

1 day’s conference including lunch:

NOK:  2200 for registering before the 25th of June 2018

NOK:  2500 for registering after the 25th of June 2018

PREPSEC members regardless of registering date:  NOK:  2200

Payment:  Prepsec Norway will send an Invoice for payment of the conference.The registration isbinding, but in case illness etc., another can take the place.      


Deadline for registration is august 29 2018

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If you arrive the evening before, you may participate in a conference dinner.  You can register for this when you order hotel.

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