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Terri Pease

Terri Pease is responsible for development and implementation of SPIN®USA programs. Prior to SPIN, Dr. Pease held clinical and administrative positions in several social service agencies focusing on trauma and disability services. She is a former tenured professor of psychology and counseling at Governors State University in Illinois, and was recently appointed to the National Academy for Equal Justice for People with developmental disabilities at Temple University. Dr. Pease has a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University and post-graduate study in clinical neuropsychology.


Addressing Trauma Through Strengthening Families: Video Interaction Guidance from the UK and USA to Mexico

Presenters: Hilary Kennedy, Jane Nestel-Patt, and Dr. Terri Pease


Parents whose emotional lives are dysregulated due to past and current trauma often struggle to create safe, attuned and responsive environments for their children, affecting children's own emotional regulation, learning and well-being. VIG, a research-informed, strengths-based family intervention used in the UK and US, and now in Mexico at Juconi, helps families under stress regulate their emotional responses to their children, so that family life becomes a source of joy, learning, nurturing and contentment. VIG also offers staff the joy of witnessing these changes, and organizations a new way of supporting staff and organizational growth. Videos will illustrate the use of VIG and the responses of parents, children, staff and administrators to this innovative and effective therapeutic model.