DENVER, Colo., August 23, 2018 – Mount Saint Vincent, a leading treatment provider for children with severe behavioral issues due to trauma, mental illness, abuse or neglect, announced that its clinical supervisor of educational programs and trauma training specialist, Jessica Pfeiffer, was named a Neurosequential Model of Education (NME) Fellow by The ChildTrauma Academy of Houston, Texas. Pfeiffer was recognized for her commitment and dedication to educate faculty and students in basic concepts of neurosequential (brain) development. The distinction puts her in rare company; there are only eight other NME Fellows in the world.
Pfeiffer is a licensed clinical social worker, licensed school social worker, and a certified animal-assisted therapist. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in clinical psychology in school psychology at the University of Colorado, Denver.
“We’re delighted to bestow this well-deserved honor on Ms. Pfeiffer,” said ChildTrauma Academy founder Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. “Her commitment to help heal childhood victims of trauma, abuse and neglect using the NME model is exemplary.”
Mount Saint Vincent itself was named as an NMT Flagship Site in 2012. Then, in 2014, Executive Director Kirk Ward was named a ChildTrauma Academy Fellow. Now with Pfeiffer’s Fellow status, Mount Saint Vincent is currently the only site in the world to hold both a Flagship Site designation and employ not one, but two Fellows.
About Mount Saint Vincent
Mount Saint Vincent, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency founded in 1883 by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, provides clinical treatment for children with severe behavioral issues due to abuse, neglect, trauma or mental illness. Mount Saint Vincent is a leader in the application of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) and trauma-informed care. The agency is one of only seven organizations worldwide designated as a flagship site for NMT, an honor bestowed by the ChildTrauma Academy of Houston, Texas. Mount Saint Vincent’s extensive program offers foster care services, residential treatment, day treatment, in-home treatment, community education, a K-8 school, and a community early learning center. For more information, visit www.msvhome.org.
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