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Trauma and The Brain: Applications for Clinicians Working with the Spectrum of Trauma

June 28, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Courage Worldwide Training

Courage Worldwide, Inc. is pleased to announce a one-day, trauma-focused training for the community on June 28, 2016 in the Sacramento, California region by industry experts and mental health professionals. Courage Worldwide, is an international non-profit organization, providing residential treatment to adolescents who have been victims of sex trafficking. In this line of work, we are fortunate to partner with other like-minded organizations and mental health professionals who desire to bring the highest level of care to vulnerable, traumatized individuals. This one-day training will help you do just that. You will learn about the effects trauma has on the brain and behavior as well as ways we can meet the needs of those who have experienced complex trauma.

If you are a clinician working with trauma victims, a parent of a victim, and/or a community member who is interested in becoming informed on the subject of trauma, this is sure to be a valuable training experience. We look forward to seeing you there.

We are pleased to introduce our speakers for the day below, who not only possess extensive knowledge of trauma, but who also have extensive first-hand experience in this field.


Dr. Vanessa Snyder, PhD, LPC, LMFT, CST, CT
Richmont Graduate University


Vanessa Snyder is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Christian Sex Therapist in private practice at Bridgeway Counseling Group, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia. She specializes in the treatment of sexual abuse and trauma, complex trauma, and dissociative disorders as well as same-sex issues and gender identity disorders. She also works with premarital couples, couples and families. She is currently fulfilling her AAMFT Approved Supervision in Training with post-graduates seeking to obtain licensure and licensed practitioners looking for marriage and family or sex therapy/sexual trauma supervision/case consultation. Her research is focused on the population and treatment of children and adults in the commercial sex trafficking trade. She is the Dean of Clinical Affairs and assistant professor for her alma mater, Richmont Graduate University, and the Academic Dean for the Institute for Sexual Wholeness. She speaks at organizations, universities and churches across the nation on all aspects of healthy sexuality, trauma & abuse, as well as Christian counseling and the church.


Dr. Angela Marie Chanter, PsyD

Dr. Chanter is the Clinical Director of Courage House. Dr. Chanter is the founder and clinical director for Therapeutic Solutions 360. As a CAPIC appointed training site, doctoral interns do rotations through her private practice, through the Recovery Happens program in Davis, Fair Oaks, and Roseville for addiction treatment, and through Next Move in Sacramento visiting homes of previously homeless families. She is committed to the education and training for future psychologists. www.therapeuticsolitions360.com

Dr. Chanter is a licensed clinical psychologist with a degree from John F. Kennedy University. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Family Institute of Pinole in the SF/Bay Area. Her post-doctoral internship was completed in a private practice setting in Roseville.

Dr. Chanter works with families, couples, and individuals using a relational and family systems approach. She has experience with diverse populations and with issues relating to depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, eating disorders, parenting, divorce, grief, life transitions, and relationship issues. She is also certified to perform Child Custody Evaluations and Divorce Mediations.

Dr. Chanter co-founded Full Circle Treatment Center in Roseville with Terri Powell, Erin Johansen, and Christie Crandal. The program is now lead by CoRR. Dr. Chanter is the Clinical Director of Next Move of Sacramento’s Mental Health department. Next Move is a non-profit agency that provides permanent housing and mental health for homeless individuals and families. www.nextmovesacramento.org

Jon Daily, LCSW, CADC II

Jon Daily, LCSW, CADC II is the founder and clinical director for Recovery Happens Counseling Services and specializes in the outpatient treatment of adolescents and young adults with addictive disorders and dual diagnosis issues and their families. A recipient of numerous awards for his work, Jon is also the co-author of (2006) “How to Help Your Child Become Drug Free,” and (2012) “Adolescent and Young Adult Addiction: The Pathological Relationship to Intoxication and the Interpersonal Neurobiology Underpinnings.” Jon has been an instructor to nurses, medical residents and has taught post-doctoral students for UC Davis. Currently he instructs graduate students for the University of San Francisco and is the developer of a chemical dependency track within a Sacramento based psychiatric hospital. Jon has trained thousands of clinicians working with youth, young adults and adults. He has been a resource in the media over 80 times in his career from local media to the national Today Show. In addition to teaching, practicing, writing and providing forensic testimony, Jon provides program development, trainings and conference presentations.

Jenny Williamson, Founder and CEO of Courage Worldwide, Inc. 

Jenny Williamson is business leader, social entrepreneur, life coach, published author, abolitionist, community volunteer and a passionate, inspirational motivational speaker. She is also the Founder and CEO of Courage Worldwide, an international, non-profit organization that builds homes for children rescued out of sex trafficking around the world. Jenny led this organization from an all-volunteer one with no income, to a multi-million dollar non-profit organization with thirty paid employees, over fifteen hundred active volunteers and two long term residential care facilities – one in Northern California and one in Tanzania, Africa.


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June 28, 2016
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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