This session is Part 2 of a two-part complex trauma series. Join Chuck Geddes and Angela Murphy as they continue the discussion on the HeART Tool and Tier 3 intervention support. They will share effective ways to incorporate complex trauma into psych-ed assessments and report writing. and intervention strategies.
Dr. Geddes is a psychologist who has worked in the fields of Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare for the past twenty-five years. He has worked at all levels of our system and in many locations around British Columbia, from big cities to small towns and First Nations reserves.
Over the last ten years, he and his team have worked with well over 350 children and youth and developed proven strategies to help children heal and recover from complex trauma. His Complex Care and Intervention Program (CCI) has demonstrated consistent successes as evidenced by 10 years of case data.
Dr. Geddes is the author of Children and Complex Trauma: A Roadmap for Healing and Recovery. Over the past few years his team have applied these same principles in school setting, and created the Heal ACEs Rating Tool (HeART) to support educators with challenging individual students. Dr. Geddes lives with his wife and son in Chilliwack, British Columbia, and Prescott, Arizona. When he’s not working you may find Chuck hiking or biking.
Angela Murphy is a children’s book author, school psychologist, and Complex Trauma Resource’s Director of School Programs. She wholeheartedly believes that all students can learn and that no child is intrinsically bad. It is her life’s work to support teams of students who’ve experienced hard things via a collaborative and trauma-focused approach.
Angela completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Dalhousie University, and later completed a B.Ed. degree from the University of Calgary (U of C). Next, she completed a Master’s degree in Child and Applied Psychology from the U of C. Angela brings expansive knowledge from her work over the past 15 years in schools, including 12 years working in Indigenous communities. She has a profound respect for delivering safe and caring practices and is a life-long learner. When Angela’s not working, you will most likely find her outside with her pups, creating Macrame, or writing her next Wonder Pup book.