2015 Conference Speaker- Christopher Kerns

Chris_Kearns_Headshot.jpgChristopher Kerns is a lawyer practicing law with the Chicago law firm of Kerns, Frost & Pearlman. Mr. Kerns practice concentrates in the area of commercial litigation and works primarily with clients in the insurance and reinsurance area. Mr. Kerns has been involved with numerous not-for-profit entities, most recently serving as the Chairman of The Wetlands Initiative in Chicago. Mr. Kerns is also enrolled in the Phd. Program in Psychology, First Faculty of Medicine, at The Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.

The Brain, Stress and Trauma—Healing Arts

Facilitated by Christopher Kerns

The hour long presentation will introduce the audience to brain science and demonstrate how the brain is injured by traumatic events, how the brain is effected over the long term by untreated traumatic stress.(Lead Presenter Dr. Konopka, 20 mins) Various healing therapies will be described and linked to their positive effect on the brain. This section will focus on both neuroscience and art therapy. (Lead presenter Prof King, 15 mins.) Finally, a discussion about the need for a detailed scientific survey to help explain the causes of delay in reporting and treatment of victims of Child Sex Abuse by Clergy. (Lead Presenter Petr Bob, Charles University, 15 mins.)

There will be two breakout sessions about art therapy being led by Aisling Kerns and Daniel Lanctot.

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