KATE TRUITT, PHD, MBA

Whether they're experiencing hyperarousal or hypoarousal, kids often need the help of a caregiver to return to a more calm, alert state. Dr. Kate Truitt shares two simple but effective techniques to help kids cope with stress and stay regulated.

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For clients who struggle to break out of their maladaptive beliefs, the Creating Possibilities Protocol is a powerful exercise that promotes changes.

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The havening touch is an evidence-based tool that works to shift the way the brain is functioning, decreasing feelings of stress and increasing feelings of safety. Discover the science behind this simple but revolutionary technique!

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Havening Techniques are a new suite of neuroscience-based interventions designed for fast and effective treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and other fear-based disorders such as anxiety, panic disorder, and phobias. Dr. Kate Truitt demonstrates a simple but powerful exercise that clients can use whenever they are experiencing distress.

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Dr. Kate Truitt is a neuroscientist and clinical psychologist with an MBA in Healthcare Administration.  She has dedicated her life to advancing the treatment of trauma and stress-related disorders.  Dr. Truitt is the founder and President of Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates- a neuroscience-based group therapy practice in Pasadena, and the CEO of the Trauma Counseling Center (TCC), with offices throughout Los Angeles.  She founded Viva Excellence to provide cutting-edge training and seminars globally that bring together the newest advancements in the fields of neuroscience and resiliency, as well as stress and trauma treatments.  Her clinical practice, scientific studies, and trainings are specialized in the treatment of PTSD/Complex Trauma, panic disorders and anxiety, phobias, as well as other stress-related disorders.  Her research is on brain health during the recovery process, treatment outcomes, and provides trainings on trauma as well as personal empowerment.  Dr. Truitt founded and is the Chairman of the Board for the Amy Research Foundation, a 501c3 organization to advance research into the innovative treatment realm of neuroscience-based mental health treatment.  She is also a Certified Trainer as well as the Global Director of Continuing Education for the Havening Techniques.



Dr. Truitt knows that when we choose to let every moment of adversity strengthen and empower us, we are choosing to be our strongest and most empowered selves.  Her treatment model consists of three core pillars: trauma informed, neuroscience based, and resiliency focused care, which empowers clinicians to become proactive guides in the client's transformational journeys as they seek and obtain their fulfilled life.





Speaker Disclosures:


Financial: Dr. Kate Truitt maintains a private practice. She is the CEO of the Trauma Counseling Center of Los Angeles. Dr. Truitt is the executive director and founder of Viva Excellence and Amy Research Foundation. She is the executive director to American Cognitive Training Association. She is the global director of continuing education to The Havening Techniques. Dr. Truitt is a scientific advisor and board member to Anti-AgingGames.com. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.


Non-financial: Dr. Kate Truitt is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the American Cognitive Training Association, and the American College of Healthcare Executives.