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Triumph Over Trauma: TAMAR

Would you like to help others heal from the effects of trauma? Learn how in this two-part series led by the incredibly gifted speakers below. November 30 & December 7, 10 am – 1 pm CST.

You will receive 6 hours of training (CEUs available upon request) and the TAMAR curriculum to begin groups in the new year. Let 2022 be a year of healing – for you and those you love.

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Joan Gillece, PhD

Director, NASMHPD Center for Innovation in Behavioral Health Policy and Practice Dr. Gillece has 40+ years of experience working in the behavioral health field, specializing in systems transformation through the implementation of trauma informed responses and the prevention of seclusion and restraint. As director of NASMHPD Center for Innovation in Behavioral Health Policy and Practice, she oversees contracts and provides technical assistance and training, helping transform systems across various disciplines including mental health, substance abuse, adult and juvenile justice and homeless services through various federal, state, local, and private contracts. Fortunate to have the opportunity to advance many systems across the country through various contracts, she has overseen partnerships with SAMHSA’s National Center for Trauma Informed Care, US DOJ Office of Victims of Crime services to underserved populations, MD Department of Juvenile Justice, DC and NY Department of Corrections, California Department of Behavioral Health, Casey Family Programs, Baltimore City Heath Department and many more. She champions the cause of full consumer integration in the development of culturally competent programs. Dr. Gillece is committed to strength-based support by implementing trauma informed values with the overreaching theme of healing. Prior to joining the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) in 2005, Dr. Gillece served as Director of Special Populations for Maryland’s Mental Hygiene Administration.


Charryse N. Wright

Charryse N. Wright is an advocate for trauma recovery and  is passionate about the intersections between trauma and Christianity.  She is determined to help others understand the mind-body-spirit connection and how trauma severs that connection which requires interdependent authentic attempts at healing.  Charryse is the author of Finding God’s Truth Within, a workbook discussing forgiveness and healing so one can begin walking their God-given purpose. She has degrees in Social Work and Divinity and is currently  pursuing a Master’s in Community and Trauma Counseling. She is the founder and CEO of Just Wright Ministries, an organization that assists individuals and organizations that have been traumatized, discover and develop their pathways to healing.