2018 Calo Programs Healing Trauma Conference; Toxic Shame and the Science of Joy

May 21-23, 2018 at Calo in Lake Ozark, Missouri

Calo is holding its 8th Annual "Calo Programs Healing Trauma Conference; Toxic Shame and the Science of Joy."   During this acclaimed attachment and trauma-focused conference, Professionals from around the country come to learn about the most impactful and innovative care available to preteens, teens and young adults struggling with early childhood complex trauma.  

About Calo
Calo is a specialist residential treatment center dedicated to treating and healing the effects of developmental trauma amongst teens, preteens and their families.  Foundationally, Calo is an interpersonal and relational program. Our interventions focus on connection and alignment, not external pressure and control. We believe that behavior modification is overused in the treatment of kids and we strive to be at the cutting edge of the most promising theories, treatments and research in the care of children suffering from early childhood trauma. 
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This Year's Speakers

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Steve Sawyer, LCSW, CSAC Clinical Director/Co-Founder of New Vision Wildernes

Steve is the clinical director and co-founder of New Vision Wilderness program. He is a licensed psychotherapist filled with passion and knowledge surrounding the intervention and change process. His experience comes from over a decade of intervention with tough-to-reach client populations in therapy settings ranging from residential, community-based, outpatient and wilderness therapy. Steve currently serves on the board of The National Association of Therapeutic Wilderness Camping (NATWC). Steve is trained in several unique therapeutic models including somatic trigger release, multiple levels of brainspotting, traumatic memory reprocessing, and HeartMath. Through his experience he has authored two books, co-founded Wisconsin’s only wilderness therapy program, New Vision Wilderness, and works as a core therapeutic training development staff with the Institute of HeartMath. He was an author in the innovative and comprehensive HeartMath Interventions Establishing a New Baseline for Sustained Behavioral Change therapist training Module that revolutionizes modern therapy interventions through an emotional physiology approach. Steve’s largest project has been the development of NVWs Trauma Informed Care model in the wilderness setting that has challenged the entire wilderness therapy industry on making healthier interventions with their clients. Steve’s trainings are recognized nationwide for cutting-edge therapeutic techniques and inspiration.

Rob Gent, MA, LPC Chief Clinical Officer

Rob Gent is one of the founding members of Calo. Mr. Rob Gent has lead the Calo organization in clinical development and growth of numerous programs and is the lead developer of the proprietary CASA Developmental Trauma Treatment Model. Through his dedication to the advancement of clinical practice in treating Developmental Trauma and Attachment issues, he has become a nationally recognized expert in the field. Rob remains passionate about neurological, psychological, and physiological development and continues to focus on the advancement of research and effectiveness of therapeutic interventions. He resides in Phoenix, AZ. with his wife and two boys.

Terry Levy Director of the Evergreen Psychotherapy Center and the Attachment Treatment and Training Institute

Dr. Terry M. Levy, Ph.D., D.A.P.A., B.C.F.E. has been a psychotherapist, trainer, supervisor, and consultant for over forty years. He is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Colorado and Florida, a Board Certified Forensic Examiner, and a Diplomat and Master Therapist of the American Psychotherapy Association. Currently, Dr. Levy is the director of the Evergreen Psychotherapy Center and the Attachment Treatment and Training Institute in Evergreen, Colorado.

David Brodzinsky Professor Emeritus of Clinical and Developmental Psychology at Rutgers University

David Brodzinsky, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Clinical and Developmental Psychology at Rutgers University. Currently, he lives in the San Francisco bay area, where he maintains a private practice in clinical and forensic psychology. He also serves as Research Director for the National Center on Adoption and Permanency.


Platinum Sponsor

Denials Management, Inc

Silver Sponsor

EPS educational + psychotherapy services, LLC
Integrity Pharmacy
SJ Health Insurance Advocates
Right Direction Adolescent Services