Karyn Harvey, PhD - Maryland, USA - Trauma Informed Support and Gentle Teaching

Karyn Harvey


Maryland, USA

Love in the 21st Century

Dr. Karyn Harvey has worked as a clinician in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) for over 30 years. She has a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and a Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Maryland. Over her years of academic and professional development including valuable experience in direct support of individuals with ID/DD, she has come to recognize that psychologically supporting people with ID/DD must recognize the role that trauma plays in their behavioral issues and address the critical elements needed for their recovery from trauma (including safety, empowerment and connection). ​

​Dr. Harvey consults with various state agencies and private organizations throughout the United States and Canada and trains staff on every level, trainers and clinicians on trauma-informed care. She has published numerous articles about therapeutic interventions for persons with ID/DD and has written two books: Positive Identity Development (including an addendum of practical Workbooks) and Trauma-Informed Behavioral Interventions.

Program Description

This workshop will explore the effects of loneliness and venues for connections. It will provide theoretical support as well as practical solutions for the dilemma of isolation in the world of disabilities.

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