Dr. Bruce D. Perry, a world-renowned neuro-psychiatrist from the USA, was in New Zealand last week speaking on the topic of transforming childhood trauma – a neuroscience approach to healing a recovery. He presented at conferences in Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch on behalf of The Brainwave Trust, an NZ charity that educates the community about the latest research in early brain development from a diverse range of fields including neuroscience, genetics, epigenetics and psychology.
Dr Perry’s talks were huge success with over 1200 people attending. Dr Perry connected knowledgeably and with humour to his varied audiences leaving people inspired and with plenty of food for thought.
Dr Perry’s work with abused and neglected children and his research into brain development has led him to design therapeutic models for treatment. He is the co-author of “The Boy who was Raised as a Dog”, a bestselling book based on his work with neglected and abused children and “Born For Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered”.
Media coverage includes an article in the Listener, Issue 3772, published 25th August.
You can read more about Dr Perry at http://www.childtrauma.org/images/stories/bios/perry_bio_10.pdf