November 25, 2015

Michelle Maikoetter


Michelle Maikoetter was trained as a clinician, but the majority of her experience has involved supervising and developing programs for over 20 years in a variety of settings such as wilderness and after school programs, domestic violence and sexual assault outreach, juvenile justice, and residential care. Ms. Maikoetter was chosen as a Child Trauma Academy fellow by Dr. Bruce Perry. She received training in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Preprocessing (EMDR). Currently, she serves as the Senior Administrator for Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, Amarillo, Texas, one of the largest non-profit residential childcare facilities in the United States. She is responsible for training, crisis intervention, counseling, day to day operations, and developing the “operational guide” for professional parents in a group setting.  Her current interest is in developing a holistic approach utilizing neuroscience, relational health experiences, and learning as a way to positively change each child’s trajectory.

Workshop presentations include:

* Providing Informed Care
* The Drive to Thrive

See Michelle Maikoetter’s vita here.

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