Urban Counseling Collective Clinician Fawn McCool to Present at Birth Trauma Conference


Please join us in congratulating Fawn McCool, LCSW on her upcoming conference presentation this weekend, entitled “From Surviving to Thriving: Healing the Embodied Brain in NICU Families”

Fawn’s presentation will take place at Trauma and Birth: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Prevention and Healing, March 28-30, 2019 at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront (http://perinatalsupport.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Trauma-and-Birth-Conference-Handout.pdf).

Description: Fawn McCool, LCSW will explore the relevance Interpersonal Neurobiology has on perinatal social work; including the social brain and nervous system’s adaptation to stress and trauma, and the neuroplasticity that occurs through relationships, storytelling.

We asked Fawn to tell us more about her work and what inspired her to pursue this topic. Here’s what she had to say: “ I received my certification from PSU in Interpersonal Neurobiology in 2016. I believe so strongly that the work of IPNB researchers like Jaak Panksepp, Dan Siegel, Louis Cozolino, and Stephen Porges is vitally important to treating families who have experienced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit stays and birth trauma. I created this presentation and also a class I teach at PCC Climb Center, to give social workers, nurses, and doulas the language and tools to work with families to understand what is happening in their brains and nervous systems and then offer the hope of neuroplasticity utilizing the healing powers of relationships, touch, storytelling, and meditation. “

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Fawn McCool or any of our mental health clinicians, give us a call at 503-610-2044