Moving Beyond Trauma: Building Resilience

Stress related disorders are becoming more prevalent world-wide.  Whether active duty military personnel or veterans living with post traumatic stress resulting from sustained combat situations, or First Responders coping with effects of unrelenting life-threatening circumstances or peer support personnel struggling with increased workloads and the need to find more effective treatment options, stress and stress related trauma are becoming critical issues for a wide range of front-line professionals and their families.

The Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma (ICTP), one of the world's foremost trauma centers, has developed innovative specialized programs to treat trauma, manage stress related disorders and build lasting resilience.  Classique LLC is the exclusive provider of these programs in the United States and it is hosting an international conference, Moving Beyond Trauma: Building Resilience, at the Broadmoor Hotel and Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado, February 1 through 4, 2011.

This conference is designed to effectively introduce ICTP's innovative research, methods, training, and programs to a variety of interested participants and their organizations.  ICTP's programs have proven to be effective in dealing with trauma and building resilience in a wide variety of professional disciplines that operate in high stress environments and in populations impacted by traumatic situations and events.  It is designed for mental health professionals, First Responders, peer support professionals, medical support personnel, and others. 

Israel is no stranger to ongoing conflict and ICTP's expertise has been developed in an environment where conflict readiness and heightened societal unease are the norm.  An estimated 9% of Israeli's suffer from Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), three times the levels encountered in the United States and other Western countries. This context has bred a resourcefulness which has generated ground-breaking research and innovative approaches for treating the widespread effects of trauma and high stress. ICTP's cutting-edge programs use advanced methods for treating post-traumatic symptoms and reinforce natural coping mechanisms. ICTP's approach is not "point solution" - it is integrative and holistic.  Program components and methods are designed to work in concert to develop superior metrics and achieve positive outcomes.   As such, ICTP programs and training offer a unique value proposition because program design and methods deliver greater clinical efficacy, better outcomes, and long-term cost efficiencies. 

ICTP experts have trained hundreds of mental health related professionals and para-professionals worldwide to meet the diverse needs of trauma survivors and those affected by stress related disorders each year.  ICTP's expertise and programs have been used by the Centers for Disease Control in addressing trauma related issues resulting from Hurricane Katrina; in training Israeli police, fire and paramedics; in providing resilience training to 4,000 educators, treatment counselors and school psychologists; and in providing PTS screening and treatment programs for 42,000 children in Israel. 

ICTP has an enviable track record and 2011 is the year you have the opportunity to learn what has been of considerable benefit to others at our February conference.  Please join us for exciting and enlightening general session presentations and breakout sessions at one of the premier hotels in the country.  Join us for Moving Beyond Trauma: Building Resilience. 

Moving Beyond Trauma: Building Resilience Conference 2011
February 1 – 4, 2011
The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Join leading experts in the field of Trauma & Resilience.  This conference aims to provide participants with a broad picture of the latest developments in the trauma field.  Theories and research pertaining to the consequences of trauma, healthy coping processes and possible pathological consequences will be presented.


Experts from the United States and Israel have collaborated to offer interactive and informational opportunities in the research and treatment of Post –Traumatic Stress Disorder and Building Resilience.  Geared towards those on the front lines and their peer support…First Responders, Military, Peer Support Counselors, Veterans and Families.

Prof. Danny Brom, General Director 
Prof. Danny Brom is the Founding Director of the Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma of Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem.  As Director of the ICTP, he has brought his expertise to the fields of education, community resilience, health and mental health care to increase the capacity of Israeli society to cope with the ongoing existential threat. Prof. Brom has published numerous books and articles on Post-traumatic Stress Disorder


Dr. Naomi Baum, Director Resilience Unit
Naomi is currently the director of the Resilience Unit and the National School Resilience Project. Her work at the ICTP focuses on developing programs to build resilience in communities that have been highly exposed to trauma and stress.  Her innovative work has been implemented in the school system in Israel, with the police, firefighters and paramedics. She has successfully brought her innovative approach to Biloxi, MS, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.  She has also taught psychology at several colleges and universities, both in the United States and in Israel

Ruth Pat-Horenczyk, Ph.D., Director Children and Adolescent
Currently she is the Director of the Child and Adolescent Clinical Services at Herzog Hospital’s Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma in Jerusalem.  Dr. Pat-Horenczyk has published a variety of articles and contributed several book chapters in the field of child trauma and has appeared at numerous international conferences to present her clinical work and research findings

Charles C. “Chip” Benight, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Director CU Trauma Health & Hazards Center, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs & Chief Scientific Officer, Blue Sun Inc.
As the founder of Blue Sun, Inc. and the Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Benight sets the scientific direction for the company. Dr. Benight joined University of Colorado at Colorado Springs from University of Miami.  Dr. Benight’s primary area of research interest is in the human adaptation from trauma. Over the past 14 years, he has focused research on recovery from natural disasters, man-made disasters, motor vehicle accident trauma, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and bereavement.

Paul D. Sexton, Chief Operating Officer, Aspen Point
Paul is the Chief Operating Officer for ASPENPOINTETM. His diverse background in business operations make him ideally suited to spearhead developing innovative solutions for people with mental health needs, including military members and their families who faithfully and courageously served our country.
Paul serves as an advocate for disabled and disadvantaged individuals in the Pikes Peak region who are seeking to engage in meaningful employment opportunities.
Along with a distinguished 20-year career in the U.S. Air Force, Paul also has over 30 years experience in Business Operations, Human Resources, and Information Technology. Paul holds an MBA and an undergraduate degree in business administration and organizational development

Gregory Pixley, Captain with the Denver Fire Department, Director of Peer Support
US Air Force - Fire Fighter 1985-89
Colorado Air National Guard - Firefighter 1989-95
Federal Government - Fighter 1991-1992
Denver Fire Fighter - 1992 to Date
Captain Since 2003 
DFD Peer Support Team - 2001 to Date
Director Since 2004

Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science - Red Rocks Community College August 1991
Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science - Community College of the Air Force February 1995
Associate of Applied Science in Management/Management & Supervision - Red Rocks Community College August 1995

Dr Will Miles.jpgDr. Wilbert Miles
Dr. Wilbert Miles is a private practice consultant and trainer. He has worked with the Epworth Foundation Family to Family Program, schools, community agencies, the American Council of Education, and the University of Colorado, Boulder. Currently Dr Miles works with police departments across the country. He specializes in areas of mental health such as anger control, anxiety and depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.


The Rev. Dr. Marjorie B. Lewis, Ph.D., D.Min., MFT, LAC
President:, Center for Community Excellence and Social Justice
Professor, Psychotherapeutic Studies and
Director, Dept. of Human Services, AmericanPathwaysUniversity
Pastor, Sojourner United Church Ministries

As both practitioner and theorist in the field of mental health and behavioral modification Dr. Lewis will share insights into trauma, particularly in family systems.  She will clarify the distinctions between abusive and healthy family indicators as well as approaches based on best practices (DBT, NLP, Bi-Lateral/Neurological approaches) and her empirical research findings.    As well, she offers a protocol based on behavior modification and learning theory that has proven useful in the transformation of trauma victims.  Her presentation is complimented by the availability of a variety of her curricula (workbooks and associated DVDs) including 1) Managing Anxiety and Trauma, 2) Domestic Violence:  Female Perpetrators and Male Victims, and 3) Marriage and Family Therapy:  A systems Response to Domestic and Substance Abuse, and 4) Spiritual Alliances in Behavioral Transformation. 

pics 001.JPGDr. Marilyn J. Richardson Lewis, PhD, Founder of Higher Level, LLC; Regis University Affiliate Faculty teaching Human Development

Dr. Lewis is a top-level management consultant, psychologist, and life coach who helps individuals and organizations reach higher levels.  Her courses and training materials are in demand because of her ability to convey the most technical information in practical, easy to understand terms.  Her speaking style is warm, humorous, and highly motivating.  She provides tools, techniques, and guidance for survivors of trauma as well as for others in their lives who have to cope with the fallout.  Working with a variety of veterans support organizations, prisons, half-way houses, companies, schools, religious entities, and social organizations, Dr. Lewis specializes in starting from where people are – regardless of their circumstances – and guiding them to where they want or need to be.  For more information, go to

LTC Andrew L. Grantham
LTC Andrew L. Grantham is the commander of the Warrior Transition Battalion at Ft Carson.
His most recent assignment was as the Executive Officer 89th Troop Command, Colorado National Guard.

LTC Grantham entered the Army as a Military Intelligence Officer in June 1988. He has enjoyed a variety of assignments as an Intelligence Officer: Platoon Leader and Company XO, 1st MI Bn, Aerial Exploitation, Wiesbaden Germany; Detachment Commander, 525 MI Bde (Airborne), Saudi Arabia; Electronic Warfare Officer, 18th Airborne Corps, Ft. Bragg NC; G2 Planner, 82d Airborne Div, Ft Bragg, NC; Brigade S2, 325th Abn Inf Regt, 82d Abn Div; Company Commander, 525 MI BDE (ABN), Ft Bragg; Intelligence Watch Commander, NORAD-USSPACECOM, Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado Springs, CO; J2 Executive Officer, NORAD-USSPACECOM; Imagery Collection Manager, NORAD-USSPACECOM; Intelligence Officer, Army Warfighting Experiment, 10th Mtn Div; G2 Operations Officer, 7th Inf Div, Ft Carson; J2 Theaters Special Operations Det – Korea (ABN); J2 and Deputy J2, Combined Special Operations Task Force – Arabian Peninsula; Watch Officer – Joint Inter-Agency cell, NORAD-USNORTHCOM; S3, 89th Troop Command, Colorado National Guard.

LTC Grantham was commissioned through ROTC at Wright State University, in Dayton Ohio with a BA in Political Science. LTC Grantham also holds a Master’s of Art Degree from Boston University. LTC Grantham’s military education includes: the MI Officers’ Basic and Advance Courses, Combined Arms Service Staff School (CAS3), Command and General Staff College (CGSC) and the Post Graduate Intelligence Program (PGIP) offered at the Defense Intelligence Agency.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit ribbon. He has earned the Master Parachutist Badge and the German Airborne Wings.

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Room rates are European Plan and exclude lodging, city and state tax which are presently 9.4%

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