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Angela Harris, LCSW, is certified in The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), which is a developmentally-informed, biologically-respectful approach to working with at-risk children. The primary advantage of this perspective is that it allows the development of a treatment plan that incorporates what we currently know about how the brain changes. What we know about complex human behavior is there are several determinants making a significant contribution in every domain of functioning. Genetic, epigenetic, intrauterine, early attachment experiences and developmental adverse experiences, as well as relational buffers all, contribute to current functioning.​


The Neurosequential Model is not a specific therapeutic technique or intervention; it is a way to organize a child’s history and current functioning. The goal of this approach is to structure assessment of a child, the articulation of the primary problems, identification of key strengths and the application of interventions (educational, enrichment and therapeutic) in a way that will help family, educators, therapists and related professionals best meet the needs of the child. It is essentially an approach to clinical problem-solving. The specific goal of this approach is to ensure that the clinician is thinking about the child through a developmental lens and incorporating advances in neurobiology that tell us important principles about how individuals respond to threat and how this influences development. This neurodevelopmental lens allows a perspective that compliments other theoretical frameworks. It is not meant to replace but to compliment. We believe that this can help us better understand the unique strengths and vulnerabilities of an individual.

The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics Assessment is an available service to any location in the world. Utilizing technology platforms with video capability, the assessment can be completed and presented regardless of your location. Please contact for more information regarding details and cost.

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Neurosequential Model of Education

The Neurosequential Model in Education (NME) draws upon the NMT (a neurodevelopmentally-informed, biologically respectful perspective on human development and functioning) to help educators understand student behavior and performance.


Jama Mauldin is excited to be pioneering the use of the Neurosequential Model of Education as the first Certified NME Phase 1 and 2 Trainer in Montana.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Liberty University and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Clinical Social Work. She has worked within a school environment for 7 years in multiple capacities, including Support Services, Behavior Intervention, and as an Early Childhood Trauma Informed Teacher. This current environment allows her to embed knowledge from the NME model into a public-school setting, practicing developmentally appropriate strategies for regulation and relationship to enhance students’ academic success and resiliency. She is looking forward to continuing collaboration with Angela Harris in bringing the Neurosequential Model to Montana. 

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