Project Description

Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch

Michelle Maikoetter: Although trained as a clinician, the majority of Ms Maikoetter’s experience has involved supervising and developing programs in a variety of settings for over 20 years. From wilderness programming, after school programming, domestic violence and sexual assault outreach to juvenile justice and residential care. Ms Maikoetter was chosen as a Child Trauma Academy Fellow by Dr. Bruce Perry. She is a licensed professional counselor – supervisor (LPC-S), a nationally certified counselor (NCC), and has received training in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Currently, she serves as the Chief Program Officer for one of the largest non-profit, residential childcare facilities in the United States – Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch. 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.

2019 Conference Session: Addressing Drug Use and Misuse