Camea Peca, PhD
Camea has spent over 15 years working with Children and Families in a vast range of settings both locally and abroad. After completing a Bachelor of Science at ASU, Camea spent 10 years abroad studying and working. During this time, she completed a MSc in Psychoanalytic Development Psychology at the Anna Freud Center/University College London including a dissertation in Sensory Integration Therapy and Tactile and Vestibular Processing Disorder. During this training Camea was trained by leaders in attachment and infant development including Dr. Peter Fonagy and Mary Target. She later completed a Graduate Diploma in the Application of Arts in Therapy and Education and an additional Graduate Diploma in Child Counselling using the Expressive Arts at the Institute for Arts and Therapy in Education London. As a part of this training Camea had the chance to work with the Child Center for Mental Health and participating in specialty training with leaders in the expressive arts as well as Sir Richard Bowlby, Dr. Dan Hughes, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Dr. Bruce Perry, and many others. She completed clinical training and supervision in the Expressive Arts with Dr. Margot Sunderland and the Helping Where It Hurts program which puts expressive arts therapists in inner city London schools. Camea is trained in the use of all 7 Expressive Arts modalities and has completed her own experiential work in each modality. Professionally Camea has worked in a variety of settings including adolescent shelters, inpatient psychiatric units, schools and specialty projects targeting physical and sexualized trauma. Additionally, she has a led a specialty project and professional steering group for Young Carers in inner city London, served as the Child Development Specialist and Lead trainer for Baby Sensory in the USA, and more recently developed and led Executive Functioning training for Executive Functioning coaches in the Valley. For over two years Camea has worked as a Trauma Therapist in a local specialty service targeting children and families that have experienced sexual abuse. Camea specializes in work with very young children and their families and has extensive experience with early developmental trauma and attachment based therapy using the expressive arts and sensory based modalities. She also has used play and the arts to develop a unique approach to the development of Executive Function in children who have experienced trauma. Camea uses her eclectic and wide range of international training and clinical experience to deliver dynamic and experiential training.