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Trauma, Attachment & Neuroscience with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.: Brai
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Trauma, Attachment & Neuroscience with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.: Brain, Mind & Body in the Healing of Trauma

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This special one-day seminar represents current research findings about how people's brains, minds and bodies are affected by traumatic experiences and illustrate the principles of post-traumatic therapy. Join Dr. van der Kolk, the world's leading expert in the field of traumatic stress, to explore specific techniques that address:
  • Affect regulation
  • The integration of dissociated aspects of experience
  • Overcoming helplessness
  • The re-integration of human connections
  • Memory processing
  • Disturbances in sensorimotor integration
  • Complex trauma
  • Developmental Trauma Disorder
The worlds leading expert in the field of traumatic stress, Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D. is a clinical psychiatrist who has studied the impact and resolution of trauma on human beings for the past 30 years. His research has ranged from developmental impact of trauma to neuroimaging and from memory processes to the use of EMDR and theater groups in PTSD. He is professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and medical director of the Trauma Center in Boston where he also serves as director of the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress Complex Trauma Network. He is past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Dr. van der Kolk has taught at universities and hospitals throughout the world. He is author of over a hundred scientific articles, author of Psychological Trauma and co-editor of Traumatic Stress.

Effective treatment of post-traumatic problems needs to include addressing the imprint of trauma on the physical experience of the self as being helpless and in danger. Recovery needs to incorporate dealing with defensive efforts that helped ensure survival, incorporate physical experiences that contradict feelings and sensations associated with helplessness and disconnection.

  • Describe recent developments in neuroscience as they relate to the treatment of PTSD
  • List techniques of physical mastery, affect regulation, attention and memory processing in trauma
  • Explain the results of Developmental Trauma Disorder field trials
  • List what actions people can take to regulate their own physiological functioning


Neuroscience & Brain Development
  • Neuroscience research and the course of brain development
  • How children learn to regulate their arousal systems
  • Fundamental capacity of the brain to self-regulate
  • Trauma, abuse and neglect: The derailment of developmental processes & brain development

Traumatic Imprints
  • Storing of traumatic imprints in the sub-cortical brain areas
  • Somatic re-experiencing of trauma-related sensations and affects
  • Understand why and how trauma symptoms make sense (adaptations, memory equivalents, etc.)
  • Understand why and how traumatic imprints perpetuate maladaptive coping behaviors

Trauma-specific Treatment Interventions
  • Neurologically-based, body-oriented therapies to resolve traumatic material
  • EMDR
  • Movement Therapies: Yoga/Qi Gong
  • Neurofeedback
  • Integrating various approaches during different stages of treatment
  • The necessity of more precise DSM-5® Diagnoses and need to incorporate data from DESNOS/Complex PTSD and Developmental Trauma Disorder field trials
    1. Behavioral and neurobiological implications of developmental trauma (child abuse/neglect)
    2. Behavioral and neurobiological implications of complex trauma
    3. Recognize and address the myriad co-morbidities in the traumatized client

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Case Managers, Nurses, Other Helping Professionals that work with children


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Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D., author of Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society (Guilford), has been active as a clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of posttraumatic stress and related phenomena since the 1970s. His work integrates developmental, biological, psychodynamic and interpersonal aspects of the impact of trauma and its treatment. His book Psychological Trauma was the first integrative text on the subject, painting the far ranging impact of trauma on the entire person and the range of therapeutic issues which need to be addressed for recovery. Dr. van der Kolk and his various collaborators have published extensively on the impact of trauma on development, such as dissociative problems, borderline personality and self-mutilation, cognitive development in traumatized children and adults, and the psychobiology of trauma. He was co-principal investigator of the DSM IV Field Trials for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. His current research is on how trauma affects memory processes and brain imaging studies of PTSD. Dr. van der Kolk is past President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Medical School, and Medical Director of the Trauma Center at JRI in Brookline, Massachusetts. His latest book: The Body Keeps the Score" will be published by Viking Press early 2014.


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