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



This special recording 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 world's 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.


Details

Product Details
Average Rating:
  4.3   (49 comments)
Speakers:
Bessel A. van der Kolk
Duration:
5 Hours 39 Minutes
Copyright:
30 Oct, 2017
Publisher:
PESI, Inc.
Product Code:
RNV043550
Media Type:
DVD - Also available: Digital Recordings

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CPD

This online program is worth 5.5 hours CPD.



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Bessel A. van der Kolk's Profile

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M.D.


Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D. is a clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of post-traumatic stress. His work integrates developmental, neurobiological, psychodynamic and interpersonal aspects of the impact of trauma and its treatment.

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, memory, and the psychobiology of trauma. He has published over 150 peer reviewed scientific articles on such diverse topics as neuroimaging, self-injury, memory, neurofeedback, Developmental Trauma, yoga, theater and EMDR.

He is founder and medical director of the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts. The Trauma Center consists of a well-trained clinical team specializing in the treatment of children and adults with histories of child maltreatment, that applies treatment models that are widely taught and implemented nationwide.  He also created the Trauma Research Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Trauma Center, that is organized to promote clinical, scientific and educational projects.

His most recent 2014 New York Times best seller, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma, transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring—specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neurofeedback, somatically based therapies, EMDR, psychodrama, play, yoga, and other therapies.

Dr. van der Kolk is the past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and professor of psychiatry at Boston University Medical School. He regularly teaches at conferences, universities, and hospitals around the world.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Bessel van der Kolk is a professor of psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine. He is the medical director of the Trauma Center in Boston. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Bessel van der Kolk has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

 


Objectives

  1. Communicate recent developments in neuroscience in relation to assessment and the treatment of PTSD.
  2. Appraisethe efficacy of trauma treatment techniques, including physical mastery, affect regulation, attention and memory processing in trauma.
  3. Critique the results of Developmental Trauma Disorder field trials and ascertain how this may inform clinical treatment considerations.
  4. Articulate specific techniques clients can engage in to regulate their own physiological functioning in response to trauma.
  5. Explain how traumatized people clients process information and articulate the impact of this on clinical assessment and treatment planning.
  6. Determine how to integrate neurologically-based, body-oriented trauma treatment therapies into clinical practice.

Outline

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

The Latest Clinical Research on Trauma-specific Treatment Interventions
  • Neurologically-based, body-oriented therapies to resolve traumatic material
  • EMDR
  • Movement Therapies
  • Neurofeedback
  • Integrating various approaches during different stages of treatment
  • The DSM-5® diagnoses and need to incorporate data from DESNOS/Complex PTSD and Developmental Trauma Disorder field trials
    • Behavioral and neurobiological implications of developmental trauma (child abuse/neglect)
    • Behavioral and neurobiological implications of complex trauma
    • Recognize and address the myriad of co-morbidities in the traumatized client

Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physician, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals

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Overall:     4.3

Total Reviews: 1856

Comments

Cynthia T - GOLDEN, Colorado

"Excellent seminar!"

Elizabeth Z - Butte, Montana

"I learned a lot about treatment of trauma. Bessel van der Kolk is a great teacher. "

Kira B - Nampa, Idaho

"Dr. Van Der Kolk is amazing. Would love to see more trainings by him. "

Richard D - Waimanalo, Hawaii

"Overall excellent presentation. Great exposure to neuroscience of brain and trauma with a practical approach to real-world application. Very Helpful!"

Christi S - GILBERT, Arizona

"Exceptional presenter and content"

Stephanie F - South Lake Tahoe, California

"Great seminar; so happy I was able to participate :)"

Carolyn M - CHICAGO, Illinois

"Great course, great instructor! "

Roderick L - PEORIA, Arizona

"This was quite beneficial. Thank you."

Catherine C - Newport Beach, California

"Great presentation!"

Sharon M - New Philadelphia, Ohio

"great information and will change how I practice. "

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