2-Day Trauma Conference: The Body Keeps the Score

2-Day Trauma Conference: The Body Keeps the Score

Dec13 - 142021

Trauma Healing with Bessel van der Kolk

From 10:30 AM until 6:00 PM ET

This event is free.

Presented by PESI Inc. / pesi@pesieducation.com

Join Bessel van der Kolk, author of The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, for a free two-day virtual conference on approaches to healing trauma. 

This course is designed for...

• Addiction Counselors
• Counselors
• Marriage & Family Therapists
• Nurses & Nurse Practitioners
• Psychologists
• Social Workers
• Other Mental Health Professionals

What you'll learn from this exclusive training from Dr. Bessel van der Kolk…

Part 1 | Neuroscience & Brain Development

• Neuroscience and brain development
• How children learn to regulate their arousal systems
• How the brain regulates itself
• Developmental psychopathology: The derailment of developmental processes and brain development due to trauma, abuse, and neglect
• How the brain responds to treatment

Early Life Trauma

• Interpersonal neurobiology
• Adaptations to trauma early in the life cycle
• Loss of affect regulation
• Chronic destructive relationships towards self and others
• Dissociation and amnesia
• Somatization
• Self-blame, guilt, and shame
• Chronic distrust and identification with the aggressor

Part 2 | Attachment, Trauma, and Psychopathology

• The breakdown of information processing in trauma
• Mirror neuron systems and brain development
• How to overcome the destabilization and disintegration
• The compulsion to repeat – origins and solutions
• Difference between disorganized attachment and traumatic stress

Neuroscience, Trauma, Memory, and the Body

• The neurobiology of traumatic stress
• Learned helplessness and learned agency
• Restoring active mastery and the ability to attend to current experiences
• Somatic re-experiencing of trauma-related sensations and affects that serve as engines for continuing maladaptive behaviors
• How mind and brain mature in the context of caregiving systems

Part 3 | The Diagnosis of Treatment of Trauma-Related Disorders

• Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD)
• Affect and impulse dysregulation
• Disturbances of attention, cognition, and consciousness
• Distortions in self-perception and systems of meaning
• Interpersonal difficulties
• Somatization and biological dysregulation
• The development of DTD in the DSM-5® as a diagnosis and its implications for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment

The Latest Research on Trauma-specific Treatment Interventions

• The role of body-oriented and neurologically-based therapies to resolve the traumatic past
• Alternatives to drugs and talk therapy
• Self-regulation, including yoga
• Mindfulness
• Play and theatre
• Dance, movement, and sensory integration
• Neurofeedback

About the Speaker:

Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D., author of the #1 New York Times best-seller, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma, is a clinician, researcher and teacher in post-traumatic stress and complex trauma treatments. He is President of The Trauma Research Foundation that works to integrate 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.


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