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

Where:   HOUSTON, TX

When:  Monday, October 30, 2017 at 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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Course Description:

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

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 process 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.
Watch a video clip from one of Bessel van der Kolk's recent seminars

Objectives:
  1. Describe recent developments in neuroscience as they relate to the treatment of PTSD.
  2. List techniques of physical mastery, affect regulation, attention and memory processing in trauma.
  3. Explain the results of Developmental Trauma Disorder field trials.
  4. List what actions people can take to regulate their own physiological functioning.
  5. Investigate the domains in which traumatic experiences are stored in memory and the ways in which those memories are retrieved into consciousness.
  6. Reason how traumatized people process information.
  7. Determine how to integrate various treatment approaches in your 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
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
  • Communal rhythms and theater
  • 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

BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D.

Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D., has spent his career studying how children and adults adapt to traumatic experiences, and has translated emerging findings from neuroscience and attachment research to develop and study a range of potentially effective treatments for traumatic stress in children and adults.

In 1984, he set up one of the first clinical/research centers in the US dedicated to study and treatment of traumatic stress in civilian populations, which has trained numerous researchers and clinicians specializing in the study and treatment of traumatic stress, and which has been continually funded to research the impact of traumatic stress and effective treatment interventions. He did the first studies on the effects of SSRIs on PTSD; was a member of the first neuroimaging team to investigate how trauma changes brain processes; and did the first research linking BPD and deliberate self-injury to trauma and neglect in early childhood.

Much of his research has focused on how trauma has a different impact at different stages of development, and that disruptions in care-giving systems have additional deleterious effects that need to be addressed for effective intervention. In order to promote a deeper understanding of the impact of childhood trauma and to foster the development and execution of effective treatment interventions, he initiated the process that led to the establishment of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), a Congressionally mandated initiative that now funds approximately 150 centers specializing in developing effective treatment interventions, and implementing them in a wide array of settings, from juvenile detention center to tribal agencies, nationwide.

He has focused on studying treatments that stabilize physiology, increase executive functioning and help traumatized individuals to feel fully alert to the present. This has included an NIMH funded study on EMDR and NCCAM funded study of yoga, and, in recent years, the study of neurofeedback to investigate whether attentional and perceptual systems (and the neural tracks responsible for them) can be altered by changing EEG patterns.

His efforts resulted in the establishment of Trauma Center, that consist 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, a research lab that studies the effects of neurofeedback and MDMA on behavior, mood, and executive functioning, and numerous trainings nationwide to a variety of mental health professionals, educators, parent groups, policy makers, and law enforcement personnel.

Dr. van der Kolk is the author of the NY Times best-selling book The Body Keeps the Score.



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.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. Certificates of Completion are distributed at the conclusion of the live seminar for those who register prior to the event date and attend the full day. A letter of attendance will be issued to participants who register at the event, arrive late, or leave early. For those who registered day of (walk-ins), and are in full attendance, a certificate of completion for full CE credit will be sent within 30 days following the event. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


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MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS
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