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4-Day: 29th Annual International Trauma Conference: Psychological Trauma: Neuroscience, Identity and the Transformation of the Self
4-Day: 29th Annual International Trauma Conference: Psychological Trauma: Neuroscience, Identity and the Transformation of the Self

Where:   BOSTON, MA

When:  Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - Saturday, June 2, 2018









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Single Registrations

$575.00 Full Conference (May 30 – June 2)
$240.00 Wednesday Pre-Conference (May 30)
$240.00 Thursday Pre-Conference (May 31)
$365.00 Wednesday and Thursday Pre-Conference (May 30-31)
$375.00 Main Conference (June 1-2)
$480.00 Main Conference and Thursday Pre-Conference (May 31 - June 2)

Residents, Fellows In Training, Full-Time Students (letter of verification is required)

$395.00 Full Conference (May 30 – June 2)
$175.00 Wednesday Pre-Conference (May 30)
$175.00 Thursday Pre-Conference (May 31)
$225.00 Wednesday and Thursday Pre-Conference (May 30-31)
$225.00 Main Conference (June 1-2)
$315.00 Main Conference and Thursday Pre-Conference (May 31 – June 2)
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Location

SEAPORT WORLD TRADE CENTER
200 SEAPORT BLVD
BOSTON, MA 02210
Phone:  617-385-4500
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The study of trauma has probably been the single most fertile area in helping to develop a deeper understanding of the relationship among the emotional, cognitive, social and biological forces that shape human development. Starting with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adults and expanding into early attachment and overwhelming attachment and social experiences in childhood (“Developmental Trauma”), this endeavor has elucidated how certain experiences can “set” psychological expectations and biological selectivity.

When addressing the problems of traumatized people who, in a myriad of ways, continue to react to current experience as a replay of the past, there is a need for therapeutic methods that do not depend exclusively on drugs or cognition. We have learned that most experience is automatically processed on a subcortical level of the brain; i.e., by “unconscious” interpretations that take place outside of conscious awareness. Insight and understanding have only a limited influence on the operation of these subcortical processes, but synchrony, movement and reparative experiences do.
An administrative fee of $75 is deducted for cancellation. Refund requests must be made in writing, fax or e-mail to events@pesi.com, and must be postmarked by May 1, 2018. No refunds will be made thereafter.
Conference Director:
Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD

With:
Margaret E. Blaustein, PhD
Judson Brewer, MD, PhD
Rick Doblin, PhD
Sherain Harricharan, PhD
Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD
Gabor Maté, MD
Michael Mithoefer, MD
Pat Ogden, PhD
Stephen W. Porges, PhD
Matthew Sanford
Richard Schwartz, PhD
Elizabeth Warner, PsyD
Rev. Gloria E. White-Hammond, MD, MDiv
And many more!
PRE-CONFERENCE: WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2018

Workshop 1: Sports-Based Stabilization: Run, Throw, Catch, Compete, and Heal
  • Lou Bergholz, Maren Rojas & Tanya Forneris, PhD
Workshop 2: The Use of Psychedelic Substances, Particularly MDMA, for Treating PTSD
  • Rick Doblin, PhD, Michael Mithoefer, MD, Richard Schwartz, PhD, Shannon Clare Carlin, MA, Francis Guerriero, MA, LICSW, James Hopper, PhD, Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD, & the members of the Trauma Center MDMA therapy team
Workshop 3: Embodied Self-Experience
  • Betsy Polatin, MFA, AmSAT, SEP & Licia Sky
Workshop 4: Abiding in Community: A Model of Community-Based, Spiritually-Informed Trauma Intervention in the Midst of Individual and Collective Trauma Exposure
  • Jana Pressley, PsyD, Douglas Lomax & Colleen Sharka, LMHC

PRE-CONFERENCE: THURSDAY, May 31, 2018

Workshop 5A: Embodied Self-Experience
  • Betsy Polatin, MFA, AmSAT, SEP & Licia Sky
Workshop 6: De-Cruit: Helping Veterans to Come Home Using Theater
  • Stephan Wolfert, Actor/Writer/Director, MFA
Workshop 7: Using EMDR Across the Lifespan
  • Robert Tinker, PhD, PC
Workshop 8: Utilizing Trauma-Informed Practice as a Foundation for Peace-Building & Development in Humanitarian Settings
  • Ilya Yacevich, MA, LMFT & Anita Shankar, MPH
Workshop 9: Frontiers of Applied Neuroscience of Trauma: Neural Correlates of Altered Self-Experience, Agency & Reciprocity
  • Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, Sherain Harricharan, PhD, Martin H. Teicher, MD, PhD, Paul A. Frewen, PhD, C.Psych, Wendy D’Andrea, PhD, Stephen W. Porges, PhD, Ainat Rogel, PhD, LICSW, Sebern Fisher, MA, BCN, Matthew Sanford, Janine Thome, PhD, Jacek Kolacz, PhD, Gregory F. Lewis, PhD, Lourdes P. Dale, PhD, & Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD

MAIN CONFERENCE: FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018

Welcome & Introduction: Trauma & Introduction: Trauma and Embodied Cognition
  • Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD
The Effects of Traumatic Stress on Self-Experience: Balance, Perception & Sensory Integration
  • Sherain Harricharan, PhD, Elizabeth Warner, PsyD & Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD
The Psychological Processing of Traumatic Experience: Self-Awareness, Interoception & Memory Processing – How (and How Well) does EMDR Actually Work?
  • Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, Matthew Sanford & Bessel van der Kolk, MD
The Craving Mind: Why We Get Stuck in Habits & How Mindfulness Helps Us Get Unstuck
  • Judson Brewer, MD, PhD
Panel Discussions & Questions
  • Faculty & Conference Participants
Chair Yoga (optional)
  • David Emerson, E-RYT, TCTSY-F
The Emergence of a Polygonal-Informed Therapy: How Music & Voice Contribute to Healing Following Trauma
  • Stephen W. Porges, PhD
Afternoon Workshop (see options below)

Afternoon Workshop: Friday, June 1, 2018

Internal Family Systems and the Psychotherapy of Self-Leadership: Self and Identity
  • Richard C. Schwartz, PhD
Trauma and Self-Experience
  • Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, Wendy D’Andrea, PhD, Paul A. Frewen, PhD, C.Psych & Bessel A van der Kolk, MD
Getting In-Touch with Touch: A Powerful Tool for Emotional and Physiological Regulation
  • Elya Steinberg, MD
The Equus Effect – Deepening the Somatic Experience through Attunement with Horses
  • David Sonatore, LCSW, SEP and Jane Strong, SEP
Traumatized Children & Adolescents: Balance, Multisensory Integration & Psychotherapeutic Work
  • Elizabeth Warner, PsyD & Sherain Harricharan, PhD
Part 1: Neurofeedback for Affect Dysregulation and Impairment of Executive Functioning
  • Diana Martinez, MD, Ainat Rogel, PhD, LICSW & Hillary Hodgdon, PhD (Note: Can attend one or both parts)

MAIN CONFERENCE: SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2018

The Effects of Trauma on the Mind-Body Relationship in Everyday Life: Posture, Balance, Self-Awareness, Sensory Integration, Giving and Receiving
  • Matthew Sanford
When the Body Says No: Trauma, Physical Illness and Self Care
  • Gabor Maté, MD
Panel Discussion

The Evolution of Child Trauma Treatment: 15 Years of Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC)
  • Margaret E. Blaustein, PhD
Panel Discussion & Questions
  • Faculty & Conference Participants
Chair Yoga (optional)
  • David Emerson, E-RYT, TCTSY-F
Afternoon Workshops (see options below)

Amazing Grace: Journey to Wellness – The Intersection of Spirituality & Medicine to Promote Personal Healing and Community Wholeness
  • Rev. Gloria E. White-Hammond, MD, MDiv
Closing: Quaker Style Sharing & Debriefing (optional)

Afternoon Workshops: Saturday, June 2, 2018

Part 2: Neurofeedback for Affect Dysregulation and Impairment of Executive Functioning
  • Diane Martinez, MD, Ainat Rogel, PhD., LICSW & Hilary Hodgdon, PhD (Note: Can attend one or both parts)
Healing Relational Trauma with Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy
  • Frank Guastella Anderson, MD
Ongoing Assessment and Tracking of Client Progress: The JRI Client Assessment Tracking System (CATS), a Web-Based Continuous Quality Improvement Platform
  • Lia Martin, PhD & Tara Sagor, CAGS, LMHC
When the Body Says NO. Consultation Time with Gabor Maté
  • Gabor Maté, MD
Traumatized Inner City Youth: Opportunities and Obstacles in Hands-On Work
  • Rev. Gloria E. White-Hammond, MD, MDiv, Alexandra Cook, PhD & Jana Pressley, PsyD
Moving the Traumatized Body: Consultation Time with Matthew Sanford
  • Matthew Sanford
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