4-Day: 30th Annual International Trauma Conference - Seminar

4-Day: 30th Annual International Trauma Conference

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - Saturday, June 1, 2019
Course Description:

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, bodily experiences 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, talk or understanding. 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 good intentions have only a limited influence on the operation of these subcortical processes, but synchrony, movement and reparative experiences do. This conference will present both basic research about the impact of trauma over the life cycle, and a range of effective interventions that are being practiced in clinics, schools, prisons, families, and communities around the world.

Conference Director:
Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD

  • Christine Heim, MD, PhD
  • Martin Teicher, MD, PhD
  • Annita P. Sawyer, PhD
  • Tania Singer, PhD
  • Richard C. Schwartz, PhD
  • Stephen Porges, PhD
  • Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD
  • Ed Tronick, PhD
  • Matthew Sanford
  • Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, REAT
  • Barbara Love, PhD
  • Hailan X.X. Guo, MD, PhD
  • Curt L. Tofteland
  • Steve Gross, MSW
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Target Audience

  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Psychiatrists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists and Occupation Therapy Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals
Breakdown for Continuing Education Credits by Event
[+] [-] The Use of Mind-Altering Substances- MDMA, Psilocybin, and Marijuana for Treating PTSD and Other Mental Distress
[+] [-] Trauma-Informed Community Interventions: Working with Marginalized Groups in Global Settings
[+] [-] Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory
[+] [-] From Embodied to Symbolic: Explore Innovative Child Trauma Approaches to Physical Balance, Mutual Attunement, Self-Regulation, & Attachment-Building
[+] [-] A Comprehensive Approach to Neurofeedback for Trauma Related Dysregulation: Integration with Therapeutic Attunement, Biofeedback & Other Body/Mind Approaches
[+] [-] Social Conditions and Restorative Justice
[+] [-] Expressive Arts as Healing Engagement: Deepening the Therapeutic Experience
[+] [-] Main Conference - Friday
[+] [-] Revisit the Treatment of Schizophrenia: Can Voices be Best Understood as Parts and Effectively Treated with Internal Family Systems Therapy?
[+] [-] How Body Experience Impacts and Alters the Sense of Self: Neuroscience Research Meets Experiential Inquiry: Revisit the “Corrective Emotional Experience”: Creating Deep Imprints of Safety and Resonance Using Psychodramatic Techniques
[+] [-] Attachment and Trauma Therapy in Japan: A Multicultural Perspective
[+] [-] Consultation and Follow-Up
[+] [-] Videofeedback Therapy for a Traumatized Adult Patient Who Does Not Look
[+] [-] America’s Opioid Epidemic, Our Nation’s 911 call. Medications for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders: Myths and Misconceptions
[+] [-] Main Conference - Saturday
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