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Bessel A. van der Kolk's 29th Annual Trauma Conference
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[+] [-] 054305 - Using EMDR Across the Lifespan
  1. Summarize the biological nature of trauma and how trauma can create physical and psychological symptoms to better understand your clients.
  2. Explain how EMDR is used for processing traumatic memories as it relates to clinical practice.
  3. Evaluate research of the effectiveness of EMDR with clients aging across the lifespan.
  4. Examine the research that suggestions EMDR as a successful tool for the clinical treatment of phantom limb pain and as well as other pain.
  5. Describe how EMDR has been used to treat clients after motor vehicle accidents and other discrete traumatic experiences, in dissociative clients.
  6. Review the studies that show EMDR as a form of treatment with neurobiological shifts within a single session, as well as over time; not only with PTSD, but also in phantom limb pain.
  7. Summarize the results of neuroimaging studies that show the brain pre-and post EMDR treatment.
  8. Determine when/if your client is prepared to safely process trauma memories via EMDR.

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  1. Present an overview of the impact of trauma on the various parts of the brain, body and nervous system.
  2. Examine the nature of traumatic stress and evaluate the research of how exposure to extreme stress affects brain function.
  3. Explain how EMDR is used for processing traumatic memories as it relates to clinical practice.
  4. Explore how habits form, why they can be hard to overcome and the current research that can give clients hope that habits can change.
  5. Articulate the foundation of Polyvagal Theory as it relates to the clinical treatment of trauma.
  6. Adapt the IFS model into your clinical practice and accelerate healing for clients with PTSD.
  7. Identify, specify and clarify the protective parts of clients with trauma histories to help with assessment and treatment planning.

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  1. Identify the role of stress and developmental trauma when it comes psychoneuroimmunology, and how can this increased knowledge enhance clinical practice.
  2. Summarize the ARC framework with youth and families who have experienced multiple and/or prolonged traumatic stress.
  3. Communicate how Affect Dysregulation and Executive Function difficulties are manifested in individuals diagnosed with various psychological disorders.
  4. Analyze the neurobiology of Executive Functions as it relates to treatment outcomes.
  5. Identify the intersection of spirituality and medicine to promote personal healing and community wholeness.

[+] [-] 054305 - Using EMDR Across the Lifespan
Research of EMDR across the lifespan
EMDR application
  • Traumatized children
  • Phantom limb pain and other pain
  • After motor vehicle accident or single incident trauma
  • Clients with Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • And more
Data and Scientific Studies
  • EMDR and the Brain
  • Neuroscience behind EMDR
  • Neuroimaging studies comparing before/after treatment
  • Evidence of Neurobiological shifts during session
Review of Client Success with EMDR
  • Case studies
  • Video demonstration

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Trauma and Embodied Cognition - Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD
  • What Trauma Looks Like
The Effects of Traumatic Stress on Self-Experience: Balance, Perception & Sensory Integration - Sherain Harricharan, PhD & Elizabeth Warner, PsyD
  • The Importance of Balance in the Body
  • Understanding the Vestibular System and its Relationship with Trauma
  • Manifestation of Vestibular Neural Circuitry
  • Engagement of the Vestibular System in Healthy Child Development
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 A. van der Kolk, MD
  • EMDR vs Fluoxetine vs Placebo Study Results
  • The Foundation to the Sense of Self
  • Understanding the Mental Time Traveler
  • The Neuroscience of Eye Moments
The Craving Mind: Why We Get Stuck in Habits & How Mindfulness Helps Us Get Unstuck - Judson Brewer, MD, PhD
  • Understanding the Mind of Addiction
  • Reward and Self
  • Mindfulness and Addiction from a Behavioral and Biological Perspective
  • The Importance of Awareness
  • Case Studies and Video Demonstrations
Panel Discussion & Questions
The Emergence of a Polygonal-Informed Therapy: How Music & Voice Contribute to Healing Following Trauma - Stephen W. Porges, PhD
  • An Introduction to Polyvagal Theory
  • Power and Importance of Voice, Music and Listening
  • Understanding Frequencies and their Impact on Traumatized Persons
  • Case Studies and Video Demonstrations
Internal Family Systems and the Psychotherapy of Self-Leadership: Self and Identity - Richard C. Schwartz, PhD
  • How Internal Family Systems was Developed
  • Introduction to our Multiple Parts and Self
  • The 8 C’s of Self-Leadership
  • The Two Big Realities of the IFS Model
  • The Map of Internal Family Systems
  • Understanding the Different Roles of our Parts
  • Internal Family Systems used in Clinical Practice

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The Effects of Trauma on the Mind-Body Relationship in Everyday Life: Posture, Balance, Self-Awareness, Sensory Integration, Giving and Receiving - Matthew Sanford
  • The Accident
  • The Experience of Silence
  • The Inside of Movement
  • Living in Multiple Plains of Time
  • Coming Home to Your Body
  • Inward Yoga Exercises
When the Body Says No: Trauma, Physical Illness and Self Care - Gabor Maté, MD
  • Addiction Defined
  • Coping Mechanisms and Dissociation
  • The Connections of Trauma, Physical Illness and Self Care
Panel Discussion
The Evolution of Child Trauma Treatment: 15 Years of Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) - Margaret E. Blaustein, PhD
  • Evolution as a Child Clinician
  • The ARC Framework
  • Breakdown of the Framework
Panel Discussion
Healing Relational Trauma with Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy - Frank Guastella Anderson, MD
  • Internally Focused Meditation
  • Understanding Traumas
  • Basics of Internal Family Systems
  • Complex Traumas in the IFS Model
  • Self to Part Connection
  • Video Demonstration of the IFS Model
Amazing Grace: Journey to Wellness -The Intersection of Spirituality & Medicine to Promote Personal Healing and Community Wholeness - Rev. Gloria E. White-Hammond, MD, MDiv
  • A Watershed Moment
  • The 10-Point Coalition
  • Understanding the Data
  • A Story of a Young Man



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 of the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts and president of the Trauma Research Foundation, which promotes clinical, scientific and educational projects.

His 2014 #1 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 receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Bessel van der Kolk has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.


Elizabeth Warner, PsyD, developer of the SMART model, founding member of SMARTmoves, and co-author of Transforming Trauma for Children and Adolescents: An Embodied Approach to Somatic Regulation, Trauma Processing, and Attachment-Building.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Elizabeth Warner is the project director for SMART for children and adolescents at the Trauma Center in Boston.

Nonfinancial: Elizabeth Warner has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.


Ruth Lanius, MD, Ph.D., Professor, department of psychiatry, University of Western Ontario; co-editor, The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease: The Hidden Epidemic & Healing the Traumatized Self: Consciousness, Neuroscience & Treatment.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Ruth Lanius is Professor of Psychiatry and director of the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research unit at the University of Western Ontario. She is an author for W.W. Norton & Company and receives royalties.

Non-financial: Ruth Lanius has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Stephen W. Porges, PhD, is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University, where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium within the Kinsey Institute. He holds the position of Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina and Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland.

Dr. Porges served as president of both the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences and is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award. He has published more than 300 peer reviewed scientific papers across several disciplines including anesthesiology, biomedical engineering, critical care medicine, ergonomics, exercise physiology, gerontology, neurology, neuroscience, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, psychometrics, space medicine, and substance abuse.

In 1994 Dr. Porges proposed the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that links the evolution of the mammalian autonomic nervous system to social behavior and emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of behavioral problems and psychiatric disorders. The theory is leading to innovative treatments based on insights into the mechanisms mediating symptoms observed in several behavioral, psychiatric, and physical disorders. He is the author of The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation (Norton, 2011), The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe (Norton, 2017) and co-editor of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies (Norton, 2018). Dr. Porges is also the creator of a music-based intervention, the Safe and Sound Protocol™, which currently is used by more than 1000 therapists to improve spontaneous social engagement, to reduce hearing sensitivities, and to improve language processing, state regulation, and spontaneous social engagement.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Stephen Porges is a Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University; and a professor at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Porges has intellectual property rights, and receives royalties, from Integrated Listening Systems (iLs). He is an author for W. W. Norton and receives royalties. Dr. Porges receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Stephen Porges has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., earned his Ph.D. in marriage and family therapy from Purdue University, after which he began a long association with the Institute for Juvenile Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and more recently at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, attaining the status of associate professor at both institutions. He is co-author, with Michael Nichols, of Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods, the most widely used family therapy text in the United States.

Dr. Schwartz developed Internal Family Systems in response to clients’ descriptions of experiencing various parts – many extreme – within themselves. He noticed that when these parts felt safe and had their concerns addressed, they were less disruptive and would accede to the wise leadership of what Dr. Schwartz came to call the “Self.” In developing IFS, he recognized that, as in systemic family theory, parts take on characteristic roles that help define the inner world of the clients. The coordinating Self, which embodies qualities of confidence, openness, and compassion, acts as a center around which the various parts constellate. Because IFS locates the source of healing within the client, the therapist is freed to focus on guiding the client’s access to his or her true Self and supporting the client in harnessing its wisdom. This approach makes IFS a non-pathologizing, hopeful framework within which to practice psychotherapy. It provides an alternative understanding of psychic functioning and healing that allows for innovative techniques in relieving clients symptoms and suffering.

In 2000, Richard Schwartz founded The Center for Self Leadership in Oak Park, Illinois. Dr. Schwartz is a featured speaker for many national psychotherapy organizations and a fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and he serves on the editorial boards of four professional journals. He has published four books and over 50 articles about IFS. His books include Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual (with Frank Anderson, M.D. and Martha Sweezy, Ph.D.) (PESI, 2017), Internal Family Systems Therapy (Guilford Press, 1997), Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model (Tarcher, 2001), and The Mosaic Mind (with Regina Goulding) (Trailheads, 2003), as well as Metaframeworks (with Doug Breunlin and Betty Karrer) (Jossey-Bass, 1997). Dr. Schwartz lives and practices in Brookline, MA and is on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard School of Medicine.

Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Speaker Disclosure Financial: Richard Schwartz is the Founder of The Center for Self Leadership. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Richard Schwartz is a Fellow and member of the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy.


Gabor Maté, is a renowned speaker, and bestselling author. Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development.

As an author, Dr. Maté has written several bestselling books including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction; When the Body Says No; The Cost of Hidden Stress; and Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder, and co-authored Hold on to Your Kids.

Dr. Maté is the co-founder of Compassion for Addiction, a new non-profit that focuses on addiction. He is also an advisor of Drugs over Dinner.

An adjunct professor in the Faculty of Simon Fraser University, Dr. Maté has received the Hubert Evans Prize for Literacy Non-Fiction; an Outstanding Alumnus Award from Simon Fraser University, and the 2012 Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award from Mothers Against Teen Violence.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Gabor Maté is the co-founder of Compassion for Addiction. He is an author for Knopf/Random House; Penguin/Putnam; Knopf Canada; Wiley; and Random House and receives royalties. Dr. Maté receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Dr. Gabor Maté has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Margaret E. Blaustein, Ph.D., is a practicing clinical psychologist whose career has focused on the understanding and treatment of complex childhood trauma and its sequelae. Dr. Blaustein is co-developer of the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) treatment framework (Kinniburgh & Blaustein, 2005), and co-author of the text, Treating Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents: Fostering Resilience through Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (Blaustein & Kinniburgh, 2010).

Dr. Blaustein’s work has been hailed as “a landmark for understanding and treating traumatized children” by world renowned trauma expert Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, and has been embraced by over 300 agencies and/or child-serving systems in the U.S. and abroad who use the ARC framework.

She has provided extensive training and consultation to providers worldwide. Dr. Blaustein is the director of the Center for Trauma Training in Needham, MA, and is actively involved in local, regional, and national collaborative groups dedicated to the empathic, respectful, and effective provision of services to this population.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Margaret Blaustein is the director of training and education at the Trauma Center in Boston. She is an author and receives royalties from Guilford Publications.

Nonfinancial: Margaret Blaustein has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.


Frank Anderson, MD, completed his residency and was a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist and specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation. He is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy.

Dr. Anderson is a lead trainer at the IFS Institute with Richard Schwartz and maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for, Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center. He serves as an advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) and was the former chair and director of the Foundation for Self-Leadership.

Dr. Anderson has lectured extensively on the Neurobiology of PTSD and Dissociation and wrote the chapter “Who’s Taking What” Connecting Neuroscience, Psychopharmacology and Internal Family Systems for Trauma in Internal Family Systems Therapy – New Dimensions. He co-authored a chapter on “What IFS Brings to Trauma Treatment in Innovations and Elaborations in Internal Family Systems Therapy” and recently co-authored Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual.

Dr. Anderson maintains a private practice in Concord, MA.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Frank Anderson maintains a private practice. He receives a consulting fee from the Center for Self Leadership. Dr. Anderson receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Frank Anderson is the President of the Foundation for Self Leadership.


Robert Tinker, PhD, PC, has specialized in EMDR for 26 years in areas of writing, research, consultation, training and clinical practice. He is the author of Through the Eyes of a Child: EMDR with Children.


Sherain Harricharan, PhD, post-doctoral fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario, Canada.


Matthew Sanford, yoga teacher, founder, Mind Body Solutions, and a paraplegic for the last thirty-nine years. He is the author of Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence. He teaches people around the US living with trauma, loss, and disability how to re-inhabit their bodies.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Matthew Sanford is the founder and president of Mind Body Solutions. He is a self-published author and receives compensation.

Non-financial: Matthew Sanford has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, chief, Division of Mindfulness Executive Director, Center for Mindfulness; Associate Professor, Medicine and Psychiatry; University of Massachusetts Medical School; Research Affiliate, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT; author: The Craving Mind.


Rev. Gloria E. White-Hammond, MD, MDiv, co-pastor, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Boston; visiting scholar in medicine and spirituality, Harvard Divinity School; retired pediatrician, South End Community Health Center; cofounder, Do The Write Thing for high risk- adolescent girls, and My Sister’s Keeper for women in conflict zones.
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