Trauma Defined: Bessel van der Kolk on The Body Keeps the Score
Digital Seminar

Trauma Defined: Bessel van der Kolk on The Body Keeps the Score


Average Rating:
  4.6   (63 comments)
Faculty:
Bessel A. van der Kolk
Duration:
1 Hour
Copyright :
Sep 02, 2014
Product Code:
POS047900
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.


Description

Researchers are increasingly finding that the body is the key to trauma treatment. Trauma is about the body becoming immobilized, feeling helpless or numb. Often traumatized people either don’t feel their body at all, or they feel it all the time.

In this compelling one-hour discussion, world’s leading trauma researcher and author of the The Body Keeps the Score, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk discusses his research and the influences on his life work with trauma. During the hour, he succinctly and descriptively draws the picture of trauma, the brain, and how various treatments work (and don’t) on the trauma client.

This hour will leave you, and those with whom you share this information, with the best understanding on the nature of trauma, its impact on the brain, how our brains work and most of all, the important new treatments that promise hope to those suffering from PTSD and trauma.

Bessel has spent 40 years working with and learning from traumatized clients. In this video, he shares insight into a bold new paradigm for healing from trauma. You won’t want to miss this personal account of Dr. van der Kolk’s work.

Credits

CPD

This online program is worth 1.0 hours CPD.


Faculty

Bessel A. van der Kolk's Profile

Bessel A. van der Kolk Related seminars and products: 28

M.D.


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 and medical director of the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts. The Trauma Center consists 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.  He also created the Trauma Research Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Trauma Center, that is organized to promote clinical, scientific and educational projects.

His most recent 2014 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 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.

 


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers and other Mental Health Professionals

Outline

The Latest Clinical Research Surrounding:
  • The impact of trauma on brain activity
  • Neurofeedback, EMDR and “body work” on symptom reduction
  • The effectiveness of movement, mindfulness and theater activities in trauma treatment

Objectives

  1. Explain how trauma influences the activity of the key areas of the brain and how that dictates behavior patterns.
  2. Articulate the clinical research surrounding the effectiveness of yoga, mindfulness meditation, and theater in healing trauma in clients.

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Total Reviews: 4091

Comments

Micah W - MYERSTOWN, Pennsylvania

"Fantastic resource and compelling talk to further learn more about trauma work. "

Kirstin C - Madison, Wisconsin

"This was an excellent presentation and I look forward to continuing to learn from his research."

Bonnie R - Monroeville, Pennsylvania

"Excellent presentation!"

Heather T - PRICE, Utah

"I love and appreciate all the Bessel van der Kolk trainings. You can never over-utilize his work. I consider him the best articulator of trauma research in this century. <3"

Laura W - CAIRO, New York

"The presentation was relevant and interesting without being confusing or superfluous!"

Dianna B - COVINGTON, Ohio

"Excellent presentation!!"

Tom G - COATESVILLE, Pennsylvania

"Excellent and informative."

Wesley B - Irvine, California

"I work with traumatized victims. His content was very helpful."

Piyachat R - Bangkok, Bangkok

"I am very please with the course content and presentation!"

Melissa H - BREWSTER, Massachusetts

"Dr. Van Der Kolk is a phenomenal researcher, clinician and presenter. Thank you for providing this training!"

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