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Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD

Trauma, Attachment and the Body
February 11, 2011

Universal City, California
In recent years there has been an explosion of knowledge about how experience shapes biology and the formation of the self. Within the disciplines of psychiatry and psychology, the study of trauma has probably been the most helpful in understanding the relationship between the emotional, cognitive, social, and biological forces that shape human development. Trauma research has revealed new insights about how extreme experiences can profoundly impact memory, affect regulation, biological stress modulation, and interpersonal relatedness. These findings, along with a range of new therapy approaches, have led to new and unexpected ways to help traumatized individuals. This lecture will present current research findings about post-traumatic responses at different developmental levels and in various domains, and will explore the treatment implications of these findings.

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  • Identify and discuss recent advances in the neurobiology of trauma.
  • Identify the ways in which somatic experience contains the imprints of the traumatic experience.
  • Discuss and demonstrate ways in which these imprints must be reprocessed for a successful treatment outcome.

About the Presenter
Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD, Clinical Consultant for The Meadows and Mellody House, is one of the world's foremost authorities in the area of post-traumatic stress and related phenomena. His research work has ranged from the psychobiology of trauma to traumatic memory, and from the effectiveness of EMDR to the effects of trauma on human development. He is professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and medical director of the Trauma Center in Boston, a Community Practice Site of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. The Trauma Center is one of the foremost training sites in the country for psychologists and psychiatrists specializing in the treatment of traumatized children and adults.

Dr. van der Kolk has published extensively on the impact of trauma on development, borderline personality and self-mutilation; cognitive development in traumatized children and adults; and the psychobiology of trauma. He's currently studying the effects of treatment on brain function, the effectiveness of EMDR, theater groups working with traumatized inner-city youth, and yoga. His most recent book is Traumatic Stress. He has taught in universities, hospitals and clinics on five continents.

Location
Hilton Los Angeles
Universal City
555 Universal Hollywood Drive
Universal City, CA 91608
818-623-1479
Self-parking at hotel is $9.

Schedule
Registration: 8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.
Lecture: 9 a.m. 12 p.m.
Lunch: 12 p.m. 1 p.m. (boxed lunch provided)
Lecture: 1 p.m. 4 p.m.

Earn 6 Continuing Education Credits

To register: http://www.themeadows.org/events/index.php?rm=event_details&param1=show&param2=144&

Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD
 

Trauma, Attachment and the Body
February 11, 2011

Universal City, California
In recent years there has been an explosion of knowledge about how experience shapes biology and the formation of the self. Within the disciplines of psychiatry and psychology, the study of trauma has probably been the most helpful in understanding the relationship between the emotional, cognitive, social, and biological forces that shape human development. Trauma research has revealed new insights about how extreme experiences can profoundly impact memory, affect regulation, biological stress modulation, and interpersonal relatedness. These findings, along with a range of new therapy approaches, have led to new and unexpected ways to help traumatized individuals. This lecture will present current research findings about post-traumatic responses at different developmental levels and in various domains, and will explore the treatment implications of these findings.

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  • Identify and discuss recent advances in the neurobiology of trauma.
  • Identify the ways in which somatic experience contains the imprints of the traumatic experience.
  • Discuss and demonstrate ways in which these imprints must be reprocessed for a successful treatment outcome.

About the Presenter
Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD, Clinical Consultant for The Meadows and Mellody House, is one of the world’s foremost authorities in the area of post-traumatic stress and related phenomena. His research work has ranged from the psychobiology of trauma to traumatic memory, and from the effectiveness of EMDR to the effects of trauma on human development. He is professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and medical director of the Trauma Center in Boston, a Community Practice Site of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. The Trauma Center is one of the foremost training sites in the country for psychologists and psychiatrists specializing in the treatment of traumatized children and adults.

Dr. van der Kolk has published extensively on the impact of trauma on development, borderline personality and self-mutilation; cognitive development in traumatized children and adults; and the psychobiology of trauma. He’s currently studying the effects of treatment on brain function, the effectiveness of EMDR, theater groups working with traumatized inner-city youth, and yoga. His most recent book is Traumatic Stress. He has taught in universities, hospitals and clinics on five continents.

Location
Hilton Los Angeles
Universal City
555 Universal Hollywood Drive
Universal City, CA 91608
818-623-1479
Self-parking at hotel is $9.

Schedule
Registration:  8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Lecture:  9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Lunch:  12 p.m. – 1 p.m. (boxed lunch provided)
Lecture:  1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Earn 6 Continuing Education Credits

To register:    http://www.themeadows.org/events/index.php?rm=event_details&param1=show&param2=144&

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