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Psychological Trauma: Neuroscience, Identity and the Transformation of the Self


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Topic Areas:
Mental Health
Category:
Attachment |  Bessel van der Kolk |  Neuroscience and Neuropsychology |  PTSD |  Trauma
Faculty:
Bessel van der Kolk |  Ruth Lanius |  Wendy D'Andrea |  Alexander McFarlane |  Peter J. Bayley
Duration:
6 Hours 11 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
License:
Never expires.


Description

For almost three decades this conference has examined the evolving knowledge of how trauma affects psychological and biological developmental processes, and how the damage caused by trauma and neglect can be reversed. This year we will explore new frontiers in this work, frontiers that transcend old paradigms of explaining, fixing troublesome behaviors, or administering drugs. 
The study of psychological trauma has been accompanied by an explosion of knowledge about how experience shapes the central nervous system and the formation of the self. Developments in the neurosciences, developmental psychopathology and information processing have contributed to our understanding of how brain function is shaped by experience and that life itself can continually transform perception and biology. 
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 experiences in childhood, this endeavor has elucidated how certain experiences can “set” psychological expectations and biological selectivity. 
We have learned that most experience is automatically processed on a subcortical level in the brain; i.e., by “unconscious” interpretations that take place outside of awareness. Insight and understanding have only a limited influence on the operation of these subcortical processes. 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 and cognition. In this conference we will pay particular attention to physical self-experience, finding one’s voice to speak the truth of experience, and the transformative potential of action, mind altering medications and theater. 
Workshops included in this recording:

  • Self and Identity in Traumatic Stress: From “fixation on the trauma”, to Resuming the Arc of One’s Life — Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD
  • Dealing with Unrelenting Threat: Translating the Lessons from the Neuroimaging Lab into Effective Treatment — Ruth Lanius, MD, Ph.D.
  • Trauma, Body and Self: How Physiological Hypoarousal Contributes to Alterations in Identity, Awareness and Agency — Wendy d'Andrea, Ph.D.
  • Panel Discussions and Questions
  • The Impact of Trauma Over Time: The Need for Stage-Dependent Diagnosis & Treatment of Traumatic Stress — Alexander McFarlane, MD
  • Meditation as Trauma Therapy: A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective — Peter Bayley, Ph.D.

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.


Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 6.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Texas Counselors

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 6.5 continuing education credits.


South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 6.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 6.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 6.5 credits.


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This self-study package qualifies for 6.5 continuing education credits.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.5 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.5 self-study contact hours.

CE Broker


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 6.5 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 6.5 self-study continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology.Provider Number #50-399.This product qualifies for 6.5 self-study continuing education credits.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 6.5 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 6.5 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 6.5 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

This intermediate activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number #50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.5 continuing education credits.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.5 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 6.5 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.5 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 


Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.5 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This self-study course has been approved for 6.5 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Addiction Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 6.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Psychologists

This self-study activity consists of 6.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.



Faculty

Bessel van der Kolk's Profile

Bessel van der Kolk Related seminars and products: 1

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 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 non-financial relationship to disclose.


Ruth Lanius's Profile

Ruth Lanius Related seminars and products: 1

MD, Ph.D.


Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry is the director of the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research unit at the University of Western Ontario. She established the Traumatic Stress Service and the Traumatic Stress Service Workplace Program, services that specialize in the treatment and research of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related comorbid disorders. She currently holds the Harris-Woodman Chair in Mind-Body Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario. 

Her research interests focus on studying the neurobiology of PTSD and treatment outcome research examining various pharmacological and psychotherapeutic methods. She has authored more than 100 published papers and chapters in the field of traumatic stress and is currently funded by several federal funding agencies.  She regularly lectures on the topic of PTSD nationally and internationally. She has recently published a book The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease with Eric Vermetten and Clare Pain.


Wendy D'Andrea Related seminars and products: 1

Ph.D.


Wendy D’Andrea, PhD: Assistant Professor of Psychology at The New School for Social Research in New York, NY. Her research focuses on physiological manifestations and consequences of complex trauma.


Alexander McFarlane Related seminars and products: 1

MB BS (Hons) MD


Alexander McFarlane, MB BS (Hons) MD, is the Professor of Psychiatry, Head CMVH, University of Adelaide Node, The Centre for Military and Veterans’ Health, Australia; and Past President, ISTSS. He’s the author of more than 300 peer-reviewed scientific articles on PTSD, and Co-author of Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience in Mind, Body and Society. He’s also the principal investigator, Australian Department of Defense longitudinal study of combat exposure.


Peter J. Bayley Related seminars and products: 1

Ph.D.


Peter J. Bayley, PhD, War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC), VA Palo Alto Health Care System, clinical assistant professor, Stanford University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.


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Objectives

  1. Explain how the brain has fundamental capacities to learn to regulate itself.
  2. Explain how infant brains develop over time.
  3. Describe how to integrate neuroimaging into effective treatment.
  4. Recognize how physiological hyproarousal contributes to alterations in identity, awareness and agency.
  5. Identify the impact of trauma over time.
  6. Examine the role and mediating mechanisms of meditation practices in healing emotional suffering.
  7. Discover integration for paradoxes of mind and brain using meditation.

Outline

  • Self and Identity in Traumatic Stress: From “Fixation on The Trauma”, To Resuming the Arc of One’s Life
    • Attachment
    • PTSD and the Military
    • Developmental Trauma Disorder
  • Dealing with Unrelenting Threat: Translating the Lessons from The Neuroimaging Lab into Effective Treatment
    • Objectives
    • Psychiatric Comorbidity of Chronic Early Trauma
      • Attachment Dysregulation
    • How Do We Develop Adequate Emotion Regulation Capacities?
      • Secure Base
    • The Attachment Relationship: A Prerequisite for An Adequate Window of Emotional Arousal
      • Optimum Zone of Emotional Arousal
      • Four Dimensions of Consciousness Affected by Psychological Trauma
      • Remembering Vs. Reliving
      • Clinical Implications
      • Present Vs. Past Centered Therapies
      • Dissociative Change in Narrative Perspective
        • Fragmentation of The Self
        • Voice Hearing and Dissociation
        • Differentiating Psychotic Disorders from Dissociation
    • Toward Self-Compassion: Creating ‘Secure Attachment Relationships’ Between Different Parts of The Self
      • Disembodiment and The Stress Response
      • Defense Cascade Model
      • The Body During Fight, Flight, Freeze, And Shut Down
        • The Reptilian Brain: The Subconscious Brain
        • Periaqueductal Gray (PAG)
          • Dorsolateral PAG Connectivity
          • Dissociative PTSD: Greater Ventrolateral PAG Connectivity
        • Clinical Management of Freezing Responses
    • Deep, Paced Breathing & Heart Rate Variability
      • Heart Rate Variability (HRV)
        • The Effects of Conscious & Subconscious Triggers On HRV
    • Clinical Implications: Restoring Mind/Brain/Body Connections
      • Mind/Brain/Body Synergy
      • Consciousness of Emotion
      • Panksepp’s Basic Emotional Systems
    • How Can We Regulate Emotions?
    • Neurofeedback
    • The Neurobiology of Eye Contact
    • Healing the Traumatized Self: The Rebirth of The Self
      • Healing the Traumatized Self: The Rebirth of The Self
  • Trauma, Body and Self: How Physiological Hypoarousal Contributes to Alterations in Identity, Awareness and Agency
    • Awareness Test
    • Emotion Regulation
      • Fight or Flight Response
    • Rhythms
      • Neurofeedback
      • Heartrate Variability
      • Cerebellum
      • Measuring Voice
      • The Self
    • Vagal Tone and The Body
  • Panel Discussion and Questions
  • The Impact of Trauma Over Time: The Need for Stage-Dependent Diagnosis and Treatment of Traumatic Stress
    • Developments Within the Field
    • The DSM-5
    • Where We Are Today
    • The History of PTSD Treatment
    • Conflict of Interest
      • Treatment Guidelines
    • Delayed Onset PTSD
    • Executive Function
  • Meditation as Trauma Therapy: A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective
    • Subtle Yoga
    • Meditation as A Treatment For PTSD
    • Pilot Study
      • Sudharshan Kriya Yoga (SKY) As A Treatment For PTSD
      • Effects of SKY on Cognition and Sleep
    • Sleep to Forget and Sleep to Remember (SFSR) Model of Emotional Memory Processing
    • Current Study
      • SKY Vs. Cognitive Processing Therapy for Treating PTSD
    • Experience A Taste Of SKY

Target Audience

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

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