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The Body Keeps Score: Integration of Mind, Brain, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma
September 30, 2022
Refundable Deposit $100
6 CE Hours
Clinical
In-Person Only: High Watch Recovery Center
62 Carter Rd
Kent, CT 06757
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Presented by
Dr. Bessel A. van der Kolk
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Education Description

Over the past few years, new insights into trauma’s impact on the body, brain, and relationships have spawned a range of new approaches to treatment. Many of these modalities can be considered fundamental shifts from earlier therapeutic paradigms. We will examine how neuroscience research has elucidated how, in the course of development, children learn to regulate their arousal systems and to focus on what is most relevant. We then will examine how trauma, abuse, and neglect derail these processes and affect brain development.

Since traumatic imprints are stored in subcortical brain areas and are largely divorced from verbal recall, a central focus needs to be on the somatic experiencing trauma-related sensations and effects. These deep imprints are the engines for continuing maladaptive behaviors. Fixation of trauma and learned helplessness require interventions to restore active mastery and the capacity to attend to the here-and-now.

With the aid of videotaped demonstrations and experiential demonstrations of affect regulation techniques, we will examine the role of body-oriented therapies, neurofeedback, yoga, theater, IFS, and EMDR in resolving the traumatic past and discuss the integration of these approaches during different stages of treatment.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
Educational Goal

To gain an understanding of the integration of mind, brain, and body in the treatment of trauma.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Describe how trauma is remembered and subsequent experience is processed.
2. List at least three treatment methods for PTSD.
3. Name at least three ways trauma can leave lasting traces on psychological and biological processes.
4. List at least three ways childhood experiences can affect brain development, emotion regulation, and/or cognition.
5. Describe the acquisition of affect regulation.
6. List at least three ways mindfulness meditation and yoga affect brain function.
7. Summarize current knowledge about how mindfulness meditation and yoga affect brain function.
8. Describe how neurofeedback can alter attentional systems in the Central Nervous System.
9. Describe two recent developments in neuroscience as they relate to the treatment of PTSD.
10. Utilize the techniques of physical mastery, affect regulation, attention, and memory processing.

CE Details
Introductory
Clinical

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programming. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

TPN.health, #1766, 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. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 6 continuing education credits.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0654.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0097.

TPN.health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Agenda
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  • Workshop Begins
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    Lunch is Provided
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COVID Protocol for Attendees We require all attendees to be fully vaccinated and boosted if eligible based on the date to attend the program. Please go to https://www.cdc.gov/ for questions. Masks are strongly encouraged to be worn during the program but are not mandated.
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This course is fiscally sponsored by High Watch Recovery Center. There may be potential biases or conflicts of interest inherent to this relationship, and it must be disclosed to participants. These conflicts of interest have no bearing on the course content and have been resolved.
*Registration ends September 30 at 5:00 PM EDT
Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D.

Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D. is a pioneer clinician, researcher, and teacher in the area of posttraumatic stress. His work uniquely integrates developmental, neurobiological, psychodynamic, somatic, and interpersonal aspects of the impact of trauma and its treatment. His #1 New York Times Science best seller, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma (translated in 38 languages), transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it rearranges the brain’s wiring—specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how innovative treatments can reactivate these areas, including neurofeedback, psychedelic therapy, psychodrama, mindfulness techniques, parts work, yoga, and bodywork. 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 the founder of the Trauma Center (now the Trauma Research Foundation) in Boston, MA; past President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Medical School; and Principal Investigator Boston site of MAPS-sponsored MDMA-assisted psychotherapy study. He regularly teaches at universities and hospitals around the world. Visit besselvanderkolk.com for more information.

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