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Foundations & Neuroscience Bundle

Lecture #1

Foundations of Trauma

This lecture examines how we understand what trauma does to the mind and body and explores the rich history of trauma, as considered by some of the great thinkers of the western canon’s past. This foundational approach provides insights into our modern perceptions of and approaches to discussing, treating, and reimagining trauma and how it inhabits the body.

Foundations of Trauma focuses on the history and physiology of trauma. With insights from Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud, Pierre Janet, and Ivan Pavlov, Dr. van der Kolk lays the groundwork for understanding how trauma is lived out in heart-breaking, gut-wrenching sensations and how traumatic experiences condition responses and predispose the traumatized to a fixation on what happened to them. Because treating trauma requires more than talk, we will examine why we must manage states of hyperarousal with deep, visceral experiences in order to rewrite our internal maps of the world and restore a sense of safety. We will examine the role of interpersonal rhythms and attunement in establishing a sense of self and community and consider how trauma affects self-awareness and self-regulation.

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Lecture #2

Neuroscience and the Frontiers of Trauma Treatment

Building on the foundational conception of trauma, this lecture explores the neuroscience of trauma and a spectrum of body-centered interventions aimed at helping people integrate traumatic memories. At the core of trauma’s persistence is the dysfunction it induces in the brain and body. Neuroscience gives us a window into the consequences of both limited traumatic experiences and chronic trauma. Within that context, you will learn how trauma rearranges the brain’s wiring - specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust.This lecture will show how trauma affects the developing mind and brain, and teach how trauma affects self-awareness and self-regulation.

This lecture will discuss and demonstrate affect regulation techniques, examine ways to deal with fragmented self-experience, and teach the benefits of yoga, EMDR, meditation, neurofeedback, music, and theater.

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Bessel van der Kolk, MD

Bessel van der Kolk, MD 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 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 body work, psychodrama, mindfulness techniques, parts work, yoga, and neurofeedback, 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 (now the Trauma Research Foundation) in Boston, MA; past President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Medical School. He regularly teaches at universities and hospitals around the world.

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Who this course is for

Psychologists • Mental Health Counselors • Social Workers Marriage and Family Therapists • Nurses • Psychiatrists Case Managers • Other Mental Health Professionals • Anyone who is interested in learning in trauma professionally or personal growth

The methods taught will augment psychotherapeutic interventions and are not known to have limitations when used in the scope and limits of one’s knowledge.

Foundations & Neuroscience Bundle


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Included features:

  • Up to 3 CE Credits
  • Foundation of Trauma Lecture (60 Minute)
  • Neuroscience & Frontiers of Trauma Treatment Lecture (90 Minute)
  • Includes 2 Scientific Articles Recommended by Bessel van der Kolk

Up to 3 Continuing Education Credit

APA & BCIA CREDIT AVAILABLE. APA also covers the following:

#1. American Psychological Association - all Psychologists in the US - and the following licenses listed below (#2-#5)

#2. Licensed Professional Counselors in 36 states: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL (CE Broker), GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, ME, MO, NC, ND, NH, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA WI WY

#3. Marriage & Family Therapists in 31 states: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL (CE Broker), IA, ID, IN, KS, ME, MO, NE, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

#4. Covers Social Workers in 26 states: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL (CE Broker), GA, ID, IN, KY, ME, MN, MO, NE, NH, NM, OR, PA, VT, WI, WY

#5. Addictions Professionals in 26 states: AK, AR, CO, CT, DE, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY (out of state), OK, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI, WY

This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for up to 3 continuing education credits. Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge & Associates is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge & Associates maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The continuing education credits for each workshop/course are designated in the workshop/course descriptions. You must attend the entire program in order to receive the credit(s), complete the Participant Satisfaction/Evaluation form and return it to your presenter or monitor at the conclusion of the program, and complete the supplemental reading and test questions. You must receive a score of at least 70% on the test questions to receive credit. Partial credits will not be given.

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