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One Size Doesn’t Fit All: How to Individualize Trauma Treatment


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   16
Speaker:
Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD
Duration:
2 Hours 01 Minutes
Copyright:
Mar 17, 2023
Product Code:
NOS096276
Brochure Code:
87373SUM
Media Type:
Digital Recording
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Description

Despite advances in trauma research and claims of “gold standard” treatments, one method doesn’t work for everybody. Trauma treatment requires addressing many different systems that can be affected in different ways in different people. Understanding how to adapt and apply interventions for individuals experiencing traumatic stress is as important as the interventions themselves. In this session, you’ll learn:

  • What we currently know about the impacts of developmental trauma on brain development
  • How to access what is the best clinical intervention for particular problems
  • Learn how we can change people’s internal map of predictions and expectations by introducing new experiences with precision, attunement, and interactions
  • Why the potential role of some unconventional approaches such as yoga, martial arts, and theatre are interesting subjects of current research

CPD

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



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This online program is worth 2.25 hours CPD.



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Bessel van der Kolk, MD, has spent his career studying how children and adults adapt to traumatic experiences, and has translated emerging findings from neuroscience and attachment research to develop and study a range of potentially effective treatments for traumatic stress in children and adults.

 

In 1984, he set up one of the first clinical/research centers in the US dedicated to the study and treatment of traumatic stress in civilian populations, which has trained numerous researchers and clinicians specializing in the study and treatment of traumatic stress, and which has been continually funded to research the impact of traumatic stress and effective treatment interventions. He did the first studies on the effects of SSRIs on PTSD; was a member of the first neuroimaging team to investigate how trauma changes brain processes, and did the first research linking BPD and deliberate self-injury to trauma and neglect in early childhood.

 

Much of his research has focused on how trauma has a different impact at different stages of development, and that disruptions in care-giving systems have additional deleterious effects that need to be addressed for effective intervention. In order to promote a deeper understanding of the impact of childhood trauma and to foster the development and execution of effective treatment interventions, he initiated the process that led to the establishment of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), a Congressionally mandated initiative that now funds approximately 150 centers specializing in developing effective treatment interventions, and implementing them in a wide array of settings, from juvenile detention centers to tribal agencies, nationwide.

 

He has focused on studying treatments that stabilize physiology, increase executive functioning and help traumatized individuals to feel fully alert to the present. This has included an NIMH-funded study on EMDR and NCCAM funded study of yoga, and, in recent years, the study of neurofeedback to investigate whether attentional and perceptual systems (and the neural tracks responsible for them) can be altered by changing EEG patterns.

 

His efforts resulted in the establishment of Trauma Center, that consist 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, a research lab that studies the effects of neurofeedback and MDMA on behavior, mood, and executive functioning, and numerous trainings nationwide to a variety of mental health professional, educators, parent groups, policy makers, and law enforcement personnel.

 

Dr. van der Kolk is the author of the NY Times best-selling book The Body Keeps The Score.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Bessel van der Kolk is a professor at Boston University School of Medicine, the Director of the Trauma Center, and the National Complex Trauma Network. He receives royalties as a published author. Dr. van der Kolk receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Bessel van der Kolk has no relevant non-financial relationships with ineligible organizations.


Objectives

  1. Describe the potential impact of traumatic stress on the human brain.
  2. Investigate how traumatic stress impacts humans differently at different stages of development.
  3. Describe the research on the impact of traumatic experience on future perception.
  4. Construct a model for selecting individualized trauma interventions based on the client needs.

Outline

  • Identify the basics of the brain circuitry involved in self-experience, salience, and executive functioning, and how these are impacted by trauma
  • How trauma impacts the processing of subsequent experiences
  • Learn how physical mastery, memory processing, affect regulation, sensory integration and other techniques can help people from moving from being trapped in their traumatic past into living in the present
  • The potential role of both traditional and innovative techniques in the future of the field of traumatic stress
  • Summarize treatment strategies and alternatives to drugs and talk therapy

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners 
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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