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BT14 Clinical Demonstration 09 - Processing Traumatic Memories - Bessel van der Kolk, MD

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Trauma |  Clinical Demonstrations |  Memory |  Brief Therapy
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2014
Bessel van der Kolk, MD
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Original Program Date:
Dec 13, 2014
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Stories have the ability to engage people emotionally and to move them to change, but telling the right story at the right time to the right person is an art and a skill. This demonstration will show a gentle, artful and respectful way of doing brief therapy that uses stories to invite change.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Apply stories in brief therapy.
  2. Create an individualized story for a particular client.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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Bessel A. van der Kolk M.D. has been active as a clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of posttraumatic stress and related phenomena since the 1970s. His work integrates developmental, biological, psychodynamic and interpersonal aspects of the impact of trauma and its treatment. His book Psychological Trauma was the first integrative text on the subject, painting the far ranging impact of trauma on the entire person and the range of therapeutic issues which need to be addressed for recovery.