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CC08 Keynote 02 - Frontiers of Treating Trauma - Bessel van der Kolk, MD

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Keynotes |  Couples Therapy |  Trauma |  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) |  Hypnosis |  Neurobiology
Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2008
Bessel van der Kolk, MD
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Original Program Date:
Apr 25, 2008
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Starting with a review of recent studies on the neurobiology of trauma, Dr. van der Kolk will examine the utility of approaches from the fields of hypnosis, body oriented therapies and EMDR, both with research data and videotaped clinical interventions. The integration of these approaches during different stages of treatment will be discussed.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe three new approaches in the treatment of trauma.
  2. To describe the differences between how ordinary memories are stored contrasted with the memory processing of traumatic experiences.

*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.