BT10 Keynote 03 - Trauma and Attachment: Creating a Home within One’s Self - Bessel van der Kolk
The study of psychological trauma has been accompanied by an explosion of knowledge about how experience shapes the central nervous system and the formation of the self. The study of trauma has probably been the single most fertile area in developing a deeper understanding of the relationship among the emotional, cognitive, social, and biological forces that shape human development.
BT10 Workshop 03 - Children, Families, and Trauma: A Relational Approach - Kenneth Hardy, PhD
Ignoring the impact of the trauma on the client’s family overlooks powerful dynamics that are crucial to treatment outcome. Participants in this workshop will learn how to involve the trauma sufferer’s partner and other family members as resources in the healing process.
BT10 Workshop 23 - Frontiers of Trauma Treatment - Bessel van der Kolk, MD
The study of psychological trauma has been accompanied by an explosion of knowledge about how experience shapes the central nervous system and the formation of the self. We have learned that most experience is automatically processed on a subcortical level, i.e. by “unconscious” interpretations that take place outside of awareness. Insight and understanding have only a limited influence on the operation of these subcortical processes. When addressing the problems of traumatized people who, in a myriad of ways, continue to react to current experience as a replay of the past, there is a need for therapeutic methods that do not depend exclusively on understanding and cognition.
BT12 Dialogue 01 - Trauma - Peter Levine, PhD, Ronald Siegel, PsyD
Given a topic, describe the differing approaches to psychotherapy, and identify the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.
BT12 Short Course 16 – Systemic Family Constellations: A Broken Heart Can Heal…Sometimes in One Beat – Dan Booth Cohen, PhD, MBA
This process identifies and releases transgenerational trauma. This simple process consistently uncovers connections between present day issues and transgenerational traumas. Within a single session, the burden of memory is transformed into an enduring source of strength and healing.
BT12 Short Course 30 – Mindfulness, Trauma, and Trance: Ericksonian Brief Solutions: A Mind/Body Approach – Ronald Alexander, PhD
This course will address the rapid treatment of trauma by utilizing both Mindfulness practice and Ericksonian orientation. The course will highlight Milton Erickson’s use of storytelling, metaphor and rapid trance induction as well as the use of mindfulness practice for framing, re-framing and de-framing the immediate reorganization of transforming somatic-affective experience into new healing rhythms in the body. These methods allow the body to open healthier pathways for new somatic recoveries. We will also emphasize the use of naturalistic hypnotic trance, guided mindfulness practice, and healing metaphors for generating new therapeutic skills in mindbody healing therapies.
BT12 Short Course 58 – StoryPlay® Therapy: Gems of Change for Accessing and Utilizing Inner Resources for Healing Childhood Trauma – Joyce Mills, PhD
This experiential workshop will present an essential element of StoryPlay®, an Ericksonian, resiliency-based, indirective process of Play Therapy that focuses upon how to identify, access and utilize inner resources, skills, and gifts as invaluable “gems” to move us beyond diagnosis and effect transformational change for children and adolescents who have experienced trauma and adversity.
BT12 Super Course 04 – Finding Freedom from Pain: Solving the Complex Puzzle of Trauma and Pain – Peter Levine, PhD, & Maggie Phillips, PhD
The incidence of persistent and chronic pain conditions have become a public health crisis with more people suffering from chronic pain than from diabetes, cancer, and heart disease combined. The cost of suffering (human and financial) is huge and in part results from the fact that pain is so complex—ranging far beyond the intersection of neural transmission and sensory experience. The puzzle of pain involves a complicated labyrinth of emotions, sensations, culture, individual experience, genetics, spiritual meaning, as well as habitual physiological reactions. This workshop presents both the art and science of working with the resources of the body to reverse the effects of physical, emotional, and trauma related pain.
BT12 Workshop 23 – Understanding & Treating the Invisible Wounds of Socio-Cultural Trauma – Kenneth Hardy, PhD
This workshop will provide a Socio-cultural view of trauma, highlighting the dynamics of the intersection of oppression and trauma. Strategies for effectively engaging and treating individuals and families with ‘oppression trauma’ will be discussed. Relevant Self of the Therapist issues will be explored.
BT14 Clinical Demonstration 04 - Psychosocial Genomics: Utilizing the 4-Stage Creative Process Treating Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma - Ernest Rossi, PhD
Group and individual demonstrations of psychosocial genomics as the art and science of counseling and psychotherapy that utilizes our natural 4-stage creative cycle for facilitating gene expression and brain plasticity to optimize the resolution of anxiety, depression, trauma and problem solving in everyday life.