EP17 Great Debates 02 - The Neurobiology and Psychosocial Correlates of Trauma and Resilience - Donald Meichenbaum, PhD and Bessel van der Kolk, MD
In the aftermath of traumatic and victimizing experiences, most individuals are impacted, but 75% evidence resilience while 25% “get stuck” and develop PTSD and co-occurring disorders. This presentation will discuss what distinguishes these two groups and considers the implications for treatment.
EP17 Speech with Discussant 03 - Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in a Search for the Living Past - Peter Levine, PhD and Bessel van der Kolk, MD
There is tremendous confusion in work with traumatic memories, often leaving clients and their therapists confused and insecure. In this lecture we will discuss the different types of memory (both explicit/conscious & implicit/unconscious) in resolving traumatic reactions, while avoiding the creation of "false memories."
EP17 Topical Panel 05 - PTSD - Peter Levine, PhD, Bill O'Hanlon, MS and Bessel van der Kolk, MD
Every therapist needs a method to work with posttraumatic stress disorder. Fundamental techniques will be discussed. Neurological considerations will be offered.
EP17 Workshop 02 - New, Brief, Respectful and Effective Approaches to Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Bill O'Hanlon, MS
This workshop will detail a philosophy and methods of working briefly and effectively with people who have been traumatized. An array of new methods has shown that previous conceptions and methods of working with trauma are unnecessarily long-term and re-traumatizing. These new approaches, rather than being based on the past and deterministic models, are oriented towards the present and future and a sense of possibilities.
EP17 Workshop 10 - In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Released Trauma and Restores Goodness - Peter Levine, PhD
Traditionally, therapies have attempted to change perceptions of the world by means of reason and insight, with conditioning and behavior modification, or with drugs and medications. The trauma response is a set of defensive bodily reactions that people initially mobilize in order to protect themselves, both from threat, and then later, against feeling the crushing totality of their horror, helplessness and pain. However, as time goes on, this avoidance keeps them frozen and stuck in the past, unable to be fully present, in the here and now, and unable to go forward in life. Fixed in the defensive trauma response, the shame, defeat and humiliation, associated with the original event replays itself over and over again in the body. Dr. Levine explores the implications of Body-oriented psychotherapy and recent findings in the neurosciences, on how the brain and body deals with e
EP17 Workshop 16 - Treatment of Patients with PTSD and Co-Occurring Psychiatric Disorders: A Constructive Narrative Perspective - Donald Meichenbaum, PhD
Ways to implement the core tasks of psychotherapy with patients who evidence PTSD and co-morbid disorders of prolong and complicated grief, Substance Abuse Disorders and Borderline Personality Disorders. A case conceptualization model of risk and protective factors and incorporates a constructive narrator perspective will be presented.
EP17 Workshop 20 - The Body Keeps Score - Bessel van der Kolk, MD
Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity.
The single reason most people don’t recover from pain is related to unresolved trauma. This workshop will present efficient, effective ways to develop cooperative partnership with somatic experience to create lasting comfort, balance in the nervous system, and healing of past trauma. Techniques are drawn from , neuroscience, Somatic Experiencing,™ Ericksonian principles, mindfulness, and Energy Psychology to provide a cohesive, multi-modal approach.
This workshop will address the rapid treatment of trauma by utilizing both Mindfulness practice and Ericksonian orientation’s that understand the importance of the symptom as a pathway to inner healing. We will review the clinical skills of tracking, pacing and utilization of the symptom for accessing the un-conscious and inner resources with mindfulness and trance. The workshop will highlight Milton Erickson’s use of storytelling, metaphor and rapid trance induction as well as the use of mindfulness practice for framing, reframing and de-framing for the immediate reorganization of transforming somatic-affective experience into new healing rhythms in the body.