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Bottom Up: How Neuroscience Can Guide Us in Body-Oriented Therapies


Faculty:
Bessel van der Kolk, MD |  Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, FRCPC |  Andrew Nicholson, PhD |  Sebern Fisher, MA, BCN |  Paul Frewen, PhD, CPsych |  Sherain Harricharan, PhD |  Chantelle Lloyd, PhD |  Wendy D'Andrea, PhD |  Margaret Mckinnon, PhD |  Daniela Rabellino, PhD |  Braeden Terpou, PhD
Duration:
3 Hours 28 Minutes
Copyright:
May 18, 2021
Product Code:
POS052721
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.


Description

Trauma tends to have a profound impact on one’s sense of self, leaving a lasting imprint on both cognitive and somatic domains of self-experience. Traumatized individuals often remain tortured by thoughts that reflect intensely negative core beliefs about themselves such as: “I don’t know myself anymore”, and “I have permanently changed for the worse”. It also is increasingly evident that ‘the body keeps the score’: traumatized individuals frequently report somatically-based alterations in self experience, including feelings of disembodiment and related identity disturbance. Pioneering neurobiological studies are beginning to shed light on self-disturbance in traumatized individuals both during resting state and under conditions of threat. The brain networks involved in self-experience are most intact while under threat, which may explain various forms of reckless behaviours. We will present findings from the laboratory and demonstrate how we can we work clinically to restore the self as an integrated brain, mind, and body. 

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Faculty

Bessel van der Kolk, MD's Profile

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Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD, is a clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of post-traumatic stress. His work integrates developmental, neurobiological, psychodynamic and interpersonal aspects of the impact of trauma and its treatment.

Dr. van der Kolk and his various collaborators have published extensively on the impact of trauma on development, such as dissociative problems, borderline personality and self-mutilation, cognitive development, memory, and the psychobiology of trauma. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed scientific articles on such diverse topics as neuroimaging, self-injury, memory, neurofeedback, Developmental Trauma, yoga, theater, and EMDR. 

He is founder of the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts and President of the Trauma Research Foundation, which promotes clinical, scientific, and educational projects. 

His 2014 #1 New York Times best seller, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma, transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring – specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neurofeedback, somatically based therapies, EMDR, psychodrama, play, yoga, and other therapies.

Dr. van der Kolk is the past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and professor of psychiatry at Boston University Medical School. He regularly teaches at conferences, universities, and hospitals around the world.

 

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.


Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, FRCPC's Profile

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Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Professor of Psychiatry is the director of the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research unit at the University of Western Ontario. She established the Traumatic Stress Service and the Traumatic Stress Service Workplace Program, services that specialize in the treatment and research of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related comorbid disorders. She currently holds the Harris-Woodman Chair in Mind-Body Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario.

Her research interests focus on studying the neurobiology of PTSD and treatment outcome research examining various pharmacological and psychotherapeutic methods. She has authored more than 100 published papers and chapters in the field of traumatic stress and is currently funded by several federal funding agencies. She regularly lectures on the topic of PTSD nationally and internationally She has recently published a book The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease with Eric Vermetten and Clare Pain.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Ruth Lanius has employment relationships with McMaster University, University of Western Ontario, Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research, Robarts Research Institute, Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University of Canada, St. Joseph’s Health Care, London Health Sciences Centre, Homewood Research Institute, the Canada Department of National Defence. She serves on the advisory board and receives honoraria from Mydecine. She receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Lanius receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Dr. Ruth Lanius is a member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, The American College of Psychiatrists, the International Society for the Study of Traumatic Stress, and the Ontario Medical Association. She is a journal reviewer for several publications, to see a complete list contact PESI, Inc. Dr. Lanius serves on the advisory board for George Hull Institute.


Andrew Nicholson, PhD's Profile

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Andrew Nicholson, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University, Canada; affiliate Scientist University of Vienna, Austria. His research program focuses on the neural correlates of PTSD and on the neural underpinnings of minority stress and its relation to mental illness risk and resiliency.
 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Andrew Nicholson is an associate professor & scientist at McMaster University and an adjunct assistant professor at Western University. He is a scientist for Homewood Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute. Dr. Nicholson is a senior research fellow at the University of Vienna. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Andrew Nicholson is a committee member of the Centre for Clinical Neuroscience Scientific Advisory Committee and the Homewood Research Institute Scientific Advisory Committee.


Sebern Fisher, MA, BCN's Profile

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Sebern F. Fisher, MA, BCN, is a psychotherapist and neurofeedback practitioner in private practice who specializes in the aftermath of neglect and abuse in early childhood. She focuses on training the traumatized brain to learn its own regulation which it can learn at any age. She trains professionals nationally and internationally on neurofeedback and on the need to integrate neurofeedback with psychotherapy. Her book, Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear-Driven Brain, has helped her readers understand how the traumatized brain can give rise to explosive feelings, irrational thinking and destructive behavior. When the brain learns its own regulation, its owner can engage meaningfully in psychotherapy and in life. The book is now also available as an audiobook on Audible. Visit www.sebernfisher.com to learn more and join the conversation with Sebern at Facebook.com/SebernFisherAuthor - Sebern Fisher on LinkedIn, and @SebernF on Twitter.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Sebern Fisher maintains a private practice. She has an employment relationship with EEGLearn. Sebern Fisher receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Sebern Fisher has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Paul Frewen, PhD, CPsych's Profile

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Paul A. Frewen, PhD, CPsych, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Western Ontario; Chair, Traumatic Stress Section, Canadian Psychological Association. Author of 45 papers on trauma, affect regulation, mindfulness, dissociation, and the self. Co-author, Healing the Traumatized Self: Consciousness, Neuroscience & Treatment.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Paul Frewen has employment relationships with London Health Sciences Centre, Lawson Health Research Institute, and the University of Western Ontario. He receives royalties as a published author. Paul Frewen receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-Financial: Paul Frewen is a member of the Traumatic Stress Section, Canadian Psychological Association.


Sherain Harricharan, PhD's Profile

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Sherain Harricharan, PhD, Postdoctoral fellow at McMaster University under the supervision of Margaret McKinnon, PhD. Specializes in sensory processing deficits in trauma-related disorders.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Sherain Harricharan is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.
Non-financial: Sherain Harricharan has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Chantelle Lloyd, PhD's Profile

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Chantelle Lloyd, PhD, recently earned her PhD in Psychology at McMaster University and conducts research in collaboration with the McKinnon & Lanius labs.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Chantelle Lloyd is in supervised practice with Dr. Biederman & Associates Psychology Group; and Dr. French & Associates. She is a research associate with Western University. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Chantelle Lloyd is a student affiliate with the Canadian Psychological Association.
 

 


Wendy D'Andrea, PhD's Profile

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Dr. D'Andrea's research focuses on the psychobiological alterations associated with exposure to complex trauma. This work has focused on changes in factors such as affect recognition and regulation, attention and cognition, relationship, and identity, with an eye towards using lab-based and physiological methodologies for assessment. Her work also attempts to unpack the contributions of marginalization to ways in which individuals adapt to adversity. This research unfolds both the lab as well as in the field, in psychosocial intervention settings. Dr. D'Andrea received her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Michigan and completed her postdoctoral training at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute. She is an associate professor of psychology and director of clinical training at The New School in New York, NY.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Wendy D’Andrea is an associate professor at The New School.
Non-financial: Wendy D’Andrea is a member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies; American Psychological Society; International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation; and the American Psychological Association Div. 56, Trauma Psychology.

 


Margaret Mckinnon, PhD's Profile

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Margaret McKinnon, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry at McMaster University, Hamilton OT. Expert in trauma-related autobiographical memory and social cognition.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Margaret McKinnon is an associate professor at McMaster University. Dr. McKinnon is the research lead at St. Joseph’s Healthcare. She is the senior scientist at the Homewood Research Institute.
Non-financial: Margaret McKinnon is a fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association.

 


Daniela Rabellino, PhD's Profile

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Daniela Rabellino, PhD, Research Associate in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario, where she investigates the neural and psychological correlates of PTSD in Ruth Lanius’ lab.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Daniela Rabellino maintains a private practice and has employment relations with McMaster University and the University of Western Ontario. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Daniela Rabellino is an ad hoc reviewer and editor for several peer review journals, for a complete list contact PESI, Inc.  

 


Braeden Terpou, PhD's Profile

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Braeden Terpou, PhD, Post-doc University of Western Ontario, with Ruth Lanuis, MD, Ph.D. Specializes in neurobiological underpinnings of brainstem responses & their effect on higher cognitive functioning in trauma-related disorders.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Braeden Terpou is a post-doctoral fellow at McMaster University and a research associate with Divergence Neuro. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Braeden Terpou has no relevant non-financial relationships.


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Objectives

  1. Assess the neurobiological links that mediate self- and trauma-related processing in traumatized individuals, in particular, as these links pertain to altered functional characteristics of the brain's default mode network (DMN). 
  2. Conclude how the links between self- and trauma-related processing are manifested clinically (i.e., clinical disturbances to self-related processing), as well as how these links relate to addictive or risk-seeking behaviours in traumatized individuals. 
  3. Evaluate how psycho-therapeutic interventions that may assist the re-introduction, or re-establishment of an individual's sense of self having been lost in an aftermath of trauma. 

Outline

  • How the brain processes trauma 
  • The development of maladaptive self-beliefs in the experience of PTSD (identity disturbance) 
  • Somatically-based alterations of experience in the bodies of trauma survivors 
  • Harnessing the brain networks in therapy that can lead to trauma resolution 

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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