In Conversation with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk: Navigating Trauma and Healing: LIVE WEBINAR Registration Closed

10 Apr 2024

Join us for this unique 90-minute webinar as we sit down with renowned psychiatrist and trauma expert Dr. Bessel van der Kolk. In this exclusive interview, Dr. van der Kolk will share his insights from decades of research and clinical practice. We'll discuss the latest developments in the neurobiology of trauma, and you'll gain a more nuanced understanding of how trauma affects both the mind and body. Dr. van der Kolk will reflect on his groundbreaking work, including his influential book, "The Body Keeps the Score," providing participants with an opportunity to grasp the profound connections between psychological trauma and physiological responses. Participants will also have the chance to gain valuable perspectives on trauma-informed care, therapeutic relationships, and the integration of innovative approaches in trauma recovery. This interview is not just a dialogue; it's a unique opportunity to learn from one of the foremost authorities in the field. Don't miss this chance to deepen your understanding and refine your approach to trauma care. You won't want to miss this enlightening discussion that may shape the way you view and address trauma in your professional practice.

Register today and join the conversation as we delve deep into the intricate realms of trauma, neuroscience, and the pathways to healing. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will acquire a comprehensive understanding of trauma-informed care principles and be able to identify challenges and successes in implementing these principles across different sectors.
  • Participants will be able to evaluate the role of the therapeutic relationship in trauma recovery and apply strategies to establish trust and safety with individuals who have experienced severe trauma.
  • Participants will be able to describe at least one effective treatment modality for trauma-resistant PTSD or those with co-occurring disorders. 
  • Participants will develop strategies for advocating and integrating trauma education into various sectors, fostering a more trauma-informed society.
  • Participants will stay updated on recent changes and developments in trauma research and treatment.
  • Participants will recognize and address the influence of cultural factors on the experience and expression of trauma, integrating cultural competence into trauma-informed practices.
  • Participants will identify key steps for improving access to trauma-informed care, particularly in communities with limited resources or mental health infrastructure.

Presented by: Bessel van der Kolk, MD & Heather Haslem, MS

Continuing Education Units: 1.5 CEUs

This training is approved for continuing education units by the Nevada Certification Board for PRSS(-S), Birth Doula, CHW, and PS, and also by the boards listed here

*CASAT has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6492. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CASAT is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Presentation materials are not for reproduction or distribution without specific written authorization. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in our courses are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of CASAT.

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Date Wed, Apr 10 11:30 am GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
End Date Wed, Apr 10 1:00 pm GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
Registration Start Date Fri, Feb 23 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Event Time Zone PDT
Capacity 150
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Cut Off Date Fri, Apr 12 12:00 am GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
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