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Bessel A. van der Kolk's 27th Annual Trauma Conference: Day 1

Credit Available - See CEUs tab below.

Trauma and PTSD
Bessel van der Kolk, MD |  Martin Teicher, MD, PhD |  Georg Northoff, MD, PhD |  Paul Frewen, PhD, CPsych |  David Emerson, E-RYT
Full Day
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Jun 03, 2016
Media Type:
Online Learning


Self and Identity in Traumatic Stress

Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD


  1. Clarify how the brain's fundamental capacities learn to regulate itself.

The Enduring Neurobiological Effects of Abuse and Neglect

Martin Teicher, MD, PhD


  1. Describe how severe childhood abuse and/or neglect influences personality disorders.

What the Spontaneous Activity in the Midline Regions of the Brain can Tell us about Self & Identity

Georg Northoff, MD, PhD


  1. Describe what the spontaneous activity in the midline regions of the brain can tell us about self & identity.

Neuroimaging the Traumatized Self

Paul Frewen, PhD, C.Psych


  1. Explain how to become aware of emotional states within both normal and psychopathological functioning.

Trauma and Self-Experience

Georg Northoff, MD, PhD, Bessel van der Kolk, MD & Paul Frewen, PhD, C.Psych


  1. Integrate an approach to understand the self, consciousness, and what it means to be mentally healthy.
  2. Examine instances of distorted self-recognition in people with psychiatric disorders, like schizophrenia. 


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General Credits

This course is available for 5.0 total CPDs

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As there are different boards for different disciplines, we at Acacia suggest that you use the Counselling CPD/CEU credits. These correspond to South African credits of one CPD/CEU per 60 minutes. If you choose to use your discipline's credits, please do so at your discretion.

Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 5.0 continuing education credits. 



Bessel van der Kolk, MD's Profile

Bessel van der Kolk, MD Related seminars and products

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.

Martin Teicher, MD, PhD's Profile

Martin Teicher, MD, PhD Related seminars and products

Martin Teicher, MD, PhD, has been director of the Developmental Biopsychiatry Research Program at McLean Hospital since 1988. He was the director of the former Developmental Psychopharmacology Laboratory (now the Laboratory of Developmental Neuropharmacology) and is currently an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Teicher is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, Current Pediatric Reviews, and Current Psychosomatic Medicine. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation and has been part of Harvard University’s Brain Development Working Group. He has served on or chaired numerous review committees for the National Institutes of Health, published more than 150 articles, and has received numerous honors.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Martin Teicher has employment relationships with Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital. He receives grants from MindLight, LLC. Martin Teicher receives grants and a consulting fee from Brain Balance Centers and Interactive Metronome. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Martin Teicher serves on the scientific advisory board for SMARTfit™ and is a board member National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine and the Trauma Research Foundation. He is on the advisory board for Penn State P50 Childhood Adversity CAPSTONE Center.

Georg Northoff, MD, PhD Related seminars and products

Georg Northoff, MD, PhD, Canada Research Chair for Mind, Brain Imaging, and Neuroethics & the Michael Smith Chair for Neuroscience and Mental Health at University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research. Author, Unlocking the Brain. Vol I: Coding, Vol II Consciousness, Minding the Brain, A Guide to Philosophy and Neuroscience and Neuro-Philosophy and the Health Mind.

Paul Frewen, PhD, CPsych's Profile

Paul Frewen, PhD, CPsych Related seminars and products

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.

David Emerson, E-RYT Related seminars and products

David Emerson, Coordinator of Yoga Services Program, is an accomplished yoga instructor and founder of the Black Lotus Yoga Project, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to the teaching of yoga to individuals with PTSD. Mr. Emerson was responsible for the implementation, supervision and oversight of the yoga intervention component of the two recent pilot studies conducted by Dr. van der Kolk to assess the utility and feasibility of yoga instruction with traumatized adults with PTSD. Mr. Emerson has extensive experience in the instruction of yoga with PTSD and mental illness populations, and has developed and conducted yoga groups for several rape crisis, domestic violence, mental health and veterans administration centers and clinics throughout Greater Boston.

Target Audience

Physicians, Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants and other Mental Health Professionals

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