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Bessel A. van der Kolk's 28th Annual Trauma Conference: Main Conference Day 2
DVD Video
$99.99 USD
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DVD Video - 2-4 hours   Instructions
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
6/3/2017 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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  • Explain how the brain has fundamental capacities to learn to regulate itself.
  • Explain how infant brains develop over time.
  • Describe how to integrate neuroimaging into effective treatment.
  • Recognize how physiological hyproarousal contributes to alterations in identity, awareness and agency.
  • Identify the impact of trauma over time.
  • Examine the role and mediating mechanisms of meditation practices in healing emotional suffering.
  • Discover integration for paradoxes of mind and brain using meditation.
  • Identify that MDMA-assisted psychotherapy can be an effective treatment for people who do not respond to traditional therapies for PTSD.
  • Explain the mechanism of MDMA in the brain.
  • Uncover the case for sport as a medium for healing and the emerging field of sports-based stabilization.
  • Attachment, Meaning Making & Self-Regulation
    • Still Face with Dads
    • Psychobiological Meaning
      • Systems
    • Social Stress
    • Early Regulatory Systems
    • Parental and Infant Interactions
      • How the parent with depression or anxiety effects the infant
    • Gene by Environment
      • Polymorphism
    • Scale of Sensitivity
  • Ecstasy (MDMA) & Psychedelics: Re-Frame Experience and Change Self-Awareness
    • Latest Research and Evidence for Drug-Induced State Change
      • MDMA: PTSD and combat trauma, initial study results
      • Psilocybin - Frank’s personal experience in a study
    • History of MDMA
    • Why study MDMA-assisted Therapy for PTSD
    • Clinical Trials of MDMA-assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD
    • Video clips from MDMA-assisted sessions Discussion
  • Playing to Heal: Sports as Tools for Stabilization, Identity Development and Connection
    • Using Sport as Treatment
    • Stretching the Window of Tolerance
    • Rhythm within Sport
    • Reframing Failure
      • Losing Together
    • Questions


Ed Tronick, PhD: University Distinguished Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston; Director of Child Development Unit, Children’s Hospital Boston; author, The Neurobehavioral and Social Emotional Development of Infants and Children..


Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., earned his Ph.D. in marriage and family therapy from Purdue University, after which he began a long association with the Institute for Juvenile Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and more recently at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, attaining the status of associate professor at both institutions. He is co-author, with Michael Nichols, of Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods, the most widely used family therapy text in the United States.

Dr. Schwartz developed Internal Family Systems in response to clients’ descriptions of experiencing various parts – many extreme – within themselves. He noticed that when these parts felt safe and had their concerns addressed, they were less disruptive and would accede to the wise leadership of what Dr. Schwartz came to call the “Self.” In developing IFS, he recognized that, as in systemic family theory, parts take on characteristic roles that help define the inner world of the clients. The coordinating Self, which embodies qualities of confidence, openness, and compassion, acts as a center around which the various parts constellate. Because IFS locates the source of healing within the client, the therapist is freed to focus on guiding the client’s access to his or her true Self and supporting the client in harnessing its wisdom. This approach makes IFS a non-pathologizing, hopeful framework within which to practice psychotherapy. It provides an alternative understanding of psychic functioning and healing that allows for innovative techniques in relieving clients symptoms and suffering.

In 2000, Richard Schwartz founded The Center for Self Leadership in Oak Park, Illinois. Dr. Schwartz is a featured speaker for many national psychotherapy organizations and a fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and he serves on the editorial boards of four professional journals. He has published four books and over 50 articles about IFS. His books include Internal Family Systems Therapy, Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model, and The Mosaic Mind (with Regina Goulding), as well as Metaframeworks (with Doug Breunlin and Betty Karrer). Dr. Schwartz lives and practices in Brookline, MA and is on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard School of Medicine.

Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Speaker Disclosure Financial: Richard Schwartz is the Founder of The Center for Self Leadership. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Richard Schwartz is a Fellow and member of the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy.


Michael Mithoefer, MD, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina. In 2009 he completed the first FDA approved clinical trial of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for treatment-resistant PTSD and is conducting a second study of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in military veterans, firefighters and police officers with PTSD.


Lou Bergholz, chief knowledge officer at Edgework Consulting, has spent the last 20 years working on creating trauma-sensitive interventions in the US and abroad that apply academic research and clinical practice to populations, often without reliable access to definitive clinical care, including at the Justice Resource Institute, CARE International, and Street Soccer USA in Gaza and Thailand.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Lou Bergholz receives a consulting fee from Up2Us Sports.

Nonfinancial: Lou Bergholz has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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Physicians, Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychiatrists, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants and other Mental Health Professionals