Features three addresses on critical questions shaping psychotherapy’s future. You’ll get a high energy snapshot of the latest developments in three critical frontiers of psychotherapy–trauma treatment, love research, and brain science–in back-to-back, 20-minute presentations from leaders in the field. Dive into workshops with any one of these presenters, getting not only the buzz of brief talks and varied perspectives, but also the spontaneity and robust learning that comes with continued conversation.
Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.: The Frontiers of Trauma Treatment
In this Future View Address, van der Kolk will explore the most recent treatment advances in using yoga and somatic practices to help trauma survivors transform their disconnected relationship with their bodies and learn to feel safe, powerful, and effective.
One of the world’s leading experts on trauma, Bessel van der Kolk has pioneered the study of an eclectic group of body-mind approaches—including yoga, mindfulness, EMDR, neurofeedback, sensorimotor therapy, martial arts, and theater—to help trauma survivors live fully in the present, rather than stay trapped in the past.
A past president of International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and professor of psychiatry at Boston University Medical School, he’s the author of Psychological Trauma, the first integrative text on trauma, and editor of Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society. His latest book, The Body Keeps the Score, will be published by Viking Press in early 2014.
Barbara Frederickson, Ph.D.: What if Everything You Know about Love Is Wrong?
In this Future View Address, Fredrickson will discuss the implications of her findings about love as well as practical, straightforward ways for bringing these insights into psychotherapy.
University of North Carolina psychology professor Barbara Fredrickson is a leader in researching the impact of positive emotion in transforming our mind, body, and ability to bounce back from hard times. Her national bestseller Positivity documented the evidence showing how positive emotions enhance creativity, inventiveness, and big-picture perceptual focus.
Her new book, Love 2.0: How Our Supreme Emotion Affects Everything We Feel, Think, Do, and Become, challenges our limiting notions of love as defined by romance and marriage. The premise of her book is that even the most fleeting everyday moments of positive emotion set off a chain reaction of biological events that can have a critical impact on our overall emotional and physical health.
Daniel Siegel, M.D.: Brainstorm: Lessons Adults Can Learn from the Teenage Brain
In this Future View Address, Siegel will challenge many of the myths commonly held about the teenage brain and highlight how understanding it can make all of us more creative and self-aware.
Over the past two decades, Daniel Siegel has devoted himself to making the complexities of neuroscience mainstream in the therapy community, creating the synergistic discipline of interpersonal neurobiology, and weaving together into one system the interlocking influences of brain science, childhood development, attachment theory, traditional spiritual practices, and psychology.
His influential books—including The Developing Mind, The Whole Brain Child, Parenting from the Inside Out, The Mindful Brain, The Mindful Therapist, Mindsight, and Brainstorm — show how understanding the complex interactions of mind, body, relationship, and social structures can illuminate everything from childrearing and education to our capacities to tackle the global issues that challenge our very survival.
- Explore the most recent treatment advances in using yoga and somatic practices to help trauma survivors transform their disconnected relationship with their bodies and learn to feel safe, powerful, and effective.
- Discuss the implications of her findings about love as well as practical, straightforward ways for bringing these insights into psychotherapy.
- Challenge many of the myths commonly held about the teenage brain and highlight how understanding it can make all of us more creative and self-aware.
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Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D., author of Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society (Guilford), has been active as a clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of posttraumatic stress and related phenomena since the 1970s. His work integrates developmental, biological, psychodynamic and interpersonal aspects of the impact of trauma and its treatment. His book Psychological Trauma was the first integrative text on the subject, painting the far ranging impact of trauma on the entire person and the range of therapeutic issues which need to be addressed for recovery. 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 in traumatized children and adults, and the psychobiology of trauma. He was co-principal investigator of the DSM IV Field Trials for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. His current research is on how trauma affects memory processes and brain imaging studies of PTSD. Dr. van der Kolk is past President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Medical School, and Medical Director of the Trauma Center at JRI in Brookline, Massachusetts. His latest book: The Body Keeps the Score" will be published by Viking Press early 2014.
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. He is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, founding co-director of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, founding co-investigator at the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain and Development, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational center devoted to promoting insight, compassion, and empathy in individuals, families, institutions, and communities.
Dr. Siegel’s psychotherapy practice spans thirty years, and he has published extensively for the professional audience. He serves as the Founding Editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which includes over three dozen textbooks. Dr. Siegel’s books include Mindsight, Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, The Developing Mind, Second Edition, The Mindful Therapist, The Mindful Brain, Parenting from the Inside Out (with Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.), and the three New York Times bestsellers: Brainstorm, The Whole-Brain Child (with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.), and his latest No-Drama Discipline (with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.). He has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and TEDx.
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