February 10 | Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

February 10 | Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

The Body Keeps the Score

Integration of Mind, Brain, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma

Special Workshop in Monterey, CA

  • Saturday, February 10, 2018

  • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Casa Munras
    700 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940


Bessel van der Kolk’s BIO


Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., is a clinical psychiatrist whose work integrates mind, brain, body, and social connections to understand and treat trauma. His research ranges from the impact of trauma on development and brain imaging, to the use of yoga, neurofeedback, EMDR, and theater for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Bessel is a professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, medical director of the Trauma Center in Boston, and co-director of the Complex Trauma Treatment Network, NCTSN. Bessel is the author of more than 150 peer-reviewed scientific articles and several books, including the New York Times best-seller The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain, and Body in the Healing of Trauma.

Learn more about Bessel's work >> besselvanderko lk.net

 Teaching Format


Target Audience

Therapists, Practitioners, and Educators

Speaker | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. + 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Bessel van der Kolk, Ph.D.

Additional Speaker | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Dr. Mark Schwartz
The Treatment of Intimacy Disorders

What You Will Learn

Over the past few years new insights into trauma’s impact on body brain and relationship have spawned a range of new approaches to treatment. Many of these modalities can be considered fundamental shifts from earlier therapeutic paradigms.

We will examine how neuroscience research has elucidated how in the course of development children learn to regulate their arousal systems and to focus on what is most relevant. We then will examine how trauma abuse and neglect derail these processes and affect brain development. Since traumatic imprints are stored in subcortical brain areas and are largely divorced from verbal recall a central focus needs to be to the somatic experiencing of trauma-related sensations and affects. These deep imprints are the engines for continuing maladaptive behaviors.

Fixation on the trauma and learned helplessness require interventions aimed at restoring active mastery and the capacity to attend to the here-and-now.

With the aid of videotaped demonstrations and experiential demonstrations of affect regulation techniques we will examine the role of body oriented therapies neurofeedback, yoga, theater, IFS and EMDR in resolving the traumatic past and discuss the integration of these approaches during different stages of treatment.


Cost: $45/per event | 6.0 CEUs included; Course meets the qualification for six hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, CDSA.

Space is limited, Sign up in Advance to Reserve Seat


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