This Reading Course offers you the opportunity to integrate into your practice the latest findings about the impact of trauma on the brain as well as new therapeutic methods that are transforming traditional approaches to trauma.
You will learn about the work of Bessel van der Kolk and others exploring a range of approaches that focus on mobilizing powerful somatic resources in working with trauma victims rather than the "talking cure." You also learn about the stages of trauma recovery and how restoring a sense of a healthy physical self can foster connection and deepen the healing process.
The Limits of Talk: Bessel van der Kolk Wants to Transform the Treatment of Trauma by Mary Sykes Wylie.
The Politics of PTSD: How a Controversial Diagnosis Battled Its Way into DSM by Mary Sykes Wylie.
Applying the Brakes: In Trauma Treatment, Creating Safety Is Essential by Babette Rothschild.
Reclaiming the Self: One Woman's Refusal to Allow a Nightmare to Define Her Life by Janice Goldfein.
Stages of Recovery: Principles of Effective Treatment by Janice Goldfein.
Dangers of Empathy: Understanding the Keys to Vicarious Traumatization by Babette Rothschild.
1. Understand the major developments in trauma therapy
2. Explain the relationship between the hippocampus, the amygdala, and trauma
3. Develop interventions in trauma treatment based on the brain/body connection
4. Identify ways to recognize and prevent hyperarousal in trauma clients