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As a clinician, you already know: Treating trauma is hard and exhausting work.

But after years of research and exploration we have the knowledge to effectively respond to trauma...

...And the rewards of helping sufferers move past unspeakable, gut-wrenching sensations and discover sources of joy, creativity, meaning, and connection — all the things that make life worth living — is why you were called to this profession.

Now you can revolutionize your practice with specialized skills for the treatment of posttraumatic and dissociative disorders when you join Dr. Bessel van der Kolk and the Trauma Research Foundation (TRF) for their intensive, post-graduate training program.

Unmatched in depth and breadth, this unique online certificate program bridges advanced research on PTSD and developmental trauma with today's most optimal clinical methods, treatments and modalities to improve outcomes and help clients heal.

Don't wait — register today and join a devoted gathering of trauma treatment professionals dedicated to facing the reality of trauma, exploring how best to treat it, and committing to using every means we have to prevent it.

...because no child or adult should continue to suffer the consequences of trauma.

 
The Trauma Research Foundation's Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies
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Dr. Bessel van der Kolk
An Invitation from Dr. Bessel van der Kolk...

Ever since The Body keeps the Score was published in 2015 and, since then, has been read by well over 1,000,000 people, the Trauma Research Foundation (TRF) has been inundated by requests for referrals to experienced clinicians who are capable of providing the various treatment modalities discussed in that book. 

In response, TRF is dedicated to setting up networks of clinicians around the United States, and possibly around the world, who have a solid understanding of the nature, impact, and resolution of traumatic stress and who are deeply familiar with a variety of treatment options and approaches.

This certificate program is, among other things, meant to be a foundation for the creation of such networks of expert clinicians.

Our intensive post-graduate level certificate program consists of a 32-weeks of immersion into the fundamental issues necessary to become an expert clinician treating adults and children who suffer from traumatic stress.

In addition, students will have a monthly opportunity for a face-to-face interaction with one of the senior supervisors of this program to discuss lessons learned and clinical challenges, as well as for the formation of peer support groups.

While most advanced training programs are geared to teaching clinicians a particular treatment modality, this course provides a comprehensive overview of a variety of different treatment approaches, relevant to the particular conditions that your clients live under, their presenting problems, their developmental stages and the cultural context and resources of the traumatized individuals.  

This course will provide an overview of the basic biological and psychological processes at work that form the foundation for innovative and effective treatment approaches, such as a variety of body based techniques, IFS, ARC, SMART, sand tray therapy, neurofeedback, EMDR, psychedelic therapies, yoga and theater, and address issues of assessment, culture, race, spirituality, families and other contextual issues.

~ Dr. Bessel A. van der Kolk

 

 

Over the next 7 months you will learn how to set the stage for trauma resolution:

To pendulate between states of exploration and safety, between language and body, between remembering the past and feeling alive in the present.

 

When you accept your invitation to earn your certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies, you will:
 
  1. Gain a comprehensive view of Traumatic Stress, including the art and science of its nature and treatment, from childhood through adulthood

  2. Discover how to build stronger connections with your clients

  3. Learn to go beyond standard talk therapy to customize treatment for deep-rooted trauma

  4. Stay on the leading-edge of diagnosing trauma related issues
  1. Learn how to create unique treatment interventions that maximize your therapeutic outcomes

  2. Become a Trauma Research Foundation Affiliate*

  3. Be eligible to apply to the Trauma Research Foundation's Group Supervision and Consultation Program.
    (Upon completion you are invited to join the Trauma Research Foundation Referral Network).

You'll get comprehensive training from today's leading experts in...

 

How trauma impacts the brain and body, and the efficacy of an array of clinical treatment methods to apply in your practice.

  • Neurobiology of PTSD and Developmental Trauma

  • Attachment Theory and Relationships

  • Treatment Foundations and Assessments

  • Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) and Supporting Regulation in Childhood

  • Adult Treatment and Component-Based Psychotherapy (CBP)

  • Dissociation and Internal Family Systems (IFS)

  • Trauma Processing and EMDR
  • Sensorimotor Treatment and Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART)

  • Sand Tray Therapy, Play and Activity, Theater and Trauma-Drama, and Trauma Sensitive Yoga

  • Trauma Focused Neurofeedback

  • Vicarious Trauma and Self-Care

  • Special Issues including Sexual Exploitation, Community Trauma, and Sexual Behavior Problems
The Trauma Research Foundation's Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies
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Get the comprehensive foundation on the neuroscience of trauma and the science of treatment development and clinical application you need know.

7-MONTH POST-GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

 


32 Weekly Sessions
Get immediate access to engaging sessions. Follow our recommended weekly schedule, or go at your own pace.

Self-Paced Viewing of Videos
Follow our recommended weekly schedule, or go at your own pace. You decide when the time is right to learn!

Online Community
Network and share ideas in online discussions with your peers in the course.

Live Q&A Calls
Attend four calls with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk and course faculty for additional insight, guidance, and answers to questions.

73 CE Contact Hours
This self-study course will provide up to 73 continuing education credits —
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Earn Your Certificate
End this program with an elite Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies from the Trauma Research Foundation.

WITH LEADING EXPERTS

 

Earn your Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies through the TRF's advanced training program, featuring leading experts on trauma, including:

  • Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., founder of the Trauma Center and New York Times #1 best-selling author of The Body Keeps the Score

  • Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., developer of the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model

  • Stephen Porges, Ph.D., creator of the Polyvagal Theory and Social Engagement System
  • Elizabeth Warner, Psy.D., lead developer of Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART)

  • Margaret Blaustein, Ph.D., co-developer of the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) treatment framework

  • and over a dozen more leaders in the field.
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Discover how to bridge advanced research on PTSD and developmental trauma with today's most optimal clinical methods, treatments and modalities to improve outcomes and help your clients heal.

 

SCHEDULE

 

Week 1 | Understanding Trauma: The Foundations
with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

Week 2 | The Complexity of Adaptation to Trauma
with Jana Pressley, Psy.D.

Week 3 | The Nature of Trauma: Developmental Neurobiology, Neuroimaging Research and Effective Intervention
with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

Week 4 | Neurobiology of Trauma Treatment: EMDR and New Research Directions
with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

Week 5 | Adult Attachment Relationships
with Jana Pressley, Psy.D.

Week 6 | Race, Class, and Context: Impact of culture-related trauma on treatment outcomes
with Gary Bailey, MSW, ACSW

Week 7 | Trauma Assessment of Children and Adults
with Alexandra Cook, Ph.D.

Week 8 | Childhood Trauma: Impact and Long-Term Consequences
with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

Week 9 | The Scope of Trauma Treatment: From Acute Interventions to Restoration of Self-Experience
with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

Week 10 | Introduction to ARC: The Attachment, Regulation, and Competency Model
with Margaret Blaustein, Ph.D.

Week 11 | ARC & Supporting Regulation in Childhood
with Margaret Blaustein, Ph.D.

Week 12 | Adult Treatment Through the Lens of Components-Based Psychotherapy (CBP)
with Elizabeth Hopper, Ph.D.

Week 13 | Trauma Through the Lens of Polyvagal Theory
with Stephen Porges, Ph.D.

Week 14 | We Do Not Work Alone: Implementing and Sustaining Trauma-informed Systems
with Patricia Wilcox, LCSW

Week 15 | Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART): Bottom-up Interventions for Childhood Trauma
with Elizabeth Warner, Psy.D.

Week 16 | Trauma, Balance, and Sensory Integration: Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART)
with Anne Westcott, LICSW

Week 17 | Body-Based Approach for Treating the Effects of Trauma
with Matthew Sanford, M.A.

Week 18 | Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: A Model for Accelerated Change
with Deborah Korn, Psy.D.

Week 19 | Trauma Processing with Children
with Michele Henderson, LICSW

Week 20 | Making Connections: The Neuropsychology of Sandplay Therapy in the Treatment of Trauma
with Lorraine Freedle, Ph.D.

Week 21 | Use of Play and Activity to Support Trauma-informed Treatment
with Steven Gross, MSW

Week 22 | Incorporating Play Therapy into Evidence-Based Treatment
with Jennifer Lefebre, Psy.D.

Week 23 | Working with Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children & Youth
with Jon Ebert, Psy.D., & Tarah Kuhn, Ph.D.

Week 24 | Internal Family Systems
with Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.

Week 25 | The Use of Internal Family Systems Model in Trauma Treatment
with Frank Anderson, M.D.

Week 26 | Healing the Traumatized Self: Consciousness, Neuroscience, Treatment
with Ruth Lanius, Ph.D., M.D.

Week 27 | Trauma-Informed Change Making: A Model for Community Healing and Transformation in Eastern Africa
with Ilya Yacevich, MA, LMFT, and Anita Shankar, MPH

Week 28 | Impact of Trauma in Adult Spirituality and Meaning-Making
with Jana Pressley, Psy.D.

Week 29 | Caring for the Caregiver: Vicarious Trauma
with Jana Pressley, Psy.D.

Week 30 | Alternative Non-pharmaceutical Treatment Techniques for Development Trauma: Neurofeedback and Biofeedback
with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., Ainat Rogel, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW, Diana Martinez, M.D., M.SC

Week 31 | The Future of Trauma Interventions
with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

Week 32 | Graduation Celebration


 

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Your Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies from the Trauma Research Foundation

There is no other training program available that offers the depth and breadth of this exclusive certificate program...

This post-graduate level course is recommended for practitioners who are licensed mental health providers and who currently see clients or provide mental health services.

Participants who complete the weekly teachings and CE tests will be awarded a certificate of completion from the world-renowned Trauma Research Foundation.

Your certificate not only showcases your personal and professional accomplishment, it distinguishes you from your peers and shows your clients, your colleagues, and employer your continued dedication to improving therapeutic outcomes.

 

Instantly Become a Trauma Research Foundation Affiliate

Register today and you will automatically be enrolled as an affiliate of the Trauma Research Foundation for 1 year. Affiliation includes:

  • Option to list your organization or practice through TRF's private directory

  • Networking with other TRF Affiliates

  • 10% discount on TRF's courses

A Collaborative Learning Environment...

Upon completion of this course, participants are invited to enroll in the Trauma Research Foundation's 6-Week Group Supervision and Consultation Program.

Enrollees will join group settings led by a skilled TRF faculty member in a secure environment that allows clinicians to reflect on and discuss their practice.

Each week, the group will examine one case study in depth and discuss clinical challenges.

Therapists that complete both the 7-month Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies and the 6-week Group Supervision and Consultation program are invited to join the Trauma Research Foundation Referral Network.

The Trauma Research Foundation's Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies
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Join today and share your commitment to using every means we have to treat and prevent trauma.

Here's what recent participants are saying...

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“I am really impressed with the materials in this course. What a gift that we get to benefit ourselves and our clients with this knowledge that was gained through years of study by Bessel and all the experts in this course. I am very grateful for the opportunity.”
— Kristin
Course Review
"I feel very fortunate to be a part of the Traumatic Studies Certification Program. I do not think it's an overstatement to say that the course has revolutionized my understanding of trauma and it has changed my career trajectory. I am grateful that you opened up this program to distance learners."
— Jill, Ph.D.
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"This Trauma Certificate program has been comprehensive and growth-producing, and my clients have benefitted substantially from my having had this training. My thanks to Dr. van der Kolk, Dr. Blaustein, all the presenters and PESI for having made this opportunity possible. I am profoundly grateful."
— Candance, LMFT, LPCC
MEET YOUR FEATURED EXPERTS
BESSEL VAN DER KOLK, MD

Author of the #1 New York Times best-selling book The Body Keeps the Score, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk has spent his professional life studying how children and adults adapt to traumatic experiences.

He established one of the first clinical/research centers in the US dedicated to the study and treatment of traumatic stress in civilian populations. Dr. van der Kolk has dedicated his career to translating emerging findings from neuroscience and attachment research into effective treatments for traumatic stress and developmental trauma in children and adults.

Bessel A. Van der Kolk, M.D., 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: Bessel van der Kolk is a professor of psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Nonfinancial: Bessel van der Kolk has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

JANA PRESSLEY, PSY.D.

Dr. Pressley specializes in the treatment of individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by complex trauma. Her research is focused on the experience of court-involved young adults who have suffered relational trauma in the midst of chronic poverty and community violence, as well as the impact of complex trauma history on adult spirituality and meaning-making.

Jana Pressley is Director of Training and Professional Development at the Trauma Center, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Richmont Graduate University. Dr. Pressley was formerly the Clinical Training and Associate Professor in the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at Wheaton College Graduate School. Her research interests are focused on the experience of court-involved young adults who have suffered relational trauma in the midst of chronic poverty and community violence, as well as the impact of complex trauma history on adult spirituality and meaning-making. Dr. Pressley teaches trauma-related courses at the graduate level, and has designed and implemented trauma counseling specialization courses for graduate programs in close collaboration with the Trauma Center senior leadership. Clinically, Dr. Pressley serves as a therapist and supervisor at a community-based counseling center, where she specializes in the treatment of individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by complex trauma. Dr. Pressley founded and directed a non-profit agency for uninsured/underinsured individuals and families in Chattanooga, TN. She is is a national ARC trainer and consultant, and also trains on the impact of trauma on adult spirituality.

JENNIFER LEFEBRE
President-elect for the New England Association for Play Therapy. Her clinical and research interests focus on the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults and families whose lives have been impacted by complex trauma.

Jennifer Lefebre, Psy.D., RPT-S, TCTSY-F, is a clinical psychologist, registered play therapist supervisor, and trauma-sensitive yoga facilitator. She is the president-elect for the New England Association for Play Therapy. Her clinical and research interests focus on the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults and families whose lives have been impacted by complex trauma. Dr. Lefebre has extensive experience working with young children (0-5), adult survivors of severe childhood abuse and neglect, first responders, and combat veterans.

Dr. Lefebre is the clinical director at Healing the Child Within, a holistic trauma center in northwestern Connecticut which integrates psychotherapy, yoga, play, and expressive arts therapies into the treatment of complex trauma. She also provides clinical supervision and play therapy consultation throughout New England and online, and an adjunct faculty member at several universities, teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate level. In addition to being an experienced play therapist and professor, Dr. Lefebre is a sought-after expert for speaking engagements, podcasts and webinars on the topics of play therapy and complex childhood trauma.

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Jennifer Lefebre is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Non-financial: Jennifer Lefebre is a member of the Association of Play Therapy.

MARGARET BLAUSTEIN, PH.D.
Dr. Blaustein is co-developer of the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) treatment framework, and co-author of the text, Treating Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents: Fostering Resilience through Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency.

Margaret E. Blaustein, Ph.D., is a practicing clinical psychologist whose career has focused on the understanding and treatment of complex childhood trauma and its sequelae. Dr. Blaustein is co-developer of the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) treatment framework (Kinniburgh & Blaustein, 2005), and co-author of the text, Treating Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents: Fostering Resilience through Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency(Blaustein & Kinniburgh, 2010).

Dr. Blaustein’s work has been hailed as “a landmark for understanding and treating traumatized children” by world renowned trauma expert Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, and has been embraced by over 300 agencies and/or child-serving systems in the U.S. and abroad who use the ARC framework.

She has provided extensive training and consultation to providers worldwide. Dr. Blaustein is the director of the Center for Trauma Training in Needham, MA, and is actively involved in local, regional, and national collaborative groups dedicated to the empathic, respectful, and effective provision of services to this population.

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Margaret Blaustein is the director of training and education at the Trauma Center in Boston. She is an author and receives royalties from Guilford Publications. Nonfinancial: Margaret Blaustein has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

ALEXANDRA COOK, PH.D.
Co-developer of SMART and a co-author of the SMART Manual.

Dr. Cook graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Psychology and then obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. at Boston University. After completing her post-doctoral fellowship at the Trauma Center, she went on to become the Director of Children’s Services, then Director of Development, and finally, the Associate Director. Currently, she is serving on the Board of the Trauma Research Foundation, and is a partner in the SMARTMoves, LLC. Dr. Cook is one of the co-developers of SMART, and a co-author of the SMART Manual. She was the lead author on The White Paper, Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents, and co-authored the book With the Phoenix Rising: Lessons from Ten Resilient Women Who Overcame the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse.

ELIZABETH WARNER, PSY.D.
As project director at the Trauma Center at JRI, a center of excellence in trauma treatment, training and research, she oversaw training and consultation in Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART) for outpatient, in-home, therapeutic day school, and residential treatment settings in the U.S., Canada and Hong Kong.

Elizabeth Warner, Psy.D., has had a psychotherapy practice in Brookline for the last 20 years. Her specialization is in the area of child development, and the treatment of children and families. Special interests include adoption and adoptive families, the special nature of that attachment and implications for development and the development of new treatments for complex trauma in young children. She spent 15 years working with severely disordered children including traumatized children and their parents, using innovative methodologies and the use of videotape study at the Language & Cognitive Development Center. In addition, she has worked in psychiatric inpatient and outpatient settings at Boston University Medical Center, schools and mental health clinics, providing therapy, teaching and consultation.

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Elizabeth Warner is the project director for SMART for children and adolescents at the Trauma Center in Boston. Nonfinancial: Elizabeth Warner has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

FRANK ANDERSON, MD
Lead trainer at the IFS Institute with Richard Schwartz, he maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for, Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center. He serves as an advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) and was the former chair and director of the Foundation for Self-Leadership.

Frank Anderson, MD, completed his residency and was a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist and specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation. He is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy.

Dr. Anderson is a lead trainer at the IFS Institute with Richard Schwartz and maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for, Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center. He serves as an advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) and was the former chair and director of the Foundation for Self-Leadership.

Dr. Anderson has lectured extensively on the Neurobiology of PTSD and Dissociation and wrote the chapter “Who’s Taking What” Connecting Neuroscience, Psychopharmacology and Internal Family Systems for Trauma in Internal Family Systems Therapy – New Dimensions. He co-authored a chapter on “What IFS Brings to Trauma Treatment in Innovations and Elaborations in Internal Family Systems Therapy” and recently co-authored Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual.

Dr. Anderson maintains a private practice in Concord, MA.

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Frank Anderson maintains a private practice. He receives a consulting fee from the Center for Self Leadership. Dr. Anderson receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Non-financial: Frank Anderson is the President of the Foundation for Self Leadership.

RICHARD SCHWARTZ, PH.D.
Director of the IFS Institute and originator of the Internal Family Systems therapy model, he is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School.

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 Skills Training Manual (with Frank Anderson, M.D. and Martha Sweezy, Ph.D.) (PESI, 2017), Internal Family Systems Therapy (Guilford Press, 1997), Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model (Tarcher, 2001), and The Mosaic Mind (with Regina Goulding) (Trailheads, 2003), as well as Metaframeworks (with Doug Breunlin and Betty Karrer) (Jossey-Bass, 1997). Dr. Schwartz lives and practices in Brookline, MA and is on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard School of Medicine.

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Richard Schwartz is the Founder of The Center for Self Leadership. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Non-financial: Richard Schwartz is a Fellow and member of the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy.

STEPHEN PORGES, PH.D.
Author of the Polyvagal Theory, Distinguished University Scientist at the Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina.

Stephen W. Porges, PhD, is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University, where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium within the Kinsey Institute. He holds the position of Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina and Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland.

Dr. Porges served as president of both the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences and is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award. He has published more than 300 peer reviewed scientific papers across several disciplines including anesthesiology, biomedical engineering, critical care medicine, ergonomics, exercise physiology, gerontology, neurology, neuroscience, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, psychometrics, space medicine, and substance abuse.

In 1994 Dr. Porges proposed the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that links the evolution of the mammalian autonomic nervous system to social behavior and emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of behavioral problems and psychiatric disorders. The theory is leading to innovative treatments based on insights into the mechanisms mediating symptoms observed in several behavioral, psychiatric, and physical disorders.

He is the author of The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation (Norton, 2011), The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe (Norton, 2017) and co-editor of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies (Norton, 2018).

Dr. Porges is also the creator of a music-based intervention, the Safe and Sound Protocol™, which currently is used by more than 1000 therapists to improve spontaneous social engagement, to reduce hearing sensitivities, and to improve language processing, state regulation, and spontaneous social engagement.

Speaker Disclosure: Financial: Stephen Porges is a Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University; and a professor at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Porges has intellectual property rights, and receives royalties from Integrated Listening Systems (now Unyte). In addition, he holds patent rights licensed to NeuralSolution for the technology embedded in PhysioCam and in technologies embedded in products marketed by Unyte. He is an author for W. W. Norton and receives royalties. Dr. Porges receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Non-financial: Stephen Porges has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

DEBORAH KORN, PSY.D.
EMDR facilitator and instructor with the EMDR Institute for the past 25 years. She is a co-investigator in an NIMH-funded study of EMDR vs. Prozac in the treatment of PTSD with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. and lead author on the article Preliminary Evidence of Efficacy for EMDR Resource Development and Installation in the Stabilization Phase of Treatment of Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, in the Journal of Clinical Psychology.

Deborah L. Korn, Psy.D., has been an EMDR facilitator and instructor with the EMDR Institute for the past 25 years. She resides in the Boston area where she maintains a private practice and serves as a faculty member at the Trauma Center. She is a co-investigator in an NIMH-funded study of EMDR vs. Prozac in the treatment of PTSD with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. and lead author on the article "Preliminary Evidence of Efficacy for EMDR Resource Development and Installation in the Stabilization Phase of Treatment of Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder", in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. Dr. Korn is an EMDRIA-approved consultant in EMDR and a past board member of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation. She is a member of the EMDRIA Clinical Advisory Board and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research. She presents and consults internationally on the treatment of adult survivors of childhood abuse and neglect and other EMDR-related topics.

RUTH LANIUS, MD, PH.D.
Her research interests focus on studying the neurobiology of PTSD and treatment outcome research examining various pharmacological and psychotherapeutic methods. She has authored more than 100 published papers and chapters in the field of traumatic stress and is currently funded by several federal funding agencies.

Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry is the director of the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research unit at the University of Western Ontario. She established the Traumatic Stress Service and the Traumatic Stress Service Workplace Program, services that specialize in the treatment and research of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related comorbid disorders. She currently holds the Harris-Woodman Chair in Mind-Body Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario.

Her research interests focus on studying the neurobiology of PTSD and treatment outcome research examining various pharmacological and psychotherapeutic methods. She has authored more than 100 published papers and chapters in the field of traumatic stress and is currently funded by several federal funding agencies. She regularly lectures on the topic of PTSD nationally and internationally. She has recently published a book The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease with Eric Vermetten and Clare Pain.

DIANA MARTINEZ, MD, MSc, PhD, BNC
Diana developed, along with other professionals, an integrative intervention to rehabilitated neurological conditions including neurofeedback and other non-invasive brain stimulation techniques.

Diana Martinez, MD, MSc, PhD, BNC, is a medical doctor with a specialty in Neurorehabilitation. She received her medical degree from University of Aguascalientes, Mexico in 2002, Fellowship in Neurological Rehabilitation from IAHP, Philadelphia, USA in 2006; M.Sc in Neurological Rehabilitation in 2009, Fellowship iNeurophysiology from University Hospital, Cleveland, USA in 2012 and PhD from De Montfort University from Leicester, UK in 2018. She has 15 years of experience treating severe brain injured patients in United States, Mexico, Spain, Italy, China, Brazil, Colombia and Honduras. She developed, along with other professionals, an integrative intervention to rehabilitated neurological conditions including neurofeedback and other non-invasive brain stimulation techniques.

She is the CEO (since 2012) of Neocemod (Neuromodulation Center), Mexico City and Aguascalientes, Mexico, with experience treating patients with epilepsy, learning disorders, behavioral disorder, mood disorders, sleep disorders, TBI and CP. She has extensive experience in neurophysiology, EEG/qEEG/ERP interpretation. Also, she is an international consultant for Neurofeedback professionals and currently she combines clinical work, and research; which lead to study the effects of Neurofeedback in epilepsy for her PhD thesis. She continues received invitations to give lectures and workshops for ISNR, BFE, NRBS and SMNB (Mexican Neurofeedback society) and other international neurological and neurophysiology societies.

GARY BAILEY, MSW, ACSW
An Associate Professor at Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work where he chairs the Dynamics of Racism and Oppression foundation sequence. He is a member of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Hartford Foundation Gero Education Initiative to infuse gerontological content into curriculum.

Gary Bailey, MSW, ACSW is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He received his BA from the Eliot Pearson School of Child Study at Tufts University in 1977 and his MSW from Boston University School of Social Work in 1979.

He is currently an Associate Professor at Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work where he chairs the Dynamics of Racism and Oppression foundation sequence. He is a member of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) I Hartford Foundation Gero Education Initiative to infuse gerontological content into curriculum. Professor Bailey is the Chair of the Simmons College Black Administrators, Faculty and Staff Council (BAFAS); and Chairs the School of Social Work (SSW) Awards committee. He is a member of the President's Inaugural Committee.

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Gary Baker is a professor at Simmons College. He receives a consulting fee from Fenway Health. He receives an honorarium from The Trauma Center, Inc. Dr. Baker receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Non-financial: Gary Baker is a member of the Council on Social Work Education; the National Association of Social Workers; and the Association of Black Social Workers.

ELIZABETH HOPPER,PhD
Dr. Hopper is the Director of Project REACH, a program that serves victims of human trafficking throughout the United States. Dr. Hopper has conducted national outreach on traumatic stress and complex trauma, focusing on cross-discipline training.

Program Director of Project REACH, Dr. Hopper received her Ph.D. from Saint Louis University and completed her Clinical Psychology internship at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Hopper is the Director of Project REACH, a program that serves victims of human trafficking throughout the United States. Dr. Hopper has conducted national outreach on traumatic stress and complex trauma, focusing on cross-discipline training. She provides trauma-informed consultation in homeless shelters and to community-based clinicians. Dr. Hopper is currently a staff psychologist and supervisor at the Trauma Center.

ANITA SHANKAR, M.P.H.
believes access to relevant mental health resources is a social justice issue. As Senior Director of the Global Trauma Project, she utilizes the Trauma-Informed Community Empowerment (TICE) Framework to build the capacity of community leaders and government officials.

Anita Shankar, MPH, believes access to relevant mental health resources is a social justice issue. As Senior Director of the Global Trauma Project, she utilizes the Trauma-Informed Community Empowerment (TICE) Framework to build the capacity of community leaders and government officials. Ms. Shankar’s 20 years of public health experience is influenced by the fields of popular education, youth development, harm reduction, and positive sexuality. She earned her Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA and Bachelor’s in International Development from the University of California, Berkeley, USA.

ANNE WESTCOTT, LICSW
A faculty member of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute with over 25 years of mental health experience in direct practice, supervision, consultation and program development.

Anne Westcott is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist and trainer. A graduate of Columbia University’s School of Social Work, with over 25 years of mental health experience in direct practice, supervision, consultation and program development. She is a faculty member of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute and a supervisor and program developer at the Trauma Center in Boston. Anne trains regularly in the United States and Canada on the impact and treatment of trauma and attachment disturbance on children, adolescents, adults, and the surrounding caregiver systems. She has worked in outpatient clinics, public schools, home and community based programs in both multicultural, urban centers as well as affluent, suburban communities. She maintains a thriving private practice continuing to develop and refine effective treatment interventions for trauma and attachment related challenges.

TARAH KUHN, PhD
She serves as the Clinical Director for the Vanderbilt Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody (COE) providing ongoing consultation, training and dissemination of best practice. Her areas of expertise include juvenile justice, trauma and attachment.

Dr. Tarah Kuhn is a licensed clinical psychologist and has been a member of the faculty since 2005. Areas of expertise include juvenile justice, trauma and attachment. She serves as the Clinical Director for the Vanderbilt Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody (COE) providing ongoing consultation, training and dissemination of best practice. The COE is part of a statewide network funded to enhance the quality of services provided to children in or at risk of entering the Tennessee child welfare or juvenile justice systems. Dr. Kuhn’s background includes clinical work with children and families with histories of complex trauma. An additional focus has been on multi-systemic collaboration to improve services and advocate for the clinical needs of children and families. She has published and presented nationally on issues related to child and adolescent sexual development, management of sexual behavior problems and treatment for youth with disruptive behavior disorders. Dr. Kuhn co-teaches the Family Therapy Seminar for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship program and provides ongoing clinical training and supervision for doctoral and master's level psychology students.

JON EBERT, Psy.D.
Ebert is Clinical Director of the Vanderbilt Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody (COE). Ebert provides ongoing leadership and training for the Tennessee statewide best practice initiative in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competence (ARC), and Teen Outreach Program (TOP).

Jon Ebert is a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive clinical and consultation expertise in the assessment and delivery of services to children and families who have experienced traumatic stress and mental health challenges. Ebert is Clinical Director of the Vanderbilt Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody (COE) which is part of a statewide network funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee to improve the public health by enhancing the quality of services provided to children in or at-risk of entering the Tennessee child welfare or juvenile justice systems. In his work with the Vanderbilt COE, Ebert provides ongoing leadership and training for the Tennessee statewide best practice initiative in the dissemination of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competence (ARC), and Teen Outreach Program (TOP). He has published on the dissemination of evidence based practices and presented nationally on systems-level approaches to managing children and youth with sexual behavior problems, family reunification, trauma-informed treatment cultures, and the role of leadership in the adoption of evidenced-based practices. Ebert co-teaches the Family Therapy Seminar for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship program and is a primary supervisor for Psychology Interns working in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic (CAPOC) as part of Vanderbilt’s APA-approved, Pre-doctoral Psychology Internship Consortium.

PATRICIA WILCOX,LCSW
created the Restorative Approach, a trauma- and relationship-based treatment method. She travels nationally to train treaters on trauma-informed care, specializing in improving the daily life of treatment programs.

Patricia D. Wilcox, LCSW, Vice President of Strategic Development, Klingberg Family Centers, New Britain, Connecticut specializes in treatment of traumatized children and their families. She created the Restorative Approach, a trauma- and relationship-based treatment method. She is a Faculty Trainer for Risking Connection and an Adjunct Faculty at the University of CT School of Social Work. She travels nationally to train treaters on trauma-informed care, specializing in improving the daily life of treatment programs. She is the author of Trauma Informed Care: The Restorative Approach published by NEARI Press, and in 2011 was Connecticut Social Worker of the Year.

MATTHEW SANFORD
Yoga teacher, founder of Mind Body Solutions, and a paraplegic for the last 39 years,  Sanford is the author of Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence. He teaches people around the US living with trauma, loss, and disability how to re-inhabit their bodies.

Matthew Sanford, yoga teacher, founder of Mind Body Solutions, and a paraplegic for the last 39 years. Sanford is the author of Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence. He teaches people around the US living with trauma, loss, and disability how to re-inhabit their bodies. www.mindbodysolutions.org

AINAT ROGEL, PhD, MSW, LCSW
a BCIA certified neurofeedback provider and supervisor, cofounder and co-director of Boston Neurodynamics, and affiliate of the Trauma Center and the Trauma Research Foundation.

Ainat Rogel, Ph.D., is a BCIA certified neurofeedback provider and supervisor, a cofounder and co-director of Boston Neurodynamics, and affiliate of the Trauma Center and the Trauma Research Foundation.

LORRAINE FREEDLE, PhD, ABPdN, CST-T
A pediatric neuropsychologist, international sandplay therapy teacher (STA/ISST), and trainer in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), Lorraine is an award-winning researcher for her studies of sandplay therapy with adults with traumatic brain injury and youth with co-occurring trauma and addiction. She currently serves as Research Editor for the Journal of Sandplay Therapy.

Lorraine R. Freedle, PhD, ABPdN, CST-T is a pediatric neuropsychologist, international sandplay therapy teacher (STA/ISST), and trainer in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT). She is the Clinical Director of Pacific Quest, a holistic outdoor behavioral health program in Hilo, Hawaii where she also maintains a private practice, Black Sand Neuropsychological Services. She is on faculty at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM. Dr. Freedle has published numerous professional journal articles and chapters, and is an award-winning researcher for her studies of sandplay therapy with adults with traumatic brain injury and youth with co-occurring trauma and addiction. She currently serves as Research Editor for the Journal of Sandplay Therapy.

MICHELE HENDERSON, LICSW
A psychotherapist in private practice, a master certified coach, and the author of Therapy with a Coaching Edge: Partnership, Action and Possibility in Every Session and Building Your Ideal Private Practice.

Michele Henderson, LICSW, provides individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults, parenting support, supervision and consultation. She is trained specifically in trauma related dyadic therapy, and attachment disorders. She earned her undergraduate degree from Colorado College then her graduate degree from the University of California at Berkley.

STEVEN GROSS
A psychotherapist in private practice, a master certified coach, and the author of Therapy with a Coaching Edge: Partnership, Action and Possibility in Every Session and Building Your Ideal Private Practice.

Lynn Grodzki, LCSW, MCC, is a psychotherapist in private practice, a master certified coach, and the author of Therapy with a Coaching Edge: Partnership, Action and Possibility in Every Session and Building Your Ideal Private Practice.

Speaker Disclosure: Financial: Lynn Grodzki is in private practice. She is an author for W.W. Norton & Company and received royalties. Ms. Grodzki receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Non-financial: Lynn Grodzki has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

ILYA YACEVICH
A psychotherapist in private practice, a master certified coach, and the author of Therapy with a Coaching Edge: Partnership, Action and Possibility in Every Session and Building Your Ideal Private Practice.

Lynn Grodzki, LCSW, MCC, is a psychotherapist in private practice, a master certified coach, and the author of Therapy with a Coaching Edge: Partnership, Action and Possibility in Every Session and Building Your Ideal Private Practice.

Speaker Disclosure: Financial: Lynn Grodzki is in private practice. She is an author for W.W. Norton & Company and received royalties. Ms. Grodzki receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Non-financial: Lynn Grodzki has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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