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Trauma is horrendous.

It overwhelms its victims and often the people who try to treat it. It reshapes one’s sense of self, bodily experience, and brain organization — leaving people stuck in terror, isolation, and shame.

My life’s work has been to find the most effective pathways to healing trauma. It’s why I founded the Trauma Center, have been part of groundbreaking research, and wrote the #1 New York Times bestselling book The Body Keeps the Score.

Along the way, I have collaborated with many of the most sought-after pioneers and researchers in our field. Together, we have successfully treated thousands of traumatized children and adults: victims of child abuse, natural disasters, wars, accidents, and human trafficking.
Now we collectively offer this exclusive online course as an
authoritative guide toward trauma healing.

Together, we will help you discover how incorporating methods such as EMDR, meditation, neurofeedback, yoga, mindfulness, sensory integration, and the arts can deepen your therapeutic skills and lead to deep, lasting healing.

Join us and we will show you how the helplessness, rage, and collapse from past trauma imprints can be transformed through physical experiences — restoring your client’s hope for a brighter future filled with joy, purpose, and meaning.

Yours in healing,
Dr. Bessel van der Kolk
Dr. Bessel van der Kolk on How the Body Keeps the Score
Intensive Trauma Treatment Course
$679.95 Value
Just $599.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 14.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details
"I’m presenting this course to serve as both a guide and an invitation—an invitation to dedicate ourselves to facing the reality of trauma, to explore how best to treat it, and to commit ourselves, as a society, to using every means we have to prevent it."
- Dr. Bessel van der Kolk
When you accept your invitation to join our devoted gathering of trauma treatment professionals, you will:
  1. Discover how to build stronger connections with your clients

  2. Deepen your understanding of trauma and its effects

  3. Master innovative treatment options to fill your toolbox

  4. Learn to go beyond standard talk therapy to customize treatment for deep-rooted trauma
  1. Stay on the leading-edge of diagnosing trauma-related issues

  2. Learn how to create unique treatment interventions that maximize your therapeutic outcomes

  3. Join an elite group of peers from around the globe, all focused on enhancing their therapeutic skills and improving client outcomes
Your registration today shows your commitment to alleviate suffering, end the cycles of violence, and help people live their lives to the fullest. It also supports the Trauma Research Foundation in their mission to conduct innovative treatment and research—because no child or adult should suffer the consequences of trauma.
Dr. Bessel van der Kolk
on How the Body Keeps the Score

Intensive Trauma Treatment Course
$679.95 Value
Just $599.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Starting today, this program can revolutionize your practice…

"The course was amazing and Dr. van der Kolk is a delightful and extraordinary human being and role model for our healing professions!" — Robyn P.
"I enjoyed Dr. van der Kolk immensely. It has been my dream to hear him speak and it was everything that I hoped for." — Linda M.
"Cutting edge, very in-depth material." — Janie E.
"I cannot say enough about how much I enjoyed this training. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk presented the material in a way that was engaging and very informative. He challenges the traditional methods in a manner that I greatly appreciate, and I am excited to put some of his teachings into practice." — Ashley H.
"Best continuing ed course I have taken! Loved it." — Melanie H.
"Thank you, Dr. van der Kolk, for your amazing contribution to the field of trauma treatment. As a psychologist and marital and family therapist for over 40 years, I found your work very relevant and congruent with my own experiences in working with the devastating aftereffects of trauma in individuals and their families and loved ones (and society in general)." — Debra S.
"Very, very informative, inspiring and definitely impacted my understanding of my own trauma and the work I do to heal myself and help others heal." — Jose F.
"This completely changed how I will be practicing therapy. I'm so glad I got to hear this." — Tiffany G.
"This was packed with new data and information relevant to helping clients overcome trauma!" — Leann K.
What will I learn?

The Body Keeps the Score: Trauma Healing
with Bessel van der Kolk, MD
The vast increase in our knowledge about the basic processes that underlie trauma has opened new possibilities to lessen or even reverse the damage.

Through intriguing videos, case studies, and masterful explanation, you will learn how to apply the latest findings from research to your trauma treatment protocols in practical, effective ways.

This intensive session will provide you the knowledge you need to give your clients:
  • A way to find words that describe the deep and painful effects of trauma
  • Tools to regulate their emotions, even when they’re unexpectedly triggered
  • The ability to trust other human beings after the shameful and horrific details of their trauma
  • The opportunity to be fully alive in the present, not stuck in the past
  • …And so much more

Program Outline
The Body Keeps the Score: Trauma Healing
Neuroscience & Brain Development
  • How children learn to regulate their arousal systems
  • How the brain regulates itself
  • Developmental psychopathology: The derailment of developmental processes & brain development due to trauma, abuse, and neglect
  • How the brain responds to treatment

Early Life Trauma
  • Interpersonal neurobiology
  • Adaptations to trauma early in the life cycle
  • Loss of affect regulation
  • Chronic destructive relationships towards self and others
  • Dissociation and amnesia
  • Somatization
  • Self-blame, guilt and shame
  • Chronic distrust and identification with the aggressor

Attachment, Trauma, and Psychopathology
  • The breakdown of information processing in trauma
  • Mirror neuron systems and brain development
  • How to overcome the destabilization and disintegration
  • The compulsion to repeat – origins and solutions
  • Difference between disorganized attachment and traumatic stress
Neuroscience, Trauma, Memory, and the Body
  • The neurobiology of traumatic stress
  • Learned helplessness and learned agency
  • Restoring active mastery and the ability to attend to current experiences
  • Somatic re-experiencing of trauma-related sensations and affects that serve as engines for continuing maladaptive behaviors
  • How mind and brain mature in the context of caregiving systems

The Diagnosis of Treatment of Trauma-Related Disorders
  • Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD)
  • Affect and impulse dysregulation
  • Disturbances of attention, cognition, and consciousness
  • Distortions in self-perception and systems of meaning
  • Interpersonal difficulties
  • Somatization and biological dysregulation
  • The development of DTD in the DSM-5® as a diagnosis and its implications for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment

The Latest Research on Trauma-specific Treatment Interventions
  • The role of body-oriented and neurologically-based therapies to resolve the traumatic past
  • Alternatives to drugs and talk therapy
  • EMDR
  • Self-regulation, including yoga
  • Mindfulness
  • Play and theatre
  • Dance, movement, and sensory integration
  • Neurofeedback
Praise for the work of Dr. Bessel van der Kolk and his #1 New York Times bestselling book The Body Keeps the Score
Dr. Bessel van der Kolk on How the Body Keeps the Score
Intensive Trauma Treatment Course
$679.95 Value
Just $599.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 14.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details
3 steps to healing image
Learn to combine 3 methods to help survivors feel fully alive in the present and more in control of their lives:

Top-down: by talking, connecting with others, and allowing ourselves to know and understand what is going on with us, while processing the memories of the trauma.

Utilizing medications: to shut down inappropriate alarm reactions, or by utilizing other technologies that change the way the brain organizes information.

Bottom-up: by allowing the body to have experiences that deeply and viscerally contradict the helplessness, rage, or collapse that result from trauma.
Enroll today and you’ll also get access to 4 FREE BONUS SESSIONS (a $239.96 Value!) from my esteemed colleagues*
The Enduring Neurobiological Effects of Abuse & Neglect
with Martin Teicher, MD, PHD
Join Dr. Teicher as he provides an easy-to-understand overview of his research on how early childhood maltreatment creates a cascade of physiological responses throughout the body that lead to a variety of psychiatric disorders.

Together, we will explore topics like:
  • Correlations of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) with psychological disorders
  • Enduring effects of ACEs on disrupted neural and cognitive development
  • How gender, age, and sensitive periods of brain development impact the effects of abuse
  • How brain structures like the corpus callosum and amygdala are affected by exposure to childhood maltreatment
  • What treatments can increase resilience
Expressive Arts as Healing Engagement
with Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, ATR-BC, LPCC, LPAT, REAT
The arts (art, music, drama, movement, and writing) have the potential to transform lives, often in profound ways. Research is demonstrating that art improves not only our quality of life, but also is effective in reducing pain, fatigue, and stress, and increasing cognitive abilities and emotional well-being.

In this intensive session, you’ll examine the evidence-based model for expressive arts and trauma. You’ll walk away understanding the best practices to enhance your trauma treatment and with real-world applications you can immediately implement with your clients.

  • The three levels of the Expressive Arts Therapy Continuum — a “bottom-up” or top-down” framework
  • How to reach to the learning brain
  • Using Expressive Arts as a natural relaxant for the body’s nervous system
  • Drawing on community as the regulating and reparative factor
  • Understanding the four-part model for Expressive Arts and Trauma: Movement, Sound, Storytelling, and Silence
  • Utilizing established cultural practice
DE-CRUIT: Treating Trauma in Military Veterans through Shakespeare & Science
with Stephan Wolfert, MFA
DE-CRUIT is a scientifically proven, trauma-informed program to help veteran-specific issues post service. Created for veterans by veterans, the program utilizes rituals along with breath, language, and theatre camaraderie to improve quality of life for service members and their families.
Me Too: At the Intersection of Sexual Violence and Racial Justice
with Tarana Burke, founder of "Me Too" movement
Join this powerful, culturally-relevant discussion with the founder of the “Me Too” movement, Tarana Burke. You’ll hear about her inspiring life experiences that led to #MeToo, join the discussion on how trauma is created by the prevalence of sexual violence in our culture, and discover life-changing empowerment strategies to help your clients heal.
Dr. Bessel van der Kolk on How the Body Keeps the Score
Intensive Trauma Treatment Course
$679.95 Value
Just $599.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 14.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details
Also included with your registration…
A Transcript of How the Body Keeps the Score: Trauma Healing
Follow along with this helpful transcript! Take notes, check important concepts and flag your favorite moments to reference later.
Q&A Call Recording
Register today and access an exclusive Q&A call recording where Dr. Bessel van der Kolk shares additional insight into working with couples.
Access to Content On-the-Go
Your course membership also gives you instant access to view the course content on-the-go, wherever and whenever you want on your mobile devices with the PESI Mobile app.
Unlimited Access to the Course and All Materials
Designed with busy professionals in mind, this program is entirely self-paced. Register today and you are under no obligation to rush through the materials — they’re all yours to keep in your professional library.
Who is this training for?
This training has been specially created for Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Teachers, Occupational Therapists, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Nurses, and other helping professionals.

The education provided in this intensive online training is designed to breathe new life into your clinical treatment plans for even the most challenging trauma clients. This interactive online training also offers you a community of peers and mentors all focused on helping clients succeed.  

Continuing Education Credits Available!
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Featuring Today’s Leaders in Trauma Treatment…

Bessel van der Kolk Image
Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD, 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 #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.
Click here for information about Bessel A. van der Kolk.

Martin Teicher Image
Martin H. Teicher, MD, PhD, Associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School; director of the Developmental Biopsychiatry Research Program and Laboratory of Developmental Psychopharmacology at McLean Hospital. His research studies range from inquiries into the molecular mechanisms of brain development to brain-imaging studies of the effects of childhood maltreatment on brain development.
Click here for information about Martin Teicher.

Cathy Malchiodi Image
Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, ATR-BC, LPCC, LPAT, REAT, is a psychologist and expressive arts therapist, and founder and director of the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute. She writes the Arts and Health column for Psychology Today Online, with a following of more than 5 million readers. She is also the author of Handbook of Art Therapy, Expressive Therapies, and Art Therapy Sourcebook.
Click here for information about Cathy Malchiodi.

Stephan Wolfert Image
Stephan Wolfert, MFA, Playwright, performer; executive director, De-Recruit. Founding artistic director of Shakespeare & Veterans and the Veterans Center for the Performing Arts. Company member, Bedlam Theater, NYC. Combining his own personal story of leaving the army with Shakespeare’s writings on war, he created Cry Havoc!, which he has performed around the world to critical acclaim.
Click here for information about Stephan Wolfert.

Tarana Burke Image
Tarana J. Burke, Founder, “Me Too” movement. Activist and advocate at the intersection of sexual violence and racial justice. Fueled by commitments to interrupt sexual violence and other systemic inequalities disproportionately impacting marginalized people, particularly black women and girls. She is the recipient of the 2018 MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award.

Click here for information about Tarana Burke.
Learning that Fits YOUR Schedule:
Watch your email for your order confirmation and get instant access to all course materials, including the bonus materials — all designed to help you effectively integrate this instrumental information into your practice and your life. Click here for course objectives and outline.
Review the course materials at your own pace and at your convenience! You'll have unlimited access to all course videos and materials online. Plus, use the PESI Mobile app to access the course content on-the-go, wherever and whenever you want on your mobile devices.
Instantly collaborate with other professionals on the course materials through interactive message boards. You'll be part of a community of hundreds of practitioners all focused on integrating this valuable knowledge and practical skills in clinical practice, providing valuable opportunities to share insight and experiences and to build your professional network.
Complete your online CE tests and earn up to 14.5 CE Hours! Click here for Credit details and credit details specific to your profession.
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Dr. Bessel van der Kolk on How the Body Keeps the Score
Intensive Trauma Treatment Course
$679.95 Value
Just $599.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 14.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details
*With thanks...

This course has been greatly enhanced by the different perspectives and knowledge bases from the following: Martin H. Teicher, Cathy Malchiodi, Stephan Wolfert and Tarana J. Burke. Part of the proceeds will support the Trauma Research Foundation.

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