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99RR Interpersonal Neurobiology of Trauma

Course Description

We have all witnessed the ongoing devastation of childhood abuse and the psychic toll of war. Trauma impacts brain structure and development, and shapes the nervous system and neurochemical profile of the person sustaining the injury. Understanding these impacts gives us healers a firm foundation on which the compassionate healing relationship can work most effectively to relieve our traumatized clients' symptoms by fostering brain integration. Look at the difference for brain development between early childhood abuse and trauma sustained later in life, particularly exploring the influence of both kinds of trauma on the formation of implicit, explicit, and autobiographical memory. Explore how therapist mental health influences the course of treatment. The first day, lay the theoretical foundation, and the second day, explore ample clinical examples as well as have the opportunity to apply this viewpoint to your own clients in practical ways.

Sponsored by Portland State University.


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