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Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Other Mental Health Professionals
- Summarize the recent developments in neuroscience as they relate to the treatment of trauma.
- Describe how children learn to regulate their arousal responses.
- List and describe techniques of physical mastery, affect regulation and memory processing.
Neuroscience & Brain Development
- Neuroscience research and the course of brain development
- How children learn to regulate their arousal systems
- How the brain has fundamental capacities to learn to regulate itself
- Trauma, abuse and neglect: The derailment of developmental processes and brain development
- Storing of traumatic imprints in the subcortical brain areas and how they are largely divorced from verbal recall
- The required central focus of somatic experiencing of trauma-related sensations and affects
- How deep imprints are the engines for continuing maladaptive behaviors
- Fixation on the trauma
- Why learned helplessness requires interventions aimed at restoring active mastery and the capacity to attend to the here-and-now
- The role of body-oriented and neurologically-based therapies to resolve the traumatic past
- Discussion of the integration of various approaches during different stages of treatment