Trauma, Memory, Health and Healing: Conversations with Bessel van der Kolk, MD

Individual trauma is defined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as “an event, series of events, or set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life threatening and that has lasting adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and mental, physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being.”
 
A distinguished group of researchers and clinicians will discuss current understandings of the neuroscience of memory and trauma, and innovations in the treatment of emotional and psychological trauma. The role of trauma in health issues will be highlighted, together with approaches to healing including psychedelic- and MDMA-assisted therapies, neurofeedback, prolonged exposure therapy, and the new "non-exposure" Flash Technique®
 
This program will be of interest to medical and mental healthcare providers.
 
Panel discussants: 
Bessel van der Kolk, MD, Trauma Research Foundation, Boston, MA 
Janis Phelps, PhD, Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA 
Phil Wolfson, MD, Ketamine Research Foundation, San Rafael, CA
together with UCSF's:
Edward Machtinger, MD, Women's HIV Program and Center to Advance Trauma-informed Health Care (CTHC)
Emily Williams, MD, Department of Psychiatry
moderator:
David Bullard, PhDSymptom Management Service, Division of Palliative Medicine and Department of Psychiatry.
 

The program will start with a short introduction and experience of seated yoga presented by Nora Burnett CIYT. Nora has taught Iyengar Yoga for 30 years, including classes of all levels, topical workshops, retreats, and Teacher Education, primarily at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco.

 

Program Sponsor:

Division of Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, UCSF

Co-Sponsors:

Psycho-Oncology, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCSF

Spiritual Care Services, UCSF Health

California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco

Ketamine Research Foundation, San Rafael, CA

Net proceeds from this event will be donated to
The International Rescue Committee El Salvador.

2 Continuing Education Credits are available for attending this program; $20 total in addition to registration fee:
CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

 

LCSWs, MFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association..
SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California.
For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact David Bullard, Ph.D. at david.bullard@ucsf.edu. For questions about CE, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.com
The filing fee for CEs for this program is $15, payable to "SCRC"either at registration or by the time you check in. 

 

Learning Objectives: At the end of the program, participants will be better able to…

  • Describe two benefits of non-exposure based treatment for traumatic memories
  • Describe two ways previous trauma impacts the healthcare of patients

Friday, September 27 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

UCSF, HSW-300 Auditorium 513 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, California 94143

Event Type

Panel Discussion

Affiliation

UCSF Medical Center

Audience

Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff, Local Community, Alumni, Patients

Campus

Parnassus

Website

https://bpt.me/4306187

Cost

$25 General Admission; $40 Reserved Seating first five rows; Free UCSF registered students

Department/Group
Department of Medicine
Contact Info

David Bullard, Ph.D. 415-205-4829; dgbullard@yahoo.com; david.bullard@ucsf.edu

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