The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma.
|Please join The Friends of the Semel Institute and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors for an Open Mind program with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., world-renowned pioneer in the area of post-traumatic stress and the author of the #1 New York Times Non-Fiction best-selling book, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma.
In this groundbreaking publication that has been on the best-seller list for 153 weeks, Dr. van der Kolk transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring – specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust, and shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including body work, psychodrama, mindfulness techniques, parts work, yoga, and neurofeedback.
Dr. Van Der Kolk is the founder of the Trauma Research Foundation in Boston, past President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Medical School. His work uniquely integrates development, neurobiological, psychodynamic, somatic, and interpersonal aspects of the impact and trauma and its treatment. He is also the Past President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
Robert S. Pynoos, M.D. MPH, will join Dr. van der Kolk in discussion. Dr. Pynoss is a Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Director, UCLA Trauma Psychiatry Program, and former Executive Director of the Anxiety Section of the UCLA Psychiatry Program. He is the Co-Director of the federally sponsored Duke/UCLA National Center for Child Traumatic Stress.