The Impact of Early Life Trauma
Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D., and Judith Herman, M.D.
This course contains the best material from two of the most sought-after presenters from the 22nd Annual Trauma Conference: Judith Herman and Bessel van der Kolk. Judith Herman helps to identify shame in all of its forms and how it affects the one afflicted with it. With this complete picture of shame, mental health professionals can provide direction for their clients and show a positive life outlook.
Bessel van der Kolk gets to the heart of what clients suffering from trauma experience: a loss of joy in the here and now due to being unable to focus on it and instead continue to focus on the past trauma. He then goes on to show how you can help them to refocus their brains to once again be in the here and now and to experience joy once more.
About The Speakers:
Judith Herman, M.D. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Director of
Training, Victims of Violence Program, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance; author, Father-Daughter Incest (1981, 2001), Trauma and Recovery (1992, 1997), co-author, The Trauma Recovery Group: A Guide for Practitioners (2011).
Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D. Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine; Medical Director, Trauma Center at JRI; past president, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies; Director of the Complex Child Trauma Treatment Network; author, Psychological Trauma; editor, Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society.