Multi-disc video recording (6 hours, 40 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions
This applied neuroscience track brings together researchers, engineers, clinicians and neurobiologists who are exploring ways in which computers can assist in the modulation of focusing, arousal, and filtering, thereby shaping mental and physiological self-experience. One of the oldest, and best researched, approaches for improving self-regulation of the central nervous system is neurofeedback, which has been applied in a variety of settings. In this workshop participants will be exposed to an overview of arousal dysregulation in severe emotional disorders and ways in which technology can be used to regulate arousal and improve emotional and behavioral functioning. We will explore the use of the quantitative EEG, and review the development of instrumentation that can help with “essential self-experiences."
• Explore ways in which computers can assist in the modulation of focusing, arousal, and filtering
• Describe the role of specific neuronetworks associated with trauma
• Demonstrate how to provide non-invasive office-based electrophysiology measures of both central and autonomic nervous system functions.
• Summarize an overview of arousal dysregulation in severe emotional disorders.
• Utilize technology to regulate arousal and improve emotional and behavioral functioning.
• Identify the default mode network that is associated with dysfunctions associated with PTSD
• Explore the use of the quantitative EEG.
About the Speakers:
Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D., is a clinical psychiatrist who has studied the impact and resolution of trauma on human beings for the past 40 years. His research has ranged from developmental impact of trauma to neuroimaging and from memory processes to the use of EMDR and theater groups in PTSD. He is professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and medical director of the Trauma Center in Boston, where he also serves as director of the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress Complex Trauma Network. He is past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. He has taught at universities and hospitals throughout the world. He is author of over a hundred scientific articles, author of Psychological Trauma and co-editor of Traumatic Stress.
Ed Hamlin, Ph.D.: Clinical Director, Pisgah Institute’s Center for the Advancement of Human Potential, Ashville, NC; adjunct faculty, East Tennessee State University Medical Center and Western Carolina University
Sebern Fisher, M.A., is the author of Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear-Driven Brain and numerous articles and chapters on neurofeedback to quiet fear circuitries in the brain. She integrates neurofeedback and psychotherapy in her practice in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Paul A. Frewen, PhD, C.Psych: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Western Ontario; Chair, Traumatic Stress Section, Canadian Psychological Association. Author of 35 papers on trauma, affect regulation, mindfulness, dissociation, and the self. Co-author (with Ruth Lanius), Healing the Traumatized Self: Consciousness, Neuroscience, Treatment.
Head of Research, Military Mental Health, Department of Defense; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience Division, University Medical Center, Utrecht, NL; past president, International Society of Hypnosis; Director, Echoes Online; Editor, Traumatic Dissociation (2007) and The impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease: The Hidden Epidemic (2010)
Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD: Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario, Canada; co-editor (with Eric Vermetten and Clare Pain), The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease: The Hidden Epidemic
*Continuing Education Information:
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