Tag Archives: Bessel van der Kolk

Free Webinars for polyvictimization and trauma

The Trauma Center at JRI and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network are providing 3 free webinars (for CE credit) on the topic of polyvictimization and diagnosis, developmental issues, and the judicial system. Speakers are Julian Ford (UConn) and Bessel van der Kolk. Each webinar counts for 1.5 CEs.

See OVC Speaker Series Flyer for specifics on who, what, when, and how you get on.


Filed under Abuse, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, trauma

Bessel van der Kolk on curiousity

Watching Bessel van der Kolk’s live CE presentation on trauma and attachment from the comforts of a counseling office (far better than sitting in a hotel room since we can get up and go to the bathroom and make snarky comments from time to time).

He is focusing on neuroscience and the role of the body in trauma and trauma recovery. Here are a couple of tasty quotes:

  • trauma isn’t about what happened but how it lives in you now
  • the most important part of trauma recovery is self-regulation
  • If you can’t be curious about yourself, you can’t get better (speaking of curiosity of one’s body, how it reacts to trauma triggers; the capacity to observe in the here rather than live in the past).


Filed under Abuse, counseling science, counseling skills, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder