- Bessel van der Kolk | Pat Ogden
- 1 Hour 5 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- Jun 30, 2017
In this special personal interview, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk guides Dr. Pat Ogden in describing her journey as becoming one of the foremost trauma experts from her development of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
Hear in Dr. Ogden’s own words how she discovered body-focused techniques that healed trauma clients when her colleagues were unable to achieve the same through talk therapy. Learn how to adapt your practice to incorporate the body and avoid evoking the trauma client’s emotion during therapy.
You will hear how Dr. van der Kolk learned from her work and why he credits her for setting his direction in his research and formed him as a trauma clinician.
This hour-long conversation between two of trauma’s world experts will leave you with a concrete vision of where you should take your trauma therapy techniques.
- Background into Trauma
- Lack of Improvement in Patients
- Change Approach to Improve Therapeutic Outcomes
- Body Focus versus Emotions Focus
- Movement to Release Trauma
- Experiences to Reveal
- Sensations Awareness & Presence and Trauma
- Attunement to Client
- “The Missing Experience”
- Movement Reluctance
- The Body Tells the Story
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
- Addressing Movement and Psychological Beliefs
- Clients Realizing Effects of their Actions
Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D., is a clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of post-traumatic stress. His work integrates developmental, neurobiological, psychodynamic and interpersonal aspects of the impact of trauma and its treatment.
Dr. van der Kolk and his various collaborators have published extensively on the impact of trauma on development, such as dissociative problems, borderline personality and self-mutilation, cognitive development, memory, and the psychobiology of trauma. He has published over 150 peer reviewed scientific articles on such diverse topics as neuroimaging, self-injury, memory, neurofeedback, Developmental Trauma, yoga, theater, and EMDR.
He is founder of the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, and President of the Trauma Research Foundation, which promotes clinical, scientific, and educational projects.
His 2014 #1 New York Times best seller, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma, transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring – specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neurofeedback, somatically based therapies, EMDR, psychodrama, play, yoga, and other therapies.
Dr. van der Kolk is the past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and professor of psychiatry at Boston University Medical School. He regularly teaches at conferences, universities, and hospitals around the world.
Financial: Bessel van der Kolk is a professor of psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Bessel van der Kolk has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Founder and Educational Director
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute®
Pat Ogden, PhD, is a pioneer in somatic psychology and both founder and education director of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute®, an internationally recognized school specializing in somatic–cognitive approaches for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and attachment disturbances. She is co-founder of the Hakomi Institute, past faculty of Naropa University, a clinician, consultant, international lecturer and trainer, and first author of Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy. Her second book, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment (2015) is a practical guide to integrate Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® into the treatment of trauma and attachment issues. Dr. Ogden, with colleagues, is currently developing Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® for children, couples and families.
Financial: Pat Ogden is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Pat Ogden is a member of the American Psychological Association.