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. author of the #1 New York Times Non-Fiction best-seller, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain Mind, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma. In this groundbreaking book that has been on the best-seller list for 45 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.
Robert S. Pynoos, M.D. MPH will join Dr. van der Kloss 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.