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The Neuroscience of Trauma and Effective Trauma Treatment

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Louis Cozolino, PhD
11 Hours 57 Minutes
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Mar 04, 2011
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The very latest knowledge of trauma and effective psychotherapy comes from our new understanding of neuroscience and its application in clinical settings. Join Louis Cozzolino, Ph.D., one of the nation's leading authorities in neuroscience, and learn how you can apply this latest understanding in your work with traumatized clients.

In this seminar recording, Dr. Cozolino will provide you the very latest on trauma etiology, symptomatology, and treatment. You will learn:
  • The evolution and development of the brain with a special focus on its vulnerabilities to stress and distress
  • The after effects of trauma and it's impact on daily functioning
  • How to tie together this neuroscientific, clinical, and experiential information to construct a coherent approach to intervention
Dr. Cozolino is a therapist in private practice in Beverly Hills, California and a Harvard trained scholar who is a professor of psychology at Pepperdine University. A highly acclaimed author and trainer, this will be an invaluable recording that will change your perspective and your practice



This online program is worth 6.0 hours CPD.



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Louis Cozolino, PhD, is a professor of psychology at Pepperdine University and maintains a clinical and consulting practice in West Los Angeles. He is the author of Attachment-Based Teaching: Creating a Tribal Classroom, The Social Neurosience of Education: Optimizing Attachment and Learning in the Classroom, The Neuroscience of PsychotherapyThe Making of a TherapistThe Neuroscience of Human Relationships, and The Healthy Aging Brain, all from W.W. Norton. 

Dr. Cozolino holds degrees in Philosophy (State University of New York, Stony Brook), Theology (Harvard University), and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from UCLA. He speaks internationally on neuroscience and education.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Louis Cozolino is faculty at Pepperdine University and maintains a private practice. Mr. Cozolino has books published by W. W. Norton. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Louis Cozolino is a member of the American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA), International Society for the Study of Dissociative Identity Disorder and Dissociation (ISSDID), Society for Research in Psychopathology (SRP), International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), and Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA).

Target Audience

Counselors, Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Mental Health Professionals


  • Explain the parallels between the activity and interactions at the level of neurons and human beings
  • Describe the mechanisms which translate early secure attachment into healthy adult experience
  • Explain, from a neurological level, the effects of trauma at different stages and its impact on life functioning
  • Describe how a safe and trusting relationship enhances the neurobiological processes that heal trauma
  • Apply neuroscientifically-informed trauma treatment


The Evolution of the Social Brain
  • The Suppression of Language and Lateral Dissociation
  • The Power of Shame and the Tenacity of Fear
  • The Speed of Unconscious Processing

The Impact of Trauma: Surpassing the Stimulus Barrier
  • The Bias Toward Early Learning and Traumatic Learning
  • The Damaging Effects of Stress Hormones
  • "Simple"? and Complex PTSD
  • Intrusion, Avoidance and Arousal

Neuroscience and Trauma Treatment: Healing the Social Brain
  • The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy
  • The Power of Nurturing Relationships
  • Attaining Moderate States of Arousal
  • Integrating Affect and Cognition

Effective Trauma Intervention: Reintegration and Reconnection
  • Reconnecting Dissociated Neural Systems
  • Constructing a Coherent Narrative / The Heroic Journey to Wholeness
  • EMDR, the Orienting Response, and the Reconsolidation of Memory
  • PTSD and the Paranormal Experiences
  • Emotional Contagion and the Traumatized Therapist


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