101323: The Body Remembers

The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment

About the Course:

For both clinicians and their clients there is tremendous value in understanding the psychophysiology of trauma and knowing what to do about its manifestations. This book illuminates that physiology, shining a bright light on the impact of trauma on the body and the phenomenon of somatic memory.

Journal/Publisher:

W. W. Norton and Company

Publication Date:

2000

Author

Babette Rothschild

About the Author:

Babette Rothschild, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., has been practicing psychotherapy since 1976. She is a member of the International and European Society for Traumatic Stress Specialists, the National Association of Social Workers, and the U.S. Association for Body-Psychotherapy. She has written several articles on trauma and post-traumatic stress. After living and working for nine years in Denmark, she has returned to Los Angeles, where she maintains a private practice while offering professional training, consultation, and supervision throughout the United States and Europe.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the psychophysiology of trauma and trauma treatment. It is appropriate for intermediate to advanced levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Define post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and discuss its physical and psychological effects.

  2. Explain how PTSD is thought to develop.

  3. Identify somatic techniques that can be useful when counseling those with PTSD.

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