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Trauma and the DSM-5® with Bessel van der Kolk, MD



Every year, there are ten times as many children in the US reported to be victims of domestic violence, neglect and abuse than combat soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan diagnosed with PTSD. However, these children live in a diagnostic void because the current DSM-IV® conceptualization of PTSD does not reflect the symptoms experienced by the vast majority of these children. So, instead, abused and neglected children receive such widely disparate diagnoses as bipolar disorder, conduct disorder, ADHD, borderline personality disorder, and other anxiety disorders. All of these diagnoses are etiologically unrelated to trauma and lead to pharmacological and behavioral control at the expense of dealing with the fear, shame, terror and rage that derive from real threats to these children’s survival.

The lack of proper diagnosis also has profound implications on insurance reimbursement, treatment development and clinical research. Thus these children are condemned to receive treatments that are likely to be ineffective and therefore put them at risk to grow up to be unproductive, expensive, potentially dangerous, and long-suffering members of our society.

In response to this neglect of our nation’s greatest public health threat, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s DSM-5® Task Force has proposed a new clinical syndrome, Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD), based on a literature review of about 100,000 chronically traumatized children and direct systematic observations of 20,000 traumatized children. This diagnosis describes the five clusters of symptoms that characterize many children who have suffered repeated trauma in an interpersonal context:

  • Affect and impulse dysregulation
  • Disturbances of attention, cognition, and consciousness
  • Distortions in self-perception and systems of meaning
  • Interpersonal difficulties
  • Somatization and biological dysregulation

This presentation will review the development of DTD in the DSM-5® as a diagnosis and its implications for assessment, diagnosis and treatment.


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Average Rating:
   4.5
Faculty:
Bessel Van der Kolk
Duration:
1 Hour 22 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
14 Jun, 2013
Product Code:
POS046190
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
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Bessel Van der Kolk's Profile

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M.D.


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 and medical director of the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts.  The Trauma Center consists of a well-trained clinical team specializing in the treatment of children and adults with histories of child maltreatment, that applies treatment models that are widely taught and implemented nationwide.  He also created the Trauma Research Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Trauma Center, that is organized to promote clinical, scientific and educational projects.

His most recent 2014 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.

Speaker Disclosures:

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. 
Nonfinancial:  Bessel van der Kolk has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.


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Objectives

  • Describe the development of Developmental Trauma Disorder.
  • Explain the current DSM-5® position on DTD.
  • Summarize the five clusters of symptoms that characterize many children who have suffered repeated trauma.

Target Audience

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

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Comments

Emily G - SEDALIA, Colorado

"Wonderful! Re-conceptualizing development resonates deeply for me; always something I have questioned, but not articulated. I will definitely study more on this topic. Criticism: Difficult to follow handouts with lecture."

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