Amy Banks, MD: Understanding the Neuroscience of PTSD: Clinically Useful Applications

  • 22 Jan 2011
  • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • National Heritage Museum Lexington, MA


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Members may attend this meeting for FREE and pre-purchase 3.0 Continuing Education units.
  • Non-members who are full-time agency employed, a student, or a retiree, may attend at a reduced rate of $30.
  • Non Member Registration Fee.

The New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation presents


Note: Online registration is now closed for this event. This event does NOT require pre-registration so you may show up on January 22. Cash or check only on site.


Working in therapy with people who have PTSD can be relationally challenging. Successful treatment, particularly in the early stages, means managing the dysregulated brain and body chemistry associated with post-traumatic stress disorder.


This workshop will introduce participants to Relational-Cultural Theory, relational neuroscience and the neurobiology of post-traumatic stress disorder. The content will focus on ways clinicians can bring the neuroscience of relationship and PTSD into the therapy session and how it can help clinicians to stay empathic through the emotional roller coaster of healing.


Please bring your lunch and join us immediately following Dr. Banks presentation for a chance to connect, discuss the presentation, and network.


Download event flyer.


About Dr. Banks
Dr. Amy Banks is Director of Advanced Training at the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute and instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She was team psychiatrist and supervisor for the Victims of Violence Program at Cambridge Hospital from 1996-2000 and the Psychiatrist-in-charge- of the Women’s Treatment Program at Mclean Hospital from 1993-1995.  She is the co-editor of A Complete Guide to Mental Health for Women and the author of numerous articles on the treatment of trauma from a Relational-Cultural Theory and neurobiological perspective.  She is the author of a popular project report from the Stone Center, PTSD, Relationships and Brain Chemistry. She has lectured nationally on the neurobiology of PTSD and the neurobiology of relationship.  She is currently teaching a monthly webinar series through the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute entitled, “The Neuroscience of Connection.  She has a private clinical practice in Lexington, MA.

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