NESTTD is co-sponsoring this symposium along with Harvard Divinity School of Buddhist Ministry, Lesley University, IMP, and the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute.
"Trauma and Contemplative Practice: Exploring the Territory,"
takes place Friday evening, May 1 and all day Saturday, May 2 at the Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge.
The Symposium celebrates the recent publication of the ground-breaking book, Mindfulness-Oriented Interventions for Trauma: Integrating Contemplative Practices (Guilford publications, available at online booksellers), and co-edited by long-time NESTTD member and past board member, Deborah Rozelle, Psy.D.
Keynote speakers include editors John Briere, Ph.D. (Director of the Psychological Trauma Program at USC Medical Center and past president of ISSTD) and Victoria Follette, Ph.D. (Psychology Department Chair and Foundation Professor in Clinical Psychology at University of Nevada, Reno).
Various aspects of the interface of trauma treatment and contemplative practice will be presented by book chapter authors, Dr. Rozelle (EMDR, trauma and Buddhism), Christopher Germer, Ph.D. (self- compassion and trauma), Ronald Siegel, Psy.D. (chronic pain, mindfulness and trauma), David Emerson (yoga as a treatment for trauma), and James Hopper, Ph.D. (neuroscience of seeking, satisfaction and embodiment in contemplative healing of trauma). Additional presenters include, among others, Barbara Phillips, Ph.D. (contemplative aspects of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy), and Anthony King, Ph.D. (mindfulness and self-compassion in group therapy for combat trauma).
For further information regarding registration and scheduled programs, go to www.TraumaAndContemplativePractice.org