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The Brain/Body Spectrum in Trauma: Complex Trauma and Disease

Nov. 8–9, 2012 • Appleton, Wis.

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Understand new ways to define trauma and treat its effects on the body and mind

We’ll explore preverbal trauma, the trauma of grief and loss, the health results of trauma and the trauma of our system of healthcare, and the incredibly varied physical and emotional expressions of the traumatic experience that are ignored in the DSM-IV. This will lead us to a theoretical model for the essential ingredients in trauma healing.

This presentation is focused on developing the understanding and the terminology to help different branches of healthcare to interact effectively when treating this population.

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Robert Scaer, M.D.
Dr. Scaer received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and his Medical Doctorate at the University of Rochester. He is Board certified in neurology and has been in practice for 33 years. His primary areas of interest and expertise have been in the fields of brain injury, chronic pain, and more recently in the study of traumatic stress and its role in physical symptoms and diseases.

Dr. Scaer has lectured nationally and internationally on these topics and has published several articles on traumatic stress. He has published two books, “The Body Bears the Burden: Trauma, Dissociation and Disease” and “The Trauma Spectrum: Hidden Wounds and Human Resiliency.”

Dr. Scaer is currently retired from clinical medical practice and continues to pursue a career in writing and lecturing.

Marcus Kurek, P.T., M.A., SEP

Marcus Kurek has more than 20 years of expertise in integrative therapeutic modalities for the treatment of chronic conditions. He served as the principle physical therapist of the Pain Management Services at the Mapleton Center and is the co-founder and owner of The Center for Pain and Trauma Recovery.

Kurek earned his bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Northwestern University School of Medicine, a master’s degree in contemplative psychotherapy from the Naropa University, and is a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) under the study of Dr. Peter Levine. In 2006, he formed The NeuroHarmonics Institute, which incorporates neurofeedback therapy as a treatment modality in a wide variety of therapeutic conditions.

Who should attend

This program will be beneficial for individuals who want to increase their knowledge of brain trauma. Participants can earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) for participation in this program.

Presentations will focus on applicable information for social workers, educators, nurses, medical doctors, art therapists, clinical substance abuse counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, licensed professional counselors, psychiatrists and psychologists.

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