Uri Bergmann, Ph.D.
3 EMDRIA Credits
What exactly happens on a neurobiological level in acute, chronic and complex PTSD? Is there a relationship between this unusual neuroendocrine profile and a number of medical illnesses which manifest as hyperimmune inflammatory disorders?
This online course will review and examine the results of extensive neuroendocrine research relative to these trauma-induced disorders. A major focus will be on those symptomatic disorders of Type I Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD. The data from these research bases will be integrated with neuroendocrine research findings regarding autoimmune compromises associated with chronic trauma. Conditions, such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), Systemic Lupus Erythematosis, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and others will be examined.
This online course will clearly illustrate the neuroendocrine and causal relationship between the various forms of PTSD and these medical disorders which have mystified and challenged the fields of psychology, psychiatry and internal medicine. Accordingly, the implications for EMDR treatment will be examined, as well as referrals for medical immuno-suppressive treatment.
Clinical case examples will be used throughout the seminar to illustrate anatomical and neurobiological dynamics. Ample time will be allotted for participant interaction in order to address specific clinical questions of those attending.