PTSD and Hyperimmune Disorders - Implications for EMDR Therapy
Course: PTSD and Hyperimmune Disorders - Implications for EMDR Therapy
Instructor: Uri Bergmann, Ph.D.
Approved for 3.0 Hours of CE Credit
Fulfills Requirements for Psycholgists, MFTs, LCSWs, and Licensed Professional Counselors.
This course is designed for Full and Part-Time Private Practitioners, and Full and Part-Time Agency Employees
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What exactly happens on aneurobiological level in acute, chronic and complex PTSD? Is there arelationship between this unusual neuroendocrine profile and a number of medical illnesseswhich manifest as hyperimmune inflammatory disorders?
This webinarwill review and examine the results of extensive neuroendocrineresearch 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 withneuroendocrineresearch 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’sSyndrome,Rheumatoid Arthritis, and otherswill be examined.
This presentation 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 seminarto illustrate anatomical and neurobiological dynamics. Ample time will be allotted for participant interaction in order to address specific clinical questions of those attending.
Course Goal and Objectives
Upon completion of this program, the participants will be able to -
- Describe the processes of cortisol’s mediation of the anti-inflammatory and inflammatory balance of the autoimmune system
- Identify and describe the mechanisms of cytokines and antibodies in autoimmune function.
- Define and describe the connection between the neuroendocrinology of PTSD and these medical disorders.
- Differentiate the inflammatory/hyperimmune symptoms of these disorders from dissociative and/or somatoform phenomenology.
- Discuss and explore the implications of these findings on treatment.
- Discuss and explore the implications of these findings on the making of medical referrals.
Your access to the course material extends for 1-year from the date of purchase. This includes after passing the post-test, so you may continue to review its contents.