On Remembering the Past: Reflections on the Evolution of Trauma Theory and Practice

On Remembering the Past: Reflections on the Evolution of Trauma Theory and Practice
February 13, 2024
6:00PM - 7:30PM

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On Remembering the Past: Reflections on the Evolution of Trauma Theory and Practice

February 13, 2024 | 6pm-7:30pm CST

with Dr. Harold Kudler, Duke University

Conference Description:

This session will provide an opportunity for participants to reflect on the development of their personal understanding of psychological trauma, discuss their favored interventions, and share their thoughts about where the field might best head in coming years.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participation in this event, participants should be able to:
  1. Describe the evolution of trauma theory over the past two centuries.
  2. Articulate their personal approach to trauma theory and treatment.
  3. Appraise emerging clinical approaches in the treatment of psychological trauma.

Harold Kudler, MD
Duke University

I began my psychiatric training on a VA inpatient ward a few weeks before the publication of DSM III and its introduction of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Having been immersed in VA psychiatry ever since (and through my concurrent studies in psychoanalysis), I’ve done my best to trace the roots of trauma theory and look ahead to anticipate and assess emerging approaches to trauma which now span from psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy with individual survivors to Whole Health approaches addressing the social determinants of health at the level of populations.


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