Welcome to the Trauma Center

The Trauma Center is a program of Justice Resource Institute (JRI), a large nonprofit organization dedicated to social justice by offering hope and promise of fulfillment to children, adults, and families who are at risk of not receiving effective services essential to their safety, progress, and/or survival. The Executive Director of the Trauma Center is Joseph Spinazzola, Ph.D., and the Medical Director and Founder of the Trauma Center is Bessel van der Kolk, MD, who is an internationally recognized leader in the field of psychological trauma.

The Trauma Center provides comprehensive services to traumatized children and adults and their families at the main office in Brookline.

In addition to clinical services, The Trauma Center offers training, consultation, and educational programming for post-graduate mental health professionals. Our Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies has state-of-the-art seminars, lectures and supervision groups.

The Trauma Center Research Department is housed at our Brookline location and is also directed by Dr. van der Kolk. The Research Department conducts studies on traumatic memory and how treatment effects trauma survivors' minds, bodies, and brains.

At this Web site you will find a wealth of information – on our clinical services, on our training, consultation and education programs, and on Dr. van der Kolk and others' research and theories. Whether you are in therapy or a therapist, a student or a scholar, a lawyer or a judge, a representative of the media, you can learn a great deal here.

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NOW Accepting Applications for 2017-2019 Postdoctoral Fellows

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NOW Accepting Applications for 2017-2019 Post-Graduate Social Work Fellows

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TRAUMA CENTER IN THE NEWS: Suffolk University and the Trauma Center at JRI Receive $3 Million National Child Traumatic Stress Network Grant

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TRAUMA CENTER IN THE NEWS: Dr. Spinazzola and JRI Residential Programs Featured in New England Psychologist

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TRAUMA CENTER IN THE NEWS: JRI Opens New Therapeutic Group Home for Young Children Effected by Trauma

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Downloadable e-course: Healing Trauma Through Yoga

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NEW! Downloadable PDF version of the TAQ with scoring instructions now available in the public domain!

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NEW CLASS: Monday Women's Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Class

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Trauma Drama program featured: Teens work through trauma using theater as therapy

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Online Registration for the Distance Certificate Program NOW OPEN

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Join us in Establishing an Endowed Research Directorship: The van der Kolk Chair

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Join our Challenge Match - CHILD NEUROFEEDBACK STUDY

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ORDER BOOKS by Trauma Center Faculty and Colleagues

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NEW ARTICLE: Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Posttraumatic Growth

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NEW ARTICLE: A Pilot Study of Neurofeedback for Chronic PTSD

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NEW ARTICLE: Yoga for Adult Women with Chronic PTSD: A Long-Term Follow-Up Study

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NEW BOOK: The Emotion Regulation Skills System for Cognitively Challenged Clients

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Earn Continuing Education Credit by reading Trauma Center-led national research on the effects of childhood emotional abuse and neglect.

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NEW ARTICLE: Unseen Wounds: The Contribution of Psychological Maltreatment to Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Risk Outcomes

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NEWEST BOOK by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk: THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE

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Our Pathways to Permanency Program now offers specialized services for foster, kinship and adoptive families

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UPCOMING EVENTSVIEW ALL>>

WORKSHOP: Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy: Bringing the Body into Treatment: January 24 & 25, 2017

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SAVE THE DATES: 28th Annual International Trauma Conference, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA, May 31-June 3, 2017

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Trauma Clinician for Children and Families

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SEEKING VOLUNTEER SUPERVISORS in our Brookline, MA office

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Adoption Specialist Needed in our Brookline and Acton Clinics

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Experienced Adult Clinician Wanted for our Brookline, MA Office

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Post-Graduate Social Work Fellowship

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TC Trauma Sensitive Yoga Certification Program 2017-18

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Internal Family Systems Physiology Study

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Now Offering a Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Clinician Consultation Group

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Now Recruiting Children 8-17 y.o. for DTD Field Study. Compensation Available.

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Now Offering Intensive Residential Evaluation & Treatment Program for Girls and Boys aged 12-22

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Women's Coping Skills Group

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Women's and Men's Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Classes

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