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. Our monthly Lecture Series is open to all mental health professionals.

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

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NEW: Childhood Psychological Abuse as Harmful as Sexual or Physical Abuse

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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 2015-2017 Postdoctoral Fellowships

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NOW RECRUITING: CHILD BIOFEEDBACK STUDY at the Trauma Center

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Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies - Distance Learning Initiative

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NEW ARTICLE: The Body Can Change the Score: Empirical Support for Somatic Regulation in the Treatment of Traumatized Adolescents

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Yoga as an Adjunctive Treatment for PTSD: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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DVD's Available of the 25th Annual Trauma Conference held in Boston 2014

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NEW BOOK by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk: THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE: Order today!

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Books by Trauma Center Faculty and Colleagues available on Amazon.com

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Announcing Our Newest Clinical Program, 0-5 Thrive, Meeting the Needs of All Families Raising Young Children

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Journal of Family Violence Special Issue on Child & Adolescent Residential Trauma Treatment

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POLYVICTIMIZATION AND COMPLEX TRAUMA WEBINAR SERIES

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SMART Manual *Second Edition* Now Available: Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment

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Clinical Significance of a Proposed Developmental Trauma Disorder Diagnosis: Results of an International Survey of Clinicians

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Resources for Adults, Children, Families and First Responders Impacted by Terrorism and Disasters

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Trauma Sensitive Yoga DVD

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Trauma Center Metrowest Now Open in Acton, MA

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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: January 22 & 23, 2015: Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART)

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WORKSHOP: March 4-5, 2015: Fostering Resilience in Trauma-Impacted Youth and Families: The Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) Treatment Framework

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WORKSHOP: April 13, 2015: Sacred Dissonance: Attending to Client Spirituality and Religiosity in Complex Trauma Treatment

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WORKSHOP: April 14 & 15, 2015: Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy: Bringing the Body into Treatment

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SAVE THE DATES: 26th Annual International Trauma Conference, Boston MA, May 27-30, 2015

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SAVE THE DATES: 3rd Annual Summer Training Institute, Cape Cod MA, July 20-24, 2015

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Adoption Specialist Needed in our Brookline and Acton Clinics

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Child/Family Trauma Therapist Wanted for our Brookline and Acton Offices

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Experienced Adult Clinician Wanted for our Brookline, MA Office

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NOW ENROLLINGVIEW ALL>>

Now Offering Neurofeedback Services at the Trauma Center

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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 Yoga Classes

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