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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Downloadable e-course: Healing Trauma Through Yoga

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

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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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Trauma Center Fall 2015 Newsletter

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

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NEW ARTICLE:Application of the ARC Model with Adopted Children: Supporting Resiliency and Family Well Being

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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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NOW RECRUITING: DEVELOPMENTAL TRAUMA DISORDER - PHASE III NATIONWIDE STUDY

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Join our Challenge Match - CHILD NEUROFEEDBACK STUDY

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NOW RECRUITING: CHILD NEUROFEEDBACK STUDY at the Trauma Center

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

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ORDER BOOKS by Trauma Center Faculty and Colleagues

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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>>

Component-Based Psychotherapy: Treatment of Adult Survivors of Complex Interpersonal Trauma, Atlanta, GA; September 30-October 2, 2016

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SMART Workshop: Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment November 3 & 4, 2016

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NOW HIRINGVIEW ALL>>

Experienced 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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Postdoctoral Fellow in our Acton, MA Office

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NOW ENROLLINGVIEW ALL>>

Now Accepting Applications for the 2016-17 Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Certification Program for Yoga Teachers

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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 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 Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Classes

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