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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NOW RECRUITING: CHILD BIOFEEDBACK STUDY at the Trauma Center

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

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PREORDER DVD's of the 2014 Annual Trauma Conference held in Boston

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

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

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

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POLYVICTIMIZATION AND COMPLEX TRAUMA WEBINAR SERIES

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

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

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

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New! Trauma Sensitive Yoga DVD

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Trauma Center Metrowest Now Open in Acton, MA

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

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SMART Manual Available: Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment

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Trauma Assessment Packet Available

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UPCOMING EVENTSVIEW ALL>>

WORKSHOP: August 25-26, 2014: Fostering Resilience in Trauma-Impacted Youth and Families: The Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) Treatment Framework

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SPECIAL TRAINING: September 5-7, 2014 plus additional dates: Trauma Sensitive Yoga: A 110-hour Certification Program for Yoga Teachers

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WORKSHOP: October 26-31, 2014: Teaching Trauma-Sensitive Yoga: A Workshop for Yoga Teachers

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NOW HIRINGVIEW ALL>>

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 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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