Addressing Trauma in Conquered People

In this course, Dr. Lopez-Baez uses a framework of cultural neurobiology to explain how culture rewires the brain and how to recognise and treat historical trauma manifesting in current trauma.

About this course

In this course, Dr. Sandra Lopez-Baez (PhD, LPCC-SUP, NCC, CCMHC, ACS) explores the reciprocal relationship between the brain and culture. Colonisation has inflicted historical trauma on “conquered” peoples, which continues to manifest as collective and individual trauma in the current generation, and has recently been shown by fMRI and ERP to re-wire the brain through causing changes in structural and functional neuroanatomy. These effects of trauma are seen in all domains of being. Trauma-informed care (TIC) has guiding values to help heal the wounds of such trauma, with nine domains of integration. Dr. Lopez-Baez discusses the core principles of TIC and goes over neuroscience-supported counselling interventions that are compatible with it.
Duration 1 hour
Format video
Type specialised
Price Included with Membership
Writer / Presenter Sandra I Lopez-Baez

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