2019 Super Brain Summit

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April 26, 2019
Bradley University
Michel Student Center Ballroom

The Super Brain Summit is a one-day conference showcasing experts in the field of neurocounseling. All proceeds go to a fund for future brain research.

The theme for the 4th annual Super Brain Summit is “Trauma: Searching for Post-traumatic Growth,” and features two distinguished speakers:

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, MD is world renowned in the field of trauma and will be joining us live, in person at Bradley University. He researches how children and adults adapt to traumatic experiences. He has translated emerging neuroscience and attachment research to develop and study potentially effective treatments for traumatic stress. His work focuses on the interaction of attachment, neurobiology and developmental aspects of trauma effects on people. He is a psychiatrist and the author of the best-selling book, “The Body Keeps Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma.”

Dr. Amy Serin, joining us live and via remote live stream, is an internationally known clinical neuropsychologist, inventor, and author that applies her expertise to heal a multitude of mental health problems both in and out of her integrative care clinics. In the last decade, Dr. Serin has set out to treat and eradicate post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which has led to the breakthrough realization that a component of successful treatments for PTSD could actually be used outside of doctor’s offices and embedded in non-invasive wearable technology to relieve stress anytime. This led to her co-founding The TouchPoint Solution in late 2015.

Summit Schedule

8:00 a.m – 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Session 1 — Dr. Bessel van der Kolk (In-person) Introduction to Trauma: Processes and Development
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m – 12:00 p.m. Session 2 — Dr. Bessel van der Kolk (In-person) Early Life Trauma
12:00 p.m – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Session 3 — Dr. Bessel van der Kolk (In-person) Neuroscience, Trauma, Memory and the Body & Trauma-specific Treatment Interventions
3:00 p.m – 3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Session 4 — Dr. Amy Serin (In-person & Video Streamed) The Neuroscience of Stress
5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

Participants can elect to participate in three different ways: 

  • At Bradley University in the Michel Student Center Ballroom (915 N Elmwood Ave, Peoria, IL 61606)
  • Via WebEx streaming video from your computer
  • Via recorded sessions available for viewing by the end of May 2019 for one month CEUs are available for this program. Details will be provided in your registration materials.

CEUs are available for this program. Details will be provided in your registration materials.

Please register here by April 17, 2019.

Are you interested in learning more about the many wonders of the brain? Bradley University offers a Master’s in Counseling online. Continue your exploration of the brain and dive into neurocounseling.

Contact information:
For more information regarding programming contact Dr. Lori Russell-Chapin, Professor & Co-Director for the Center for Collaborative Brain Research at lar@fsmail.bradley.edu or (309) 677-3186.


Recommended Reading

What is Neurocounseling?

Mental Health in America

Bradley University Online Counseling Program