The Search for Post-Traumatic Growth

April 11, 2019

Dr. Amy Serin, an internationally renowned clinical neuropsychologist, has found that a component of successful treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) could be used outside of doctors' offices and embedded in non-invasive wearable technology to relieve stress at any time. This is one of her many discoveries that will be discussed at Bradley University this month.

The Bradley University Center for Collaborative Brain Research will host the fourth annual Super Brain Summit, Focusing on the theme of Trauma: The Search for Post-Traumatic Growth, on Friday, April 26. The conference will meet from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the Bradley University Michel Student Center ballroom.

Keynote speaker Dr. Bessel van der Kolk will present three sessions on the topic of brain trauma history and how trauma is remembered in mind, body, perception and action. He will be joined by Dr. Amy Serin who will address the neuroscience of stress.

"I'm thrilled to present with Dr. Van Der Kolk at this cutting-edge brain summit. It's time to set the record straight about the stress switch and how it operates. This is the first time I'll present all of the latest research, epiphanies from my book The Stress Switch, and the surprising ways to hack the brain's stress network that anyone can use at any time," said Dr. Amy Serin.

For more information about the Super Brain Summit, call (309) 677-2820 or visit the conference website. You may register online by April 17. The program will also be available via live video stream and recorded sessions.

The Center for Collaborative Brain Research (CCBR) at Bradley University is dedicated to collaborative, innovative research in the areas of brain research, neural feedback, and brain imaging. Partners in the CCBR are the Illinois Neurological Institute, OSF St. Francis Medical Center, the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, and Bradley University.

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