Trauma Education Essentials


Recorded Webinar with Dr. Ralph Carson & Dr. Colin Ross

Recorded Webinar with Dr. Ralph Carson & Dr. Colin Ross

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All prices are in USD. Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you immediately. A link to the recorded webinar and a pdf to the slides will be sent to you within 24 hours. 

Dr. Ralph Carson is the Vice President of Science and Innovation for the Eating Recovery Center’s BETR Program for loss of control eating in Chicago, IL. Dr. Carson has been involved in the clinical treatment of eating disorders for over 40 years. His unique background in health science and medicine (BS Duke University and B. H. S. Duke University Medical School) coupled with nutrition and exercise (BS Oakwood College, Ph.D. Auburn University) has prepared him to integrate neuropsychobiological intervention and proven psychotherapeutic treatment. Dr. Carson has honed his skills in communication and often-complicated science into enjoyable, practical, and informative workshops. He is currently Vice President of Science and Innovation for the Eating Recovery Center’s BETR Program for loss of control eating in Chicago, IL and consultant for the Pinegrove Behavioral Health and Addiction Center in Hattiesburg, MS. Ralph Carson, PHD has consulted with numerous addiction and eating disorder treatment centers throughout the country as well as being a highly sought-after speaker at various conferences and workshops. Additionally, Dr. Carson has set up several eating disorder programs and corporate wellness programs. He is an active board member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP). He authored several popular books on nutrition, lifestyle practices, good health and the brain: Harnessing the Healing Power of Fruits and The Brain Fix: What’s the Matter with Your Gray Matter?

Colin A. Ross, M.D completed medical school at the University of Alberta and his psychiatry training at the University of Manitoba in Canada. He is a Past President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and is the author of 200 papers and 29 books. He has spoken widely throughout North America and Europe, and in China, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. He has been a keynote speaker at many different conferences, and has reviewed for over 30 different professional journals. Dr. Ross is the Director of hospital-based Trauma Programs in Denton, Texas, Torrance, California and Grand Rapids, Michigan. He provides weekly cognitive therapy groups at all three locations, in person in Texas and by video-conference in Michigan and California. He has been running a hospital Trauma Program in the Dallas area since moving to Texas in 1991. Dr. Ross has published a series of treatment outcome studies in peer-reviewed journals, which provide evidence for the effectiveness of Trauma Model Therapy. Many of his papers involve large series of cases, with original research data and statistical analyses, including a paper entitled ‘Trauma and Dissociation in China” in the American Journal of Psychiatry. For more information about Dr. Colin Ross, or to learn about his inpatient trauma programs, or to purchase books, please visit The Colin A. Ross Institute

What is this webinar about? 
This webinar was recorded on August 20, 2018. In the first half, Ralph Carson, PhD, will give a talk titled, 'Trauma and Nutrition'. Much like how nutrition and strength training are interdependent while building muscles, what we eat has a significant influence on how the brain heals during recovery from trauma. The brain only has so much reserve. The combination of abuse and neglect (trauma and poor eating habits) takes an even further toll on mental function. Fortunately, the brain is malleable and with proper nutrients: nerves are regenerated, proper circuitry is restored, neurotransmitters are replaced and optimal brain functioning is possible. New research has revealed how to design a food plan that maximizes the healing of the brain and expedites recovery.

In the second half of this webinar Colin Ross, MD, will give a talk titled, 'Sexual Trauma and Eating Disorders'. He will explain the relationship between childhood sexual abuse and eating disorders and will briefly review the genetics of eating disorders: the published data prove that genetics play a small role in eating disorders. Most of the talk will be clinical with anonymized case examples. Dr. Ross will describe how sexual trauma can result in many different eating problems including anorexia, bulimia and obesity. The same behaviors can occur in people with no history of sexual abuse, but if there has been sexual abuse it needs to be addressed in treatment. Unresolved conflicts and feelings from the sexual abuse are part of what drives the eating disorder.

You can submit questions throughout the live webinar for the presenters to answer during their Q&A sessions. 

Objectives: By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. List ten key nutrients to include when designing a personal diet for brain recovery.

  2. Discuss what foods to avoid or minimize to prevent further brain deterioration and malfunctioning.

  3. Explain why antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties of fruits and vegetables preserve brain    functioning.

  4. Interpret how dehydration, restriction and lack of variety inhibit the recovery of optimal mental functioning.

  5. Describe the relative roles of genes and environment in eating disorders.

  6. Describe the role of childhood sexual abuse in eating disorders and some treatment strategies for it.

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 Recorded Webinar Registration Fee (available for viewing until November 20, 2018) 

  • Regular Registration $69 USD

  • Students $39 USD

  • All courses are intermediate level unless otherwise specified.

  • No CE credits available for Recorded Webinars.

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