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Bessel Van der Kolk, M.D.


Bessel A. Van der Kolk, M.D., is a clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of post-traumatic stress.  His work integrates developmental, neurobiological, psychodynamic and interpersonal aspects of the impact of trauma and its treatment.

Dr. van der Kolk and his various collaborators have published extensively on the impact of trauma on development, such as dissociative problems, borderline personality and self-mutilation, cognitive development, memory, and the psychobiology of trauma.  He has published over 150 peer reviewed scientific articles on such diverse topics as neuroimaging, self-injury, memory, neurofeedback, Developmental Trauma, yoga, theater and EMDR. 

He is founder and medical director of the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts.  The Trauma Center consists of a well-trained clinical team specializing in the treatment of children and adults with histories of child maltreatment, that applies treatment models that are widely taught and implemented nationwide.  He also created the Trauma Research Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Trauma Center, that is organized to promote clinical, scientific and educational projects.

His most recent 2014 New York Times best seller, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma, transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring – specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust.  He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neurofeedback, somatically based therapies, EMDR, psychodrama, play, yoga, and other therapies.

Dr. van der Kolk is the past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and professor of psychiatry at Boston University Medical School.  He regularly teaches at conferences, universities, and hospitals around the world.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Bessel van der Kolk is a professor of psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine.  He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 
Nonfinancial:  Bessel van der Kolk has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

Online Course

Complex Trauma Certification Training Level 1 & 2 (CCTP/CCTP-II) Course with Janina Fisher


Faculty:
Bessel Van der Kolk |  Janina Fisher
Duration:
45 Hours 59 Minutes
Product Code:
CRS001292
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$499.99 Standard - $999.99

Digital Seminar

The Use of Mind-Altering Substances: MDMA, Psilocybin, and Marijuana for Treating PTSD and Other Mental Distress


Faculty:
Anne St. Goar |  Bessel Van der Kolk |  Daniel McQueen |  Elizabeth Call |  Francis Guerriero |  James W. Hopper |  Michael Mithoefer |  Michael Alpert |  ....
Duration:
6 Hours 28 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
May 29, 2019
Product Code:
POS052628
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$219.99

Digital Seminar

Bessel A. van der Kolk's 30th Annual Trauma Conference: Main Conference


Faculty:
Ali Smith |  Andres Gonzalez |  Atman Smith |  Bessel Van der Kolk |  Cathy Malchiodi |  Ed Tronick |  Julian Ford |  Martin Teicher |  ....
Duration:
8 Hours 45 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
May 31, 2019
Product Code:
POS052631
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$219.99

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