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Module 2 - Bessel van der Kolk on How the Body Keeps the Score

Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD
1 Hour 56 Minutes
Audio and Video
Nov 16, 2017
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Trauma Research Foundation

Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD, 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 of the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts and President of the Trauma Research Foundation, which promotes clinical, scientific, and educational projects. 

His 2014 #1 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: Dr. Bessel van der Kolk is a professor at Boston University School of Medicine, the Director of the Trauma Center, and the National Complex Trauma Network. He receives royalties as a published author. Dr. van der Kolk receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Bessel van der Kolk has no relevant non-financial relationships with ineligible organizations.



Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 18


Joanne M

"I felt reinvigorated in continuing my trauma work. Thank you."

Allen D

"Brilliantly rich, deep, broad, inquisitive,historically attuned and appreciative, honest/boldly truthful, acutely in touch with the politics of mental health studies, dinformation and dlimited dispersion of central elements of humans health/illnesses and corrective elements to the present state of knowledge. A fan of creativity vs dogma. would like to see him integrate the insights of Stanislovski and Meisner."

Correna D

"I very much enjoyed the delivery style and the range of content."

Francesca H


Ulrike M

"Brilliant presentation! Thanks a lot! It will influence my practice."

Linda T

"Bessel van der Kolk has an amazing ability to translate complex information into easy to understand language. He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced and yet so down to earth and real as a human. I am extremely grateful to be able to benefit from his teaching and feel humbled with how much more I have to learn to be able to provide my clients with what they need. This course and Bessel are an eye opener for all of us!"

James F

"Very engaging and offered content very relevant to my work."

John S

"excellent seminar with very good presenter"

Anne I

"Bessel is an inspiration to the field and has influenced my clinical practice. Thankyou "

Suzanne A

"This course was excellent! I would recommend to other colleagues"

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