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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.

Digital Seminar

Bessel van der Kolk Trauma Interview Series: Frank Putnam, MD, Pioneer & Researcher in Attachment & Trauma


Faculty:
Bessel Van der Kolk |  Frank W. Putnam
Duration:
5 Hours 14 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
31 Jan, 2017
Product Code:
POS053040
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$34.98 - End of Month Sale Standard - $69.95 (GST inc.)

Digital Seminar

EMDR: Step by Step: New In-Session Demonstrations


Faculty:
Babette Rothschild |  Belleruth Naparstek |  Bessel Van der Kolk |  David Grand |  Janina Fisher |  Peter Levine |  Robert Scaer |  Robin Shapiro |  ....
Duration:
6 Hours 10 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
19 Apr, 2016
Product Code:
POS051150
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Price:
$199.95 (GST inc.)

Online Course

Certified Family Trauma Professional (CFTP) Online Training


Faculty:
Bessel Van der Kolk |  Janina Fisher |  Robert Rhoton
Duration:
12 Hours 1 Minutes
Product Code:
CRS001138
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$149.95 Standard - $438.85 (GST inc.)

Digital Seminar

Addiction, Trauma, & Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): The Neuroscience behind Developmental/Attachment Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences.


Faculty:
Bessel Van der Kolk |  Christine A. Courtois |  Gabor Maté |  James W. Hopper |  Lance Dodes |  Lane Pederson |  Linda Curran |  Lisa Ferentz |  ....
Duration:
5 Hours 17 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
01 Aug, 2016
Product Code:
POS051500
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Price:
$199.95 (GST inc.)

Online Course

Certificate in Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents: Healing the Body through Play


Faculty:
Bessel Van der Kolk |  Janet Courtney |  Janina Fisher |  Jennifer Lefebre
Duration:
14 Hours 50 Minutes
Product Code:
CRS001261
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$199.95 Standard - $417.95 (GST inc.)

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