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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

Applied Neuroscience: How Neuroscience Informs the Treatment of Trauma and Neglect with Bessel van der Kolk, MD


Faculty:
Bessel Van der Kolk |  David Hagedorn |  Ed Hamlin |  Laurence M Hirshberg |  Paul A. Frewen |  Rex L. Cannon |  Richard Jacobs |  Sebern Fisher |  ....
Duration:
6 Hours 29 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
02 Jun, 2016
Product Code:
POS051180
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$199.95 (GST inc.)

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:
$499.95 Standard - $1,099.95 (GST inc.)

Digital Seminar

Developmental Trauma Disorder: The Nexus of Attachment, Trauma and Brain


Faculty:
Bessel Van der Kolk
Duration:
1 Hour 14 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
14 Feb, 2014
Product Code:
POS047385
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$49.95 (GST inc.)

Digital Seminar

EMDR & Beyond: The Trauma Power Therapies


Faculty:
Babette Rothschild |  Belleruth Naparstek |  Bessel Van der Kolk |  David Grand |  Jamie Marich |  Janina Fisher |  Laurel Parnell |  Peter Levine |  ....
Duration:
2 Hours 8 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
23 Aug, 2012
Product Code:
POS045120
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$59.95 (GST inc.)

Digital Seminar

Neuroscience and Trauma Therapy with Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D.


Faculty:
Bessel Van der Kolk
Duration:
1 Hour 24 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
22 Nov, 2010
Product Code:
POS042980
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$59.95 (GST inc.)

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