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Bessel van der Kolk, MD


Bessel van der Kolk, MD, has spent his career studying how children and adults adapt to traumatic experiences, and has translated emerging findings from neuroscience and attachment research to develop and study a range of potentially effective treatments for traumatic stress in children and adults.

In 1984, he set up one of the first clinical/research centers in the US dedicated to study and treatment of traumatic stress in civilian populations, which has trained numerous researchers and clinicians specializing in the study and treatment of traumatic stress, and which has been continually funded to research the impact of traumatic stress and effective treatment interventions. He did the first studies on the effects of SSRIs on PTSD; was a member of the first neuroimaging team to investigate how trauma changes brain processes, and did the first research linking BPD and deliberate self-injury to trauma and neglect in early childhood.

Much of his research has focused on how trauma has a different impact at different stages of development, and that disruptions in care-giving systems have additional deleterious effects that need to be addressed for effective intervention. In order to promote a deeper understanding of the impact of childhood trauma and to foster the development and execution of effective treatment interventions, he initiated the process that led to the establishment of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), a Congressionally mandated initiative that now funds approximately 150 centers specializing in developing effective treatment interventions, and implementing them in a wide array of settings, from juvenile detention centers to tribal agencies, nationwide.

He has focused on studying treatments that stabilize physiology, increase executive functioning and help traumatized individuals to feel fully alert to the present. This has included an NIMH funded study on EMDR and NCCAM funded study of yoga, and, in recent years, the study of neurofeedback to investigate whether attentional and perceptual systems (and the neural tracks responsible for them) can be altered by changing EEG patterns.

His efforts resulted in the establishment of Trauma Center, that consist 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, a research lab that studies the effects of neurofeedback and MDMA on behavior, mood, and executive functioning, and numerous trainings nationwide to a variety of mental health professional, educators, parent groups, policy makers, and law enforcement personnel.

Dr. van der Kolk is the author of the NY Times best-selling book The Body Keeps The Score.

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

Trauma Defined: Bessel van der Kolk on The Body Keeps the Score


Faculty:
Bessel van der Kolk
Duration:
59 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Sep 02, 2014
Product Code:
POS047900
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$39.95

Online Course

Dr. Bessel A. van der Kolk’s Trauma Treatment Mastery Course


Faculty:
Pat Ogden |  Bessel van der Kolk |  Pat Ogden |  Richard C. Schwartz |  Richard C. Schwartz |  Onno van der Hart |  Frank W. Putnam |  Onno van der Hart |  ....
Duration:
26 Hours 7 Minutes
Product Code:
CRS001218
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$299.95 Standard - $923.95

Digital Seminar

Bessel van der Kolk on the Neurobiology and Treatment of Trauma and Attachment


Faculty:
Bessel van der Kolk
Duration:
10 Hours 54 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Nov 16, 2017
Product Code:
POS053830
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$299.95

Digital Seminar

Bessel van der Kolk Trauma Interview Series: Pat Ogden, Ph.D., Pioneer in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy


Faculty:
Bessel van der Kolk |  Pat Ogden
Duration:
1 Hour 5 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jun 30, 2017
Product Code:
POS053360
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$49.95

Digital Seminar

Bessel van der Kolk Trauma Interview Series: Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., Developer and Founder of Internal Family Systems (IFS)


Faculty:
Bessel van der Kolk |  Richard C. Schwartz
Duration:
58 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Sep 04, 2017
Product Code:
POS053545
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$59.95

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