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Self and Identity in Traumatic Stress
Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD
The Enduring Neurobiological Effects of Abuse and Neglect
Martin Teicher, MD, PhD
What the Spontaneous Activity in the Midline Regions of the Brain can Tell us about Self & Identity
Georg Northoff, MD, PhD
Neuroimaging the Traumatized Self
Paul Frewen, PhD, C.Psych
Trauma and Self-Experience
Georg Northoff, MD, PhD, Bessel van der Kolk, MD & Paul Frewen, PhD, C.Psych
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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 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.
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.
Non-financial: Bessel van der Kolk has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Martin H. Teicher, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School; Director of the Developmental Biopsychiatry Research Program and Laboratory of Developmental Psychopharmacology at McLean Hospital. His research studies range from inquiries into the molecular mechanisms of brain development to brain-imaging studies of the effects of childhood maltreatment on brain development. He is a Callaghan Investigator by NARSAD.
Financial: Martin Teicher is the director of the Developmental Biopsychiatry Research Program at McLean Hospital. He is an associate professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Teicher receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Martin Teicher is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation.
Georg Northoff, MD, PhD, Canada Research Chair for Mind, Brain Imaging, and Neuroethics & the Michael Smith Chair for Neuroscience and Mental Health at University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research. Author, Unlocking the Brain. Vol I: Coding, Vol II Consciousness, Minding the Brain, A Guide to Philosophy and Neuroscience and Neuro-Philosophy and the Health Mind.
Paul A. Frewen, PhD, C.Psych, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Western Ontario; Chair, Traumatic Stress Section, Canadian Psychological Association. Author of 45 papers on trauma, affect regulation, mindfulness, dissociation, and the self. Co-author, Healing the Traumatized Self: Consciousness, Neuroscience & Treatment.
Financial: Paul Frewen is an associate professor at the University of Western Ontario. He is an author and receives royalties.
Non-financial: Paul Frewen chairs the Traumatic Stress Section of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Practice Committee of the Trauma Division of the American Psychological Association.
David Emerson, Coordinator of Yoga Services Program, is an accomplished yoga instructor and founder of the Black Lotus Yoga Project, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to the teaching of yoga to individuals with PTSD. Mr. Emerson was responsible for the implementation, supervision and oversight of the yoga intervention component of the two recent pilot studies conducted by Dr. van der Kolk to assess the utility and feasibility of yoga instruction with traumatized adults with PTSD. Mr. Emerson has extensive experience in the instruction of yoga with PTSD and mental illness populations, and has developed and conducted yoga groups for several rape crisis, domestic violence, mental health and veterans administration centers and clinics throughout Greater Boston.
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