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Bessel A. van der Kolk

M.D., Medical Director

Trauma Center


Bessel A. van der Kolk M.D. is a clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of posttraumatic 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 at JRI in Brookline, Massachusetts; past President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Medical School. He regularly teaches at universities and hospitals around the world,  


His most recent 2014 New York Times Science 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.  


Speaker Disclosures:


Financial: Bessel van der Kolk is a professor of psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine.  He is the medical director of the Trauma Center in Boston.  He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 


Non-financial:  Bessel van der Kolk has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

Online Learning

Applied Neuroscience: Rewiring Neural Pathways in the Brain to Repair the Damage of Trauma & Neglect


Category:
Trauma and PTSD
Faculty :
Bessel A. van der Kolk |  David Hagedorn |  Ed Hamlin |  Laurence M Hirshberg |  Paul A. Frewen |  Rex L. Cannon |  Richard Jacobs |  Sebern Fisher |  ....
Duration:
Full Day
Original Program Date:
02 Jun, 2016
SKU:
POS051180
Media Type:
Online Learning
Price:
R2,650.00

Online Learning

Bessel A. van der Kolk Full Interview - Trauma Treatment: Psychotherapy for the 21st Century


Category:
Trauma and PTSD
Faculty :
Bessel A. van der Kolk
Duration:
52 Minutes
Original Program Date:
19 Apr, 2012
SKU:
POS044405
Media Type:
Online Learning
Price:
R530.00

Online Learning

Bessel A. van der Kolk's 27th Annual Trauma Conference: Day 1


Category:
Trauma and PTSD
Faculty :
Bessel A. van der Kolk |  David Emerson |  Georg Northoff |  Martin Teicher |  Paul A. Frewen
Duration:
Full Day
Original Program Date:
03 Jun, 2016
SKU:
POS051185
Media Type:
Online Learning
Price:
R2,650.00

Online Learning

EMDR: Step by Step: New In-Session Demonstrations


Faculty :
Babette Rothschild |  Belleruth Naparstek |  Bessel A. van der Kolk |  David Grand |  Janina Fisher |  Peter Levine |  Robert Scaer |  Robin Shapiro |  ....
Duration:
6 Hours 10 Minutes
Original Program Date:
19 Apr, 2016
SKU:
POS051150
Media Type:
Online Learning
Price:
R2,650.00

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