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2-Day: Trauma Conference: The Body Keeps the Score-Trauma Healing with Bessel van der Kolk, MD

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Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD
3 Hours 19 Minutes
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Jan 31, 2019
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Trauma Research Foundation

Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD, 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.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Bessel van der Kolk is a professor at Boston University School of Medicine, the Director of the Trauma Center, and the National Complex Trauma Network. He receives royalties as a published author. Dr. van der Kolk receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Bessel van der Kolk has no relevant non-financial relationships with ineligible organizations.


  1. Analyze and communicate how traumatized people process information.
  2. Determine how sensorimotor processing can alleviate traumatic re-experiencing.
  3. Articulate the range of adaptations to trauma early in the life cycle.
  4. Substantiate how trauma affects the developing mind and brain.
  5. Analyze the recent advances in neurobiology of trauma.
  6. Differentiate between disrupted attachment and traumatic stress.
  7. Demonstrate how adverse childhood experiences affect brain development, emotion regulation and cognition.
  8. Choose techniques of physical mastery, affect regulation and memory processing.
  9. Assess how traumatic imprints can be integrated using techniques drawn from yoga, theater, neurofeedback, and somatic therapies.
  10. Appraise the current DSM-5® position on DTD.
  11. Integrate various trauma treatment approaches in your practice.
  12. Defend treatment strategy alternatives to drugs and talk therapy through an understanding of current research.



Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 117


Roopa B

"Very informative workshop!"

Cynthia D - Aurora, Colorado

"Overall an excellent course"

Tara F - Abilene, Kansas


Lorii P - GREELEY, Colorado

"Excellent course and fabulous instructor!"

Mary D - Cary, North Carolina

"Thank you to the presenter. I was very informative. "

Heidi B - Nashville, Tennessee

"I enjoyed it; presenter just went off script quite a bit "

Anna M - Tucson, Arizona

"I appreciate Dr. Bessel’s humor and authenticity. He is knowledgeable and challenges our field. "

Marla C - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

"Great presentation!"

Heather F - Irvine, California

"This was an invaluable seminar. "

BRIDGETTE G - Minneapolis, Minnesota

"One of the best trainings I've attended. Sparked my interest in learning more about yoga and bodywork."

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