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


Faculty:
Bessel van der Kolk
Duration:
12 Hours 9 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Apr 06, 2020
Product Code:
POS047325
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$219.99 - 2020 Cyber Week (50% off) Standard - $439.99

Digital Seminar

3-Part Trauma Treatment: Psychotherapy for the 21st Century


Faculty:
Janina Fisher |  Peter Levine |  Jamie Marich |  Babette Rothschild |  Belleruth Naparstek |  Robert Scaer |  Stephen Porges, PhD |  Bessel van der Kolk
Duration:
3 Hours 23 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Apr 19, 2012
Product Code:
POS044380
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$74.99 - 2020 Cyber Week (50% off) Standard - $149.99

Digital Seminar

Addiction, Trauma, & Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): The Neuroscience behind Developmental/Attachment Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences.


Faculty:
Linda Curran |  Vincent Felitti |  Gabor Maté |  Louis Cozolino |  Bessel van der Kolk |  James W. Hopper |  Lance Dodes |  Lisa Ferentz |  ....
Duration:
5 Hours 17 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Aug 01, 2016
Product Code:
POS051500
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$219.99

Digital Seminar

EMDR: Step by Step: New In-Session Demonstrations


Faculty:
Bessel van der Kolk |  Peter Levine |  Robert Scaer |  David Grand |  Babette Rothschild |  Stephen Porges, PhD |  Janina Fisher |  Belleruth Naparstek |  ....
Duration:
6 Hours 10 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Apr 19, 2016
Product Code:
POS051150
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$109.99 - 2020 Cyber Week (50% off) Standard - $219.99

Online Course

Trauma Treatment Mastery: Effective Healing Interventions for the Mind and Body


Faculty:
Bessel van der Kolk |  David Grand |  Donald Meichenbaum |  Janina Fisher |  John Briere |  Mary Jo Barrett |  Linda Stone Fish |  Diane Poole Heller
Duration:
17 Hours 49 Minutes
Product Code:
NRS001162
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$249.99 - NRS Discount Standard - $459.94

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