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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 the 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: 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.

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


Faculty:
Bessel van der Kolk, MD |  David Grand, PhD |  Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D. |  Janina Fisher, PhD |  John Briere, Ph.D. |  Mary Jo Barrett, MSW |  Linda Stone Fish, MSW, PhD |  Diane Poole Heller, PhD
Duration:
17 Hours 49 Minutes
Copyright:
Jan 19, 2017
Product Code:
NRS001162
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$249.99 - NRS Discount Standard - $459.94

The Trauma Treatment Revolution: Increase Your Effectiveness with the Latest Advances


Faculty:
Richard Simon, Ph.D. |  Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT |  Bessel van der Kolk, MD |  Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA |  Richard C. Schwartz, PhD |  Peter Levine, PhD |  Janina Fisher, PhD |  Mary Jo Barrett, MSW
Duration:
12 Hours 31 Minutes
Copyright:
Mar 20, 2017
Product Code:
NRS001169
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$249.99 - CRS Discount Standard - $399.00

Bessel van der Kolk Trauma Interview Series: Frank Putnam, MD, Pioneer & Researcher in Attachment & Trauma


Faculty:
Bessel van der Kolk, MD |  Frank W. Putnam, M.D.
Duration:
5 Hours 13 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jan 31, 2017
Product Code:
POS053040
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Price:
$69.99 - Standard

The Body Keeps the Score: When Talk Isn’t Enough


Faculty:
Bessel van der Kolk, MD
Duration:
3 Hours 42 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Mar 24, 2017
Product Code:
NOS052750
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Price:
$149.99 - Standard

The State of Our Art: We’re Older. Are We Better?


Faculty:
Daniel Siegel, MD |  Bessel van der Kolk, MD
Duration:
1 Hour 58 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Mar 25, 2017
Product Code:
NOS052830
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$59.99 - Standard

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