Bessel van der Kolk

Bessel van der Kolk

Biography

Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D. has been the Medical Director of The Trauma Center in Boston for the past 30 years. He is a Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Medical School and serves as the co-director of the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress Complex Trauma Network. He is past President of International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Though he identifies himself primarily as a clinician, he has published well over 150 peer reviewed scientific articles on various aspects of trauma, including his current projects: 1) yoga for treating PTSD, funded by the National Institutes of Health; 2) the use of theater for violence prevention in the Boston public schools, funded by the CDC; 3) the mechanisms of EMDR; 4) sensory integration in traumatized children; and 5) the use of neurofeedback in PTSD.  He has written extensively using neuroscience research to identify appropriate treatments for PTSD and completed the first NIMH-funded study of EMDR. He has taught at universities and hospitals around the world. He is author of the New York Times bestselling book The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in Healing From Trauma. Viking Penguin, 2014.

 

Session Title Day Time
GD02 The Neurobiology and Psychosocial Correlates
of Trauma and Resilience
Thursday,
December 14
8:30am – 10:00am
WS20 The Body Keeps Score Thursday,
December 14
2:15pm – 5:15pm
CH01 Conversation Hour 1 Friday,
December 15
8:00am – 9:00am
CD04 Treating Trauma Friday,
December 15
9:20am – 10:20am
TP05 PTSD Friday,
December 15
10:40am – 11:40am
TP16 The Goals of the Therapist Saturday,
December 16
9:20am – 10:20am
SPD03 Trauma and Memory:
Brain and Body in a Search
For the Living Past
Saturday,
December 16
2:30pm – 4:00pm

 

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