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Bessel Van der Kolk


Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD has been active as a clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of posttraumatic stress and related phenomena since the 1970s. He founded the first clinic in Boston, the Trauma Center, which specializes in the treatment of traumatized children and adults, in 1982.

Dr van der Kolk was investigator on the first neuroimaging study of PTSD, He recently completed the first NIMH funded study of a new exposure treatment, EMDR for the treatment of PTSD. He was co-principal investigator of the DSM IV Field Trial for PTSD, in which he and his colleagues specifically delineated the impact of trauma across the life span, and the differential impact of interpersonal trauma.

His current research is on how trauma affects memory processes; brain -imaging studies of PTSD, treatment outcome of exposure treatment vs. pharmacological interventions, and the effects of theater groups on preventing violence among chronically traumatized youth.

Dr. van der Kolk is past President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. He is Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Medical School, and Clinical Director of the Trauma Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He is co-director of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network Community Program in Boston and originator of, and currently on the steering committee of, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Live Event

New Frontiers in Trauma Treatment

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Trauma |  Neurobiology |  PTSD
Faculty :
Bessel Van der Kolk
2 Day Workshop
Product Type:
Live Event - Also available: Live Webcast
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$397.00 - Early Registration Regular Registration - $427.00
Ends 10/20/2017

Fri, Nov 03, 2017 - 08:30a to Sat, Nov 04, 2017 - 04:30p EDT

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