BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D.

It's the same frustration for trauma therapists all around the world. Patients keep getting stuck. Overwhelmed by too many feelings - fear, shame, helplessness...

So how can we help our traumatized patients focus and be present in the here and now?

There's one avenue that I've found to be extremely effective...

Best,
Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D., is a clinical psychiatrist who has studied the impact and resolution of trauma on human beings for over 30 years. His research has ranged from developmental impact of trauma to neuroimaging and from memory processes to the use of EMDR and theater groups in PTSD. He is professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and medical director of the Trauma Center in Boston, where he also serves as director of the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress Complex Trauma Network. He is past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. He has taught at universities and hospitals throughout the world. He is author of over a hundred scientific articles, Psychological Trauma and co-editor of Traumatic Stress.





Speaker Disclosures:



Financial: Bessel van der Kolk is a professor of psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine.  He is the medical director of the Trauma Center in Boston.  He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 



Nonfinancial:  Bessel van der Kolk has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.