Bessel A. van der Kolk

Bessel A. van der Kolk

Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D., is a world leading specialist in the field of developmental trauma and traumatic stress. He is a clinical psychiatrist who has studied the impact and resolution of trauma on human beings for the past 40 years. His research has ranged from developmental impact of trauma to neuroimaging and from memory processes to the use of EMDR and theatre groups in PTSD. He is professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and medical director of the Trauma Centre in Boston, where he also serves as director of the National Centre 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, author of Psychological Trauma and co-editor of Traumatic Stress.

 


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Psychological Trauma: Neuroscience, Attachment and Therapeutic Interventions

This multi-day conference recording package includes presentations from all 3 days of Bessel van der Kolk's 23rd Annual Trauma Conference.

The study of psychological trauma has been accompanied by an explosion of knowledge about how experience shapes the central nervous system and the formation of the self. Developments in the neurosciences, developmental psychopathology, and information processing have contributed to our understanding of how brain function is shaped by experience, and the understanding that life itself can continually transform perception and biology.

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Join Linda Curran for the full one-on-one interview with trauma expert, Bessel van der Kolk. Staggeringly brilliant, yet extraordinarily personable, Dr. van der Kolk shares with clinicians the current state of trauma treatment. Gain an understanding of the research, clinical applications and the latest findings in neuroscience. Hear firsthand about the upcoming DSM-5 Diagnoses and Disorders (including the all-important - Developmental Trauma Disorder), along with the most effective and promising treatment modalities available to clinicians today.
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Bessel van der Kolk has revolutionized the way we understand trauma. Join him live from his office as he discusses the latest updates on Developmental Trauma Disorder and what it will mean for the future of trauma treatment. The current version of the DSM does not adequately address complex trauma, leaving you with limited options. In this seminar recording, learn the proposed changes to the DSM-5 and how it will better equip you to accurately diagnosis the complexities associated with these challenging situations.
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This video is the “must see” for anyone currently using, or considering EMDR and EMDR-inspired modalities. EMDR and Beyond: The Trauma Power Therapies includes the world’s leading experts on traumatic stress discussing the current “power therapies”, trauma’s most effective psychotherapeutic interventions. Join Bessel van der Kolk, Peter Levine, Laurel Parnell and others as they discuss EMDR, Somatic Experiencing and Brainspotting and other approaches to trauma treatment. In addition they will explore the latest research findings, proposed theoretical mechanisms, innovations and offshoots of EMDR. You will learn about the evolution of EMDR, including all its clinically inspired modifications, discussed by the pioneers who have been using it since its inception.
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Features three addresses on critical questions shaping psychotherapy’s future. You’ll get a high energy snapshot of the latest developments in three critical frontiers of psychotherapy–trauma treatment, love research, and brain science–in back-to-back, 20-minute presentations from leaders in the field. Dive into workshops with any one of these presenters, getting not only the buzz of brief talks and varied perspectives, but also the spontaneity and robust learning that comes with continued conversation.

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The recent developments in neuroscience have given us new insights into how trauma impacts the development of the brain, and reorganized how the brain deals with input from its surroundings.
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Join the world’s leading expert on trauma Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D. and understand the latest on how our brains, minds and bodies respond to traumatic experiences. Dr. van der Kolk will explain how affect modulation techniques, EMDR, yoga and neurofeedback are used in overcoming the destabilization and disintegration caused by trauma. Listen to this seminar recording and take home an understanding of how these experiences are processed by unconscious interpretations (subcortical) that take place outside of awareness. Learn why therapeutic methods that do not depend exclusively on understanding and cognition are needed to move the client beyond the “replay of the past” in their current experiences.
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Every year, there are ten times as many children in the US reported to be victims of domestic violence, neglect and abuse than combat soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan diagnosed with PTSD. However, these children live in a diagnostic void because the current DSM-IV® conceptualization of PTSD does not reflect the symptoms experienced by the vast majority of these children. So, instead, abused and neglected children receive such widely disparate diagnoses as bipolar disorder, conduct disorder, ADHD, borderline personality disorder, and other anxiety disorders. All of these diagnoses are etiologically unrelated to trauma and lead to pharmacological and behavioural control at the expense of dealing with the fear, shame, terror and rage that derive from real threats to these children’s survival.
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This special seminar recording represents current research findings about how people’s brains, minds and bodies are affected by traumatic experiences and illustrate the principles of post-traumatic therapy. Join Dr. van der Kolk, the world’s leading expert in the field of traumatic stress, to explore specific techniques.
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In this seminar recording, join Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., renowned trauma expert, author and psychiatrist, to discover the latest science and treatment approaches for trauma. Dr. van der Kolk will explain new insights into the neurobiology of trauma and the range of new treatments that have been developed, discuss the research on the effect of trauma on affect regulation, perception and other brain functions. He will draw conclusions regarding treatments that are now being considered fundamental shifts from earlier therapeutic approaches.
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