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Psychiatrist & Expert in PTSD

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 Bessel van der Kolk Biography

Bessel van der Kolk MD spends 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 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 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 (now the Trauma Research Foundation) that consisted of a well-trained clinical team specializing in the treatment of children and adults with histories of child maltreatment, that applied treatment models that are widely taught and implemented nationwide, a research lab that studied 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.

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Bessel van der Kolk

Psychiatrist & Expert in PTSD

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Boston, MA, USA
Speaking Fee:
Live Event: $10,000 - $20,000  
Virtual Event: $5,000 - $10,000

Bessel van der Kolk Biography

Bessel van der Kolk MD spends 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 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 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 (now the Trauma Research Foundation) that consisted of a well-trained clinical team specializing in the treatment of children and adults with histories of child maltreatment, that applied treatment models that are widely taught and implemented nationwide, a research lab that studied 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.

Bessel van der Kolk Videos

  • 3 Things Bessel van der Kolk Did To Help Him Through His Recent ...
    3 Things Bessel van der Kolk Did To Help Him Through His Recent Trauma - Smart Couple Podcast 191 ...
  • Bessel van der Kolk - effective methods for treating trauma - YouTube
    May 26, 2016 ... Ing. Bernhard Trenkle und Prof. Bessel van der Kolk diskutieren verschiedene Ansätze der Traumatherapie. Welche Methoden sind...
  • Bessel van der Kolk - how to detoxify the body from trauma - YouTube
    May 26, 2016 ... Im Gespräch mit Dipl. Psych., Dipl. Wi.-Ing. Bernhard Trenkle schildert Prof. Bessel van der Kolk die vielfältigen Auswirkungen...

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bessel van der Kolk for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Bessel van der Kolk, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bessel van der Kolk or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Bessel van der Kolk?

    Booking fees for Bessel van der Kolk, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bessel van der Kolk, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bessel van der Kolk?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bessel van der Kolk for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bessel van der Kolk for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bessel van der Kolk or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bessel van der Kolk or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Bessel van der Kolk is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bessel van der Kolk for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Bessel van der Kolk generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bruce D. Perry, Martina McCullough, Dr. Kristen Lee, Dr. Christian Conte and Anthony Rao. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bessel van der Kolk for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Bessel van der Kolk Speaker Videos

  • 3 Things Bessel van der Kolk Did To Help Him Through His Recent ...
    3 Things Bessel van der Kolk Did To Help Him Through His Recent Trauma - Smart Couple Podcast 191 ...
    Bessel van der Kolk - effective methods for treating trauma - YouTube
    May 26, 2016 ... Ing. Bernhard Trenkle und Prof. Bessel van der Kolk diskutieren verschiedene Ansätze der Traumatherapie. Welche Methoden sind wirksam...
  • Bessel van der Kolk - how to detoxify the body from trauma - YouTube
    May 26, 2016 ... Im Gespräch mit Dipl. Psych., Dipl. Wi.-Ing. Bernhard Trenkle schildert Prof. Bessel van der Kolk die vielfältigen Auswirkungen traumatischer ...

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