As part of our mission to give caregivers the tools they need to keep their families together and their children safe, Community Services Institute continues to host distinguished scholars in the fields of psychology and psychiatry.
These visiting scholars are part of the ongoing work of teaching and training CSI interns and clinicians to understand the complex field of child abuse and neglect honoring the late Anna Freud’s “The Best Interest of the Child.”
About Bessel van der Kolk
Bessel A. van der Kolk M.D. is a clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of posttraumatic stress. His work integrates developmental, neurobiological, psychodynamic and interpersonal aspects of the impact of trauma and its treatment.
Dr. van der Kolk and his various collaborators have published extensively on the impact of trauma on development, such as dissociative problems, borderline personality and self-mutilation, cognitive development, memory, and the psychobiology of trauma. He has published over 150 peer reviewed scientific articles on such diverse topics as neuroimaging, self-injury, memory, neurofeedback, Developmental Trauma, yoga, theater and EMDR.