Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD
Dr. Bessel van der Kolk is a clinical consultant for The Meadows and one of the world's foremost authorities on post-traumatic stress disorder and other related disorders.
Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine; Medical Director, Trauma Center at JRI; Past President, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies; Co-director, National Complex Trauma Treatment Network(NCTSN); author, Psychological Trauma; editor, Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society; The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Viking Press, 2014.
Presenters from the Meadows
Dr. Shelly Uram, MD
Harvard-trained, triple Board Certified psychiatrist; Clinical Associate, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine; Senior Fellow at The Meadows.
Claudia Black, MSW, PhD
Author of more than 15 books, most notable It Will Never Happen To Me; co-founder of the National Association of Children of Alcoholics. Senior Fellow at The Meadows.
The objective of this course is to present current research findings on how people’s brains, minds, and bodies respond to traumatic experiences; how they regulate emotional and behavioral responses; and the role of relationships in protecting and restoring safety and regulation.