31st Annual International Trauma Conference • May 28th - 30th • Virtual Conference Register Now
Bessel van der Kolk, MD

Honors | Positions | Education

Sample Honors

2019

Visiting Professor, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Haruv Institute; Visiting Scholar, Guangzhou Jucheng Management Consulting Co., Ltd & Hailan Family Well-Being; Visiting Scholar, California Institute of Integral Studies; Keynote Speaker, Art Therapy and Trauma Conference, Madrid

2018

Visiting Scholar, McGill University: Centre for Research on Children & Families; Keynote Speaker, Australia Childhood Foundation; Visiting Scholar, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

2017

Honorary Member, American Psychoanalytic Association; Visiting Scholar, Stanford Children's Health; Keynote Speaker, Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedbackl Keynote Speaker, National Academies for Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Visiting Professor, The International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect; Visiting Professor, University of Chicago Grand Rounds

2016

Wallerstein Lecturer, University of California San Francisco; Keynote, Royal College of Psychiatry, London; Visiting Professor, Cairo University Faculty of Medicine Learning Resource Center; Visiting Professor, Psychologisches Institut der Universitat Heidelberg; Visiting Professor, Auckland University of Technology; Opening Keynote, Zero to Three

2014

Visiting professor, Center for Consciousness Science, University of Virginia


2013

Reiss Davis distinguished professor, Los Angeles; Visiting professor, University of Bahia, Brazil

2008

McNamee visiting professor Dartmouth University

2006

Bowlby Memorial Lecture, University of London; Richard Lederman Lecturer. Performing Medicine Association Aspen CO

1999

Benjamin Rush Award, American Psychiatric Association;

1998

Lifetime Achievement Award, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

1996

Cohen Chair in Child Mental Health, NY Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services

1994

Eli Lilly Lecturer, Royal College of Psychiatrists, London;

1990-91

President, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

1984, 1988, 1989

1st prize, Solomon Award, Harvard Dept of Psychiatry

Position

2000-Present

Research and Medical Director, Trauma Center

1996-Present

Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine

1982-2000

Founder and Director, Trauma Center

1997-1999

Professor, Harvard University Graduate School of Education

2012-2017

Co-Director,Complex Trauma Treatment Network, National Child Traumatic Stress Network

2008-2016

Vice President of Research, Justice Resource Institute

1992-1997

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Education

Massachusetts Mental Health Center/Harvard

1971-1974 - Psychiatry

Queen’s Medical Center

1970-1971 - Medical Intern. Honolulu, Hawaii

University of Chicago

1970 - Pritzker School of Medicine M.D.

University of Hawaii

1965 - B.A. Pre-med/ Polit Sc.

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