Bessel van der Kolk is a psychiatrist, author, researcher and educator based in Boston, USA. Since the 1970s his research has been in the area of post-traumatic stress. He is the author of The New York Times best seller, The Body Keeps the Score. Van der Kolk served as a past president for the International Society for Traumatic stress Studies and former co-director of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. He is a professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and president of the Trauma Research Foundation in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Emotions, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Happiness, HEALTH, Hidden Motives, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Lying, Medical Experts, Mental Health, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Power, Pride & Shame, Relationships, Therapy, and Unhealthy Behavior