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Bessel van der Kolk on Trauma by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted Wed 29 Feb 2012 9:09pm Rerunning a post from quite some time ago, 2007. Some new posts in the not-too-distant future! Renowned trauma expert. Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., internationally renowned trauma expert, spoke at the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) convention this past Saturday. It was an engaging and thought provoking pres ... Read on »
Chronically Creative: ... by passion4living Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook Posted Sat 14 Aug 2010 7:17pm Chronically Creative: Christine Reed, Dancing Thru Trauma http://www.magpie-girl.com/20100804/chronically-creative-christine-reed-dancing-thru-trauma/ August 4, 2010 This week Behind the Mic features part five of Chronically Creative ; a series about making art while living with chronic illness. Today we meet Christin ... Read on »
Renowned trauma expert. Bessel v... by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted Sun 28 Sep 2008 9:21pm Renowned trauma expert. Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., internationally renowned trauma expert, spoke at the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) convention this past Saturday. It was an engaging and thought provoking presentation. His seminal article “ The Body Keeps the Score: Memory and the Evolving Psychobiology of Post-Traum ... Read on »
Returning Vietnam veterans. When... by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted Sun 28 Sep 2008 9:21pm Returning Vietnam veterans. When Bessel van der Kolk was at the Veteran’s Administration (VA) in 1978, he was one of many clinicians fascinated by the complaints of returning Vietnam veterans. At the time, there was no definition of trauma related to combat, rape, involvement in fatal accidents — none whatsoever. When van der Kolk submitted ... Read on »
Strict, Lax, or Flexible Parenting Styles? by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted Wed 03 Dec 2008 1:44pm 1 Comment Popular, popular, popular. For some reason, this is consistently the most popular post on this blog.  I guess there are a lot of parents out there with questions. Perhaps it’s that parents, lacking a clear sense of what is the “right” way to parent, turn to books. Unfortunately parenting books so often tell you that there is only one way to p ... Read on »
The Continued Evolution of Trauma by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted Tue 08 Dec 2009 1:45pm In appreciation that Bessel val der Kolk, trauma expert, will be speaking at the Evolution of Psychology conference this week, I’m posting this: Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., internationally renowned trauma expert, spoke at the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) convention this past Saturday. It was an engaging and thought ... Read on »
This piece, originally posted in... by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted Sun 28 Sep 2008 6:38pm This piece, originally posted in October, is a backdrop to some of the Veterans Administration’s recent statements about PTSD. Returning Vietnam veterans. When Bessel van der Kolk was at the Veteran’s Administration (VA) in 1978, he was one of many clinicians fascinated by the complaints of returning Vietnam veterans. At the time, there ... Read on »
Are some predisposed to develop ... by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted Mon 29 Sep 2008 6:24pm Are some predisposed to develop trauma symptoms? Why is it that some people are traumatized, others not? Is it genetic? Biological? These are the conventional questions. It turns out that many of the subjective experiences associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) appear to be linked with an autonomic nervous system that has bee ... Read on »
A divide in the practice of psyc... by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted Sun 28 Sep 2008 7:40pm A divide in the practice of psychology. One of the nice things about psychology is that it encompasses a variety of approaches. The therapists do have an eye on current research, and will incorporate findings into practice, where possible. An article by Mary Sykes Wylie in the Psychotherapy Networker on trauma researcher Bessel van der Kolk ... Read on »
Does previous trauma lead to sen... by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted Sun 28 Sep 2008 6:39pm Does previous trauma lead to sensitivity to further trauma?Perhaps not. A recent article in the Archives of General Psychiatry (vol. 65, #4), courtesy of Ken Pope, suggests that predisposition to trauma may have more to do with sensitivities inherent to the individual, rather than previous episodes of trauma. Previously, in a piece on Bessel ... Read on »