Our Navigator personally answers questions and talks with you about resources that may be available in the community to meet your individualized needs. If you have any questions about our programs or services, or aren't sure what you need, contact our Service Navigator, Rachel Arruda, and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
Bessel has been the Medical Director of The Trauma Center in Boston for the past 25 years and is Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Medical School. Bessel has taught at universities and hospitals around the world. He is the past Director of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and past President of International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Bessel participated in the first neuroimaging study of PTSD, in the first study to link Borderline Personality Disorder with childhood trauma; was co-principal investigator of the DSM IV Field Trial for PTSD and is chair of the NCTSN DSM V workgroup on Developmental Trauma Disorder. He has written extensively about using neuroscience research to identify appropriate treatments for PTSD and completed the first NIMH-funded study of EMDR. Bessel is the author of the New York Times Science bestseller The Body keeps the Score.