Deposition of Bessell van der Kolk
Dr. van der Kolk is a leading authority on trauma and its effect on memory.
He has published extensively on the topic. His testimony led to admission
of repressed memory by the United States District Court for the District
of Massachusetts. Dr. Christopher Barden, an attorney with a Ph. D. in
child and adult psychology, with experience in asserting "false memory"
claims, questioned Dr. van der Kolk on December 27 and December 28, 1996.
He pursues FMSL's "methodological attack" with Dr. van der Kolk.