Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is widely present in society, and often goes unrecognized except for troubling symptoms. Violence, combat, abuse, accidents, weather and natural disasters can all produce troubling memories for the victim. Descriptions and comparative utility will be presented for various PTSD therapies, including EMDR, CBT, exposure therapy, etc. The factors leading to violent behavior, so rampant in today’s world, will also be reviewed. The workshop will be highly interactive. In an extended exercise pairs of audience members will take on the roles of therapist and client in a scenario involving traumatic memories and current symptoms. The therapist will assess the problem, and apply appropriate therapy interventions in a simulated session. This workshop is complementary to the borderline personality workshop occurring the same day, and can be attended with or without enrollment in the borderline workshop.
Bruce Maaser, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in Ohio and New York, and a member of the American
and Ohio Psychological Associations. He has worked as a psychology supervisor in the Ohio Dept.
of Rehab & Correction for 18 years. Since obtaining a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin –
Madison in 1988, he has also taught at Luther College and Valparaiso University. Dr. Maaser has
extensive experience in hospital (rehabilitation, burn unit and psychiatry) and geriatric settings. Dr.
Maaser has presented numerous workshops on neuropsychology and mental illness disorders, and
has been published in professional journals and the popular media.
Please register 2 business days prior to the program.
Event Website for Registrations: http://www.campusce.net/csucasal/category/category.aspx?C=&S=70