Jewish Family Service has an upcoming event, “Psychological Trauma and Its Aftermath,” on January 30, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth Israel at 9001 Towne Centre Drive in La Jolla-UTC. The event will feature a panel focusing on post-traumatic stress and veterans returning from combat.
An estimated 70% of adults in the United States have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives. Whether abuse, an unexpected death, surgery, an accident, combat, or a mass disaster, the effects of trauma can last well after the event itself. At this event, attendees will learn more about what makes an experience traumatic and therapeutic options for individuals experiencing trauma-related symptoms.
Featured panelists include:
- Sonya B. Norman, Ph.D., Director of PTSD Consultation Program for the National Center for PTSD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at University of California, San Diego
- Steven Thorp, Ph.D., ABPP, Program Director of the PTSD Disorders Clinical Team at the VA San Diego Healthcare System, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego.
This event is completely free, but registration is required at www.jfssd.org/trauma or (858) 637-3231.