WHAT: Trauma is one of the most misunderstood and untreated sources of human distress and suffering. And according to Peter Levine--who has worked with trauma for over 30 years--"no two people experience or manifest trauma in exactly the same way." In this program we will: examine current thinking about the causes of trauma; the neurobiology of trauma, including short and long term effects; symptoms of trauma; and treatment approaches and coping strategies. Of particular interest will be a discussion of how trauma affects students' well being, safety, and academic success as well as an examination of how best to respond to and support students impacted by trauma, including sexual assault, experiencing or witnessing violence, catastrophic injuries and illnesses, and the loss of a loved one or friend.
WHEN: April 22, 3 to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Women's Resource Center
Bob Liebman received his M.S.W. in Social Work from San Diego State University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oregon. With over 25 years experience, his clinical approach is best described as mindfulness-based integrative psychotherapy, incorporating secularized contemplative practices, neurobiology, and a person-centered orientation. Bob currently serves as a psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher at the Center for Student Health and Counseling at Portland State University, and has worked with emerging adults for most of his career. He has meditated for over 30 years and was also trained as a facilitator by renowned meditation teacher, Shinzen Young.
Co-Sponsored By: Counseling and Psychological Services and Women's Resource Center. See www.pdx.edu/wrc for details.