Addressing Collective Trauma in Clinical and Community Settings



Collective Trauma, the shared injuries to a population’s social life, may damage the bonds that attach people and impair their sense of belonging and communality. Whether the social disruptions are a result of war, disaster, disease, or chronic poverty, or endured by individuals and families as in cases of rape, abuse, and traumatic loss, it is useful to employ clinical and community engaged approaches based on a “resilience toolkit.” Videotapes, expressive art exercises, and case studies will be used to illustrate how this approach is widely applicable to families of various classes and cultures.

Jack Saul, PhD, is the director of the International Trauma Studies Program, assistant professor of clinical population and family health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and author of Collective Trauma, Collective Healing: Promoting Community Resilience in the Aftermath of Disaster (Routledge, 2013).

Date: Friday, May 1, 2015
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuition: $135
CE Credits: 5

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