This presentation will discuss the nature of trauma and how it impacts people, especially African Americans. Dr. Jones will discuss the cultural factors that are part of this impact, such as the trans-generational results of slavery, as well as barriers to treatment. From his research he will suggest interventions to help with the healing process for people of color.
The presentation will take place from 3:00-4:30 pm with a reception to follow from 4:30-5:30 pm.
Dr. Jones has been studying and treating trauma and it’s impact for over twenty-five years. He is a Professor of Psychology at Virginia Tech University, and a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in trauma psychology in the areas of natural and technological disasters as well as interpersonal violence. He is also an expert in the behavioral sciences. Among consequences of trauma studies include Posttraumatic stress disorder, Depression, and Post Traumatic Growth. Assessment, conceptualization, and treatment of consequent psychiatric and psychosocial disorders also serve as a major topic of interest. Co-editor of Behavior Therapy and Black Populations: Psychosocial Issues and Empirical Findings, Dr. Jones has also served as a member of numerous editorial boards and served as a guest reviewer for a variety of peer reviewed journals.
Presented by the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center and the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights