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March 29, 2023 | A Ukrainian Scholar-Psychotherapist’s Perspective on Trauma and Resilience

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023
3:00pm – 4:15pm
HYBRID (Zoom & ADP Center 1143)

Presenter: In this lecture Pavlo Lushyn (Educational Foundations) will make a case for the end of the “PTSD industry” (Stephen Joseph) and the emergence of a more generative view of trauma articulated by the Post-Traumatic Growth Movement.  As a practitioner of both psychotherapy and teaching, Professor Lushyn’s lecture integrates theory with stories of post-traumatic growth, reflecting his decades of work in and out of the classroom, and his most immediate experiences supporting Ukrainians experiencing the trauma of war today. Professor Lushyn will draw on his experiences and expertise to suggest implications for teaching – relevant to all instructors as we continue to encounter a student population that exhibits mental health disturbances in response to traumatic experiences.

Respondent: Laura Quiros (Social Work and Child Advocacy) will provide an initial response to Professor Lushyn’s talk based on work using trauma-informed pedagogies to advance social justice by building social connection, inclusion, and empathetic accountability.

This session will be introduced by Pablo Tinio, Chairperson, Educational Foundations.

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