Troy hosts PTSD workshop

Troy University will host a day-long workshop on the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorders on March 1.

The workshop will be led by Dr. Donald Meichenbaum, “one of the ten most influential psychotherapists of the century," according to a university press release.

Meichenbaum is a distinguished professor emeritus at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada and research director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention in Miami, Fla.

“We are delighted to receive Dr. Meichenbaum as a guest lecturer,” Kathryn Ness, Counseling and Psychology Department Chair Kathryn Ness said in a press release. “He is one of the few remaining theorists alive today.”

The topic will be “Treatment of Individuals with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Comorbid Disorders: A Life-Span Perspective.”

The workshop will examine how to provide integrated treatments for clients with disorders such as substance abuse, anger-control problems, depression and traumatic brain injuries, as well as highlight the treatment implications of recent findings from neuroscience.