Arcadia University Colloquium Presents Peacemakers at War: The Psychological Toll of Humanitarian Work, Feb. 15
Glenside, PA—January 18, 2011—Arcadia University’s Colloquium Series presents “Peacemakers at War: The Psychological Toll of Humanitarian Work,” on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle Mirror Room. The event is sponsored by Arcadia University’s Continuing Education Program in Psychology and is free and open to the public. Arcadia University is located at 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, Pa.
Lois Keller, MS, a counselor at Women Organized Against Rape in Philadelphia and a speaker/trainer on trauma and sexual assault, and Kevin Keller, MA, the Regional Member Care Coordinator for Latin America and Africa–which involves assessment, counseling, mentoring and coordinating care plans for overseas workers in improving their health and resiliency of and increasing retention– will lead the Colloquium.
Participants will attain a better understanding of the challenge of crossing cultures, including the challenge of adapting to one’s home culture after a significant period of time in another culture; increase their understanding of the psychological impact of trauma in tandem with cultural loss as it is experienced by humanitarian aid workers as well as many immigrants and asylum seekers; understand the risk of vicarious traumatization for the people in the helping professions; and become more globally minded and culturally sensitive in their understanding and perspective of trauma.
For more information, or if you are interested in APA CE credits, contact Carol Lyman, M.A., Clinical Coordinator, 215-572-4693 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Donna Whitlock, Arcadia University 215-572-2969; email@example.com
About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad, ranked #1 in undergraduate participation in study abroad (Open Doors 2010). Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top regional universities in the North, as one of the top study abroad programs in the nation, and as a “top up-and-coming school.” The Physical Therapy program is ranked 7th in the nation.