Understanding PTSD & Psychological Trauma:
An Educational Seminar for Spouses, Families and Trauma Survivors
Presented by Frank Schwoeri, PhD
If you or a loved one has PTSD, you know how it can cause strange and confusing symptoms and behaviors that can be hard to explain or understand. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is now the fourth most common mental health problem in the U.S. , with estimates that eight percent of Americans will have PTSD at some point in their lives. PTSD is very common in military veterans, first responders (police, firefighters, EMT’s, paramedics), and survivors of assault, childhood physical/sexual abuse, and even sometimes medical procedures. Persons with Developmental Trauma, complex PTSD from early childhood events, are often misdiagnosed as having Bipolar Disorder and/or Borderline Personality. PTSD is often complicated by attempts to cope with it through alcohol, drugs, or eating disorders, which can be the most evident problem, but trauma is often the root cause.
Attendees of this informative two-hour seminar will learn what PTSD is , how it affects the person, how to provide help and understanding to a person with trauma in their past, and what treatments are available for this common and widespread problem. You will learn information that will help make sense of the symptoms, and help you to see why a person with PTSD isn’t “crazy’, but is having a predictable and understandable reaction to circumstances which can be having their effects years, and even decades, after the events which caused the problem; for a person with PTSD, the question isn’t what’s wrong with them, but rather what has happened to them.
Presenter: Frank Schwoeri PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Temenos Center.
Dr. Schwoeri is a former Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Mental Health Sciences at Hahnemann University, and at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, who has also taught at Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore Colleges; he received the Belmont Award as Outstanding Teacher of the Year while at Hahnemann. He received postdoctoral training with the Philadelphia Academy of Psychoanalysis, and at the Washington School of Psychiatry, and is certified in the treatment of substance use disorders by the APA College of Professional Psychology. He is a founding member of the Temenos Center where he specializes in the psychotherapeutic treatment of trauma, addictions, eating disorders, and chronic pain.
Date: Wednesday May 13 2015, 7:00 PM
Location: The Temenos Center 720 East Main Street Suite 1A Moorestown NJ 08057
There is no cost to attend this seminar, but we ask you to pre-register by calling 856-722-9043 ext. 9, or send an email to email@example.com