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Your Life After Trauma Radio Show: How Trauma Affects the Brain

Posted May 12 2011 6:41am

Tonight’s the night! At 7pm EST/4pm PST my our – new radio show launches. This one-hour show will be a place all of us can come to for live education and access to the people we most want answers from, and want to hear about.

Each show, in fact, will contain both the professional perspective, plus survivors speaking about their own personal post-trauma and/or PTSD experience. Just like this website, the show is designed to take a positive look at life after trauma.

My professional guests for tonight’s show are extraordinary in their field:

Rachel Yehuda Rachel Yehuda, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, is the Director of the Traumatic Stress Studies Division at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Mental Health Patient Care Center Director at the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She received her PhD in Psychology and Neurochemistry from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and completed her postdoctoral training in Biological Psychiatry in the Psychiatry Department at Yale Medical School.

Dr. Yehuda has authored more than 300 published papers, chapters, and books in the field of traumatic stress and the neurobiology of PTSD and has received numerous federal grants. Her current interests include the study of risk and resilience factors, psychological and biological predictors of treatment response in PTSD, genetic and epigenetic studies of PTSD and the intergenerational transmission of trauma and PTSD. She has received many awards in recognition of her work including the Curt Richter Prize in Psychoneuroendocrinology, and the Laufer award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress and has received guest professorships from the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry (Munich, Germany) 2004 and Leiden University (Leiden, 2010) to recognize outstanding contributions in neuroscience and endocrinology, respectively.

Dr. David Ziegler Dave Ziegler, Ph.D., L.M.F.T., L.P.C., Licensed Psychologist, Executive Director, Founder, Jasper Mountain, an organizaton whose mission is to bring hope and healing to traumatized children and their familiars. With a 37 year career as a therapist, clinical supervisor, foster parent and program manager, Dr. Ziegler is also the author of multiple books and publications, including TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE AND THE BRAIN. He is an international authority and presenter on issues related to trauma and psychological treatment.

In addition to these guests, I’ll be interviewing a survivor about her experience of how trauma has affected her brain.

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