Trauma & Resilience: Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone with Dr. Roberto Raver at NYPSI

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247 East 82nd St., between 2nd & 3rd, NY, NY  10028

Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 8:30 p.m., $10 Donations

Trauma & Resilience: Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone with Dr. Roberto RaverThe mechanism of embodied emotion occurs through mirror neurons, which have an implicit role in emotion recognition, as indicated by Rizzolatti and Gallese. Based on research with former child soldiers and juvenile inmates in Sierra Leone, Ravera and colleagues conclude that trauma related to experiences of war, violence and abandonment create a profound alteration in the mechanisms of emotion recognition and mirroring. Dr. Ravera will present narrative, clinical, and physiological data comparing these traumatized youth with control subjects.

Dr. Ravera is Director of the Psychology Department at the Hospital of San Remo and the Hospital of Imperia. He is Professor in Neuroscience and Clinical Psychology at the University of Genoa and a Professor at the School of Cognitive Psychotherapy at the University of Turin and Genoa.  Since 2006, he has also been the Director of the Mental Health Project for Child Soldiers and Children in Sierra Leone, developing treatment and research in the areas of trauma, attachment and resilience.

The Discussant for the evening will be Nathan Szajnberg, MD, the Wallerstein Research Fellow in Psychoanalysis; Visiting Professor, Columbia University; Training Analyst, Israel Psychoanalytic Society; and Faculty at NYPSI.  He is also the author of the forthcoming Sheba and Solomon’s Return: Ethiopian Children in Israel.

Students, academics and clinical professionals in the analytic community are encouraged to attend. Members of the public are also welcome.

Educational Objectives: This course will demonstrate

1. How systematic exposure to trauma for a substantial part of childhood produces long-lasting effects on how emotions are perceived and recognized.
2. There is a correlation between the intensity of exposure to trauma and the severity of emotional impairment

Information regarding CME credit for psychiatrists:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of [1.5] AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Information regarding CE credit for psychologists:

The New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. NYPSI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APA-approved CE credits are granted to participants with documented attendance and completed evaluation forms. Attendance is monitored.  It is the responsibility of participants seeking APA-approved CE credits to comply with these requirements.

If you would like CE credit, please sign the attendance form and specify your email address. At the end of the program, you will receive an evaluation form. Upon receipt of the completed evaluation form, you will receive a PDF via email of your CE credits.

Persons with disabilities: This building is wheelchair accessible.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE: None of the planners and presenters of this CE program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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