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Institute for Disaster Mental Health to host conference

The Institute for Disaster Mental Health (IDMH) at SUNY New Paltz will conduct a conference titled, “Treatment Innovations for Disaster/Trauma Survivors,” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 21, in Lecture Center 100.

Coordinated by James Halpern (Psychology), IDMH director, and Phyllis Freeman (Psychology), the event was funded by a $37,000 September 11 recovery grant from the American Red Cross Liberty Disaster Relief Fund.

The core of the conference's mission is to examine longterm treatment for trauma and disaster survivors experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder and complicated grief reactions.

Experts in the field of disas-ter/trauma studies will conduct workshops on such topics as “Legacies of Traumatic Loss: Clinical Implications” and “Psychological First-Aid” throught the day.

The expert panel is Susan Hamilton of the American Red Cross, Monica McGoldrick of the Multicultural Family Institute, JoAnn Difede of Weill Cornell Medical College, Paula Madrid of Columbia University, and Mary Tramontin of the American Red Cross/Greater New York Division.

Advance registration is $25. On-site registration, as seating, allows is $35. Attendence is free for those presenting a college ID. For more information, call x3477 or visit the IDMH Web site at

APRIL 10, 2006
Volume 4, Issue 7

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