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University of St. Thomas PTSD Awareness Conference

Department Sponsored Events
Anderson Student Center
Monday, Feb 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM (CT) to Monday, Feb 25, 2019 at 3:00 PM (CT)

Join us for an informative and insightful event designed to increase understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder. Whether you are a clinician or a caring community member who knows someone suffering from PTSD, this conference promises to shed light on the complex disorder. The day kicks off with keynote speaker Dr. Bryana French, followed by a series of breakout sessions covering a variety of topics:

  • PTSD Symptomology
  • Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Evidence-Based Interventions
  • Trauma-Informed Assessment
  • Effects of PTSD on Memory and Sleep
  • Healing Practices in Native Communities


  • Increase understanding of PTSD symptomology, etiology, prevalence, and treatment methods.
  • Evaluate how PTSD impacts social, emotional, occupational, and cognitive functioning in the general population.
  • Develop a greater understanding of historical, multi-generational, and racial trauma and their impact on members of marginalized populations.

This conference has been approved for Continuing Education Unit Credits (CEUs) by the following:

  • Minnesota Board of Psychology
  • Minnesota Board of Social Work
  • Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy
  • Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy


9:00-9:30 - Registration- 3rd floor of Anderson Student Center

9:30-10:20 - Welcome and Keynote Address by Dr. Bryana French, PhD, LP

  • Presentation: Radical Healing: Healing from Racial Trauma among People of Color
    • Advancing beyond individual-level approaches to coping with racial trauma, this presentation will introduce a new psychological framework of radical healing for People of Color and Indigenous People (POCI) in the United States. The presentation will provide a context of race and racism in the U.S. and its consequences to the overall well-being of POCI. It then builds on existing frameworks rooted in social justice education and activism and describes a form of healing and transformation that integrates elements of liberation psychology, Black psychology, ethnopolitical psychology, and intersectionality theory. A psychological framework for radical healing will be introduced and its components grounded in five anchors including: (1) collectivism, (2) critical consciousness, (3) radical hope, (4) strength and resistance, and (5) cultural authenticity and self-knowledge. The presenter will discuss applications of radical healing to practice, research, education, training, and advocacy.

10:30-11:30 - Breakout Session 1

  • Pat Stankovich, PsyD, LP, Presentation: Trauma 101
  • Mark Sanders, PsyD, LP, Presentation: Understanding How Adversity Impacts Student Behavior and How We Can Help As Educators
  • Roxanne Prichard, PhD, Presentation: Sleep: A Modifiable Risk Factor for Wellness in PTSD

11:40-12:30 - Lunch (included with registration) and Resource Fair

12:40-1:40 - Breakout Session 2

  • Tyler Reitzner, Presentation: The Biology Of Shame & Thriving
  • Greg Robinson-Riegler, PhD, Presentation: Memory for Trauma - A review of Recent Research
  • Brad Foss, MSW, LCSW Presentation: I know what I know- or do I? The impact of PTSD on core beliefs

1:50–2:50 - Breakout Session 3

  • Kari Fletcher, MSW, PhD, LICSW, and Mariah Rooney O'Brien, LCSW, RYT, Presentation: A Bottom Up Approach: Understanding and Treating Trauma and Attachment Wounds
  • Jennifer Waltman, PsyD, MBA, Presentation: Neurocognitive Assessment as a Healing Intervention: Application of an Exploratory Study through an Indigenous Lens.
  • Jessica Gourneau, PhD, LP, Presentation: Moving from Trauma to Wellness: Building a Mind Body Healing Practice in Native Communities

2:50-3:00pm - Complete Conference Evaluations and Pick Up Continuing Education Credit Certificates

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General Admission

Online ticket sales ended on 2/25/2019 at 10:00 AM (CT)

Event Location
Anderson Student Center , MN 55105

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