Roundtable on Living in a Traumatic World

ATOP Officers and Intern participate in the very first Roundtable on Living in a Traumatic World

Dr Kalayjian, the Outstanding Achievement Award Winner Alumni of Teachers College, Columbia University, Georgiana Sofletea, ATOP MW Intern and Graduate Student at TC Columbia University, and Johnanne Winchester, UN Representative for ATOP MW participated in the Inaugural TC Roundtable.

The Inaugural TC Roundtable Series in Psychology – “Living in a Traumatic World” – took place on December 14, 2011. The event, moderated by TC’s Marla Brassard, Professor of Psychology and Education, included the following panelists TC faculty members George Bonanno, (resilience, grief and trauma); Lisa Miller, (religion & spirituality) and Phil Saigh (post traumatic stress disorder). They were joined by TC alumna Dr. Ghislaine Boulanger, a Professor in the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis who is an expert on adult onset trauma. It proved to be a stimulating and thought-provoking event. Join us for the next in our series during Academic Festival on April 21, 2012.

The ATOP Meaningfulworld Team met with the panelists and sew seeds of collaboration and partnership. Dr Kalayjian Invited the speakers to the United Nations on 12 and 13 of January, where Dr Kalayjian will  be training an international team from IBERIA organization traveling from all around the world. Dr. Lisa Miller invited Dr Kalayjian to present ATOP research findings from global outreach on April 5 at Teachers College. Dr Saigh also made plans to invite Dr Kalayjian to his classes.

Click here for the video (Youtube) from Living in a Traumatic World.

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