Seminar - Trauma through the Life Cycle

Trauma through the Life Cycle
Date & Time: 
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 12:00 to 13:30
Shulamith Lala Straussner, NYU Silver School of Social Work
Room 385, Geography Building, 3663 Zhongshan Road North, Shanghai

The seminar is sponsored by NYU-ECNU Institute for Social Development at NYU Shanghai.

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The experiences of trauma are universal and are encountered by individuals, families and communities in every country and by all socio-economic groups. This presentation will provide an overview of traumas commonly encountered by children, adults and the elderly. Particular attention will be paid to pre-natal trauma and gender issues. Post traumatic growth and implications for treatment will be discussed.



Dr. Straussner is Professor, former Chair of the Practice Area, and Director of the Post-Master's Certificate Program in The Clinical Approaches to Addictions at New York University Silver School of Social Work. She has numerous publications applying research findings to clinical practice. She is the author/editor of 18 books and has edited a special issue on "Trauma Through the Life Cycle," for December, 2014 issue of the Clinical Social Work Journal. Dr. Straussner is the founding editor of the Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions.

Dr. Straussner has been a Fulbright Senior Scholar to Ukraine and to Israel, where she also was the Lady Davis Fellow at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In Fall 2013 she was the recipient of the highest level of Fulbright Fellowship, The Distinguished Chair in Social Studies at Masaryk University in Brno, the Czech Republic. Dr. Straussner was the 2003 recipient of the Individual Distinction in Addictions Education and Training Award given by the NY Institute of Professional Development in Addictions, and selected as an Outstanding Teacher at NYU Silver School of Social Work in 2008. She is listed in 2015 edition of Who’s Who in America. For the past three years, she has developed and taught courses on the topics of global trauma and on children of substance abusing parents for Global NYU in Italy, in Jerusalem and in Tel Aviv, Israel. Dr. Straussner has a private therapeutic and supervisory practice in NYC and lectures and consults throughout the U.S and abroad.

Location & Details: 

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  • Metro:  Jinshajiang Road Station, Metro Lines 3/4/13 
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