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EMU Lancaster

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Dates & Topics

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children

Date: October 13, 2014
Time: 6 – 9 PM
Place: EMU Lancaster, 1846 Charter Lane, Lancaster, PA or online(once you register and pay, you will be sent a link for the session).
Cost: $20.00, includes snack
Contact Hours: 3
The Impact of Trauma:
Ruptured Self-Capacities
- Understanding the Stress Pile-Up Paradigm
- Trauma-Related Symptom Presentation:
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Understanding Cluster C: Avoidance and Numbing
- Understanding Cluster D: Negative Mood and Cognition
- Understanding Cluster E: Arousal
Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Study: Complex Trauma and Health
- Understanding Trauma as a Bio-Psycho-Socio-Spiritual Crisis
Psychological First Aid: Skill Training and Acute Trauma Interventions
- Panic Attacks
- Cutting
- Somatization
Attachment Based Interventions: Looking for a Secure Base
- Why the “Frequent Flyer” students

Speaker: Stephanie Van Deusen, Ph.D., LPC, specialty in trauma of children. Stephanie holds a Ph.D. in Counseling from Loyola College in Maryland. She holds a Masters in Science in Counseling from Loyola College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies from Messiah College. She is a licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She trained under the direct supervision of Dr. Christine Courtois for one year in a Partial Day Hospital for Posttraumatic Stress Disorders. She completed a second year of training under Dr. Courtois and Dr. Joan Turkus specializing in the treatment of severe Dissociative disorders. Stephanie’s doctoral research looks at the impact of psychological trauma and one’s attachment to God on psychological well-being. Her extensive experience working with trauma survivors also includes working with children with attachment related disorders and women with substance use disorders. She also specializes in working with therapists dealing with vicarious traumatization and burn-out issues. Her theoretical approach to counseling incorporates a psychodynamic/object relations model with cognitive/behavioral interventions. Stephanie is also fully trained in EMDR. Stephanie also works as a professional trainer and consultant.

Detecting Dementia and Memory disorders using a team approach

Date: November 10
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: $20.00, includes snack
Contact Hours: 3
Speaker: Connie Metzler, MSN, RN, CNE, BC is a nurse case manager in the Alzheimer’s and Memory Care Program with a team consisting of a neurologist, geriatrician, neuropsychologists, and a social worker. They specialize in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of dementia. The focus is on the entire family. Formerly a nurse educator.


EMU Lancaster (Greenfield Corporate Center)
1846 Charter Lane
Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 397-5190
Note: Parking is plentiful and free!
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Payment can be made by check, cash or money order to EMU on the day of the session. (No credit cards accepted)

For questions regarding registration:

Contact Lisa Sauder, Administrative Assistant or telephone 717-397-5190.