Dr. Adam Brown: Identifying and Managing Trauma, Loss, and Resilience

March 27, 2014Duke Law News

Friday, April 4
12:15 pm | Room 4172
Duke Law School


Dr. Adam Brown, Professor in the Department of Psychology at Sarah Lawrence College and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine, will present a workshop titled "Identifying and Managing Trauma, Loss, and Resilience."  This event is co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic, Health Law Society and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Lunch will be served.

Seats are limited and RSVP is required for attendance.  For questions or to RSVP, please contact Ali Prince

Abstract

Dr. Brown’s research and teaching has increasingly focused on stress, trauma, vicarious trauma, and resilience among individuals working in the human rights context. He will discuss a range of topics associated with mental health, such as identifying signs and symptoms of stress-related disorders, trajectories of distress, psychological issues that commonly emerge in human rights work, and concrete strategies that could be taken to help prevent or reduce distress. In addition, Dr. Brown recently completed an international survey on the impact of human rights work on mental health and outcomes from this study will be presented to help shed light on some of the key variables associated with distress and wellbeing.

Biography

Dr. Adam Brown is a clinical psychologist and holds academic appointments as a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Sarah Lawrence College and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine. Over the past 10 years he has been conducting research and worked directly with adults exposed to traumatic stress, including combat, inter-personal violence and abuse, police work, physical injury, and terrorism. He is a clinical psychologist trained in cognitive neuroscience and his research focuses primarily on examining the underlying mechanisms of fear and anxiety in psychiatric disorders, and in particular, in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Brown received his PhD in clinical psychology from the New School for Social Research and completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in brain imaging at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is the recipient of federal grant funding and was a 2010 Australian-American Fulbright Senior Scholar. His work appears in numerous scholarly journals, he serves on the Editorial Board of Memory Studies, and recently co-edited Memory and the Future: Transnational Politics, Ethics, and Society