Tuesday, March 13, 2012

PTSD Expert to Speak at UWG

Dr. Edward Tick, an expert on post-traumatic stress disorder among returning war veterans, will speak March 28 at University of West Georgia as part of the Jim Klee Forum lecture series.

The free program will be held at 6:30 p.m. on the lower level of the Z-6 Food Services Building on West Georgia Drive.

Tick is author of several books, including “War and the Soul: Healing Our Nation’s Veterans from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.” The title is now being used as a guidebook for Soldier’s Heart, a group organized to welcome home soldiers with compassion and understanding.

Tick began psychotherapy treatment of Vietnam veterans in 1979 for PTSD before the disorder was even recognized as a diagnostic category. Since then, he has treated veterans of several wars and battles from World War II through the recent Middle East conflicts.

Tick earned his M.A. degree in psychology from Goddard College and his Ph.D. degree in communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a clinical member and has held various positions with the American Society of Psychotherapists and the American Holistic Medical Association, as well as other professional organizations. He is also an ordained interfaith minister.

He has been a practicing psychotherapist for more than 25 years and is a nationally recognized authority on the psychological, spiritual, historical and cultural aspects of war and the healing of PTSD.

Tick applies his own innovative model of treatment based on his research of worldwide spirituality, mythology, traditional cultures and the warrior archetype to help develop a new and strengthened psycho-spiritual identity.

Read more:Times-Georgian - PTSD expert to speak at UWG

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