Alan R. Mack Speaker Series...

Recognizing and Coping with the Legacy of Trauma

with Janina Fisher, PhD

Janina Fisher, PhD
Janina Fisher, PhD

Janina Fisher, PhD will share ways to manage the long-term – and sometimes unexpected - effects of a traumatic experience.



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

7 - 8:30 pm (Check in begins at 6:30) 

Cooper Creek Event Center

4040 Cooper Rd, Blue Ash, OH 45241


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Addiction, Eating Disorders, and Self-Destructive Behaviors may be tied to the Legacy of Trauma, which is trauma that had been experienced years earlier.


Most people are exposed to trauma at some time in the lifespan, whether as the result of domestic violence, neglect, physical or sexual abuse in childhood, natural disaster, war exposure, political terrorism, accident or illness, or racial and ethnic persecution.  Many individuals and ethnic groups have inherited an inter-generational legacy of trauma borne out of a history of persecution, including members of the Jewish, African-American, Native American, and LGBTQ communities


This presentation will describe the long term consequences of traumatic experience and how to recognize post-traumatic symptoms in yourself and people you care about so you can be “part of the solution instead of part of the problem.”   The good news is that the effects of trauma are resolvable if we understand how to identify and work with them in ourselves or in others.

Bio: Janina Fisher, PhD is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Instructor at the Trauma Center, an outpatient clinic and research center founded by Bessel van der Kolk. Known for her expertise as both a therapist and consultant, she is also past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, an EMDR International Association Credit Provider, a faculty member of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and a former Instructor, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fisher has been an invited speaker at the Cape Cod Institute, Harvard Medical School Conference Series, the EMDR International Association Annual Conference, University of Wisconsin, University of Westminster in London, the Psychotraumatology Institute of Europe, and the Esalen Institute.


Dr. Fisher lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on topics related to the integration of research and treatment and how to introduce these newer trauma treatment paradigms in traditional therapeutic approaches.


Questions? Email or leave a message at 513-985-1581


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