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The Neurobiology of Trauma

Thursday, Oct 13, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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The UCI Initiative to End Family Violence (IEFV) presentsneuro trauma

The Neurobiology of Trauma

featuring Mandy K. Mount, Ph.D.
Director, UCI Campus Assault Resources & Education (CARE)

Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Education (EDUC), Room 1131 (directions/parking)
The event is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. Parking is $10 in the Social Science Parking Structure.

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Abstract

When a person is exposed to situations that induce fear or perceived inescapability, a complex system of brain-body responses are activated to support survival. While this multifaceted response to trauma is the subject of ongoing inquiry, recent studies on hormonal interactions, physiological responses, and trauma-specific memory offer new ways of understanding survivor behaviors and emotions that can otherwise seem counterintuitive or confusing. This discussion of trauma-related neurobiology will offer important information to support survivor healing, increase understanding and social support, and result in enhanced handling of cases involving interpersonal violence.

About Mandy K. Mount, Ph.D.

Dr. Mandy Mount is a counseling psychologist and the Director of the University of California, Irvine CARE office. In this role, she oversees advocacy and holistic healing programs, prevention education programming, engages in research and policy development, serves on the campus response team for sexual misconduct, conducts individual and group psychotherapy, and teaches academic courses. She also provides training and consultation for university campuses, law enforcement, military, student conduct hearing boards, mental health providers, community organizations, and campus groups. Dr. Mount speaks frequently on the topics of intimate relationship functioning, sexual violence, trauma and recovery. She directs a campus-wide grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) and chaired the Victim Services Subcommittee for a UC system-wide grant. Dr. Mount leads the UCI Women’s Empowerment Initiative, has coordinated Girls Conference Orange County since 2012, and serves on the boards of the Violence Prevention Coalition of Orange County and Tilly’s Life Center. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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Date:
Thursday, Oct 13, 2016
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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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