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Department of Professional Counseling’s ‘From Our Own’ Presentation Series Set for March 12

$20 for alumni/professionals; students can attend free of charge

The Department of Professional Counseling will host a “From Our Own” presentation entitled “Medical Trauma: Emotional Implications and Crisis Intervention” on Thursday, March 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This event is facilitated by the department’s alumni organization, Counseling Alumni Connection (CAC), and will take place at Monmouth University’s Edison Atrium.

This workshop will discuss traumatic medical events such as illness and diagnostic or therapeutic procedures which can have a myriad of emotional consequences including PTSD, chronic anxiety, panic attacks, and avoiding having necessary medical procedures.

Participants will learn about the physical and psychological challenges associated with medical traumas, and therapeutic interventions which may help mitigate the emotional suffering of these profoundly distressing scenarios. Two continuing education credits will be provided, and the fee is $20 for alumni/professionals. Current students can attend this presentation free of charge. A continuing education certificate and light dinner are included with registration.

The presentation will be led by Alison Kulick ’19M, a licensed associate counselor and a certified veterinary technician. Kulick holds a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from the university. Her work experience includes 10 years in numerous veterinary practices, as well as 21 years in the pharmaceutical industry. Over the years, Kulick has had to endure numerous medical burdens, and wishes to turn these challenges into something positive by educating and encouraging others who are going through similar difficulties. Outside of her work endeavors, Kulick enjoys spending time with her four-legged best friend, Sativa, a rescue dog.

More information and registration for the “From Our Own” presentation is available online. Registration is open to the public until Monday, March 9.