The Traumas and Types of Post Traumatic Stress Endured by Three Iconic American Authors: J.D. Salinger, Truman Capote and Maya Angelou
Live Online Webinar
Monday, July 27, 2020
NYSED and ASWB Approved for 3 CE contact hours
As a result of so many U.S. soldiers returning home from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from symptoms of post traumatic stress, the public has developed a greater awareness of trauma and post-traumatic stress. This has led to greater sympathy for those afflicted, but much confusion and incomplete knowledge still remains in the minds of lay-persons and mental health professionals alike. (Still, tragically, over 7000 veterans commit suicide every year.) Join us to explore a behavioral, emotional and neurological perspective on Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress and Accumulated Stress Injury through the real life experiences of J.D. Salinger, Truman Capote and Maya Angelou.
Three helpful concepts will inform and guide this workshop:
- Trauma is an injury to the autonomic nervous system—not an event.
- Post Traumatic Stress is the way in which the body speaks the unspeakable.
- Healing begins in a place between stimulus and response.
Participants will gain an understanding of:
- J.D. Salinger: Through the author’s combat experience throughout the invasion of Normandy and it’s aftermath, workshop participants will learn of the traumas and forms of post traumatic stress unique to the combat veteran: Moral Wound, Survivor’s Guilt, Post Traumatic Stress Injury and Blast Wave Trauma.
- Truman Capote: Through the author’s experience interviewing two convicted murderers on death row to write and finally finish his masterpiece In Cold Blood, workshop participants will learn about Accumulated Stress Injury brought about by being subjected to high levels of stress over a long period of time and by acting in conflict with one’s core principles (a form of non-combat moral wound).
- Maya Angelo: Through the author’s experience of sexual assault and resulting selective mutism, workshop participants will learn about the different forms and levels of dissociation brought about by Capital T Traumas and the forms of accumulated stress injury caused by racism in the Jim Crow south.
Roger Keizerstein, LCSW
Roger Keizerstein, LCSW is a pediatric clinical social worker, certified trauma professional, writer and public speaker. His stories and essays have appeared in Newsday, The New York Times, Listen Magazine and The Southampton Press.
His film and book reviews and case studies have appeared in The New Social Worker Magazine, The Neuropsychotherapist and The Science of Psychotherapy Magazine. He conducts workshops and lectures on trauma and posttraumatic stress throughout the New York Metropolitan area. He has been in private practice in East Setauket, Long Island for 36 years.
How to Create a User Profile
Step 1: Go to the Online Portal: https://sswforms.es.its.nyu.edu/
Step 2: On the right hand side of the page, you will see a hyperlink that says "Register" (located below the 'Log In' button). Click on "Register"
Step 3: Fill in all of the fields and click the "Register" button.
Step 4: Once you complete the user profile, you will have access to the Online Portal. For information on how to apply for a program or register for a particular event, please see the information below.
How to Apply or Register through the Online Portal
Step 1: If you are not already logged in, go to https://sswforms.es.its.nyu.edu/ to log into the Online Portal. On the right hand side of the page, enter your email address and password in the appropriate fields. Click the "Log In" button.
Step 2: You will be taken to the "All Events & Programs" section of the Portal. From the list of available programs, select the program you are interested in attending.
Step 3: For Post-Master's Certificate Programs, you will need to click on the "Apply" link for the program you are interested in. You will be taken to an application for the program you have selected and asked to complete the form. Once you have entered all of the appropriate information, click the "Submit" button to submit your application. We review applications on a rolling basis and respond with a decision within 2 - 3 weeks of receipt.
For all Events, you will need to click the "Register" link for the event you are interested in. You will be taken to a registration form. Once you have entered all of the appropriate information, click the "Submit" button and you will be taken to a secure credit card payment page. Complete the payment page and click "Submit" in order to fully register for an Event. A successful registration will yield a confirmation email sent to you. If you do not receive a confirmation email to your inbox within an hour, make sure to check your spam folder before reaching out to the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning, as our messages can occasionally be filtered into spam folders. To avoid this, please add 'email@example.com' to your address book.
NOTE: Our registration and payment forms work best with Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers and less well with Internet Explorer and Safari. We recommend using Chrome or Firefox when completing the registration form. Please make sure to check that all fields are completed accurately on the form before submitting.
Cancellations and Refunds
If after registering, you determine that you can no longer attend this event, The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning will issue refunds on the following basis:
- Refund requests made on or before July 20 (by midnight): full refund
- Refund requests made on or before July 23 (by midnight): 50% refund
- Refund requests made on or after July 24: no refund
If this event is cancelled, all registrants will be fully reimbursed. To withdraw from and be reimbursed for this event, please complete the event withdrawal form.
Special Accommodations and Grievance Policy
Students requiring accommodations have the opportunity to make these known upon registering or by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on our grievance and complaint procedures, contact 212.998.9099 or email@example.com.