Science Night- From Isolation To Community: A Primer on Post-Traumatic Growth
Wednesday, March 14, UW-Parkside presents the next installment of Science Night titled From Isolation To Community: A Primer on Post-Traumatic Growth at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Cinema. UW-Parkside psychology professor Ann Friesema will discuss the traumatic events experienced on an individual and community level and how the experience of trauma isolates those left in its aftermath in the novel Station Eleven, as part of UWP’s NEA Big Read Program. This talk will describe the current understanding of PTSD symptomology and the ways that community and connection can create opportunities for growth and development in the recovery period.
As a clinical professional counselor in the state of Illinois, Dr. Friesema has provided consultation, training, and supervision to counselors-in-training for the past 12 years. She has earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision from Northern Illinois University, a MS degree in Community Counseling from DePaul University, and a BA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in Sociology and Women Studies. She has taught and supervised counselors-in-training at several universities, including, DePaul University, Northwestern University, Adler University, and Northern Illinois University. Dr. Friesema maintains a limited clinical practice working with adults with anxiety and depression, as well as trauma and PTSD.
Dr. Friesema, in her new role at UW-Parkside, is partnering with faculty members of the psychology department to develop a master’s program in clinical mental health counseling beginning in fall of 2018. As a counselor educator, she is interested in courses across the CMHC curriculum including, counseling skills, group counseling, assessment & diagnosis, treatment planning, supervision, and practicum/internship. In her teaching practice, Dr. Friesema utilizes constructivist approaches, engaging students as co-creators of the classroom learning experience.
Free parking is available after 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited, and refreshments will be provided.