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Post Traumatic Growth: Cultivating Resiliency After a Crisis


04/24/2013, LIU Hudson Post Traumatic Growth - Apr 24Westchester, LIU Hudson, 7:00 PM

A panel discussion sponsored by LIU Hudson at Westchester's Counseling Honor Society

Find out the strategies to gain strength and to grow through life's challenges and crises.
Open to the general public as well as those in Counseling, Psychology and Mental Health fields.

Meet the panelists:

Dr. David Drassner: New York State Licensed Psychologist in independent practice in Rockland County, N.Y., where his practice encompasses crisis intervention and resiliency focused therapy. Dr. Drassner is the president of the Rockland Resiliency Institute. He was director of the Bronx High Schools Crisis Response Team and was the Rockland regional Coordinator of the NYSPA Disaster Response Network.

Dr. Julie G. Cohen: Connecticut Licensed Psychologist and a mental health consultant at Headstart of Greenwich. She has conducted workshops on many topics, such as crisis intervention, bullying and children at risk. In addition to working in private practice, Dr. Cohen worked as a school psychologist in the Greenwich, Conn. public school system for over 30 years.

Deirdre K. Lewin, M.A.: Has worked at universities in both the U.S. and South Africa, teaching courses in the Psychology of Death, Dying and the Process of Bereavement. She will again teach her Summer Intensive elective course Dealing with Loss and Grief at LIU Hudson at Westchester. She has served as senior director at Family Centers in Greenwich, Conn. where she directed the Den for Grieving Kids and the Center for HOPE, a mental health center providing services related to terminal illness and bereavement.

Ira E. Korner, M.A.: A group therapist and former school counselor in New York City. He speaks frequently on the topic of holocaust survival issues and has conducted sensitivity training workshops at the National Conference of Christians and Jews. In addition to being an adjunct professor at LIU Hudson at Westchester, Mr. Korner currently works with the Jose Sanchez Corporation on Consensus Building, Collaboration and Teamwork Approaches to Problem Solving.

Christiana Ulrich, LCSW-R: New York State licensed clinical social worker who has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including hospital-based programs, hospices and private practice. She will be teaching a summer elective at LIU Hudson at Westchester, Listening with the Heart: Counseling Issues Related to Medical Illness. Her areas of expertise include working with issues of medical illness, grief, loss, stress and burnout.

When: Wednesday April 24, 2013 at 7pm
RSVP: or (914) 831-2700

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