American Psychological Foundation
Shortly after the events of Sept. 11, the trustees of the American Psychological Foundation (APF) approved a grant in support of a Voiceamerica.com internet radio series hosted by Seattle psychologist Sue Wiedenfeld, PhD.
The series, Recovering America, aired Mondays, Jan. 7- April 1. The show focused on coping with the psychological consequences of the terrorist attacks as well as with terrorism and violence in general. An array of experts discussed a broad spectrum of topics surrounding the general theme of coping with terrorism and violence.
"The show offered important discussions of all aspects of violence--cultural, political and personal--with knowledgeable guests and experts in the field," comments Wiedenfeld, a specialist in stress and anxiety disorders and a member of the clinical faculty at the University of Washington. "The guests were excellent and provided messages that offered healing and hope."
Among the speakers and topics were:
Alene Morris, co-founder and director, Individual Development Center, Seattle: "Understanding violence in our American culture: how we raise our boys."
Jack Carr, PhD, psychologist and professor emeritus, University of Washington: "Managing fear of flying and related post-9/11 fears."
Jennifer James, PhD, cultural anthropologist, author and speaker: "Our world since 9/11: how it has changed, why we are anxious."
Jackie Kite, program manager, Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle: "Grief, loss and trauma in children."
Shierry Nicholsen, PhD, and Steve Shehorn, PhD, Seattle psychotherapists, authors and speakers: "How shame leads to violence and steps to recovery."
APF's sponsorship of the Recovering America series exemplifies APF's commitment to providing funds for research and projects that focus on understanding and preventing violence through the Campaign for a New Era.
Information on obtaining audiotapes from the series is available at Voiceamerica.com.
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