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Rethinking Trauma: Post-traumatic Growth Is Not a Myth

June 27 @ 9:30 am 10:45 am

Rethinking Trauma: Post-traumatic Growth Is Not a Myth

Join us for this virtual lecture presented by psychoanalytic psychotherapist Essam Daod, MD.

Sunday, June 27, 2021

9:30-10:45 a.m.

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What good can come out of trauma? In this lecture, Essam Doad shares his personal story how mental health growth post-trauma is possible.

Daod is a psychiatrist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist who grew up in Israel in a small Arab Palestinian village in Galilee. He specialized in child and adolescent psychiatry and graduated from psychoanalytic school. In 2015, he flew to Greece for a humanitarian rescue mission where he co-founded Humanity Crew and has been working with refugees ever since. Currently, he is an avid refugee mental health activist and researcher who has spoken in countless conferences and media outlets all over the world advocating for the importance of mental health support for refugees. In 2016, Essam and Humanity Crew were awarded the Defenders of Refugee Rights Award at the 4th edition of Cities Defending Human Rights in Barcelona. In 2018, he became a TED fellow and speaker. He earned a Doctor of Medicine from the Israel Institute of Technology.

For more information, contact Jacqueline LeHouiller at jlehouiller@springfield.edu or (413) 748-3001.

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