Smart Women Series - "Smart Women Find Resiliency During Life's Challenges"

  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Franklin Park - Alamo Heights, 230 W Sunset Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209
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Alan Peterson, PhD

Join us for our last session of the 2016-2017 SMART WOMEN Series being held at Franklin  Park - Alamo Heights, featuring our provocateur, Dr. Alan Peterson. 

Most people experience recurrent stress and challenges throughout their lives.  Many of the greatest pleasures and accomplishments in lifesuch as going to college, pursuing a career, getting married, and having childrenare also challenges that can add significant stress to our lives. 

A universal goal for most people is to remain resilient during these life challenges or to bounce back and recover after suffering from significant adversity and sometimes even traumatic life events.  This presentation will focus on psychological resiliency and strategies to manage life's stressors, enhance resiliency, and recover from trauma.

Much of what has been learned about psychological resiliency over the past decade has come from studies of trauma exposure and resiliency in deployed military personnel. 

Dr. Peterson, a board certified clinical health psychologist; a research health scientist at South Texas Veterans Health Care System; and a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio, has clinical and research expertise in the areas of behavioral medicine, psychological trauma, and resiliency; and has published 7 books and over 150 scientific manuscripts and given over 300 presentations at national and international meetings on this subject matter.

During Dr. Peterson's presentation he will provide examples of military resiliency training and methods used to facilitate recovery from post-traumatic stress, in addition to applications for civilians to survive in life's battlefields.

This will be a unique opportunity to receive education on ways to help yourself and others around you.


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