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Lecture: Post Traumatic Stress and the Military Family

When: Nov 09, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM

Where: 204/205 Student Health Center

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Post Traumatic Stress and the Military Family: Evidence-Informed Technology Tools


Presenter: Kelly Blasko, Ph.D.

Friday, 11/9/12, 12-1pm

204/205 Student Health Center

Military families have been known to be resilient even though they are challenged by many separations due to deployments and the difficulties of reintegration when the service members return home. Children, spouses/partners, and service members are affected by two of the most common combat-related psychological injuries of Post Traumatic Stress and mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Technologies such as mobile apps, web-based applications, and virtual reality have been developed within the Department of Defense to assist our military families in their recovery. This presentation will include a discussion of Post Traumatic Stress within the military culture and technology options to facilitate prevention and/or assistance in their care.

Bio: Dr. Kelly Blasko received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Penn State University. She currently works for the Department of Defense in the National Center of Telehealth and Technology. Her dual career as a psychologist and engineer brings a unique perspective to design technology solutions for psychological health prevention and treatment. As a subject matter expert in military family health issues she has been responsible for developing the website, mobile applications for military families, and mobile web development.

Co-sponsored by Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education & the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services