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Thanksgiving Psychology Forum to Feature Talk on PTSD

Released: 11/16/2012

“Resiliency and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Principles and Practice” will be the topic of the 9th Annual Thanksgiving Psychology Forum at LSU Alexandria on Wednesday, Nov. 21. The event will be from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. in the Brumfield Caffey Annex.

The Forum features Dr. Vincent Escandell, former PTSD coordinator for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and speaker for the Louisiana National Guard. Escandell is a U.S. Army and Air Force Veteran who served during the Vietnam era. He has served as PTSD speaker for all post-deployment exercises of reintegration programs of the Louisiana National Guard for five years. He is credentialed in Prolonged Exposure, an evidenced based therapy for PTSD.

He has publications in both clinical and experimental journals, a chapter in a text on creating cultural fair neuropsychological measures, and currently works with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, evaluating detainees from all over the world.

Born and raised in New Orleans, Escandell now teaches at LSUA and lives in Alexandria, LA.

The forum is free and is open to the public. The Thanksgiving Forum is Co-sponsored by the LSUA Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, the LSUA Psychology Club, and Delta Chi Kappa Military Society.

Contact Dr. Mary Boone Treuting at 318-473-5482 or at for more information.