Trauma and Disaster Recovery Clinic, Fox 31 Promo
FOX 31 Denver is featuring the University of Denver in a five-part feature series called “Transforming Passion Into Purpose,” focused on how the DU community is positively impacting lives throughout Denver and beyond. This Sunday’s segment (during the 9 p.m. news on 6/28) features the Trauma and Disaster Recovery Clinic housed at the Graduate School of Professional Psychology. This story highlights the work students and alumni are doing locally to help rebuild a “new normal” during flood recovery. The clinic provides mental health outreach and fosters community resilience among those impacted by trauma.
Nelson Jones Returns for Alumni Reunion
GSPP Co-Founder Nelson Jones returned for our Alumni Reunion BBQ & Open House, August 2, 2014. (Dr. Jones is featured below in a 2006 video detailing our early days and celebrating the first 30 years of GSPP!)
Gowensmith Leads ISL Trip to South Africa
In November of 2013, GSPP faculty member Dr. Neil Gowensmith led a group of DU students on an International Service Learning trip to South Africa. Students were engaged in field work including grant writing and trauma center assistance. Three GSPP students attended: Jenna Peyton, Amanda Bryant, and Lizz Coyle (who made this video).
Dr. Artur Poczwardowski, Associate Professor of Sport & Performance Psychology, received the Distinguished Teaching Award for 2013-14 at Convocation. This is the second time a GSPP faculty member has received this prestigious award in the past five years.
Each summer IDP students engage in an 8-week international internship, providing a rich opportunity to apply theory to practice in the global context. Sites are arranged by the program with non-governmental and governmental agencies whose missions focus on a variety of mental health and psychosocial issues relevant to the needs of communities affected by disaster and trauma.
Footage documents the 2013 Humanitarian Disaster Simulation training activity, a collaboration between GSPP's International Disaster Psychology program and the Humanitarian Assistance Program at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies.
GSPP faculty member Kim Gorgens presented a TedxDU Talk on the subject of protecting the brain against concussion. Dr. Gorgens teaches the Psychophysiology and Clinical Neuropsychology sequence at the doctoral level and several courses for the master's level programs.