​Committed-​ ​The​ ​Trauma​ ​of​ ​War

The Vietnam War documentary series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick premiers on Alaska Public Media TV this month. In coordination with this series, Line One co-host Prentiss Pemberton welcomes one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​world’s​ ​leading​ ​experts​ ​in​ ​Post Traumatic Stress, ​ ​Dr.​ ​Bessel​ ​Van​ ​der​ ​Kolk,​ ​for​ ​a​ ​discussion​ ​about​ ​the impacts​ ​of​ ​exposure​ ​to​ ​the​ ​trauma​ ​of​ ​war.  ​Prior​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Vietnam​ ​era,​ ​the​ ​symptoms of​ ​PTS​ ​were​ ​referred​ ​to​ ​as​ ​“Shell​ ​Shock”,​ ​ ​“Battle​ ​Fatigue”​ ​or, during​ ​the​ ​Civil​ ​War,​ ​“Soldier’s​ ​Heart”.​​ ​Also​ ​Joining​ ​Co-Host Prentiss​ ​Pemberton​ ​for​ ​the​ ​second​ ​half​ ​of​ ​the​ ​program​ ​will​ ​be Anchorage​ ​Therapist​ ​Sue​ ​Findlay​ ​for​ ​a​ ​discussion​ ​about​ ​the treatment​ ​and​ ​resource​ ​options​ ​available​ ​in​ ​our​ ​community.

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HOST: Prentiss Pemberton, LCSW

GUESTS:

  • Dr.​ ​Bessel​ ​van​ ​der​ ​Kolk, Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D. has been the Medical Director of The Trauma Center in Boston for the past 30 years. He is a Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Medical School and serves as the Co-Director of the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress Complex Trauma Network. He is past President of International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
  • Sue​ ​Findlay,​ ​LCSW, is a therapist and clinical social worker in Anchorage.

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LIVE BROADCAST: Monday, September 11, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Monday, September 11, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. AKDT

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