A Preview of the January 2014 SVI Meeting

As has become traditional, the Service Members and Veterans Initiative holds an open meeting at APsaA's National Meeting in January. This year’s meeting is on Wednesday from 12-1:30. All interested meeting attendees are welcome. This year, the SVI meeting will feature a discussion of Harold Kudler's essay, What is PTSD…And Who is it For? Dr. Kudler argues that despite the development of an immense body of neuroscientific research and several evidenced based manualized treatments, PTSD and other psychological responses to deployment stress "are, at least for now, more pragmatically addressed at the level of human experience."

The discussant will be Jonathan Shay, M.D. Ph.D., noted expert in combat trauma and author of the classic books Achilles in Vietnam and Odysseus in America.