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Sexual Violence and the Neurobiology of Trauma

  • 12 Feb 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 5373 S Green St, Salt Lake City, UT 84123

Sexual Violence and the Neurobiology of Trauma

Ken Roach has practiced as a clinical mental health counselor for 20 years. For the past 5 years, he has directed the University of Phoenix "Counseling Skills Center." Ken provides family therapy part-time at the Wasatch Canyons in-patient psychiatry unit, and he has private practices in Millcreek and Pleasant Grove. Ken was a hospital response victim advocate for 12 years for the Rape Recovery Center; he trained victim advocates for 10 years for the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA). Ken now provides expert witness testimony in sexual violence cases. Ken has served on the DOPL CMHC licensing board for 5 years and the LGBTQ+-Affirmative Therapist Guild for 7 years. He chairs the board of Wasatch Forensic Nurses, the organization that performs most sexual assault forensic exams in Salt Lake and Utah counties.  

Course Objectives:

• Attendees will better understand the neurobiology of sexual violence, including the body's defense mechanisms: fighting, fleeing, freezing, and tonic immobility.

• Attendees will better understand how memory formation and recall are affected by sexual trauma.

• Attendees will better understand the nuances of treating those who have suffered sexual violence.

Please RSVP to  Kristal James 801-810-7331 khjames@email.phoenix.edu 

**Please contact Kristal James for questions, comments, or concerns about the event as well. Thank you for your interest! 

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