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University of Arkansas at Little Rock

How Trauma Affects Brain is Topic of Talk

Dr. David Lisak, a forensic consultant who specializes in the field of interpersonal violence, will speak on “The Neurobiology of Trauma: How trauma alters the brain and affects experience and memory” from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 16, at the College of Engineering and Information Technology Auditorium.

Lisak, an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the study of the causes and consequences of interpersonal violence.

His research focuses on the motives and behaviors of rapists and murderers, the impact of childhood abuse on adult men, and relationship between child abuse and later violence. He consults nationally with law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, and the U.S. military, and he was the founding editor of the journal Psychology of Men and Masculinity.

The event, sponsored by the Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ACASA), UALR School of Social Work, and the University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact ACASA at tbacasa@sbcglobal.net or Shannon Collier-Tenison at slcollier@ualr.edu.