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Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) Roundtable

  • 121 Cannon House Office Building (map)

The Congressional Military Veterans and Gulf War Veterans Caucuses Present:

Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) Roundtable
Monday, June 24th
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
121 Cannon House Office Building

Please join the Congressional Military Veterans Caucus and the Gulf War Veterans Caucus at a joint event in recognition of June as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. On June 24, the Caucuses will facilitate an expert panel to discuss PTS and how we can effectively treat and serve our Veterans with PTS.

Panelists:

  • Captain Mike Colston, M.D. is the Director for Mental Health Programs in the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Health Services Policy and Oversight office. This office, under the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, engages in oversight, strategy management, program evaluation and policy regarding DoD’s care of psychological health and substance use disorders, traumatic brain injury and the clinical management of suicidality. Captain Colston is stationed at the Pentagon.

  • Susan Borja, Ph.D. is program chief of the Dimensional Traumatic Stress Research Program at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). This program supports research on mental illness following trauma exposure. Her Masters and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology are from Oklahoma State University and prior to that she earned dual undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Emory University.

  • Dr. Tara Galovski, Ph.D. is the Director of the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. She earned her BA from the University of Rochester, her doctorate in clinical psychology in 2001 from the University at Albany – State University of New York.

Staff and interns are welcome to attend.

For more information, and to RSVP, please contact Suzanne Dodge at suzanne.dodge@mail.house.gov with Rep. Mike Thompson, Co-Chair of the Congressional Military Veterans Caucus, or Bonita McClenny at bonita.mcclenny@mail.house.gov with Rep. Paul Gosar, Co-Chair of the Gulf War Veterans Caucus.