School of Psychology & Counseling

Trauma Team's Summer Deployment a Success

July 30, 2009

Regent University’s Center for Trauma Studies deployed their trauma team to Harrismith, South Africa as part of the summer study abroad practicum in trauma. Under the supervision of Dr. Benjamin Keyes and Dr. Merrill Reese, team members had the opportunity to provide trauma counseling in villages, prisons, hospitals and IDP camps in the area. They also assisted with training local teachers and pastors in order to mobilize the community to continue to address areas of concern after their departure. The trauma team returned on July 30th. Stay tuned for more information on future trainings, deployments, and opportunities for involvement through the Center for Trauma Studies.

To read more about the team’s experiences in South Africa, go to their blog:

For ongoing information on the Center for Trauma Studies, visit the website:

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