September 5th Seminar on Trauma with Dr. Charles Tauber and Dr. Alphonse Kanda

With great pleasure InterChange invites you to the September 5th Meeting:

When:  Saturday, September 5th, 2015, 10 am – 12:30 pm (GMT – 4)

Where:  Peace Lounge, 7th Floor South, OISE

252 Bloor St. W, Toronto

(St. George subway station)

This seminar will follow on from the start Sept5_2015_Seminarthat was made in August in which people present described their experiences of migration.  Each migration is a trauma.  Trauma is similar in its principles, whether for migration or for other instances in which the physical or psychological wellbeing of the person him/herself or someone who is close to the person in some way  is threatened.  The seminar will draw on the personal experiences of the participants.  Trauma is crucial to peacebuilding, particularly community-based peacebuilding, and is ignored all too often.

Dr. Charles Tauber was born in New York City in 1952 to a refugee family. He studied physics at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, USA, and obtained his qualification as a doctor in Groningen, The Netherlands. Since 1988 he has been intensively working with the physical and mental health difficulties of asylum seekers, refugees, and the victims of war, first with various organizations in The Netherlands and, since 1995, with the Coalition for Work with Psychotrauma and Peace (CWWPP) which Charles assisted in founding.  He lives and works in Vukovar, Croatia. He has been involved with InterChange since its inception and is an active Board member.

A. Kanda, MBBCh was born in the Congo (DRC), where he completed his medical studies in 1989 and underwent a four-year postgraduate training in Neuro-Psychiatry from 1990 to 1994. He has been working in Psychiatry for about 20 years. While working in South Africa, he obtained a Diploma in Mental Health from the College of Medicine of South Africa, Associate and Diplomate Certificates from UNISA/ Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy, and an Honours in Anthropology from UNISA. He is currently working as a Medical Officer in Community Mental Health in West Rand District while serving as Logotherapy supervisor at the Centre of Applied Psychology and Anthropology E-tutor at the University of South Africa.

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Please join us to welcome Dr. Tauber and Dr. Kanda who will virtually lead this seminar.

Feel free to invite friends. This is a free event. Donations are welcome.  Light refreshments will be served.