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Community Invited to Presentation

Release Date: 4/24/2008

CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College

Community Invited to Presentation by E. Diane Champe'

"Treating Child Sexual Abuse Survivors Diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder, Depression, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder," will be the topic of an upcoming presentation by Diane Champe'.

The talk will be held at McDaniel College on Tuesday, April 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event is hosted by the Psi Chi chapter at McDaniel College, the Psi Beta chapter at Carroll Community College, the Active Minds chapter at McDaniel College, and the Social and Cultural Awareness Academic Community at Carroll Community College. The community is invited to the presentation in the Decker auditorium, Lewis Hall, McDaniel College.

As a survivor of child sexual abuse, Champe' will provide an in-depth discussion about the successful treatment for her multiple diagnoses of depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and dissociative identity disorder. She will describe the importance of understanding attachment issues, boundaries, the child abuse accommodation syndrome, and the need to recognize and understand the process of working with dissociative clients. The overall thrust of the presentation is to provide an appreciation for the complexity of a long-term therapeutic process dealing with survivors of sexual abuse.

The cost of the event is $5 for students with a valid student identification and $8 for non-students. Proceeds will help fund the national Psychology Synergy Conference.


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