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    March 21, 2019
    The Saint Vincent College LEARN Speaker Series will continue at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, with a presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Ventura at the Fred M. Rogers Center.
    Ventura is a qualitative researcher, trauma specialist and counselor educator. She serves on local panels in her area regarding the implementation of care for traumatized children and adolescents, as well as individuals with co-occurring disorders. Ventura currently works in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Department at Walden University and primarily specializes in teaching counseling techniques. She also serves as a part-time faculty member in the criminology department at Saint Vincent College. She has published a DSM-5 Casebook that offers clinical classes and real-world applications for classroom instruction.
    Additionally, she has co-authored textbooks on trauma and authored other trauma-related chapters in professional counseling textbooks. Ventura has established crisis protocols for implementing school-based therapy programs for children with emotional support needs related to self-injury and trauma.
    Student attendees will have a chance to win a top housing lottery ticket, priority commuter parking space or priority graduation seating. In addition, a senior who attends all four of the lectures in the LEARN series will be entered to win an additional four seats in the gymnasium for May commencement. No tickets are required to attend the lecture – seating is first come, first served.
    Saint Vincent College’s LEARN (Listen, Evaluate, Analyze, Reflect and Navigate) series was started in 2013 and features speakers on contemporary issues or personal growth. It works to prepare students for the world today.
    For further information on the series or Ventura’s presentation, contact the Saint Vincent College Office of Campus Life at 724-805-2094.
    Jim Berger, Assoc. Dir., for Marketing & Communications, Publi
    (724) 805-2212