Hello everyone!!

Singapore Psychological Society is organizing a talk for those of you who are interested to learn more about psychological disorders. Read on to find out more!!

This talk is part of a series of talks organized by the Singapore Psychological Society (Public Education Sub-committee).

To check out SPS latest offerings, visit www.singaporepsychologicalsociety.org

Topic: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Date: Sat 12th Apr 2008

Time: 2.30 – 4pm (Registration starts at 2pm)

Venue: Imagination Room at NLB Level 5

To register for the talk

Please email edutalk.sps@…

Admission fees is $5.

Light refreshments are provided at the end of the talk.


Many people are exposed to critical life events and potentially traumatic events at some point in their lives. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severe and ongoing reaction after exposure to traumatic events. Symptoms usually start soon after the traumatic event or may not happen until months or years later. Sometimes they come and go, over many years.

There is increasing attention to immediate and long-term mental health consequences and related services to direct and indirect victims of psychological trauma.

Professor Catherine Tang will explain PTSD symptoms and their negative consequences; who’s likely to experience it and how to cope with it.


Professor Catherine So-kum Tang obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of North Texas , USA and LLB at the University of London, UK. She has been a Professor in the Department of Psychology and Director of Graduate Studies in Clinical Psychology, Postgraduate Degree Programs in Trauma Psychology, Gender Research Program, and Gender Studies Program in the Chinese University of Hong Kong until 2007. Currently, she is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the National University of Singapore. Professor Tang was the past Chairperson of the Division of Clinical Psychology, a Fellow of the Hong Kong Psychological Society, and one of the founding members of the Asian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. She also serves as the Associate Editor for Asian Journal of Social Psychology and a member of the Editorial Board for Sex Roles: A Journal of Research and Applied Psychology: Health & Well-Being.

Professor Tang is an active researcher with over 250 peer-reviewed academic publications, book chapters, and conference presentations on violence against women (rape, sexual harassment, and child sexual abuse), family violence (child abuse, wife abuse, and elder abuse), women’s health, clinical aspects of social issues, health psychology, psychotherapy treatment outcome, and trauma psychology.

(Speaker info from NUS Department of Psychology website @ http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/psy/people/people.html)

Brought to you by: NUS Psychology Society


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