DR. ERNA OLAFSON, CINCINNATI-BASED EXPERT IN CHILDHOOD TRAUMA AND TREATMENT, TO PRESENT AT UNION INSTITUTE & UNIVERSITY’S PSY.D. PROGRAM
CINCINNATI – Union Institute & University’s doctoral program in clinical psychology (Psy. D.) will hold its next semi-annual Academic Meeting May 12-17 in Cincinnati. The meeting will feature a presentation by Dr. Erna Olafson, a Cincinnati-based psychologist and expert in child abuse and neglect.
“We are excited to feature Dr. Olafson at this year's meeting. Not only is she a skilled practitioner and a well-trained scientist, but she is also a person who betters the world by improving local and national responses to abused children,” said Dr. William Lax, dean and director of the Psy.D. program. “Practice, science and social justice - these are the three cornerstones of the program, and we thought Dr. Olafson's work would resonate especially well with our learners.”
Dr. Olafson is an associate professor of clinical psychiatry and pediatrics at Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She is the director of the program on child abuse forensic and treatment training within the Childhood Trust, and director of training for the Trauma Treatment Training Center at the CCHMC. She also serves as director of the Forensic Training Institute.
Union’s Psy.D. program is administered through the university’s Brattleboro and Cincinnati Centers, and participants from both New England and the Ohio region will attend the upcoming meeting. Many are actively involved in clinical practice, including work with sex offenders and their victims.
The UI&U Psy.D. program integrates face-to-face and online courses offering flexibility for working adults who need to balance career, family, and other social and civic responsibilities. In addition to the online courses, learners attend two week-long fall and spring Academic Meetings, as well as eight day-long Saturday meetings in Brattleboro for the first three years of the program.
For more information about the Psy.D. program, visit www.myunion.edu/psyd or contact Diane Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-336-6794, ext. 8408.