Heading The Student Council at Carlos Albizu University
San Juan Campus
Key Note Conference
“Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress
Disorder : Place you r m essag e h ere. Fo r m axim um i mpact , use two or t hre e se ntenc es.
Diagnosis, Theory and Prolonged Exposure Therapy”
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Speaker: Edna Foa, Ph.D.
Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry and Director of the Center for the
Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania. She is an
internationally renowned authority on the psychopathology and treatment of
anxiety. She approaches the understanding and treatment of mental disorders
from a cognitive-behavioral perspective.
Foa has been an expert in the area of post-traumatic stress disorders and
obsessive-compulsive disorder. She has published several books and over 200
articles and book chapters. Doctor Foa is the recipient of numerous awards and
honors, including: The Distinguished Scientist Award from the Scientific Section
of the American Psychological Association, The First Annual Outstanding
Research Contribution Award from the Association for the Advancement of
Behavior Therapy, Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for
Traumatic Stress Studies and others.