Trauma Expert to Present Lecture at NWU

A national expert on trauma recovery will present Nebraska Wesleyan University’s annual Clifford Fawl Psychology Lecture.

On Thursday, November 7, Lisa Lopez Levers, a professor of counselor education and supervision in the School of Education at Duquesne University, will present the lecture, “An Evolving Concept of Trauma: Historical Perspectives Across the Decades.”

The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in Olin B Lecture Hall.

Prior to her current position, Lopez Levers chaired the Counseling and Human Development Department at the University of Rochester and was an associate professor of counselor education at the University of New Orleans. All of her education posts have involved local and international outreach, including work in Spain, Australia, Russia, and sub-Saharan Africa.

She was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to Botswana where she taught in the University of Botswana’s Counselor Education Program. She also conducted research with over 15 villages and towns to develop community-based services for children affected by HIV/AIDS, especially for children who have been orphaned through the disease.

Prior to her work in academia, Lopez Levers worked for 15 years in the community mental health and private practice sectors, with a clinical emphasis on trauma recovery, the impact of violence on child development, psychiatric rehabilitation, and substance abuse.

Her lecture at NWU is free and open to the public. Olin B Lecture Hall is located one block east of 50th Street and St. Paul Ave.

The Clifford Fawl Psychology Lecture is named in honor of Dr. Clifford L. Fawl, a long-time NWU professor and chair of the Department of Psychology. The series brings in nationally-recognized speakers in the area of psychology.

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