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USU Counseling Center 20th Annual Conference

Held Friday, March 28, 2014

Understanding and Treatment of Psychological Trauma

Bessel van der Kolk, Ph.D.

Evaluation of Conference by attendees

98% of attendees completed evaluation forms (129 out of 132)

Professions of attendees:

3% Certified Counselor 39% Psychologist
9% Marriage & Family Therapist 30% Social Worker
10% Professional Counselor 6% Student
0% Psychiatrist 3% Other

Evaluation of Presenter:

Overall rating of presenter
7% Did not respond 32% Outstanding 9% Below average 52% Better than average 0% Poor
Knowledge of subject matter/expertise
0% Did not respond 95% Very well informed 0% Not well informed 5% Adequately informed 0% Very poorly informed
Attitude toward subject
0% Did not respond 82% Enthusiastic 3% Routine interest 15% Rather interested 0% Disinterested
Attitude toward participants
3% Did not respond 36% Very helpful and understanding 8% Routine, neutral 53% Interested 0% Distant, cold, aloof
Clarity
0% Did not respond 16% Extremely clear 14% Unclear 68% Clear 2% Confusing
Organization
3% Did not respond 19% Very organized/efficient 34% Somewhat disjointed 42% Adequately organized 2% Jumbled and muddled

Evaluation of presentation content and form

Objective one: Examine how traumatized people process information.
58% Strongly Agree 38% Agree 3% Undecided
1% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% No Response
Objective two: Review recent developments in neuroscience as they relate to the treatment of PTSD.
58% Strongly Agree 35% Agree 5% Undecided
2% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% No Response
Objective three: Emphasize techniques of psychical mastery, affect regulation and attention and memory processing.
39% Strongly Agree 40% Agree 14% Undecided
7% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% No Response
The scope and coverage of this presentation was appropriate for me.
42% Strongly Agree 42% Agree 12% Undecided
4% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% No Response
The workshop provided specific guidance and ideas which I can apply in my job responsibilities.
36% Strongly Agree 42% Agree 16% Undecided
6% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% No Response
The value I derived from this presentation was well worth the time required of me to participate.
45% Strongly Agree 41% Agree 9% Undecided
5% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% No Response