Experts Available to Discuss Military Mental Health, PTSD, Shooting Violence

Article ID: 616051

Released: 3-Apr-2014 3:50 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: American Psychological Association (APA)

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WHAT: In the aftermath of the shooting at the U.S. Army base at Fort Hood, Texas, the following psychologists are available to discuss shooting violence and military mental health issues, including post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD).

WHO: M. David Rudd, PhDMemphis, Tenn.Office: 901-678-2119Cell: 901-619-1769Email:

Provost, University of Memphis, Rudd specializes in mental health promotion and military and veteran suicide prevention.

Craig Bryan, PsyDSalt Lake CityOffice: 801-587-7978Email:

A clinical researcher, Bryan is executive director, National Center for Veterans Studies, University of Utah. His areas of specialty include military suicide and PTSD with a focus on treatment for veterans. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was deployed to Iraq in 2009.

John Klocek, PhDWaco, TexasOffice: 254-710-2482Email:

Professor at Baylor University Department of Psychology and director of the Baylor Psychology Clinic, Klocek is a researcher and clinician working with military service members and veterans.

Joel Dvoskin, PhDTucson, Ariz.Cell: 520-906-0366Email: JOELTHED@AOL.comhttp//

A clinical psychologist, Dvoskin can talk about how to recognize danger signs before shootings. He is author of numerous articles and chapters in professional journals and texts, including a number of articles that deal with treatment of people with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders.

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