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WIU Psychology Club to Host Associate Professor Kristy Keefe

April 29, 2022

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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL -- The Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Psychology Club will host Associate Professor Kristy Keefe to speak on "Trauma Based Therapies and What They Look Like" at 11 a.m. Monday, May 2 in WIU-QC Building C, room 2406. This event is open free to the public.

Keefe will explain eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EDMR) and dive into topics relating to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

The focus of the presentation will look at the sweeping changes in the last several decades in how society understands trauma and evolving treatments for different types of trauma. Keefe will discuss different empirically based treatments and how practitioners select them based on the types of trauma, conceptualization and research.

Keefe will answer questions based on her research in interpersonal violence, emotion dysregulation, suicide and her years working as a therapist within trauma treatment.

Keefe is a licensed psychologist in Illinois, Kentucky and Indiana. Over the years, she has taught Introduction to Clinical Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Hotline seminars, Advanced Psychopathology, Crisis Intervention and Cognitive Assessment.

For more information, contact Psychology Club President Amanda Shepard at

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