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Internal Training: The Effects of Trauma on the Brain


Monday Jul 24

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In July, the Special Victim’s Bureau together with the Academy hosted clinical psychologist and Harvard Medical School teaching associate Jim Hopper to speak to the Office’s prosecutors about the effects of trauma on the brain. Dr. Hopper’s presentation cited his experience working as a consultant and expert witness for several cases involving military staff. Illustrating his points through videos and accompanying graphs, Dr. Hopper drew from scientific studies to answer questions like, “why do victims of trauma often forget the…

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In July, the Special Victim’s Bureau together with the Academy hosted clinical psychologist and Harvard Medical School teaching associate Jim Hopper to speak to the Office’s prosecutors about the effects of trauma on the brain. Dr. Hopper’s presentation cited his experience working as a consultant and expert witness for several cases involving military staff. Illustrating his points through videos and accompanying graphs, Dr. Hopper drew from scientific studies to answer questions like, “why do victims of trauma often forget the details of their assaults?” and “why don’t many trauma victims scream during their assaults?”

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Monday, Jul 24, 2017