Debunking Myths about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Workplace

September 23, 2013

Human resource professionals and mental health providers are invited to attend one of two free, half-day workshops at Saint Leo University on “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Workplace: Myths vs. Reality” on Wednesday, September 25, or Thursday, September 26.

The workshop tailored more closely to the needs of human resource professionals will be held on September 25, and the one more aligned to the interests of mental health providers will be on September 26. However, professionals from either field may attend the workshop that best fits their schedules. Faculty and students interested in these topics are also strongly encouraged to attend. The workshop is scheduled to take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in TECO Hall, in the new facility for the Donald R. Tapia School of Business at University Campus.

The workshop will be presented by James Whitworth, Ph.D., LCSW, a member of Saint Leo University’s social work faculty with extensive experience in counseling military members, veterans, and their families. In addition, a recent veteran will join Dr. Whitworth to discuss PTSD in his own life.

Although admission is free, registration is requested. For the human resource professionals workshop, visit: and for the mental health provider workshop, visit:

This workshop is offered as part of a year of special programming commemorating Saint Leo University’s 40-year anniversary of educating servicemembers, reservists, veterans, and their families.

In a related item of interest, Saint Leo University has been named to the 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list compiled by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine and additional outlets for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military servicemembers, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.