Charles Figley

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Charles Figley
Dr. Paul Henry Kurzweg Distinguished Chair and Professor of Disaster Mental Health  and Professor of Social Work


Charles Figley is an internationally-known trauma expert, social work professor and head of the Tulane Trauma Institute. Following Katrina, he helped mobilize crisis counselors for hurricane survivors, conducted training sessions for post-Katrina practitioners and lectured across the country on disaster-related trauma. He can speak about how anniversaries of disasters can trigger trauma.

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Areas of Expertise: trauma, disasters, disaster related mental health, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), compassion fatigue, stress and coping, post-Katrina training for crisis counselors

Tulane news about this faculty expert

Retired Lt. Gen. Russell Honoré, known for his security leadership after Hurricane Katrina, talks about trauma for a School of Social Work class.

American Library Association names social work professor Charles Figley’s 'Encyclopedia of Trauma' an Outstanding Academic Title.

People who repress stressful memories may be wise, says Tulane traumatologist Charles Figley. View video.

The university’s first-ever Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), on the subject of trauma, is open now for registration.

Tulane faculty members talk in this video about the culture of the Tulane academic experience post-Katrina, touching on areas of disaster recovery, architecture, health care, music, public education and more.

Charles Figley, an internationally renowned expert in disaster-related mental health, has joined Tulane University as the Dr. Paul Henry Kurzweg distinguished chair and professor of disaster mental health in the School of Social Work.

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