Leadership Competencies

Coping with the emotional impact of a natural disaster [video podcast]

Watch the video podcast “Coping with the emotional impact of a natural disaster.”

The feelings of anxiety, helplessness, fear and anger are nearly universal in the aftermath of a severe trauma, such as a natural disaster. Approximately 7.7 million adults are affected by PTSD each year. Forensic psychologist Dr. Roy Aranda has been active in psychological aid work following tragedies on 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the Sandy Hook shooting and more.

In this Vistage podcast, he helps identify the stages of loss and anxiety following a disaster, and charts a path for healing from trauma, with steps to regaining strength through introspection, identification, outreach and agency.


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Roy Aranda About the Author: Roy Aranda

Dr. Aranda obtained a Doctor of Psychology degree from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University, in 1982. He also earned a 2-year post-doctoral degree in neuropsychology in 2001 and a law degree in 2007.…

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