Mandel School alumna kicks off MSASS Book and Author Series with personal PTSD story

The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences will launch the MSASS Book and Author Series April 24.

Marla Handy, a 2001 alumna of the Mandel School doctoral program, will kick off the series by presenting her book, No Comfort Zone, a chronicle of her experience living with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Handy’s colleague Frank Ochberg, an international leader in the field of trauma treatment, will participate in a conversation with Handy about assessment, treatment and social perceptions of PTSD.

The free talk will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations building.

Reservations are required and seating is limited. To reserve a seat, contact Ina Brand at 368.2274 by April 23.