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Mental Health in the Field

Alejandro M. Martinez
Date and Time: 
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 12:30

Department of Anthropology
Main Quad - Building 50
Room 51A (Colloquium Room)


Alejandro will discuss some of the psychological distress that might be experienced during the fieldwork such as post-traumatic stress related to witnessing or experiencing violence, and separation from friends and family. How can one proactively manage the resultant psychological reactions? Alejandro will highlight the types of strategies one could benefit from in dealing with such problems. In addition to offering useful strategies, he will also share available Stanford resources and guidelines about whom to contact, when and how in diverse situations where one's mental health is threatened or weakened.


Alejandro M Martinez, Ph.D. Trained as a Clinical Psychologist Director of CAPS for 17 years, Senior Associate Director of consultation and Liaison for 8 years. Currently holds position as Associate Dean of Students.