St. Thomas University Counseling Programs And Therapy Group, And School Of Theology And Ministry In Support Of Our Vets

Nov 06, 2013, 16:15 ET from St. Thomas University

MIAMI, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On November 8, US veterans (VFW post 8195) will be at the African American Research Library supporting and showing tribute to our Vietnam Veterans and OIF/OEF Veterans with a book written by the Vietnam vets. Edited by Bobby White, VFW Post 8195 Commander, the book reminisces the story of 23 black soldiers. The authors will be present for the signing, along with counseling graduate students and faculty from St. Thomas University ( The event, to be held at 2650 Sistrunk Boulevard in Ft. Lauderdale, 2:00-6:00 pm, is free and open to the public.


Veterans' groups will also be displaying the documentary of the therapy group that was filmed by WLRN public television. For years, counseling graduate programs at St. Thomas University's Biscayne College have being reinforcing the University's mission of developing leaders from all walks of life and creeds. This includes US veterans, and the University counseling programs have constantly shown tribute to the war veterans. A therapy group, developed and run by Leslie Brown, a St. Thomas Marriage and Family Therapy graduate, is being featured in the documentary and will bring to light great work that is done by the University's students and faculty in support to the Vietnam, Iraq, and other US war veterans. There will also be food, refreshments, and entertainment by John Saxx. Assistance to veterans with PTSD needing to file claims will be provided.

A few days later, St. Thomas University School of Theology and Ministry's Ecumenical Institute at Miami's St. Thomas University continues its O'Neill Lectures Series with the fall 2013 launch Tuesday, November 12, 2013 when US veterans' recovery will be discussed. The lecture is offered by the Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock of Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University and is entitled "Soul Repair: Veteran Recovery from Moral Injury after War". That evening, dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m. at the Law School Atrium Conference Room. Reservations are required. Contact for this event is Ecumenical Institute Director, Rev. Dr. Elias Bouboutsis: 305.474.6002 or There is no need to reserve for the lecture, to be held in the Chapel of St. Anthony 7:00-9:00 p.m.

St. Thomas graduate counseling programs are offered both full or part time so that students can maintain their professional lives. Master of Science degrees include Guidance and Counseling, chaired by Dr. Judith Bachay (, Marriage and Family Therapy, chaired by Dr. Barbara Buzzi (, and Mental Health Counseling, chaired by Dr. Lawrence Rubin ( US veterans in need of family, marriage, child and adolescent therapy and more can certainly find direction and support at the Catholic university.

St. Thomas University - a Catholic university affiliated with the Archdiocese of Miami - is committed to the academic and professional success of its students who become ethical leaders in our global community. St. Thomas is building upon its position as the leading Catholic university in the Southeast through its academic programs in ministry, science, business and justice. For additional information, please visit or contact Chief Marketing Officer Marivi Prado,

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