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Cognitive Delays & Post Traumatic Growth after Mild TBI w/ Dr. Joyce Mikal-Flynn

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Amy Zellmer

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Join host Amy Zellmer as she speaks with Dr. Joyce Mikal-flynn

Dr. Joyce Mikal-Flynn has firsthand experience with trauma. An avid marathon runner and triathlete, in 1990 she survived a sudden death event requiring 22 minutes of CPR. Since her survival she completed 5 marathons, several triathlons, earned her Master’s In Nursing and a Doctor of Education. She is passionate about her philosophy of using one’s inner strengths and courage to turn tragic events into victories. Her ongoing research and clinical work is intended to positively influence the field of trauma focusing on PTG for individuals, vicarious survivors and communities who suffered and survived critical events.

She developed a contemporary system of rehabilitation: Metahabilitation bringing forth her business: An associate professor at CSUS, she continues clinical practice, lecturing and researching on posttraumatic growth (PTG), presenting internationally and nationally on the subject. Publications include articles in Nursing Times (2012), Journal of Addictions Nursing (2015) and Nursing 2016. 

Her book: Turning Tragedy Into Triumph: MetaHabilitation, A Contemporary Model of Rehabilitation was released in 2012. She completed a sabbatical (2015) studying vicarious survivors of trauma, focusing on family and friends of those who suffered and survived troubling life events. She visited Oklahoma City, NYC and Boston interviewing people who witnessed and were affected by these traumatic events. Her ongoing research along with a deep concern for those who deal with trauma and those who care for them lead to the creation of a course at CSUS: Traumatology: Introduction to Posttraumatic Growth.

Sponsored by: Minnesota Functional Neurology, DC