Steven Tice to Speak at Evergreen at 3:30 p.m. on Veterans Day, November 11, 2008

October 28, 2008

Steven Tice, Certified Trauma Specialist with 19 years of experience as a program director and therapist in Veteran Administration programs will deliver the keynote address at The Evergreen State College Veterans Day Commemoration on November 11 at the college’s Olympia campus, Seminar 2 Building, Room A 1105 at 3:30 PM.

Tice will speak on the theme of this year’s event Thanking Those Who Serve, providing insights into life after the traumatic experience of combat. College officials will also unveil a new Evergreen Veterans Medallion, which will be presented to Evergreen students, staff and faculty who have served in the U.S. armed services at a ceremony later in the academic year.

Severely wounded in one of the most horrific battles of the Vietnam War, Hamburger Hill, Tice has been called a National Treasure for his work to help veterans through their experience of war and recovery. His personal story of familial stress, increasing recognition of lasting effects of war and work at reconciliation with the past provides an inspiring story to anyone who wishes to better understand the lives of veterans today.

Since retiring from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in December 1998, Tice has been writing, consulting and presenting on PTSD treatment, as well as providing direct clinical treatment with physically disabled combat veterans from WWII to the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Steven's therapeutic approach is to treat PTSD as an emotional malady and not a mental illness. In Tice’s view, symptoms of PTSD are expectable outcomes when individuals participate in or are exposed to traumatic events outside the norm of human experience.

About Steven Tice

Steven Tice, MA, CTS received his Master of Arts degree in 20th Century US Social History from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1981, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education from UNLV in 1976. He has been certified as a trauma specialist through the international Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists since 1992. Steven is a Washington State Registered Counselor.