LEARN Speaker Series Hosts Dr. Elizabeth Ventura and Jayna Bonfini March 28

by Public Relations | Mar 16, 2017

Dr. Elizabeth Ventura and Jayna Bonfini

Saint Vincent College’s LEARN Speaker Series will host Dr. Elizabeth Ventura and Jayna Bonfini on Tuesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fred M. Rogers Center on the Saint Vincent College campus.  No tickets are required for admission and the presentation is free and open to the public.

Ventura is a qualitative researcher, trauma specialist and counselor educator, who has been practicing clinically since 2004. She is a core faculty member in the Community Mental Health Counseling Department at Walden University and has taught in the criminology department at Saint Vincent College. Her research and clinical training include the Cleveland Clinic and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, where she gained expertise in dual diagnosis, trauma theory, eating disorders and mood disorders.

Bonfini has significant research, teaching and clinical experience with adolescents and adults struggling with various mental health issues, trauma histories and substance abuse problems. She counsels adolescents, adults and their families in private practice, consults and counsels for a local high school and teaches counseling and psychology as a part-time faculty member at Robert Morris University. A Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor, she has specific training in motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral therapy and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) to offer an integrated approach that meets the needs of her clients.

The Saint Vincent College LEARN Speaker Series, which stands for Listen, Evaluate, Analyze, Reflect and Navigate, was started in 2013 and features speakers on contemporary issues or personal growth.  It helps to prepare students for the world of today.


Photo: Dr. Elizabeth Ventura and Jayna Bonfini


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