Soldiers Project Pennsylvania to Host Clinician Training to Discuss Treatment Options for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Release Date: Thrusday, April 19, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Chestnut Hill College will host a training for The Soldiers Project on “PTSD: What Makes Treating It so Difficult” on Thursday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Redmond Room, St. Joseph Hall.


Richard Ganley, Ph.D., CGP, BCETS, a clinical psychologist who has worked with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for the past 15 years will present the training. The training is open to social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors and those in the medical field. CEU credits are available for psychologist in addition to CEU’s for social workers, marriage and family therapists and professional counselors. 


Dr. Ganley maintains a practice in the Philadelphia area that focuses on individual, couple’s, family, and group therapy, including a group for PTSD. He is a board member of The Systems-Centered Training and Research Institute, which was recognized with the 2010 Award for Outstanding Contributions in Education and Training in the Field of Group Psychotherapy by the National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists. Dr. Ganley was formerly the Clinical Director of the Westmeade Center, where he engaged in program development, supervision, and therapy in a residential alternative to psychiatric inpatient care. He has also provided clinical supervision for graduate programs at Hahnemann University, Bryn Mawr College, and Temple University; presented at a number of national and regional conferences that include the American Psychological Association and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; and has published in a number of peer-reviewed journals, including The Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Family Process, and Family Systems Medicine.


The Soldiers Project was started in 2004 by psychiatrist Judith T. Broder, M.D., who believed that it was her professional obligation to help returning troops and their families to manage the myriad of war-related mental health issues. In conjunction with the Ernest S. Lawrence Trauma Center in Los Angeles, they jointly started a program to help veterans. The program provides free care for service men and women and their families. Now nearly five years since its inception, The Soldiers Project in the Southern California area alone has more than 200 volunteer clinicians with over 400 in the entire country.


All members and guests who plan to attend the workshop will need to preregister to receive CEU certificates on the day of the trainings. There is a $25.00 charge for CEU’s for those attending who are not members of The Soldiers Project PA. Payment can be made at the door. Please email Sister Nancy DeCesare, IHM, PhD., associate professor of human services at to register. Registration is required at least two weeks in advance of the training.