Dr Reuben Vaisman-Tzachor

PhD, FACFEI, DABPS, FAPA, DABCHS ~ Drugs in terrorism: from funding to PTSD

During 6 years of counter-terrorism service as a navy captain and gun-ship commander for the Israeli Navy, Dr Reuben Vaisman-Tzachor developed an expertise in terrorism prevention. He was subsequently recruited to head a research project at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico to study and produce a national terrorism prevention protocol for the George W Bush administration. The project was subsequently integrated by the CIA into the pursuit of Osama Bin Laden and has been adopted into the official curriculum at the FBI Academy.

Dr Rueben Vaisman-Tzachor is now the primary therapist for Seasons in Malibu. He obtained his doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in 1993 and has been a Licensed Psychologist since 1997. He has taught as an adjunct professor of clinical and forensic psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles and others for over 25 years and served as an Attending Psychologist at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for 16 years.

Dr Vaisman is a Fellow at the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute, a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychology Specialties in Clinical and Forensic Psychology, a Fellow at the American Psychotherapy Association, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Certification in Homeland Security.

He has conducted research and published over 20 professional journal articles and has written or co-authored 8 books and 3 psychology-based novels. Many of his research articles are about addiction and chronic mental disorders. He has also served as an expert witness for courts, including the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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PRESENTATIONS

The Use of Drugs in Funding Terrorism and in the Commission of Terrorism.
Goals: At the end of the presentation the participants will be able to:
  1. Explain how drugs are being used directly and surreptitiously to fund terrorism.
  2. Explain how drugs are being used to facilitate the commission of acts of terrorism.
  3. Explain how drugs can become the actual weapon of terrorism.
Substance Use and Abuse in Terrorism Victims and the Use of Substances for Treatment of Terrorism Victim’s Post Trauma.
Goals: At the end of the presentation the participants will be able to:
  1. Explain how substance use or abuse prior to acts of terrorism complicate PTSD in victims.
  2. Explain how substance use or abuse after acts of terrorism complicate PTSD in victims.
  3. Explain the behavioral principles of re-programming in substance-aided treatment of PTSD for terrorism victims.