Professor of Psychiatry, co-founder of Vegan Publishers
Dr. Casey Taft is Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and co-owner of a vegan-themed publishing company, Vegan Publishers. He is an internationally recognised researcher in the areas of trauma, family communication, and violence prevention, winning prestigious awards for his work from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has published over 100 journal articles, book chapters, and scientific reports, and is editor on several academic journals. Dr. Taft has chaired an American Psychological Association task force on trauma in the military and has consulted with the United Nations on preventing violence and abuse globally. He sees the prevention of violence towards animals as a natural extension of this work. Dr. Taft has recently authored “Helping Others Help Animals” and a forthcoming violence prevention book to be published by the American Psychological Association.
This talk will focus on how to most effectively motivate others to go vegan, from a behavioral change perspective. Principles and tactics from clinical psychology with a long history of innovation and research evaluation have not been brought into the animal advocacy realm. This talk will focus on how we can be more impactful communicators […]
This talk will offer tips for advocacy and strategies for communicating with friends and family members who may be unsupportive or abusive, overcoming other challenges in communication, navigating issues related to dating, masculinity, and sex, and managing trauma reactions and mental health issues that may result.