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Mental Health Awareness : What happened to you?" All-Campus Read

BC3 Collegewide Book Club

BC3 Collegewide Book Club

Book discussion led by Dr. Karen Stubenbort

What happened to you? Conversations on trauma, resilience, and healing 

by Dr. Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey 

Tuesday, April 19 from 12:45-2PM

In person: HFLC 232 (upper level classroom)

Here’s the link to join the discussion virtually:

About the author

About the author-Dr. Bruce D. Perry

Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. is the Senior Fellow of The Child Trauma Academy, a not-for-profit organization based in Houston ( and adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago. Over the last thirty years, Dr. Perry has been an active teacher, clinician and researcher in children’s mental health and the neurosciences holding a variety of academic positions.


About the book

About the book: 

What happened to you? Conversations on trauma, resilience, and healing

Have you ever wondered "Why did I do that?" or "Why can't I just control my behavior?" Others may judge our reactions and think, "What's wrong with that person?" When questioning our emotions, it's easy to place the blame on ourselves; holding ourselves and those around us to an impossible standard. It's time we started asking a different question. Through deeply personal conversations, Oprah Winfrey and renowned brain and trauma expert Dr. Bruce Perry offer a groundbreaking and profound shift from asking “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?”


About the book discussion leader

About the book discussion leader - Dr. Karen Stubenbort 

Dr. Karen Stubenbort is a licensed clinical social worker. She is an Associate Professor and the Social Work Program Coordinator at Butler County Community College. Karen received an undergraduate degree in psychology from Point Park University. Karen holds a Master of Science in Developmental Psychology, a Master of Social Work, and a Doctorate in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. Over the years, Karen worked as a social work psychiatric clinician, supervisor, and national trainer for SAMSHA funded research. Along with teaching at BC3, Karen is the psychiatric clinician at the Awareness and Wellness Center of Pittsburgh.