Alumni in the News
Following the school shooting in Chardon, Ohio on February 27, Dr. Frank Ochberg '55, '56 provided commentary to CNN. His article titled "Why does America lead the world in school shootings?" offers perspective about this recent tragedy and methodically outlines factors that may be considered as one considers the causes of shootings in the US and worldwide.
Among the factors Dr. Ochberg highlights that contribute to the tragedies of school shootings, he places special emphasis on the role of easy access to guns in America. Dr. Ochberg states, "...any serious attempt to prevent school shooting will have to attack the problem by determining who should not be armed, and preventing dangerous boys from bringing guns to school."
Frank Ochberg, MD is a psychiatrist and mental health expert. His professional experience includes serving as an FBI Psychiatrist and providing guidance counseling teams after the shooting tragedies at Columbine High School and Virginia Tech. Dr. Ochberg is one of the founding fathers of modern psychotrauatology who has helped to define and research Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Victimization Symptoms as a distinct subcategory of PTSD and Stockholm Syndrome. He is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Michigan State University and former Associate Director of the National Institute of Mental Health. He devotes much of his time to educating journalists about trauma, and, in recognition, the Dart Center's Ochberg Fellowship was named for him.