Adjunct Instructor, UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Considered one of the best pure orators in the United States, Eric Arauz, MLER, is lead trainer and international keynote speaker through his consulting firm, A.I.E., specializing in living with trauma/ post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicide-related issues, child abuse, veterans issues, and addiction. Having suffered extensive child abuse at the hands of a father with mental illness, and his own institutionalization in 1995, Mr. Arauz speaks openly about his personal “triumph over the demons of substance abuse, child abuse, psychosis, and post-traumatic stress disorder” and how the mental health community can better serve their patients.
Mr. Arauz holds a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Rutgers University with High Honors and a Masters Degree from the Rutgers Graduate School of Management of Labor Relations. He is an adjunct instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, a Special State Officer on the New Jersey Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, a 2009 SAMHSA/US Dept. of Health and Human Services "Voice Award" recipient, and New York Times contributor. Mr. Aruaz is co-creator of the Psych Congress
Trauma Institute, a program seeking to better educate and equip clinicians with tools to properly manage trauma-spectrum disorders and improve patient outcomes.
In 2012, Mr. Arauz published his first book, An American’s Resurrection. He is also published in the July/August edition of the Journal of American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Eric keynoted the 2013 U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress in Las Vegas, Nevada and has also appeared on NBC’s Today show, contributed to the New York Times, and been featured in numerous national newspapers and radio shows.