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ISTSS Student Group

Welcome to the Student Section of the International Society for Traumatic Stress. As a student member, you have the opportunity to enhance your knowledge of research and training in trauma and become involved in ISTSS. The Web site includes a list of trauma training sites as well as additional resources, links and information to help you in your current and future training in the field of trauma.

If you are not yet a member of ISTSS, read about the benefits of joining:

Member Benefits
Membership in ISTSS includes a subscription to the Journal of Traumatic Stress, the peer-reviewed bimonthly journal of ISTSS, and Traumatic StressPoints, a quarterly newsletter with new developments in the field and the latest news associated with the society.

As a student member, you receive the following benefits:

  • Reduced registration fees for the ISTSS annual conference, where you will find opportunities to learn from senior researchers and professionals in the field and to network.
  • Access to a student listserv, where student members can post questions, provide information and communicate with peers who share similar interests.
  • Access to recently developed section of the student Web site, which contains helpful links, relevant articles, training manuals and workbooks, as well as a training site database with information on graduate programs, research opportunities, internships and postdoctoral programs pertaining to trauma.

Please join us and become a student member of ISTSS by applying online or contacting ISTSS Headquarters at istss@istss.org. The student listserv is for members only. To join the listserv, e-mail istss@istss.org.

While this Web site was created to help student members of ISTSS increase their involvement in trauma-related training and research, it is not comprehensive.   Therefore, if you are aware of additional resources and opportunities you would like to see shared with other student members, please let us know by e-mailing Lynnette Averill, student chair, at averill.psych@utah.edu or Heidi La Bash, vice chair, at hlabash@gmail.com.

Announcements

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2.18.10

ISTSS Outstanding Student Achievement Award
Each year at the ISTSS Annual Meeting, a student is awarded the Outstanding Student Achievement Award.

Click here for more information.

2.19.10

ISTSS Student Research Grants Available
The ISTSS Student Research Grant (SRG) provides two $1,000 grants to ISTSS student members who submit proposals judged to have the greatest potential to contribute to the filed of traumatic stress.

Applications must be received before August 17, 2010.

Click here to download the application.
2.18.2008

Trauma Training Guide Available!
Trauma Training Guide presents detailed information about trauma-related training programs and contacts around the world

Downloads

Links & Resources

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APPLYING TO AND SUCCEEDING IN GRADUATE SCHOOL FOR PSYCHOLOGY
7.15.2004

Graduate Study in Psychology

7.15.2004

Getting In: A Step-by-Step Plan for Gaining Admission to Graduate School in Psychology

7.15.2004

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

7.15.2004

Dissertations and Theses from Start to Finish: Psychology and Related Fields

7.15.2004

Getting Mentored in Graduate School

7.15.2004

Succeeding In Graduate School: The Career Guide For Psychology Students

7.15.2004 The Portable Mentor: Expert Guide to a Successful Career in Psychology
TRAUMA RESOURCES
Websites
7.15.2004

American College Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
www.acog.org

7.15.2004

Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)
www.adaa.org

7.15.2004

The Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health
http://www.acpmh.unimelb.edu.au

7.15.2004

The European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
www.estss.org

7.15.2004

The National Center for Children Exposed to Violence
www.nccev.org

7.15.2004

The National Center for PTSD
http://www.ptsd.va.gov

7.15.2004

The Sidran Institute
A non-profit organization providing education and advocacy for those exposed to trauma: extensive database with trauma-related books and articles, list of resources for professionals dealing with trauma.   
www.sidran.org

7.15.2004

David Baldwin's Trauma Information Pages
http://www.trauma-pages.com/

Neurobiology/Physiology
7.15.2004

Brainplace.com :   Non-trauma specific information on the brain and brain systems.   Includes detailed descriptions of areas/systems of the brain linked to domains of functioning, including graphs and SPECT images.

http://www.brainplace.com  
7.15.2004

Society for Neuroscience Home Page : Extensive information about the brain and nervous system.   Includes a downloadable "primer" on the brain, and has at times included information related to stress and the brain.

http://web.sfn.org/
7.15.2004

The Whole-Brain Atlas:   Non-trauma-specific site containing an array of images (CT, MRI, SPECT, PET) of the brain.

http://www.med.harvard.edu/AANLIB/home.html
Resilience
7.15.2004

Search Institute Home Page:   Includes section on "Forty Developmental Assets": results of research on resilience in stress-exposed and at-risk youth.

http://www.search-institute.org/
7.15.2004

American Psychological Association: Fostering Resilience in Response to Terrorism. Includes fact sheets for children and families.

http://www.apa.org/pi/aging/older-adults.pdf

Articles by Members of the Current and Past ISTSS Executive Board

Barbara O. Rothbaum, PhD : Former President of ISTSS; Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory School of Medicine; Director, Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program; Scientific Advisory Board Consulting Member, Trichotillomania Learning Center, Inc.; Associate Editor of the Journal of Traumatic Stress.

6.20.2005 Marshall, R. D. & Rothbaum, B. O. (2004). Posttraumatic stress disorder and acute stress disorder.  In D. J. Stein (Ed.), Clinical manual of anxiety disorders (pp. 119-146). Washington: American Psychiatric Publishing
6.20.2005 Rothbaum, B. O., Ruef, A. M., Litz, B. T., Han, H., & Hodges, L. F. (2003). Virtual reality exposure therapy of combat-related PTSD: a case study using psychophysiological indicators of outcome. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 17 (2), 163-178.
6.20.2005 Foa, E. B., Rothbaum, B. O., & Furr, J. M. (2003). Augmenting exposure therapy with other CBT procedures. Psychiatric Annals, 33 (1), 47-53.  
6.20.2005

Rothbaum, B. O. & Schwartz, A. C. (2002). Exposure therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 56 (1), 59-75.

6.20.2005

Zimand, E., Anderson, P. L., Gershon, J., Graap, K., Hodges, L. F., & Rothbaum, B. O. (2002). Virtual reality therapy: innovative treatment for anxiety disorders. Primary Psychiatry, 9 (7), 51-54.  

 

Edna Foa, Phd : Former Vice President of ISTSS; Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania ; Director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety.

6.20.2005

Rauch, S. A. M & Foa, E. B. (2004). Sexual trauma: impact and recovery.  In B. T. Litz (Ed.) Early intervention for trauma and traumatic loss (pp. 216-240). New York : Guilford Press.

6.20.2005

Hembree, E. A., Cahill, S. P., & Foa, E. B. (2004). Impact of personality disorders on treatment outcome for female assault survivors with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Personality Disorders, 18 (1), 117-127.

6.20.2005

Riggs, D. S., Rukstalis, M., Volpicelli, J. R., Kalmanson, D., & Foa, E. B. (2003). Demographic and social adjustment characteristics of patients with comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder and alcohol dependence: potential pitfalls to PTSD treatment. Addictive Behaviors, 28 (9), 1717-1730.

6.20.2005

Amaya-Jackson, L., Reynolds, V., Murray, M. C., McCarthy, G., Nelson, A., Cherney, M. S., Lee, R., Foa, E. B., & March, J. S. (2003). Cognitive-behavioral treatment for pediatric posttraumatic stress disorder: protocol and application in school and community settings. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 10 (3), 204-213

6.20.2005

Cahill, S. P., Rauch, S. A. M., Hembree, E. A., & Foa, E. B.  (2003). Effect of cognitive-behavioral treatments for PTSD on anger. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 17 (2), 113-131.

Elana Newman , PhD : President of ISTSS; Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Tulsa; Executive Board, Dart Center for Trauma and Journalism; Editorial Board for the Journal of Traumatic Stress.

6.20.2005

Walker, E., Newman, E., & Koss, M. P. (2004). Costs and health utilization associated with traumatic experiences. In P. S. Schnurr and B. L. Green (Eds.) Physical Health Consequences of Exposure to Extreme Stress (pp.43-71). Washington DC : American Psychological Press.

6.20.2005

Pyevich, C., Newman, E., & Daleidan, E. (2003). The relationship among cognitive schemas, job-related traumatic exposure, and PTSD in journalists. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 16 (4): 325-328.

6.20.2005

Newman, E., Simpson, R., & Handschuh, D. (2003). Trauma exposure and post-traumatic Stress Disorder among Photojournalists. Visual Communication Quarterly, 10, 1.4-13.

6.20.2005

Walker, E. A., Katon, W., Russo, J., Ciechanowski, P, Newman, E., & Wagner, A. W. (2003). Health care costs associated with posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in women. Archives of General Psychiatry, 60 (4), 369-374.

6.20.2005

Winston, F., Kassam-Adams, N., Vivarelli-ONeill, C. Ford, J., Newman, E., Cohen, B., & Cnaan, A (2002). Acute Stress Disorder in Children and their Parents after Pediatric Traffic Injury. Pediatrics, 109, 90.

Stuart Turner, MD : President-Elect of ISTSS; Chair of the Board of Trustees, Refugee Therapy Centre; Honorary Senior Lecturer, Royal Free and University College Medical School ; Trustee, Redress Trust; Member of NICE (National Institute for Clinical Exellence); Advisory Editorial Boards of Torture and Journal of Traumatic Stress.

6.20.2005

Turner, S.W. (2004) Emotional Reactions to Torture and Organized State Violence. PTSD Research Quarterly, Spring 2004.

6.20.2005

Herlihy, J., Ferstman, C., & Turner, S.W. (2004) Legal issues in work with Asylum Seekers. In J. Wilson & B. Drozdek (Eds.), Broken Spirits . Brunner-Routledge: New York .

6.20.2005

Turner, S. W., D. M., & Yüksel, S., Silove. (2003). Aiding survivors of mass violence and torture in trauma interventions in war and peace . In B. L. Green, M. J. Friedman, J. T. V. M. De Jong, S. D. Solomon, T. M. Keane, J. A. Fairbank, B. Donelan, & E. Frey-Wouters (Eds.), Trauma interventions in war and peace: prevention, practice, and policy (pp. 185-211). New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2003 pp. 185-211;

6.20.2005

Turner, Stuart W., Bowie, C., Dunn, G., Shapo, L., & Yule, W. (2003). Mental health of Kosovan Albanian refugees in the UK . British Journal of Psychiatry , 182, 444-448.

6.20.2005

Herlihy, J., Scragg, P., & Turner, Stuart W. (2002). Discrepancies in autobiographical memories -- implications for the assessment of asylum seekers: repeated interviews study.
British Medical Journal, 324 (7333), 324-327.

Paula Schnurr, PhD : Former President of ISTSS; Deputy to the Executive Director of the National Center for PTSD; Research professor of psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School; Editor of the PTSD Research Quarterly; Editor of the Journal of Traumatic Stress.

6.20.2005

Schnurr, P. P., Lunney, C. A., & Sengupta, A. (2004). Risk factors for the development versus maintenance of posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 17 (2), 85-95.

6.20.2005

Schnurr, P. P. & Green, B. L. (2004). Trauma and health: physical health consequences of exposure to extreme stress. Washington : American Psychological Association.

6.20.2005

Schnurr, P. P. & Green, B. L. (2004). Understanding relationships among trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder, and health outcomes. In P. P. Schnurr & B. L. Green (Eds.), Trauma and health: physical health consequences of exposure to extreme stress (pp. 247-275). Washington : American Psychological Association.

6.20.2005

Friedman, M. J., Schnurr, P. P., Sengupta, A., Holmes, T., & Ashcraft, M. (2004). The Hawaii Vietnam Veterans project: Is minority status a risk factor for posttraumatic stress disorder?  
Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 192 (1), 42-50.  

6.20.2005

Schnurr, P.P. & Green, B. L. (2004). Understanding relationships among trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and health outcomes. Advances in Mind-Body Medicine, 20 (1), 18-29.

Dean Kilpatrick, PhD : Past President of ISTSS; Director of National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center and Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Medical University of South Carolina; Board of Directors, South Carolina Victims Assistance Network.

6.20.2005

Ruggiero, K. J., Smith, D. W., Hanson, R. F., Resnick, H. S., Saunders, B. E., Kilpatrick, D. G., & Best, C. L., (2004). Is disclosure of childhood rape associated with mental health outcome?: Results from the National Women's Study. Child Maltreatment, 9 (1), 62-77. 

6.20.2005

Rich, C. L., Combs-Lane, A. M., Resnick, H. S., & Kilpatrick, D. G. (2004). Child sexual abuse and adult sexual revictimization.  In L. J. Koenig, L. S. Doll, A. O'Leary, & W. Pequegnat (Eds.), From child sexual abuse to adult sexual risk: trauma, revictimization, and intervention (pp. 49-68). Washington : American Psychological Association.  

6.20.2005

Resnick, H. S., Galea, S., Kilpatrick, D. G., & Vlahov, D. (2004). Research on trauma and PTSD in the aftermath of 9/11. PTSD Research Quarterly, 15 (1), 1-7, Winter 2004.

6.20.2005

Kilpatrick, D. G. (2004). The ethics of disaster research: a special section [editorial]. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 17 (5), 361-362, October 2004.  

6.20.2005

Galea, S., Vlahov, D., Resnick, H. S., Ahern, J., Susser, E. S., Gold, J., Bucuvalas, M. J., & Kilpatrick, D. G. (2003). Trends of probable post-traumatic stress disorder in New York City after the September 11 terrorist attacks. American Journal of Epidemiology, 158 (6), 514-524.  

Treatment Manuals/Assessment Guides/Workbooks since 1997:
7.15.2004 Bisbey & Bisbey (1998).   Brief therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder: Traumatic incident reduction and related techniques.
7.15.2004 Blanchard & Hickling (1997). After the crash: assessment and treatment of motor vehicle accident survivors
7.15.2004 Bryant & Harvey (2000).Acute stress disorder: A handbook of theory, assessment, and treatment
7.21.2004 Carlson (1997). Trauma Assessments: a Clinician's Guide.
7.21.2004 Chu (1998). Rebuilding Shattered Lives: the responsible treatment of complex post-traumatic and dissociative disorders.
7.21.2004 Copeland & Harris (2000). Healing the trauma of abuse: A women's workbook.
7.21.2004 Courtois (1999).Recollections of Sexual Abuse: treatment principles and guidelines.
7.21.2004 Dalenberg (2000).Countertransference and the Treatment of Trauma.   
7.21.2004 Deaton & Hertica (2001).   A therapist's guide to Growing free: a manual for survivors of domestic violence
7.21.2004 Donovan & Padin-Rivera (1999).Transcend: a program for treating PTSD and substance abuse in Vietnam combat veterans. National Center for PTSD Clinical Quarterly , 8(3), 51-53.
7.21.2004 Everly & Lating (2002). A Clinical Guide to the Treatment of Human Stress Response. Second Edition
7.21.2004 Follette, Ruzek & Abueg (Eds.) (1998/2001). Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies for Trauma.
7.21.2004 Foy, Glynn, Ruzek, Riney, & Gusman (1997).   Trauma focus group therapy for combat-related PTSD.  
7.21.2004 Friedrich (2001).Psychological Assessment of Sexually Abused Children and Their Families.
7.21.2004 Frederick & McNeal (1999). Inner Strengths: contemporary psychotherapy and hypnosis for ego-strengthening.
7.21.2004 Gerity (1999). Creativity and the Dissociative Patient: puppets, narrative, and art in the treatment of survivors of childhood trauma.
7.21.2004 Grotsky & Camerer, & Damiano (2000).Group work with sexually abused children: a practitioner's guide.  

7.21.2004

Hudgins (2002). Experiential Treatment for PTSD: the therapeutic spiral model.
7.21.2004 Kalsched (1997). The Inner World of Trauma: archetypal defenses of the personal spirit.
7.21.2004 Karp, Butler, & Bergstrom (1999).   Treatment strategies for abused adolescents: from victim to survivor.  
7.21.2004

Karp, Butler & Bergstrom (1998).  Activity manual for adolescents.  

7.21.2004 Klein & Schermer (2000). Group Psychotherapy for Psychological Trauma.   
7.21.2004

Kolski, Avriette, & Jongsma (2001).   The crisis counseling and traumatic events treatment planner.  

7.21.2004

Mollon, P. (2002). Remembering trauma : A psychotherapist's guide to memory and illusion, 2nd ed.

7.21.2004 Najavits (2001).Seeking Safety: a treatment manual for PTSD and substance abuse.
7.21.2004

Parrish (1999).   Military veterans PTSD reference manual.

7.21.2004 Resick & Calhoun (2001).   Posttraumatic stress disorder.   In Barlow's (Editor) Clinical handbook of psychological disorders: a step-by-step treatment manua l, 3rd ed
7.21.2004 Rosenbloom, Williams & Watkins (1999). Life after trauma : A workbook for healing.
7.21.2004 Saakvitne (Ed.) (2000). Risking Connection: a training curriculum for working with survivors of childhood abuse.
7.21.2004 Shalev, Yehuda & McFarlane (2000).   International handbook of human response to trauma .
7.21.2004 Shapiro (2001).   Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing: Basic principles, protocols, and procedures, 2nd ed
7.21.2004 Smyth (1999).   Overcoming post-traumatic stress disorder: a cognitive-behavioral exposure-based protocol for the treatment of PTSD and the other anxiety disorders -- therapist protocol.  
7.21.2004 Solomon & Siegel (Eds.) (2003). Healing Trauma: attachment, mind, body, and brain.
7.21.2004

Valent (1999). Trauma and Fullfillment Therapy: a wholist framework

7.21.2004

Vermilyea (2000).   Growing beyond survival: A self-help toolkit for managing traumatic stress .

7.21.2004

Wieland (1998). Techniques and issues in abuse-focused therapy with children & adolescents: Addressing the internal trauma

7.21.2004

Williams & Poijula (2002). The PTSD workbook: Simple, effective techniques for overcoming traumatic stress symptoms.

7.21.2004

Williams, Yule & Joseph (1997). Understanding Post Traumatic Stress: a psychosocial perspective on PTSD and treatment .

7.21.2004

Wilson, Friedman & Lindy (2001).   Treating Psychological Trauma and PTSD.  

7.21.2004

Wilson & Keane (Eds.) (1997). Assessing Psychological Trauma and PTSD.

7.21.2004 Yehuda (Ed.) (2002). Treating Trauma Survivors With PTSD.
7.21.2004

Young & Blake (1999). Group Treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

7.21.2004

Ziegler (2002). Traumatic experience and the brain: A handbook for understanding and treating those traumatized as children.

7.21.2004 Foa, Keane & Friedman.   (2000).   Effective treatments for PTSD: Practice guidelines from the International Society for Traumatic Stress.