Veteran and Military Issues

The ISTSS 32nd Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of professionals dedicated to trauma treatment, education, research and prevention. There will be several workshops, symposia and expert trainings on veteran and military issues.

Register Now for the ISTSS 32nd Annual Meeting 

Thursday, November 10, 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Symposium
Examining the Impact of PTSD on Work, Family, and Other Related Quality of Life Outcomes in
Veterans of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
Chair (Smith, Brian, PhD)
 
Thursday, November 10, 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Paper Presentation
A Naturalistic Evaluation of Evidence-based Treatment for Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
(Doran, Jennifer, PhD)
 
Thursday, November 10, 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.
Panel Presentation
Public-private Partnerships in Service to Veterans and their Families
Moderator (Kudler, Harold MD)
(Bellehsen, Mayer, PhD; Tanielian, Terri, MA; Thomesen, Charlene, MD)
 
Thursday, November 10, 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.
Predictors Paper Session
Pre-deployment Cognitive Ability and the Risk of Severe PTSD-symptoms following Deployment
(Andersen, Søren, PhD)

Experiential Avoidance and Psychological Inflexibility Predicts PTSD Symptom Severity Over and Above Established PTSD Risk Factors in a Sample of War Veterans
(La Bash, Heidi, PhD)

Danish OEF Soldiers from Before to 6.5 Years After Deployment: a Prospective Cohort Study
(Karstoft, Karen-Inge, PhD, Cpsych)
 
Thursday, November 10, 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.
Substance Abuse/Suicide Paper Session
The Influence of Comorbid Depression on Treatment Outcome among Older Male Combat Veterans with PTSD
(Walter, Kristen, PhD)

Examination of Perceived Threat, Cognitive Disortions, and Suicidal Ideation among US Combat Veterans with PTSD
(Menefee, Deleene, PhD)
 
Thursday, November 10, 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
Symposium
Innovative Online Services to Increase Treatment Access and Engagement for Veterans
Chair (Possemato, Kyle, PhD)
 
Thursday, November 10, 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
Symposium
Diverse Approaches to Understanding Post-combat Adaptation among OEF/OIF/OND Veterans: Integrating Social, Cognitive, Affective, and Trait-based Factors
Chair (Smith, Andrew, MA)
 
Friday, November 11, 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Symposium
Factors Influencing Long-term Functional Recovery among Warzone-deployed Service Members
Chair (Morissette, Sandra, PhD)
 
Friday, November 11, 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Symptomology/Classification One Paper Session
Latent Classes of PTSD Symptoms in Veterans Undergoing Residential PTSD Treatment
(Sripada, Rebecca, PhD)

Longitudinal Measurement Invariance of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Deployed Marines
(Contractor, Ateka, PhD)
 
Friday, November 11, 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Symposium
Understanding the Associations between Trauma Exposure and Suicide Risk in Veterans: Using Multiple Methods to Hone in on Novel Risk Factors
Chair (DeBeer, Bryann, PhD)
 
Friday, November 11, 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.
Case Study Presentation
Through the Door: Complex Symptom Presentations of a New Generation of Veterans
(Zingman, Maggie, PhD)
 
Friday, November 11, 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.
Symptomology/ Classification Two Paper Session
Mediation Effect of Combat Exposure on Post-deployment Physical Symptoms through Generalized Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Depression, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Canadian Armed Forces Members
(Born, Jennifer, MSc)

Latent Class and Transition Analysis of PTSD Symptoms among a Sample of National Guard Soldiers
(Bohnert, Kipling, PhD)

The Psychosocial Costs of Comorbidity: PTSD and Chronic Conditions among Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans
(Lee, Sharon, MA PhD Student)

Different Types of Combat Experiences and Associated Symptoms in OEF and OIF National Guard and Reserve Veterans
(Shea, M. Tracie, PhD)
 
Friday, November 11, 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
Panel Presentation
Developing the Warrior Care Network: Strategies for National Academic Medical Center Collaboration
(Harvey, Margaret, PsyD; Rauch, Sheila, PhD, ABPP; Sornborger, Jo, PsyD; Zalta, Alyson, PhD)
 
Saturday, November 12, 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Symposium
Evaluating the Population Impact of an Enhanced Collaborative Care Intervention for PTSD and Depression: Examining Reach, Effectiveness, and Cost Effectiveness across the Military Health System (MHS)
Chair (Belsher, Bradley, PhD)
 
Saturday, November 12, 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Panel Presentation
Research on Implementation of CPT and PE in the U.S. Veterans Health Administration: Synthesis of Findings from 19 Studies
(Rosen, Craig, PhD; Matthieu, Monica, PhD, LCSW, CTS; Cook, Joan, PhD; Wiltsey Stirman, Shannon, PhD)
 
Saturday, November 12, 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Military One Paper Session
Longitudinal Association of PTSD and Physical Function in Military Veterans: Data from the Mind Your Heart Study
(Cohen, Beth, MD, MAS)

Procedural and Interactional Justice During Military Deployment: is Perceived Justice a Protective Factor for the Development of PTSD?
(Elrond, Andreas, PhD Student)

Impact of Military Service on Longevity among World War II American Veterans of Japanese Ancestry
(Willis, Emy, BA)

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Cardiovascular Fitness: Findings from the Mind Your Heart Study
(Cohen, Beth, MD, MAS)
 
Saturday, November 12, 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Symposium
Addressing Self-conscious Emotions in Trauma Related Treatment with Military Veterans
Chair (Capone, Christy, PhD)
 
Saturday, November 12, 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Military Two Paper Session
PTSD Care among Veterans with and without Co-occurring Substance Use Disorders
(Mansfield, Alyssa, PhD, MHA, MPH)

Interaction of Oxytocin Receptor Gene and Social Support in Predicting Resilience in U.S. Military Veterans
(Sippel, Lauren, PhD)

Effectiveness of Prazosin on PTSD Symptoms During Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy with Veterans
(Myers, Ursula, MS, PhD Student)

Modulating Extinction of Conditioned Fear by Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Combat Veterans with PTSD
(Reddy, Madhavi, PhD)

Register Now for the ISTSS 32nd Annual Meeting