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Communications Corner

Posted 1 April 2002 in StressPoints by ISTSS

ISTSS Announcements and Updates

Order Audiotapes of the 17th Annual Meeting

Posted 1 April 2002 in StressPoints by ISTSS

Did you miss the ISTSS 17th Annual Meeting in New Orleans last year-or parts of it? Want to hear a great session again? You can purchase audiotapes of meeting sessions from Professional Programs Inc., the official audio recording contractor for ISTSS.

Student Section

Posted 1 April 2002 in StressPoints by Jennifer Greif National Center for PTSD, Boston VAMC, Boston, Massachusetts

ISTSS Student Membership Grows: A Discussion with Danny Kaloupek

2002 Dart Award Goes to the Star-Ledger

Posted 1 April 2002 in StressPoints by ISTSS

The Dart Award for Excellence in Reporting on Victims of Violence recognizes outstanding newspaper coverage of victims and their experiences.

Book Review: Bridging Body and Mind in Trauma Treatment

Posted 1 April 2002 in StressPoints by David Read Johnson

The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment, by Babette Rothschild, Norton Publishers, New York (190 pages) 2000.

2002 Annual Meeting Proposal Submissions Up 15 Percent

Posted 1 April 2002 in StressPoints by ISTSS

The number of proposals submitted for the ISTSS 18th Annual Meeting increased by 15 percent over last year. Submission closed April 1. Chairs of submitted proposals will be notified via e-mail by August 1 as to whether or not their proposals are accepted. Given the volume of high-quality proposals and the limited number of slots, the Program Committee will have a tough job making the selections. Submissions that are not selected for oral presentation will be considered for poster presentation automatically.

Apply for 2002 ISTSS Student Research Award

Posted 1 April 2002 in StressPoints by ISTSS

ISTSS will grant Student Research Awards to two graduate students at the 18th annual meeting in Baltimore. These $1,000 awards help students cover research costs, including dissertation and thesis projects. Apply between June 1 and September 1.

Culture Plays a Role in Treating Survivors of Torture, War and Ethnic Cleansing

Posted 1 April 2002 in StressPoints by Sonali Gupta, Cambridge Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts

The learning acquired through conventional U.S. clinical psychology graduate training often is unsuitable when working with individuals who have survived torture, war or ethnic cleansing. Culture is an important factor influencing a clinician's work within this population. Because clients come from non-Western cultures, it is important to modify and adapt Western-based models of psychotherapy, to redefine the role of therapist and to adjust ethical principles in order to be therapeutically effective.
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