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Register for Free Alcohol Screening Program

Posted 1 December 2005 in StressPoints by ISTSS

Clinicians are encouraged to participate in the 7th annual National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD), a free program that offers facilities the chance to educate the public about alcohol’s impact on health. Held nationally on April 7, 2005, the theme of NASD is “Alcohol and Your Health: Where Do You Draw the Line?” Participating sites will be given screening forms as well as materials to educate patients about the effects of alcohol on overall health, a message relevant to anyone who drinks.

Change Per Session: A New Efficiency Statistic for Treatment Studies

Posted 1 December 2005 in StressPoints by Ricky Greenwald, Greenfield, Massachusetts

Efficiency is an important concept in treatment, representing both the effect of the treatment and the work/time required to achieve the effect. Here is a simple new statistic with potential to increase the power to detect the efficiency of a treatment in a treatment outcome study.

ISTSS Membership Survey Examines Vicarious Traumatization in Researchers and Clinicians

Posted 1 December 2005 in StressPoints by Shawn M. Kennedy and Elana Newman, Tulsa, Oklahoma

ISTSS, as a multidisciplinary society, is designed to bring together trauma specialists of many fields. While ISTSS strives to bridge gaps between its researchers and practitioners, occasionally debates ensue within subgroups of the society about fundamental differences in ways of acquiring and applying knowledge, goals and interactions with trauma survivors. Most centrally, some scientists are accused of not appreciating the emotional complexity involved in empathically treating and bearing witness to clients’ trauma.

Argentine Spanish-Language Trauma Journal Calls for Submissions

Posted 1 December 2005 in StressPoints by Andrew Stone, Philadelphia

The Argentine Society for Psychotrauma, an affiliate organization of ISTSS, publishes La Revista de Psicotrauma para Ibero-America (RPI), the only peer-reviewed journal in Spanish dedicated to trauma. Since the journal’s inception in 2002, it has published papers by Bessel van der Kolk, Charles Figley, Louis Crocq, Raquel Cohen, Eric Gentry, Joop de Jong, Francine Shapiro, Etzel Cardena, Steve Gold, Barbara Rothbaum and others, as well as articles by Argentine and other Spanish-speaking authors.

Book Review: Dangerous Lives Takes a Trek into the Journalist’s Battlefield

Posted 1 December 2005 in StressPoints by Frank Ochberg

Dangerous Lives: War and the Men and Women Who Report It, by Anthony Feinstein, Thomas Allen Publishers, 2003.

Conference on Innovations in Trauma Research Methods: Highlights of Inaugural Meeting

Posted 1 December 2005 in StressPoints by Jeffrey Sonis, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

The First Annual Conference on Innovations in Trauma Research Methods (CITRM) attracted more than 120 attendees to New Orleans in November. CITRM was founded as an outgrowth of activities of the ISTSS Research Methodology Special Interest Group and is devoted exclusively to research methods in the area of psychological trauma.
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