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The Trauma Definition Reconsidered: The Meaning of Emotional Maltreatment for Traumatic Stress Studies

Posted 7 October 2014 in StressPoints by Frank Neuner, PhD

The premise of traumatic stress studies is that extremely stressful events are specifically and causally related to a group of symptoms defined as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

Resilience and Trauma

Posted 7 October 2014 in StressPoints by ISTSS

Are you curious about the caliber of presentations the ISTSS Annual Meeting might offer this year?

Importance of Considering Culture – Final Installment: Intervention and Treatment

Posted 7 October 2014 in StressPoints by Stefanie F. Smith, PhD, Bita Ghafoori, PhD, Yael Caspi, ScD, MA, Erika Felix, PhD, and Ateka Contractor, MA on behalf of the Diversity and Cultural Competency SIG

The importance of addressing culture in the definition of traumatic stressors (Caspi, Ghafoori, Smith, & Contractor, 2013) and in the understanding of their short and long-term impact (Ghafoori, Caspi, Contractor, & Smith, 2014), is further accentuated in the cross-cultural examination of help-seeking practices, barriers to health-care, and the appropriateness and effectiveness of trauma treatment methods.  

Clinician's Corner: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Posted 6 October 2014 in StressPoints by Anthony P. Mannarino, PhD, & Judith A. Cohen, MD

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) was developed by Drs. Anthony Mannarino, Judith Cohen and Esther Deblinger. TF-CBT is an evidence-based treatment that has been evaluated and refined during the past 25 years to help children and adolescents recover after trauma.  

Trauma and World Literature: The Turkey River, Turquoise, and Turning from Trauma

Posted 6 October 2014 in StressPoints by Larry Johnson

In the mid 80s a late night storytelling event, on the banks of the Turkey River in Iowa, brought back a fascination with a grade school reader story about Southwest Native Americans creating turquoise jewelry.
 

ISTSS Award Recipient: Time to Study Traumatic Flashbacks?

Posted 6 October 2014 in StressPoints by Chris R. Brewin

In my research and clinical practice with PTSD patients I have been particularly fascinated by the phenomenon of traumatic flashbacks, which appear to be one of the few symptoms that are unique to the disorder.
 

Student Perspectives: How to Gain Experience Without Experience

Posted 6 October 2014 in StressPoints by Tara Frem, BA

“I am sorry, but you just do not have enough experience for the position.” 

President’s Message: Engaging the ISTSS Community to Advance Science and Practice

Posted 6 October 2014 in StressPoints by Nancy Kassam-Adams, PhD

My message this month is a simple one – to urge you to come to Miami!

ISTSS members’ passionate commitment to address trauma and its impact, through cutting edge research and excellence in clinical practice, is never more evident than at the Annual Meeting. I hope that you have already registered and made your travel plans for Miami in the first week of November. We need your voice and your presence. Come and be part of a vibrant and welcoming ISTSS community.

Some highlights of this year’s meeting:

  • Keynote presentations and cutting edge work on the impact of childhood trauma from neurobiology to society
  • Invited panels featuring pioneers in child trauma, and leading trauma treatment developers
  • Master Clinician and Master Methodologist sessions
  • Symposia, panels, workshops, and posters - with presenters from more than 30 countries
  • Spanish track with simultaneous translation between Spanish and English
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