Posted 31 May 2017 in StressPoints by Charles Benight, Ph.D.
Technological approaches to trauma treatment have exploded in the past decade and offer promise for providing low cost and clinically-effective support for trauma survivors. Web-based interventions as well as phone apps have received some empirical support.
Posted 29 May 2017 in JOTS Highlights by Frank Muscara DPsych. & Maria McCarthy Ph.D.
Similar to other traumatic events, a life threatening injury or illness in children can elicit significant acute stress reactions in their parents that can develop into longer-term mental health problems. Few studies have investigated parents’ acute stress reactions within the first four weeks of their child’s diagnosis and hospitalization, and the factors linked with higher levels of parent psychological symptoms.
Posted 31 May 2017 in StressPoints by Glenn Goss, DSW, DAAETS
While research on the impacts of humanitarian work on the individual workers is clearly important, there is also a need to understand how the external sequelae of violence, threat, and destabilization affects teams and organizations.
Posted 31 May 2017 in JOTS Highlights by Liron Lapid Pickman, MA, Talya Greene, Ph.D, MPH & Marc Gelkopf, Ph.D.
There is much evidence in the scientific literature to a direct link between the sense of threat a person feels during and immediately after experiencing a traumatic event, and their subsequent level of posttraumatic stress symptoms. Yet, we still do not fully understand the interrelationships between exposure, sense of threat, and symptoms, particularly when the traumatic situation is ongoing, i.e., during the peritraumatic period.
Posted 31 May 2017 in StressPoints by By Josianne Lamothe, MSW, Ph.D. candidate, and Jody Sell, MSW, RSW
This reciprocal exchange of information between research and practice with the aim of achieving improved client outcome is a process referred to as Knowledge Transfer (KT).
Posted 31 May 2017 in StressPoints by By Howard Lipke, Ph.D.
In this contribution to the column we return to the work of Toni Morrison. Her novel Jazz tells the stories of African-Americans living in New York City in the period between the two world wars, and the travels and travails that brought them to the city.