International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies


Mindfulness: Creating Awareness, Flexibility and Freedom in the Treatment of Trauma
Robyn Walser, PhD
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Central Time

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Teaching Resources

In the future, the ISTSS website will house a library of syllabi and classroom presentations to demonstrate the various ways that traumatic stress is being taught around the world. We will also gladly accept your personal accounts of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of teaching about traumatic stress for possible publication on the website. If you are a teacher or trainer and would like to submit your materials or thoughts to share, please contact ISTSS.

Trauma Blog
    09/21/2015 by Heidi Zinzow, PhD
    This JTS Commentary discusses a recent article titled, "Barriers and Facilitators of Mental Health Treatment-Seeking in U.S. Active Duty Soldiers With Sexual Assault Histories" by Zinsow et al. (2015). In it the authors discuss a study that examined service use behavior, barriers, and facilitators of mental health treatment-seeking in a sample of 927 active duty U.S. Army soldiers with mental health problems.
    09/01/2015 by Jeffrey Millegan, MD MPH and Cynthia LeardMann, MPH
    This JTS Commentary discusses a recent article by Millegan et al. (2015) titled, "Recent Sexual Trauma and Adverse Health and Occupational Outcomes Among U.S. Service Women." In it the authors review the findings from a longitudinal study evaluating the effects of sexual trauma on the health, functinal status, and occupational outcomes of US Service women. 
    08/16/2015 by Frank Putnam, MD, William Harris, PhD, Alicia Lieberman, PhD, Karen Putnam, PhD, Lisa Amaya-Jackson, MD, MPH
    In August 2013 we published an article, “Synergistic Childhood Adversities and Complex Adult Psychopathology” (Putnam et al., 2013), in the Journal of Traumatic Stress (JTS) showing that certain combinations of childhood adverse experiences (commonly called ACES) are “synergistic” in that when they occur together they increase a person’s risk for complex mental health problems significantly more than the sum of their individual risks. Sort of a 1 + 1 = 3 effect. Men and women had overlapping profiles of synergistic ACES with sexual abuse in females and poverty in males showing synergy with the greatest number of other ACES.
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