International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

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President's Message

Posted 1 October 2003 in StressPoints by John Briere

A Call to War?


Posted 1 October 2002 in StressPoints by ISTSS

ISTSS Announcements and Updates

Schnurr to Lead ISTSS in 2004

Posted 1 October 2002 in StressPoints by ISTSS

The new president elect for 2002 is Paula Schnurr, PhD. Schnurr is deputy to the executive director of the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, where her duties involve the coordination of activities across seven consortium sites, consultation on research, and program development. She also is a research professor of psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School.

Ed Varra New Editor of Traumatic StressPoints

Posted 1 October 2002 in StressPoints by ISTSS

Ed Varra, PhD, who has been co-editing Traumatic StressPoints with Elana Newman for the past several months, has officially filled the position as society editor.

Creating Community After Collective Trauma and Traumatic Loss from Terrorism

Posted 1 October 2002 in StressPoints by Madelyn Miller, New York

At this time of remembrance and reflection framing the September 11, 2001, anniversary, trauma specialists have a unique opportunity, across the diversity of their affiliations and local involvements, to support a shared community process of commemoration and restoration.

ISTSS Meeting Mentors Assisting First-Time Attendees

Posted 1 October 2002 in StressPoints by ISTSS

In an effort to make first-time annual meeting attendees feel more comfortable in finding their way around the event and in getting answers to their questions, meeting mentors are there to help.

Telehealth for Prevention and Intervention of the Negative Effects of Caregiving

Posted 1 October 2002 in StressPoints by Debra Larsen, PhD, B. Hudnall Stamm and Kelly Davis, Pocatello, Idaho

In the most general form, telehealth can be defined as any health care activity that uses telecommunications in the service of health care (Laxminarayan, Stamm, in press; Nickelson, 1998). It includes providing clinical care from a distance using telecommunications (telemedicine), health education, administration and training. Much of the telehealth technology originally was developed by the U.S. military, NASA, Antarctic survey stations and offshore oil exploration rigs. But since then, telehealth has influenced the role of patients as participants in their care, while also influencing access to professionals and resources/support available to health care professionals (Darkins & Cary, 2000).

Past President's Column

Posted 1 October 2002 in StressPoints by Bessel van der Kolk, Past President 1990-1991

Complexities of PTSD Require Further Evaluation and Research
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