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Trauma and World Literature Anna Karenina and Social Support: Are There Lessons in Literature for Students Learning to Become Therapists?

Posted 4 December 2014 in StressPoints by Harold Kudler, MD and Howard Lipke, PhD

Works of literature appearing in this column may be of help in teaching our students how to engage and counsel traumatized clients. 

Parental Grief Facilitation: How Parents Can Help Their Bereaved Children During the Holidays

Posted 4 December 2014 in StressPoints by Julie Kaplow, PhD, ABPP, Christopher Layne, PhD and Robert Pynoos, MD, MPH

For most children and families, the holiday season is a happy time that they look forward to all year. 

ISTSS Members' Reflections upon Winning Award from the French Psychiatric Association: Looking at How Dissociation Affects Brain Activity and Behavior of Mothers of Young Children

Posted 1 December 2014 in StressPoints by Daniel S. Schechter, MD

We were happy to hear that our paper was selected by the French Psychiatric Association to receive a "Prix de la Meilleure Publication du Congrès Français de Psychiatrie 2014" (Best Scientific Paper Prize of the French Psychiatric Association) at their 2014 Annual Meeting.

Clinician's Corner

Posted 1 December 2014 in StressPoints by Lori A. Zoellner, PhD

Focus on Prolonged Exposure (PE)

President’s Message From iSTSS to ISTSS: Traumatic Stress Around the Globe

Posted 20 November 2014 in StressPoints by Miranda Olff, PhD

The first ISTSS meeting in China - When the doors opened of the Boeing 777 that just landed in Hangzhou, China, humid warm air entered the plane. This was clearly a different atmosphere compared to the fresh temperatures that had been announcing autumn in Holland.

Research on Deployed Danish Soldiers: Why is Knowledge Derived From a Small, Nordic Country Relevant for Other Countries?

Posted 19 November 2014 by Karen-Inge Karstoft, PhD, and Anni B.S. Nielsen, PhD, & Søren B. Andersen, PhD

Since the beginning of the 1990s, the Danish military has deployed more than 40,000 soldiers to war zones, especially to the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Student Perspectives The Effect of Beta-Blockers on Traumatic Memory Consolidation and Reconsolidation

Posted 18 November 2014 in StressPoints by Tara Frem, BA

Psychological effects of experiencing a trauma may be reduced through psychopharmacological means by blocking activation of the beta-adrenergic stress system.

ISTSS Award Recipient Reflections from 2013 Frank W. Putnam Trauma Research Scholar Award Recipient

Posted 18 November 2014 in StressPoints by Janie J. Jun, MS

I was honored to have received the Frank W. Putnam Trauma Research Scholar Award at the ISTSS 2013 Annual Meeting.

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