Posted 6 October 2014 in StressPoints by Jonathan Purtle, DrPH, MPH, MSc
Every week I receive a Google Alert email that lists recent news stories mentioning “posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)."
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.
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.
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.
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
Posted 7 October 2014 in StressPoints by ISTSS
Are you curious about the caliber of presentations the ISTSS Annual Meeting might offer this year?