International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Meet the New Editor of JTS

Posted 4 March 2016 in News by Damion Grasso, PhD

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The Journal of Traumatic Stress (JTS), 
the official journal of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)is pleased to announce that Patricia Kerig, PhD, is the new Journal Editor-Elect and will be Editor-in-Chief, beginning January 1, 2017.

Dr. Kerig is a Professor and the Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology at the University of Utah.  She is an author of over a hundred books, chapters, scientific papers, and guest-edited special issues devoted to understanding the factors that predict risk, recovery, and resilience among children and families coping with adversity and traumatic stress.  Her works include a textbook on Developmental Psychopathology now in its 6th edition, and a forthcoming book to be published by the American Psychological Association on the role of relationships as sources of risk and resilience for girls on the pathway to delinquency. She has been the recipient of research grants from several agencies and foundations, including most recently a 4-year grant from the National Institute of Justice to support a longitudinal study of the emotional, cognitive, interpersonal, and psychophysiological factors underlying the link between childhood trauma exposure and adolescent involvement in the juvenile justice system.  She has served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Traumatic Stress as well as a member of the editorial boards of several other scientific journals. A longstanding member of ISTSS, she also has been active in other efforts to better understand and remediate the effects of traumatic stress exposure on youth and families, including the Juvenile Justice Consortium and the Center for Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

JTS and ISTSS would like to thank the outgoing Editor-in-Chief, Daniel Weiss, PhD, for his hard work to make JTS the primary reference for professionals who study and treat a broad diversity of people exposed to events of traumatic stress with life threat in some form, such as war, disaster, accident, violence or abuse, or hostage-taking across all nations and populations.

The Journal of Traumatic Stress accepts submission of manuscripts online at:http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jots
Questions? Contact ISTSS Headquarters at info@istss.org.