Featured Articles in this Issue
Posted 22 June 2019 in JOTS Highlights, Clinical Issues and Treatment by Mary A. Fetchet, Joscelyn E. Fisher & Stephen J. Cozza
Witnessing the terror attacks on September 11, 2001 affected practically all of us who were alive at that time. But, for some, 9/11 was a far more personal and tragic experience. On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 families lost a loved one who perished at the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon or in Shanksville, PA.
Posted 1 June 2019 in StressPoints, Clinical Issues and Treatment by Denise M. Sloan and Brian P. Marx
Written exposure therapy (WET; Sloan & Marx, 2019) is a brief treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that does not include between-session assignments. It is based on a systematic line of work spanning more than ten years, during which we examined the degree to which posttraumatic stress symptoms could be treated effectively through writing about traumatic experiences.
Posted 22 June 2019 in Diversity Issues, News by ISTSS
In honor of Pride month, ISTSS is highlighting recent research relevant to the intersection of trauma and LGBTQ experiences. Below you will find a compilation of past year citations on issues specific to LGBTQ survivors of trauma.
Posted 1 June 2019 in StressPoints, Military and Combat by Stephanie Ellickson-Larew, PhD, and Brett T. Litz, PhD
Unlike single-incident civilian traumatic stress contexts, military combatants are at risk for exposure to a variety of distinct, potentially traumatic harms over a long period of time, all of which occur in a unique occupational, cultural and highly moral context.
Posted 1 June 2019 in StressPoints, Assessment and Psychometrics by Talya Greene, PhD
In recent years, there has been a steep rise in the number of experience sampling methodology (ESM) studies including in the field of traumatic stress (Chun, 2016). ESM-style studies go by many different and often interchangeable names: daily diary, ecological momentary assessment (EMA), ambulatory assessment, proximal intensive assessment and intensive longitudinal assessment methods, among others.
Posted 1 June 2019 in StressPoints, Global Issues by Sho Takahashi and Jun Shigemura
In Japan, natural disasters—such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, typhoons and floods—occur quite frequently. Although Japan’s land mass is very small, constituting only 0.25% of all land on earth, 10% of the world’s earthquakes occur in the country. For example, on January 17, 1995, the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake struck Kobe and killed approximately 6,400 people.