Posted 27 March 2019 in JOTS Highlights, Clinical Issues and Treatment by Ariel J Lang, PhD, MPH & Anne Malaktaris, PhD
Worldwide, complementary and alternative practices are commonly used to support physical and mental health. Meditation, in particular, is growing in popularity, and various types of meditation may be useful for addressing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (Lang et al., 2012
Posted 27 March 2019 in JOTS Highlights, Clinical Issues and Treatment by Jacob Farnsworth, PhD
Moral injury refers to the “the lasting psychological, biological, spiritual, behavioral, and social impact of perpetrating, failing to prevent, or bearing witness to acts that transgress deeply held moral beliefs and expectations” (Litz, et al. 2009, p. 697).
Posted 17 March 2019 in News, Clinical Issues and Treatment by ISTSS
The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) strongly condemns all acts of hate-based violence and terrorism such as the horrific mass violence perpetrated against innocent victims in two Mosques in New Zealand, and sends a deeply felt message of compassion to all of the affected families, members of the Muslim community, and the nation.
Posted 29 March 2019 in StressPoints, Assessment and Psychometrics by Talya Greene, PhD, MPH
Questionable Research Practices (QRPs)—a term popularized by John, Loewenstein and Prelec (2012)—have increasingly been held up as a threat to the integrity of science. In contrast to scientific fraud, QRPs are not deliberately intended to create a false impression. However, with QRPs, scientific data can be inappropriately collected, handled or presented, leading to erroneous conclusions.
Posted 29 March 2019 in StressPoints, Student and Early Career by Leah Taylor, MS
Trainee burnout is a concept that has been openly discussed with supervisors more during my internship training than during all of graduate school. I have been fortunate to have supervisors who ask, “Have you eaten lunch today?” “Did you get a chance to sit and conceptually think about that case?” and even, “What did you do this weekend that was fun for you?” It was in those moments it became clear: I was stuck in the graduate school mentality.
Posted 29 March 2019 in StressPoints, Diversity Issues by Nicholas Holder, Ryan Holliday and Amy M. Williams
Worldwide lifetime prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is estimated to be approximately 4 percent (Kessler et al., 2017), and numerous factors are associated with elevated risk of diagnosis (e.g., trauma type, military/veteran population, gender; Gates et al., 2012; Kessler et al., 2017; Lehavot et al., 2018).