Articles Tagged "trauma"

Abstract This article introduces the special issue in which we explore problems and limitations inherent both in the development and implementation of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Adults. As Chair (Christine A. Courtois) and member (Laura S. Brown) of the guideline development panel, we […]

Abstract The therapeutic relationship and responsiveness/treatment adaptations rightfully occupy a prominent, evidence-based place in any guidelines for the psychological treatment of trauma. In this light, we critique the misguided efforts of the American Psychological Association’s (APA, 2017) Clinical Practice Guideline on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Adults to advance a biomedical model for psychotherapy and thus […]

At a time where issues of consent are being publicly discussed in the media and pop culture, supporting youths’ sexual health and well-being should be a priority. Yet, the primary means Americans use to educate youth about sexual health relies on fear-based tactics that highlight potential negative outcomes rather than health. In this article, we […]

“I can choose to forgive rather than judge others and myself.” (Friedman, 2010) “Love holds no grievances” (ACIM, W. L.68) This article is Part 2 of “Healing from Anxiety, Depression, Trauma: Using Forgiveness, Self-Compassion, and Energy Psychology while Tracking Change.” The first article demonstrated how I measured and tracked many variables session by session during […]

Case Study of Carolyn’s Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma (Some information has been changed for confidentiality purposes in the case study below) “The Universe is telling me something needs to change” Carolyn is a 26-year-old married female with no children. She is married two years working as an interior decorator for a small company while her […]

http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2018/09/report-sexual-assault.aspx September 24, 2018 Statement of APA President Regarding the Science Behind Why Women May Not Report Sexual Assault: Traumatic memories stored differently in the brain, according to psychological research WASHINGTON — Following is a statement by Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD, president of the American Psychological Association, regarding what the scientific research says about the reporting […]

Listen to Dr. Gaztambide narrate the Prologue of this piece: Prologue “When are you going to stop splitting like this?” I almost spilled my coffee. I often wondered why shrinks talk like this-using words like “splitting” and “distortion” and “automatic thoughts” as if they were a part of everyday language. They’re not. But we do […]

The landscape of the world is becoming increasingly connected and globalized. It is difficult to exist, even in the United States (U.S.), without hearing about the events happening across the globe: hurricane in Puerto Rico, earthquake in Haiti, war in Syria, mudslides in Sierra Leone, to name a few. Many of us living and practicing […]

Conversion disorder, formerly known as functional neurological disorder, does not have one known etiology, similar to many other disorders (e.g., schizophrenia, depression, etc.) (Faustman, 1995; Stansfeld & Rasul, 2007). The lack of a specific etiology may be due to the fact that there are various specifiers that can be used within the conversion disorder diagnosis. […]

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 exposure to traumatic life events. TF-CBT is both a phase-based and components-based intervention. The initial focus […]