Articles Tagged "trauma"

APA Division 29 is excited to sponsor a CE workshop on Psychotherapy Approaches to Racial Trauma BY Lillian Comas-Diaz, PhD The workshop will be held live and virtually on Friday, October 28th 1- 3 PM EDT. Registration is free to Division 29 members and participants will receive 2 ethics CE credits for participating. If you […]

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The purpose of this paper is to assist non-Black therapists address critical issues when treating Black women who have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV). This paper was written from a place of cultural humility in an effort to educate on how to provide culturally relevant treatment, rather than an attempt to speak for Black women. […]

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Jun 1, 2022

Look at me But please Don’t look at me In this op-ed, I propose a novel perspective for engaging in anti-oppressive work within classrooms. But first, I provide a framework to better explain why this approach may be necessary for disentangling and de-threading the oppressive fabric that exists in every single one of us. In […]

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Mar 27, 2022

History of Abuse in Academia Academia has a long-standing history of allowing dangerous, and potentially unlawful, behavior to continue without significant intervention. Jobs may be ensured due to the weight a faculty’s name carries, their ability to bring in funding, or after obtaining tenure. Additionally, faculty members protect each other from missteps. For example, more […]

A trauma-informed approach to mindfulness adapts mindfulness techniques to better meet the needs of individuals experiencing posttraumatic stress symptoms. A prescribed approach to mindfulness risks further harm by reinforcing traumatic circumstances such as coercion, unpredictability, and dysregulation. In contrast, the proposed flexibility of trauma-sensitive mindfulness empowers individuals to safely engage in the present moment at […]

Abstract The purpose of this article is to explore the psychometric properties of a brief measure of trauma-related symptoms among adolescents in psychotherapy, the ACORN Trauma Measure, as compared to a general outcome questionnaire called the ACORN Global Distress Measure. The ACORN Trauma Measure includes three trauma-specific items intended to give clinical insight into the […]

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May 23, 2021

Sexual violence, defined by sexual harassment and sexual assault, are overly pertinent in today’s society. Harassment and assault are prevalent in all genders, but more so in those who identify as women. Sexual harassment or assault sadly take place everywhere, such as school or work environments. Although prominent, these incidents are still severely underreported. Few […]

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Apr 25, 2021

Stockholm Syndrome is a psychological phenomenon where a positive bond between the hostage(s) and the captor occurs. This bond may seem irrational due to the severity of the situation being endured by the hostage(s) (De Fabrique, Romano, et al., 2007; Namnyak et al., 2008; Obeid & Hallit, 2018). Stockholm Syndrome is difficult for experts to […]

Depersonalization/Derealization Disorder (DPDD) is identified as a dissociative disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Revision (DSM-5) and a neurotic disorder in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10). Although a consistent definition has been accepted by the psychology community since the late 1800’s, the disorder is still misunderstood and […]

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Jan 3, 2021

At the time this post will be published, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 340,000 United States (US) citizens will have died from Covid-19. The psychological toll is incalculable. Thousands more have had traumatizing near-death experiences, including enduring medically-induced coma for the purpose of lung ventilation (Zimmerman et al., 2020). Medical trauma […]