2015 APA Convention in Toronto

Invited Address: Caravan Passageways and the Creation of Trauma Resilience

Stevan Hobfoll
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Symposium: Institutional Betrayal and Health

Chair
Bridget Klest

Out and in Harm's Way: Sexual Minorities' Health Following Institutional Betrayal and Sexual Assault
Alec M. Smidt, Carly P. Smith, Marina N. Rosenthal, Jennifer Freyd
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Exposure to Traumatic Stress and Health Care Experiences
Bridget Klest
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First, Do No Harm: Institutional Betrayal in Health Care
Carly Smith
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Patient Experiences of Institutional Betrayal in the Canadian Medical System
Andrea Tamaian
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2014 APA Convention in Washington, DC

Symposium: At the Crossroads---Findings From an Integrative Treatment for Comorbid PTSD and Alcohol Use Disorder

Chair
Denise A. Hein

Enhancing Through Integration: Seeking Safety and Sertraline for PTSD and Alcohol Use Disorders
Denise A. Hein
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How Much is Too Much? Evaluating the Effects of Additional Comorbidity on PTSD and Alcohol Treatment
Teresa Lopez-Castro
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Symposium: Intersections Between Trauma and Spirituality: Clinical and Research Implications

Chair
Jessica Punzo

Clinical Approaches to Working with Spirituality Issues in Adult Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma
Janna Henning
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Traumatic Symptoms and Overall Well being in Those Abused by Church Workers
Jessica Punzo
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Clergy Sexual Abuse: Definition, Prevalence, Intervention
David C. Wang
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2013 APA Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii

Symposium: Posttraumatic Growth in Medical Personnel and Emergency Responders

Chair
Richard Tedeschi

Posttraumatic Growth and Well-Being in New Nurses
Michelle T. Jesse
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Social Support, Self-Efficacy, Trauma, and Well-Being in Emergency Medical Dispatchers
Jane Shakespeare-Finch
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Predicting Positive and Negative Outcomes Following Vicarious Trauma in Firefighters
Deanne Armstrong
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Q & A
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Symposium: Promotion of Nonviolence - A Critical Role for Counseling Psychologists

Co-Chairs
Anneliese A. Singh & Lawrence H. Gerstein
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Promoting Nonviolence: An Activity Congruent With Counseling Psychology's Identity 
Ashley N. Hutchison
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Using Technology to Integrate the Promotion of Nonviolence Into Counseling Psychology
Heidi Hutman
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Discussant
Jonathan P. Schwartz
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Discussant
Scott Moeschberger
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Symposium: Systemic Trauma and Institutional Betrayal

Chair
Jennifer Freyd

Traumatic Environments: Mechanisms and Outcomes of Institutional Betrayal
Carly P. Smith
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Oregon State Hospital: A Case Study of Institutional Betrayal 
Leslie Medrano
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Systemic and Multisystemic Traumas: Backlash Against Muslim Arab Iraqi Refugee Adolescents 
Linda Lewandowski
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Discussant
Elana Newman
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2012 APA Convention in Orlando, Florida

Invited Address: Evidence-Based Assessment of Trauma and PTSD

Frank Weathers
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Invited Address: Trauma Recovery: The Art and Science of Treating the Whole Person

Marylene Cloitre (with introduction by Sylvia Marrotta)
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Presidential Symposium: Enhancing Psychological Treatments for PTSD

Chair
Terence M. Keane

Group Treatment for PTSD. What Do We Know? What Do We Need to Know?
J. Gayle Beck
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Narrative Writing As An Intervention for PTSD
Denise M. Sloan (with introduction by Terence M. Keane)
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Trauma Management Therapy for OEF and OIF Combat Veterans
Nina Wong (with introduction by Terence M. Keane)
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Discussant
Terence M. Keane
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Symposium: Measuring Race-Based Traumatic Stress Injury-Clinical and Research Instruments

Chair
Robert T. Carter

Race-Based Traumatic Stress Model and Measures
Rebecca Rangel
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Initial Scale Development: Foundation for Interview Protocol
Sinéad Sant-Barket
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Race-Based Traumatic Stress Interview Protocol and Test Battery: Preliminary Findings
Pei-Han Cheng
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Discussant
Thema Bryant-Davis
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Symposium: Evaluation of the Evidence for the Trauma and Fantasy Models of Dissociation

Co-Chairs
Constance J. Dalenberg & Bethany L. Brand

Overview of the Trauma Versus the Fantasy Model of Dissociation: The Seven Predictions
Constance J. Dalenberg
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Does the Trauma-Dissociation Relationship Hold With Objective Measurement and Over Time?
Bethany L. Brand
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Dissociation, False Memory, and Suggestibility
Constance J. Dalenberg
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Discussant
Steven Gold
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2011 APA Convention in Washington, D.C.

Invited Addresses: Destroying Sanctuary: The Crisis in Human Service Delivery Systems

Sandra L. Bloom
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Invited Address: Traumatic Bereavement After Group Violence: Restoring Community, Restoring Self

Laurie Anne Pearlman
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Invited Address: A Dynamic Maturational Perspective on Danger, Attachment, and Adaptation

Patricia M. Crittenden
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Presidential Address: Incest as Complex Trauma: Relational Healing for Relational Injury

Christine A. Courtois (with introduction by Steven Gold)
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Symposium: Clergy Sexual Abuse - Advances in Prevention, Recovery, and Treatment of Survivors and Perpetrators

Chair
Donald F. Walker
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Understanding and Responding to Roman Catholic Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse
Terence M. Keane and Robert McMackin
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Let the Data Speak: Evidence-Based Approaches to the Clergy Abuse Situation in the Catholic Church
Thomas G. Plante
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Soul Searing: The Spiritual Abuse Inherent in Clergy Sexual Abuse
Mary Gail Frawley-O'Dea
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Discussant
Christine A. Courtois
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2010 APA Convention in San Diego

Invited Addresses: Trauma Research and Practice

Chair
Laura Brown
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Disclosing Trauma: Research and Implications
Jennifer Freyd
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Trauma Science in the Context of Human Connection: P <.05
Constance Dalenberg
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Presidential Address: Can We Create Social Justice? Toward an Ethic of Justice in Trauma Psychology

Laura Brown (with introduction by Steven Gold)
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Symposium: Rethinking Trauma Psychology Training - A Multicultural and International Perspective

Chair
Sandra Mattar
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Trauma Training and Practice in New Zealand
Steven Little
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Trauma Psychology Training: A Multicultural and International Perspective
Thema Bryant-Davis
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Discussant
Kathryn Norsworthy
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Symposium: Ethical and Professional Considerations in Trauma Psychology - Psychotherapy, Forensics, Research

Ethical and Professional Considerations in Trauma Psychology: Psychotherapy
Lisa Rocchio
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Ethical and Professional Considerations in Trauma Psychology: Forensic Psychology
Dawn Hughes
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Ethical and Professional Considerations in Trauma Psychology: Research
Richard Thompson
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2009 APA Convention in Toronto

Discussion Panel: Trauma Treatment in Independent Practice: Principles and Resources

  • Dawn M. Hughes, Chair
  • Christine Courtois
  • Melba Vasquez
  • Lenore Walker

Panel discussion
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Symposium: Trauma Courses: The Time Has Come

Chair
Sandra Mattar
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Teaching Trauma to the Traumatized
Judith Alpert
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Educating Traumatologists: Moving Toward Change
Sylvia Marrotta
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Teaching Trauma Psychology: Cultural Challenges
Sandra Mattar
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Discussant
Priscilla Dass-Brailsford
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Symposium: Special Issues in the Clinical and Forensic Evaluation of PTSD

Chair
Constance Dalenberg

Evaluation of PTSD with Dissociative or Recovered Memory Clients and Plaintiffs
Constance Dalenberg
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Evaluation of PTSD in Elderly and Cognitively Impaired Populations
Sage Schuitevoerder
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2008 APA Convention in Boston

Symposium: Ending Long-Term Trauma Psychotherapies - Clinical and Ethical Considerations

Chair
Karen Saakvitne
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Therapist-Initiated Terminations of Long-Term Trauma Therapies
Laurie Anne Pearlman
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Risk Management and Ethics Issues in Termination of Long-Term Psychotherapy
Christine Courtois
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Providing a Container for the Container: Consultation to Trauma Therapists
Karen Saakvitne
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2008 APA Summit on Violence and Abuse in Relationships

Photos and materials from the first Division 56-sponsored APA Summit on Violence and Abuse in Relationships are now available for download.

2007 APA Convention in San Francisco

Symposium: Prostitution, Trafficking, Sexual Compulsivity and Trauma

Chair
Steven N. Gold

Interlocking Traumatic Harm of Prostitution and Sex Trafficking
Melissa Farley
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Role of Psychologists in Combating Trafficking Through the United Nations
Thema Bryant-Davis
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Normative Male Sexual Socialization: Harmless Fun or Sexual Trauma?
Gary R. Brooks
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Normative Gay Normative Male Sexual Socialization: Harmless Fun or Sexual Trauma?
William Elder
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Discussant
Laura S. Brown
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Symposium: Innovations in Psychological Care for Returning War Veterans

Chair
Terence M. Keane
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Rapid Mental Health Intervention for Physically Injured Combat Trauma Victims
Harold Wain
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Pain Among Returning Military Service Members From OEF/OIF
Robert D. Kerns
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Meeting the Needs of Returning Veterans: Dissemination of Evidence-Based PTSD Treatment
Josef I. Ruzek
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Traumatic Brain Injury in Returning Veterans: Implications for Comprehensive Treatment
Rodney Vanderploeg
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Examination of PTSD and Its Relationship to Veterans' Health Functioning
Matthew Jakupcak
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Discussant
David Riggs
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Chair
Terence M. Keane
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Film Presentation and Panel Discussion: Deliver Us from Evil

After the showing of the film Deliver Us From Evil, a panel of experts on sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church discussed their work with survivors, the church, and the legal system.

  • Mary Gail Frawley-O'Dea, Chair
  • Christine Courtois
  • Gerald J. McGlone
  • John C. Manly
  • Patrick Wall

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2006 APA Convention in New Orleans

Treating Traumatized Children and Families

Introduction
Judith Alpert
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Treating Survivors of Clergy Abuse and Their Families: Trauma and Spiritual Bereavement
Mary Gail Frawley-O'Dea
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Treating Battered Mothers and Their Traumatized Children
Lenore Walker
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Innovations in Treatment of Returning OIF/OEF Combat Veterans and Their Families
Terrence Keane
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Why Cross-Cultural Competence Must Inform Trauma Treatment of Children and Families
Melba J. T. Vasquez
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Using Research to Inform Trauma Treatment: Insight from Betrayal Trauma Studies
Jennifer Freyd
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Discussant
Robert Geffner
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