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Clinician's Corner: Intensively Delivered PTSD Treatment: ‎ Moving Beyond the One-Session-Per-Week Model for Trauma-Focused Therapy
StressPoints
Date posted: 04/1/2021
Topic: Clinical Issues and Treatment
Cognitive behavioral therapies (CBTs) have been used successfully over several decades to address psychiatric sequelae following trauma exposure, including one of the most common disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Several trauma-focused CBTs, including cognitive processing therapy (CPT), prolonged exposure (PE) and narrative exposure therapy (NET), have been demonstrated to be effective and are recommended as first-line interventions for the treatment of PTSD (for review, see VA/DOD Clinical Practice Guidelines, 2017). One of the benefits of CBTs for PTSD is that these therapies are manualized and designed to provide a routine session structure. Manualized CBTs are typically delivered for either a specified amount of time (e.g., 10-12 sessions) or until treatment goals have been reached. Although the session length may vary between 50-90 minutes, the one-session-per-week model for trauma-focused therapy has become the norm in general outpatient practice.
Dropout from PTSD treatment in military samples
Date posted: 03/26/2021
Topic: Clinical Issues and Treatment
This blog piece discusses a recently published systematic review on dropout rates among military personnel receiving PTSD treatment. 
Prospective Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Childhood Trauma-Exposed Individuals
Date posted: 03/12/2021
Topic: Clinical Issues and Treatment
Since the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been declared a pandemic in March 2020 (World Health Organization, 2020), extensive public health actions to slow down the spread of the virus (e.g., social distancing, self-isolation) have been implemented worldwide. While these actions were implemented “to flatten the curve”, they also come along with an enormous impact on public mental health. Investigating mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the general population and vulnerable groups has thus been proposed as an immediate research priority (Holmes et al., 2020)
Student Perspectives: Acute Stress Reactions: Learning More about Rapid Interventions for Professionals ‎in High-Risk Occupations Exposed to a Potentially Traumatic Event
StressPoints
Date posted: 01/28/2021
Topic: Clinical Issues and Treatment

Editor’s note: ISTSS participated in the development of the Vicarious Trauma Toolkit, a repository of tools and resources that law enforcement, emergency medical, fire and victim services organizations can use to address vicarious trauma in staff and volunteers

Soldiers, police officers, firefighters, paramedics and other professionals in high-risk occupations regularly face high stress and life-threatening situations. These situations can lead to acute stress reactions (ASRs) immediately after exposure to a potentially traumatic event (PTE). Since every decision during a crisis counts, ASRs can endanger professionals and their teams through impaired decision-making and reckless behaviors (Farchi et al., 2018; Svetlitzky et al., 2019). Managing ASRs quickly and effectively on-site is therefore essential for individuals to regain adequate levels of functioning. This piece will build on two recent peer-reviewed articles on rapid interventions aimed at reducing ASRs (Farchi et al., 2018; Svetlitzky et al., 2019).

Bringing Greater Resilience to Our Communities with GRIT
Date posted: 11/1/2020
Topic: Clinical Issues and Treatment
In March 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic was beginning to take hold across the United States, the National Institute for Human Resilience (NIHR) created GRIT – Greater Resilience Intervention Teams. The purpose of GRIT is to train volunteers in the community to promote wellness and resilience support to fellow community members – friends, family, coworkers, and acquaintances – in the wake of the stress caused by COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and future disasters.
Clinician's Corner: The Pandemic Wears Many Faces in Trauma-Focused Psychotherapy
StressPoints
Date posted: 11/24/2020
Topic: Clinical Issues and Treatment
Earlier this year, none of us could have imagined that our day-to-day lives, or the lives of the individuals and families we serve, would change so dramatically and swiftly come March. Mental health problems have become more frequent and severe. Children are falling through the cracks in education. Families have lost loved ones. I could go on, but you all have already experienced or witnessed these changes. Indeed, COVID-19 has spurred a paradigmatic shift across every life domain, upsetting social norms, pushing us out of our comfort zones, and worse, putting some individuals and families at significant risk.
 
Clinician's Corner: Emotion Regulation and Neurofeedback in Trauma-Related Disorders
StressPoints
Date posted: 09/24/2020
Topic: Clinical Issues and Treatment

I would like to take this opportunity to provide the ISTSS members an overview of recent developments in the fields of emotion regulation and neurofeedback, which are closely related to the interaction between neuroscientific and psychotherapy research. I am convinced that integration of both research methodologies can significantly help to improve the basic understanding of mechanisms behind disorders related to traumatic stress. 

Implementing PE During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Tips and Adaptations
Date posted: 09/14/2020
Topic: Clinical Issues and Treatment
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new stressors and increased the potential for traumatic exposures. Home-based clinical videoconferencing allows patients to receive effective PTSD treatment that has been adapted for safe delivery during the pandemic. Clinical considerations when providing prolonged exposure therapy and suggestions for flexible adaptation are discussed. 
Understanding Predictors of Suicidal Ideation Among Sexually Abused Adolescent Girls
Date posted: 10/20/2020
Topic: Clinical Issues and Treatment
Child sexual abuse is linked with deleterious consequences on adolescent girls’ mental health including suicidal ideation, or suicidal thoughts.  Our study examined affect dysregulation as a mechanism uniting depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation in a sample of 119 sexually abused adolescent girls.
How Patterns of Victimization Among LGBTQ Individuals Impact Mental and Physical Health
Date posted: 08/22/2020
Topic: Clinical Issues and Treatment
This study explored different patterns of victimization among LGBTQ individuals and the relationship to mental and physical health outcomes. Findings suggested polyvictimization was an important risk factor and that there is a diversity among LGBTQ individuals with regard to victimization classes and across different gender identities.  
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