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Enhancing Social Support May Improve Cognitive Processing Therapy Outcomes in Telemedicine for PTSD
Date posted: 06/10/2020
Topic: Clinical Issues and Treatment
As we work to sustain and tailor our mental health services during the era of COVID-19 and think ahead to future clinical needs, clinicians are increasingly transitioning their care to telehealth modalities. The good news for health care providers is that telehealth-based delivery of gold-standard posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatments such as Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT; Resick et al., 2017) has been shown to be no less effective than in-person delivery of care (Morland et al., 2014, 2015). Although CPT delivered remotely appears to be noninferior to in-person care, providers may be curious about which characteristics of individuals seeking to participate in CPT via telehealth might improve their outcomes. Malleable characteristics, such as the amount of social support an individual perceives they have, are of special interest if their enhancement might direct providers to specific treatment plans or targets. Although some research has shown social support can encourage greater reductions in PTSD symptoms (Price et al., 2018), individuals living in rural areas might have important differences that could change how social support benefits treatment. Therefore, we set out to evaluate the degree to which pre-existing perceived social support could enhance the effects of CPT for rural American military veterans participating in a pragmatic randomized effectiveness trial of telehealth-based collaborative care for PTSD (Fortney et al., 2015).
Clinician's Corner: Recognizing Traumatic Brain Injury Among Survivors of Intimate Partner Abuse
StressPoints
Date posted: 05/4/2020
Topic: Clinical Issues and Treatment
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have been called the signature injury suffered by veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and have been singled out as a risk factor for the development of dementing disease among world-class athletes.
 
Emotion Dysregulation Prospectively Predicts PTSD Symptom Severity 3-Months after Traumatic Exposure
Date posted: 06/25/2020
Topic: Clinical Issues and Treatment
By understanding processes contributing to the development of PTSD, we can target these processes early-on using evidence-based interventions to help individuals recover from traumatic experiences and protect against (or mitigate) long-term psychiatric problems. our study aimed to examine if emotion dysregulation in the aftermath of a traumatic event predicts PTSD symptoms 3 months later, even when considering other risk factors for PTSD.
 
How do Black Men Seek Psychological Help after Trauma?
Date posted: 06/23/2020
Topic: Clinical Issues and Treatment
How and why people seek help after a traumatic event remains an area ripe for study. We know that trauma symptoms can be a potential barrier to seeking psychological help though in some cases they may serve to facilitate help seeking. Given the burden of racism in the US, Black men often feel these barriers most potently.
Is Change in the Centrality of a Traumatic Event Associated with PTSD Symptom Reduction During Intensive Treatment?
Date posted: 06/26/2020
Topic: Clinical Issues and Treatment
What is it about certain events that makes them really stick with people years later? Some have argued that an event is more likely to be traumatic if it is seen as “central”. Few studies have examined how centrality is affected by PTSD treatment.
Pride Month During A Global Pandemic
Date posted: 06/1/2020
Topic: Clinical Issues and Treatment
June is Pride month worldwide for individuals who identify as LGBTQ+. In recognition of the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City on June 28, 1969, it is a time to celebrate the resiliency of the community, reflect on the progress we have seen in acceptance, and continue to advocate for increased rights and legal protection.
Using Latent Class Analysis to Support ICD-11 Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Diagnosis in a Sample of Homeless Adults
Date posted: 06/26/2020
Topic: Clinical Issues and Treatment
Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) is a new diagnosis that recognises that different types of traumatic experiences can impact individuals in ways that the more established diagnosis of PTSD does not capture (World Health Organization, 2018: WHO). The distinction might best be conveyed by considering the way an individual could internalise the experience of surviving a serious car accident, or terrorist attack, with the way another individual internalises repetitive childhood sexual abuse. We investigated the CPTSD model with a group of people who have experienced homelessness and trauma in Australia.
What aspects of child maltreatment impact capacity for resilience in adulthood?
Date posted: 06/25/2020
Topic: Clinical Issues and Treatment
Did you know that by age 18, almost one in five teenagers in the United States will have experienced some form of child maltreatment, such as physical, emotional and sexual abuse (Gilbert et al., 2009)? In this study, we wanted to better understand resilient capacity, and how different aspects of child maltreatment might influence this capacity in adulthood.
Clinician's Corner: How Trauma Specialists Can Care for Themselves and Support Colleagues During the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak
StressPoints
Date posted: 05/5/2020
Topic: Clinical Issues and Treatment
The context of the COVID-19 pandemic places us in unique circumstances that call for flexible and creative ways to help ourselves and each other. Nearly half of Americans polled by Kaiser recently reported that the coronavirus crisis was harming their mental health, the disaster distress hotline had a 1,000% increase in number of calls in April compared with the same time last year, and the online therapy service Talkspace reported a 65% jump in clients, mostly dominated by COVID-19 anxiety (Wan, 2020).
Continuing to Deliver Gold-Standard Treatment: Cognitive Processing Therapy during COVID-19
Date posted: 05/17/2020
Topic: Clinical Issues and Treatment
In response to COVID-19, mental health providers have had to quickly and creatively adapt treatment delivery, with many transitioning to telehealth. Like those in other professions, many clinicians have likely found the shift to video-based work challenging (e.g., Jiang, 2020; Skalar, 2020). With the stress of using a new treatment delivery format, there is a risk of drift from evidence-based practice. However, this need not be the case.
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