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How do Black Men Seek Psychological Help after Trauma?
Date posted: 06/23/2020
Topic: Diversity and Multicultural Issues
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.
Pride Month During A Global Pandemic
Date posted: 06/1/2020
Topic: Diversity and Multicultural Issues
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: Diversity and Multicultural Issues
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.
LGBT Service Members Report More Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment and Stalking than their Cisgender Heterosexual Peers
Date posted: 04/1/2020
Topic: Diversity and Multicultural Issues
In the United States military, approximately 1 in 16 service members identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual (LGB), or transgender (Meadows et al., 2018). Military environments marked by sexual prejudice and discrimination can create an atmosphere where acts of sexual harassment and assault are normalized (Castro et al., 2015; Hunter, 2007; Sadler et al., 2003). Understanding the burden of sexual and stalking victimization among LGBT service members is crucial for military leaders, as well as clinicians and researchers working to promote and protect LGBT service members’ well-being.
Clinician's Corner: Sí se Puede: Prolonged Exposure Psychotherapy with Latinx Survivors of Sexual Assault
StressPoints
Date posted: 02/26/2020
Topic: Diversity and Multicultural Issues
There is a robust literature demonstrating the efficacy and effectiveness of evidence-based, trauma-focused treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) such as prolonged exposure therapy (PE; Cusack et al., 2016; Watkins, Sprang, & Rothbaum, 2018). PE treatment consists of imaginal exposure, which involves leading clients through repeated in-session revisiting of the traumatic memories and processing related thoughts and feelings, and in vivo exposure, repeated approaching of safe trauma reminders that have been previously avoided.
Comparison between Women-Only and Mixed-Gender Intensive PTSD Treatment for Female Veterans
Date posted: 08/2/2019
Topic: Diversity and Multicultural Issues
Women veterans diagnosed with PTSD are an especially rapidly growing subgroup of VHA patients (Washington, Davis, Der-Martirosian, & Yano, 2013), constituting 10.3% of all those diagnosed with PTSD in 2015. With the recognition that women veterans with PTSD have often experienced different types of trauma and have different needs than men, specialized intensive treatment is also offered in two specialized intensive Women’s Treatment Rehabilitation Programs (Karlin et al., 2010).
Cumulative Trauma Exposure, Emotion Regulation, and PTSD Among Incarcerated Women
Date posted: 08/2/2019
Topic: Diversity and Multicultural Issues
Women in prison experience high rates of traumatic exposures such as childhood physical and sexual abuse, sexual assault, and partner violence. Not surprisingly, research suggests this population has rates of PTSD that are three to five times that of women in the general population (Karlsson & Zielinski, 2018).
Trauma and Diversity: The Role of Health Care in Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Youth
Date posted: 10/3/2018
Topic: Diversity and Multicultural Issues
Toxic stress resulting from chronic exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), including trauma exposure, parent mental health problems, and family dysfunction, can lead to numerous health, social, and behavioral problems throughout the lifespan (Anda et al., 2006).
Trauma and Diversity: Racial Inequity in the Child Welfare System
Date posted: 07/17/2018
Topic: Diversity and Multicultural Issues
In recent years, there has been greater awareness that some children are disproportionately likely to become engaged with child welfare services based on their racial identity. African American males in particular are more likely to be placed in institutional settings, experience more placement moves, and are more likely to age out of care compared to the general population of children (Miller, Farrow, Meltzer, & Notkin, 2012).
 
LGBT Issues: Trans*forming Trauma Research
Date posted: 06/1/2018
Topic: Diversity and Multicultural Issues
While many consider the transgender movement the next civil rights frontier, the politics and attitudes towards those who bridge the gender binary has not always been one of fear and discrimination.
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