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Psychopathology Following Traumatic Injury

October 23, 2023

Logan Pearson, Terri deRoon-Cassini, Mary E “Libby” Schroeder, & Daniel N. HolenaSection Editor: Sydney Timmer-Murillo In the high-stakes environment of trauma care, the immediate treatment priorities must focus primarily on stabilizing physical injury. This often relegates concern for mental health to the backseat, where it unfortunately remains for much of the early period post-trauma. Despite…

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Book Review – Posttraumatic play in children: What clinicians need to know

October 23, 2023

By Eliana Gil2017The Guilford Press Eliana Gil’s gentle and sensitive approach to children and their families is evident throughout her book on posttraumatic play therapy. She calls her approach Trauma-Focused Integrative Play Therapy (TFIPT). Dr. Gil aims her book towards clinicians, mainly focusing on complex, chronic, and ‘unrelenting’ Type II traumas, which include multiple types…

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CALL FOR FELLOWS

October 23, 2023

Fellows Committee Chair:Priscilla Dass-Brailsfordpd227@georgetown.eduPhone: 202-706-5078 Fellow status in APA is given to those who have made unusual and outstanding contributions to the field of trauma psychology. Their distinguished contributions are the foundation on which the future of trauma psychology builds. Fellows make on-going contributions to science, practice, and public policy through activities in this Division…

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Religiosity / Spirituality & WellBeing in BIPOC & LGBTQ+ Communities

October 23, 2023

In briefClaire J. Starrs & Zaine A. Roberts Religiosity has been shown to be related to indicators of well-being such as hope, optimism, happiness, and quality of life (Gonçalves, et al., 2017; Panzini, et al. 2017; Peres, et al., 2017), as well as lower distress, even in the face of major stressors, such as cancer,…

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Double Trauma: Post-Migration Living Distress and Refugee Suicidality

October 23, 2023

Phoebe LewisSection Editor: Antonella BarianiPeer Reviewers: Molly Becker The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR, 2023) estimates that, as of mid-2022, 32.5 million people were of refugee status. According to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), a person meets the legal definition of refugee if they are “unable or unwilling to return to their…

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RMHRN & International Committee Updates

October 23, 2023

Elizabeth Carll Section Editor; Founder & Chair, Refugee Mental Health Resource Network Refugee Mental Health Resource Network The Refugee Mental Health Resource Network (RMHRN) organized a symposium on International Interventions and Research about Trauma Faced by Refugees and Migrants at the 2023 APA Convention in Washington DC. Participants included Frances Boulon, Elizabeth Carll, Shaifali Sandhya,…

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Who’s Who: Jessica Punzo, PsyD

October 23, 2023

(she/her)Owner/Founder, Middle Path Psychotherapy, LLC Formal education: PsyD, concentration in traumatic stress (Adler University); Psychology BS, biology minor(Roosevelt University) Areas of expertise/interests: Complex PTSD, LGBTQ populations, perinatal mental health, psychedelic assisted therapy Self-care activities: Exercise (specifically all things Peloton!), listening to music and attending music festivals, home decorating (especially Halloween decorating), crafting, traveling, being in…

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Emotional Trauma & The Fragilification of Being

October 23, 2023

Traumatic loss strips the world of substance and solidity “I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER,” a lover proclaims to a beloved. Love thereby transforms the beloved into a metaphysical entity, replacing the finitude and impermanence of existence with the illusion of eternity. When a beloved dies, not only is the relationship lost; the metaphysical illusion of…

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President’s Column – Fall/Winter 2023

October 23, 2023

I am writing my last Presidential column on the heels of returning from APA in Washington, DC. I have to say that I think it was our best conference ever! To start, I was so moved, inspired, and energized by Dr. Thema Bryant’s theme, “You Belong Here,” with the fabulous presence of black and brown…

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Editorial Note – Fall/Winter 2023

October 23, 2023

Dear TPN friends, THE EDITORIAL TEAM & I WISH YOU A HEARTFELT WELCOME to the Trauma Psychology News Fall/Winter 2023 issue, themed “Fragility, solidarity, and refuge.” As we continue in this fragile, trying time for the world and our community, may we find solidarity with each other and co-create a space of refuge, recovery, and…

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