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22 June Pre Conference Workshop 1

Alyssa Rheingold - Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Maureen Allwood - Assessing Child Trauma Exposure and Response

Justin Kenardy - Trauma Reactions in Childhood

 

23 June Pre Conference Workshop 3

Amy Street - Assessment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Ananda Amstadter - Genetic and Psychosocial Risk Factors of PTSD

Diane Castillo - Prolonged Exposure; Protocol & Treatment

Diane Castillo - Prolonged Exposure; Theory & Research

Miranda Olff - Innovative e-health interventions

 

24 June Conference Day

1 Meaghan O'Donnell - Trauma and Stress Related Disorders - Early Intervention After Trauma

2 Maureen Allwood - Childhood Trauma and Delinquency; Predictors, Correlates & Consequences for Youth involved in Delinquency

3 Alyssa Rheingold - Effectiveness & Dissemination of Child Maltreatment Interventions

4 Debra Kaysen - Working with Lay Professionals to Treat Complex Trauma

5 Amy Street - Predicting & Promoting Recovery from Sexual or Intimate Partner Violence

6 Alyssa Rheingold - Assessment and intervention for PTSD with children, adolescents and families experiencing violent deaths

7 Justin Kenardy - Psychological aspects of traumatic injury

8 Ananda Amstadter - Genetic and Epigenetic Updates in PTSD

9 Diane Castillo - Updates on Innovations in Evidence-Based Treatment Strategies for PTSD in Adults

10 Grete Dyb - Public Health Approaches to the Development and Implementation of Trauma Focused Interventions in Post-disaster Contexts

 


Lunch time talk on 22 June 2016 (Wednesday) 12.30-1.30pm, CGH Training Room

Title: European Journal of Psychotraumatology: an adventure in Open Access publishing
Speaker: Prof Dr Miranda Olff

The publishing landscape is changing rapidly. The business model of Open Access publishing is very different from that of subscription journals. In this session, the Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Psychotraumatology (EJPT), Prof Olff, will share about the world of publishing, recent developments, and, in particular, about Open Access.  She will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of Open Access publishing.

About the Speaker:
Description: Olff4Prof. Dr. Miranda Olff, Dept of Psychiatry, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, and Arq Psychotrauma Expert Group, The Netherlands Chair: ‘Neurobiological mechanisms of prevention and treatment in trauma and PTSD’

Miranda Olff, PhD, is professor in the field of psychotrauma. Her major areas of research have focused on the psychological and biological responses to traumatic stress and (early) interventions. Research includes randomized controlled trials on the effects of debriefing, of early trauma interventions, and of different forms of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy in PTSD patients. Further research includes neuroimaging and neuroendocrine studies of PTSD; the effects of therapy on neurobiological variables; the psychopathology of injured patients admitted to the trauma unit, disaster related research, epidemiological surveys on trauma and PTSD, gender differences in PTSD, the impact of threat and personal protection on politicians, and (coordination of) large EU funded projects on post disaster psychosocial care all over Europe. Two large EU projects address online and m-Health applications for dealing with adversity or major disasters. A prestigious NWO (Netherlands organisation for scientific research) TOP grant was rewarded for studying the effects of intranasal oxytocin on brain functioning and on post trauma pathology.

Professor dr Miranda Olff currently is head of the Center for Psychological Trauma at the department of Psychiatry at the Academic Medical Center (AMC) of the University of Amsterdam and professor at the Arq Psychotrauma Expert Group (Arq). Miranda Olff has a visiting professorship in Norway. She is the immediate past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), past president of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, (ESTSS) and editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Psychotraumatology (EJPT).
 LinkedIn: Miranda Olff, Twitter: Molff

About the Workshops and Conference Speakers:


Description: Olff4Dr. Alyssa Rheingold, Ph.D, is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Professor at the National Crime Victim's Research and Treatment Center (NCVC) within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina.
She is the Director of Clinical Operations at the NCVC. She completed her undergraduate coursework in 1996 at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating Cum Laude and with Honors in Psychology. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from MCP Hahnemann University (currently known as Drexel University). Dr. Rheingold completed a Pre-Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology at the Charleston Consortium Psychology Internship Program and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the NCVC, Medical University of South Carolina. Her expertise includes evidence-based treatment of trauma related mental health issues, child sexual abuse prevention, and loss by homicide. Dr. Rheingold is the PI of several federally funded service grants to improve resources for survivors of homicide and a service grant to provide services for Hispanic interpersonal violence victims. In addition, she was the PI on several CDC-funded grants examining the effectiveness of a child sexual abuse prevention program with child care professionals. Dr. Rheingold has published over 50 peer reviewed articles and book chapters in the area of trauma and victimization. She has provided a number of victim-related trainings including Loss by Homicide, Traumatic Grief, Impact of Witnessing Domestic Violence, Stress Management, and Prolonged Exposure for PTSD.

 

Description: Olff4Dr. Maureen Allwood is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (CUNY).
Her research and clinical interests focus on the developmental effects of trauma and violence exposure in youth, particularly youth living in high-stress urban settings. She is interested in both the psychological and biological consequences of trauma exposure and how multiple factors and systems (e.g., cognitive, emotional, physiological) interact to predict negative outcomes, such as school failure, delinquency, substance use, poor health, and suicide among trauma-exposed youth. Her work also focuses on the impact of trauma exposure on minority, immigrant, and refugee mental health, and the accessibility to culturally competent, trauma- and developmentally-informed services.

Description: Olff4Professor Justin Kenardy is a Clinical Psychologist,  Deputy Director of Recover Injury Research Centre, and Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland. Over 30 years of his academic career, he has focused on the interface between psychological and physical health, preventative and novel intervention technologies, and regulation of affect. This has led to research in diverse problem areas including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, pain and musculoskeletal injury, burns, traumatic brain injury, eating disorders, anxiety and depression, posttraumatic stress across a broad age range from child to older adults. He has published over 170 peer-reviewed papers and abstracts, has over 7500 citations to his work and has obtained research funding totalling over $50 million.
He serves or has served as Consulting Editor on a number of prestigious international journals including Health Psychology,  Journal of Anxiety Disorders, Journal of Traumatic Stress and  Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy. He has published one book, 16 book chapters, and seven research-based health websites. He helped develop both the NHMRC approved National Stroke Guidelines and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Guidelines.
He serves on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and is the Past  President of the Australian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. He is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and received both the Ian Campbell Memorial Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Clinical Psychology in Australia, and the Australian Psychological Society President’s Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology in Australia.

 

Description: Olff4Dr. Debra Kaysen is a Clinical Psychologist, and a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington, with adjunction positions in the Global Health and Psychology Departments. She is the Director of the Trauma Recovery Innovations Program at the University of Washington, a division dedicated to developing and testing more robust interventions for trauma-exposed populations. Her area of specialty both in research and clinical work is in the care of those who have experienced traumatic events including treatment of PTSD and comorbid disorders.
Dr. Kaysen is board certified in cognitive and behavioral psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Kaysen is a Trainer in Cognitive Processing Therapy, an evidence-based treatment for PTSD providing a wide range of CPT workshops in the US, Canada, Australia, and in low- and middle-income countries. Dr. Kaysen is a prolific Researcher, publishing 90 refereed articles since 1998. Her research predominantly concerns improving treatments for those who have been trauma exposed and increasing access to effective treatments. Other research involves better understanding how people cope following trauma exposure. She has been Principle Investigator for numerous federal grants. She has also been involved in several international studies to adapt evidence-based treatments for trauma-exposed populations for use in low- and middle-income settings. She is currently the Vice President for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and is the Depression Therapy Research Endowed Professor for the Department of Psychiatry at University of Washington.

Dr. Amy E. Street  is the Deputy Director of the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD, housed at VA Boston Healthcare System and part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  The Division focuses on the special issues of women and PTSD, including pioneering research on the psychological impact of military service on women Veterans.  Dr. Street is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine.  She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1998 from the University of Georgia.

Dr. Street has an active program of research investigating negative health outcomes associated with interpersonal trauma, including sexual harassment, sexual assault and intimate partner violence in veteran and civilian populations. Her secondary research interest involves the examination of gender differences in traumatic stress exposure and stress-related disorders, with a focus on deployment stressors. Her research has received funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Institutes of Health and has been published in numerous peer-review journals.  She serves on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and has served on numerous U.S. Department of Veterans and U.S. Department of Defense Research, Education and Advisory Committees focused on the needs of female service members.  She has also received several Special Contribution Awards from the Department of Veterans Affairs in response to her extensive education and policy efforts focused on the treatment needs of veterans who experience military sexual trauma.
Dr. Street is also actively involved in the clinical treatment of veterans diagnosed with PTSD and other stress- related disorders through VA Boston Healthcare System’s Women’s Stress Disorder Treatment Team.

 

Description: Olff4A/Prof. Ananda Amstadter, Ph.D, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human & Molecular Genetics at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics.

Dr. Amstadter’s program of research broadly focuses on understanding factors that affect post-trauma trajectory of symptoms among individuals exposed to a variety of potentially traumatic events (e.g., disasters, combat exposure, interpersonal violence). To that end, most of her research focuses on the identification of genetic and environmental risk and resiliency factors for traumatic-stress related conditions, with a focus on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol use disorders. She has published over 100 peer reviewed articles and 20 book chapters in the areas of posttraumatic mental health. She has been the Principal Investigator of several large National Institutes of Health grants, as well as non-profit awards, in addition to serving as a Co-investigator on numerous federal grants. She serves on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), and on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Traumatic Stress. 

Description: Olff4Dr. Diane T. Castillo, Ph.D., Treatment Core Chief, VISN 17 Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans; Associate Professor, Texas A&M University, Health Sciences Center, College of Medicine.

Dr. Diane Castillo serves as a Clinician, Administrator, and Researcher in the area of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for the past 28 years in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in the United States. She was an Assistant Professor in the Psychiatry Department and an Associate Professor (Clinical) in the Psychology Department at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Castillo has developed and implemented programmatic, evidence-based assessments and treatments for women Veterans with PTSD. Her research on PTSD includes examining group treatments for female Iraq/Afghanistan returning Veterans through Department of Defense funding. She is an Associate Editor for the journal, Psychological Trauma (American Psychological Association) and on the Board of Directors for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS).  She has published in the area of PTSD, Hispanic veterans, and ethics.  She is a Trainer and Consultant in Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy for the treatment of PTSD and in the PE dissemination initiative in the VA through the National Center for PTSD. 

 

Description: Olff4Prof. Dr. Miranda Olff, Dept of Psychiatry, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, and Arq Psychotrauma Expert Group, The Netherlands Chair: ‘Neurobiological mechanisms of prevention and treatment in trauma and PTSD’
Miranda Olff, PhD, is professor in the field of psychotrauma. Her major areas of research have focused on the psychological and biological responses to traumatic stress and (early) interventions. Research includes randomized controlled trials on the effects of debriefing, of early trauma interventions, and of different forms of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy in PTSD patients. Further research includes neuroimaging and neuroendocrine studies of PTSD; the effects of therapy on neurobiological variables; the psychopathology of injured patients admitted to the trauma unit, disaster related research, epidemiological surveys on trauma and PTSD, gender differences in PTSD, the impact of threat and personal protection on politicians, and (coordination of) large EU funded projects on post disaster psychosocial care all over Europe. Two large EU projects address online and m-Health applications for dealing with adversity or major disasters. A prestigious NWO (Netherlands organisation for scientific research) TOP grant was rewarded for studying the effects of intranasal oxytocin on brain functioning and on post trauma pathology.
Professor dr Miranda Olff currently is head of the Center for Psychological Trauma at the department of Psychiatry at the Academic Medical Center (AMC) of the University of Amsterdam and professor at the Arq Psychotrauma Expert Group (Arq). Miranda Olff has a visiting professorship in Norway. She is the immediate past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), past president of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, (ESTSS) and editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Psychotraumatology (EJPT).

Description: Olff4Associate Professor Meaghan O'Donnell: BAppSc(N),                                 BSc(Hons), MPsy(Clin), Ph.D.
Associate Professor Meaghan O’Donnell is the Director of Research at the Phoenix Australia, Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne. Her major areas of research include early interventions after trauma exposure, phenomenology of traumatic stress responses, and disability after trauma.
She has published over 90 peer reviewed articles in the area of posttraumatic mental health, many of which are in high impact journals including British Journal of Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, and Journal of American Medical Association – Psychiatry.
She has received over $7 million in collaborative research funds; $3.5 million as Principal Investigator. Much of her work has a translational component as reflected in her work with various Australian Commonwealth Government Departments including the Department of Defence, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and the Department of Social Services.
She has served on the Board of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies since 2011 and is currently President Elect. She is on the Editorial Board for the European Journal of Traumatic Stress Studies. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Experienced Researcher Humboldt Fellowship to foster her international collaborations.

 

Description: Olff4Dr. Grete Dyb, M.D., Ph.D, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Dr. Grete Dyb is a Researcher at the Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies and an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo. She is currently President of The International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS).
As the Principle Investigator of “The Utøya Study”, she is conducting longitudinal research projects on survivors and families of the massacre in Norway in July, 2011. She was trained in child and adolescent psychiatry, and worked many years as a Clinician in hospitals and outpatient units. Her special interest is childhood trauma and posttraumatic stress reactions in children and youth has resulted in research on children youth and families exposed to traumatic events such as child sexual abuse, violence, accidents and disasters.