Tag Archive for Trauma

Fear, Shame Keep Victims Quiet

Silent scourge: Fear, shame keep victims quiet Recent stories of child sexual abuse disclosed years later have prompted questions as to why victims don’t speak out sooner. Read on for more on this current issue from psychologist Dr. Teresa Kramer’s editorial in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Original: http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2017/dec/23/silent-scourge-20171223/ By Teresa Kramer Special to the Democrat-Gazette (Reprinted) Stories…

Psychologists Respond to Harvey

Psychologists are responding in several ways to the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The American Psychological Association released a statement today from President Tony Puente: “The American Psychological Association joins with all Americans in support of the thousands of people whose lives have been thrown into turmoil by Hurricane Harvey. We have watched with horror the…

Overview of the UAMS ARBEST Program

Overview of UAMS ARBEST Program (Arkansas Building Effective Services for Trauma) by Chad Sievers, MSSW, & Robyn D. Rektor, MA In the spring of 2009, the Arkansas State Legislature approved funding to improve screening, monitoring, and continuity of care for children experiencing physical or sexual abuse in Arkansas to address the psychological impact of trauma.…

Treating Acute Stress Disorder, Simple and Complex PTSD

Treating Acute Stress Disorder, Simple and Complex PTSD Betty Everett, PhD UAMS Walker Family Clinic   The treatment of acute stress disorder, simple PTSD (one event), and complex PTSD require different treatments. What follows is a discussion of some key elements, drawn from literature, workshops and personal experience working with children and families. The Majority…

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Byron Simoneaux, Ph.D. Arkansas Veterans Affairs Psychologist Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is quickly becoming one of the most visible psychological disorders in the news and social media. Such exposure has provided a dynamic perspective on PTSD. The ever-changing perception of this condition can create problems for people who suffer with it including social…

UAMS / ARBEST 2015 TF-CBT Training Registration

2015 TF-CBT Training Online registration is now open This year’s Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) training is once again led by Anthony Mannarino, PhD, co-developer of TF-CBT. Dr. Mannarino developed TF-CBT almost 20 years ago to help children who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event, such as sexual or physical abuse, a tornado or fire,…