Individual Trauma and Disaster Mental Health

Friday, April 1, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Program ID #740, Room 210E, Poster 4
Secondary Traumatic Stress in Ambulance Workers’ Partners
30-Minute Poster Session
L. Marinn Pierce, Melissa C. Henry
EMT/paramedics scored highest in job dissatisfaction and fourth highest in psychological difficulties. Many researchers found that individuals who work as first responders have higher rates of PTSD than in the general population. This poster session will include the results of a study exploring secondary traumatic stress in the partners of ambulance workers and techniques that counselors can use to support EMS personnel and their families.


Friday, April 1, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CSJ Session
Program ID #744, Room 210E, Poster 8
Refugee and Undocumented Immigrant Women: Critical Resilience and Institutional Betrayal Trauma
30-Minute Poster Session
Rachael D. Goodman
Using a community-based participatory research approach, the presenters explored the ways in which refugee and undocumented immigrant women develop critical resistance or the dynamic ways in which they persist despite systemic injustices. Further, the presenters examined the cumulative and complex sources of stress and trauma experienced by these communities, including institutional betrayal trauma. Research outcomes are described, along with recommendations for counseling practice and advocacy.


Friday, April 1, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
AARC Session
Program ID #754, Room 210E, Poster 6
Which Trauma Treatment Works Best? A Network Meta-Analysis of Exposure Therapies for Treating PTSD
30-Minute Poster Session
A. Stephen Lenz, Jr, Abdulkadir Haktanir, Laura Smith
The presenters will illustrate the findings of a network meta-analysis to identify which PTSD treatments are most effective, under what circumstances, and for whom. In this poster session, cognitive processing therapy, prolonged exposure, and eye movement desensitization and reintegration are compared to each other uniquely as well as to other viable treatments, including other CBTs, treatment as usual, medication, and waitlist. The resulting network can be used as a decision-making model for treatment-population matching.


Saturday, April 2, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program ID #846, Room 210E, Poster 2
PTSD and Complex PTSD in a Sample of Homeless Persons and Survivors of Domestic Violence
30-Minute Poster Session
Sabina R. de Vries
This poster session aims at informing attendants of the varying types of trauma that homeless clients and survivors of domestic violence experience, such as childhood abuse. Resulting mental health concerns such as PTSD and complex PTSD will be discussed. The session will address PTSD, complex PTSD, domestic violence, and childhood abuse as they intersect and contribute to homelessness. The session also will highlight appropriate assessment methods and instruments for identifying PTSD and complex PTSD symptoms.


Sunday, April 3, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #896, Room 210E, Poster 4
Inching Our Way In: The Place of Counseling in the Finance Sector
30-Minute Poster Session
Hannah E. Acquaye, Hang Jo
The financial sector is not one that we hear of collaborating with mental health counselors. However, as both sectors deal with individuals with emotional needs, a partnership will be mutually beneficial in mitigating the dire consequences from financial decisions. This poster session will propose interventions that mental health counselors can use in carving a niche in the finance sector in addressing the mental health concerns of individuals and families as they embark on financial investments.