Selected Publications


Trauma Therapy in Context: The Science and Craft of Evidence-Based Practice

Edited by: Robert A. McMackin, Elana Newman, Jason M. Fogler, and Terrence M. Keane

As researchers have developed increasingly effective interventions aimed at relieving trauma symptoms, trauma therapists have come to understand that the success of these approaches is highly contingent on personal factors. Whether affected by disaster or interpersonal violence, each survivor of psychological trauma has undergone a uniquely personal experience. Recovery from that trauma is also highly variable and deeply dependent upon an individual's distinctive history and cultural context. This book examines several clinical approaches to trauma-focused treatment. The editors integrate these interventions into a broader clinical context and provide knowledge about how various approaches interact to inform a holistic understanding of trauma treatment. Contributors emphasize basic therapeutic skills, such as empathetic listening, instilling resilience, and creating meaning, in the service of empirically supported, highly efficacious trauma interventions. Throughout, they focus on the real-life challenges that arise in typical therapy sessions to deepen our understanding and application of evidence-based interventions.

Miller, K.E.*, Cranston, C.C*., Davis, J.L., Newman, E., & Resnick, H. (2015, in press). Psychological outcomes following a sexual assault video intervention: A Randomized trial. Journal of Forensic Nursing.

Pfefferbaum, B, , Sweeton, J. L, Nitiema, P.,Noffsinger, M. A., Vaman, C., Nelson, S. D*., & Newman, E. (2014). Child disaster mental health interventions: Therapy components. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 29, 494-502. doi: 10.1017/S1049023X14000910.

Cook, J. M., & Newman, E. (2014). A consensus statement on trauma mental health: The New Haven Competency Conference process and major findings. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, And Policy, 6, 300-307. doi:10.1037/a0036747

Miller, K.E., Finn, J.A., & Newman, E. (2014, in press). Are communities ready? Assessing providers’practices, attitudes, and knowledge about military personnel. [Special issue]. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. doi: 10.1007/s11920-014-0462-z

Kiblawi, Z., Smith, L., Diaz, S., Lagasse, L., Derauf, C., Newman, E., Shah, R., Arria, A.M., Huestis, M.A., DellaGrotta, S., Dansereau, L.M.,,  Wilcox,  Neal, C. R.,Lester, B. (2014). Prenatal Methamphetamine Exposure and Neonatal and Infant Neurobehavioral Outcome: Results from the IDEAL Study. Substance Abuse: Official Publication Of The Association For Medical Education And Research In Substance Abuse, 35(1), 68-73. doi:10.1080/08897077.2013.814614

Himes, S.L, Lagasse, L.L., Derauf, C., Newman, E., Shah, R., Smith, L.,M.,…& Huestis, M.A.  (2014). Risk for neurobehavioral disinhibition in prenatal methamphetamine-exposed young children with positive hair toxicology results. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, 36, 535-543. doi: 10.1097/FTD.0000000000000049

Pfefferbaum, B., Varma, C., Nitiema, P., & Newman, E. (2014). Universal interventions for children in the context of disasters and terrorism.  Child Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 3, 363-368. doi: 10.1016/j.chc.2013.12.006

Diaz, S.D., Smith, L.M., LaGasse, L.L., Derauf, C., Newman, E., Shah, R.,…& Lester, B.M. (2014). Effects of prenatal methamphetamine exposure on behavioral and cognitive findings at 7.5 years.  The Journal of Pediatrics, 164, 1333-1338.  doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.01.053

Pfefferbaum, B., Sweeton, J. L., Newman, E., Varma, V., Nitiema, P.. Shaw, J., Chrisman, A.K., & Noffsinger (2014). Child disaster mental health interventions: Part I. Techniques, outcomes, and methodological considerations. Disaster Health, 2(1), 1-12. doi: 10.4161/dish.27534

Pfefferbaum, B., Sweeton, J. L., Newman, E., Varma, V., Noffisnger, M. A., Shaw, J. A., Chrisman, A. K. & Nitiema, P. (2014). Child disaster mental health interventions,: Part II. Timings, settings and delivery, and approaches. Disaster Health, 2(1), 58-67.  doi: 10.4161/dish.27535

Newman, E. & Shapiro, B. (2014). Clinicians and journalists responding to disaster. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 24(1), 32-8. doi: 10.1089/cap.2013.0068

Abar, B., LaGasse, LL., Wouldes, T., Derauf, D.  Newman, E, Shah, R., Smith, L.M., Arria, A.M., Huestis, M.A., DellaGrotta, S., Dansereau, L.M.,,  Wilcox,  Neal, C. R., & Lester, B.M. (2013). Cross-national comparison of prenatal methamphetamine exposure on infant and early child physical growth: A Natural Experiment.  Prevention Science, DOI 10.1007/s11121-013-0431-5

Twomey, J.E, LaGasse, L.L., Derauf, C., Newman, E., Shad, R., . Smith , L..M., Arria, A., Huestis, M., DellaGrotta, S., Roberts, M, Dansereau, L, Neal, C., Lester, C. (in press). Prenatal Methamphetamine Exposure, Home Environment and Primary Caregiver Risk Factors Predict Child Behavior Problems at Five Years. Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 83, 64-72.

Kiblawi, Z. N., Smith, L., LaGasse, L., Derauf, C., Newman, E, Shah, R., Arria, A. Huestis, M.A., DellaGrotta, S., A., Dansereau, L.M., Neal, C. &  Lester, B. (2013). The effects of prenatal methamphetamine exposure on attention as assessed by Continuous Performance Tests: Results from the Infant development, Environment, and Lifestyle (IDEAL) Study.  Journal of Developmental Pediatrics, 34, 31-37.

Abar, B., LaGasse, L.L., DeRauf, C., Newman, E., Shah, R., Smith, L.M., Arria, A., Huestis, M., Dellagrotta, S., Dansereau, L.M., Neal, C., & Lester, B.M. (2013). Examining the relationships between prenatal methamphetamine exposure, early adversity, and child neurobehavioral disinhibition. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27(3), 662-673.

Kirlic, N*., Newman, E., LaGasse, L., Derauf, C., Shah, R., Smith, L. M., Arria, A., Huestis, M. A.,         Haning, W., Strauss, A., Della Grotta, S., Dansereau, L. M., Abar, B., Neal, C., & Lester, B. M. (2013). Cortisol reactivity in two-year-old children prenatally exposed to methamphetamine. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 74(3), 447-451.

Wouldes, T. A., LaGasse, L. L., Derauf, C., Newman, E., Shah, R., Smith, L. M., Arria, A. M., Huestis, M. A., DellaGrotta, S., Wilcox, T., Neal, C. R. &  Lester, B. M. (2013). Co-morbidity of substance use disorder and psychopathology in women who use methamphetamine during pregnancy in the US and New Zealand. Drug And Alcohol Dependence, 127(1-3), 101-107 doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2012.06.016

Newman, E. & Nelson, S. (2012). Reporting on resilience and recovery in the face of disaster and crime: research and training applications. Australian Journalism Review, 34(1), 17-33.

Liles, B. D., Newman, E., Lagasse, L. L., Derauf, C., Shaw, R., Smith, L. M., Arria, A., Huestis, M., Hanning, W., Strauss, A., Della Grotta, S., Dansereau, L. M., Neal, C. & Lester, B. (2012). Perceived child behavior problems and parenting stress among prenatal methamphetamine users: The moderating role of maternal depressive symptoms. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev.

DePrince, A. & Newman, E. (2011) The art and science of trauma-focused training and education. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 3(3), 213- 214.

Newman, E. (2011). Teaching Clinical Psychology Graduate Students about Traumatic Stress Studies. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 3,3 235-242. doi: 10.1037/a0024476

Derauf, C, LaGasse, L., Smith, L, Newman, E., Rizwan, S., Arria, A., Huestis, M., Haning, W., Strauss, A., Della Grotta, S., Dansereau, L., Lin, H & Lester, B (2011). Infant Temperament and High Risk Parenting Relate to Behavior Problems and Language in Toddlers at High Social RisK.  Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 32(2), 125-135.

Smith, L. M, , LaGasse, L.M., DeRauf, C., Newman, E., Shah, R., Arria, A., Huestis, M., Della Grotta, S., Danserau, L, & Lester, B. (2011). Motor and Cognitive Outcomes of Children exposed to Prenatal Methamphetamine, Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 33,176-184.

LaGasse, L, Wouldes, T. Newman, E., Smith, L, Shah, R.Z., DeRauf, C., Huestis, M.A., Arria, A., Della Grotta, S., Wilcox, T. & Lester, B. (2011). Prenatal methamphetamine exposure and neonatal neurobehavioral outcomes in the USA and New Zealand.  Neurotoxicology and Teratoloyg, 33,y166-175.

Newman, E. & Kaloupek, D. (2009).  Overview of Research Addressing Ethical Dimensions of Participation in Traumatic Stress Studies: Autonomy and Beneficence.  Journal of Traumatic Stress, 22, 6, 595-602.

Davis, J.L., Newman, E., & Ensor,, K.E* (2009). Cognitive restructuring. In A. Rubin, & D.  Springer (Eds.) Clinician’s guide to evidence-based practice series: Treatment of   traumatized adults and children. Hoboken, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc

Newman, E.,  Shapiro, B. & Nelson, S* (2009). Journalism and Media during Disasters. In (Eds.) Y. Neria, S. Galea & F. Norris’  Mental Health Consequences of Disaster (pp291-301).New York:  Cambridge Press.

Balliett, N.*, & Newman, E. (2009). Review of Handbook of PTSD: Science and Practice, edited by M. J. Friedman, T. M. Keane, and P. A. Resick. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 10(2), 222-223.

Tiegreen, S*. & Newman, E. (2009). Review of Leaving It at the Office: A Guide to Psychotherapist Self-Care, by John C. Norcross and James D. Guy, Jr.. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 10, 120-122.

Newman, E. & Davis, J. (2008). Acute Interventions for trauma-related problems, Journal of Traumatic Stress, 21, 501-503.

Rippy, A*, & Newman, E. (2008). Adaptation of a scale of race related stress for use With Muslim Americans. Journal of Muslim Mental Health. 3, 53-68.

Pennington, H*. & Newman, E. (2008). Review of Interventions Following Mass Violence and Disasters" Journal of Trauma Practice, 7(1), 69-71.

Harrington, T.* & Newman, E. (2007). Review of Violanti’s & Paton’s Who Gets PTSD, Criminal Justice Review., 32, 3, 300-301.

Harrington, T*. &  Newman, E. (2007). Evaluating post-traumatic stress disorder among treatment engaged substance abusing women.  Addictive Behaviors. 32, 2788–2798.

Newman, E. (2007). Summary of Empirical Questions Pertaining to Trauma Research. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 2, 57-59.

Newman, E. (2007). Mandatory Reporting: How much detail about risk should subjects receive? Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 2, 62-64.

Razmus, I., Wilson, D. Smith, R*. & Newman, E. (2006). Falls in Hospitalized Children. Pediatric Nursing, 32, 568-573.

Newman, E., Risch, E*. & Kassam-Adams, N. (2006).  Ethical Issues in Trauma-Related Research.  Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics., 1, (3). 29-46.

Rippy, A*. & Newman, E. (2006). Perceived religious discrimination and its relationship to anxiety and paranoia among Muslim Americans. Journal of Muslim Mental Health, 1, 5-20

Chaffin, M., Hanson, R., Saunders, B. E., Nichols, T., Barnett, T., Zeanah, C., Berliner, L., Egeland, B., Newman, E., Lyon, T., Letourneau, E. &  Miller-Perrin, C. (2006).  Report of the APSAC Task Force on Attachment Therapy, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and attachment problems. Child Maltreatment, 11, 76-89. (this article won the  2007 annual outstanding article award at APSAC and the 2008 Pro Humanitate Award)

Newman, E. & Shapiro, B. (2006). Helping Journalists Who Cover Humanitarian Crisis. In G. Reyes and JG. Jacobs (Eds.). International Disaster Psychology, Vol. IV (pp131-140), Westport, CT: Praeger Publications.:

Newman, E. & Franks, R. (2006) Child clinicians, tragedies, and the media: a guide for child therapists.  National Child Traumatic Stress Network and Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.

Wolpaw, J., Ford, J., Newman, E., Davis, J. & Briere, J. (2005) Post-traumatic stress assessment in juvenile justice settings: an overview and focus on the trauma symptom checklist for children. In Grisso, Vincent & Seagrave (Eds) Mental Health Screening and Assessment in Juvenile Justice.(pp. 152-165).  New York: Guilford Press.

Kassam-Adams, N. & Newman, E. (2005).  Child and parent reactions to participation in research following pediatric traumatic injury.  General Hospital Psychiatry, 27, 29-35.

Newman, E. & Kaloupek, D.  (2004). The risks and benefits of participating in trauma-focused research studies.  Journal of Traumatic Stress. 17(5), 383-394.

Ciechanowski, P.S., Walker, E. A., Russo, J.E., Newman, E., & Katon, W. (2004). Adult status of women HMO membes with posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. General Hospital Psychiatry, 26, 261-268.

Walker, E., Newman, E, & Koss, M. P. (2004). Costs and health utilization associated with traumatic experiences. In P. S. Schnurr and B. L. Green (Eds.) Physical Health Consequences of Exposure to Extreme Stress (pp.43-71). Washington DC: American Psychological Press.

Carlson, E. B. Newman, E., Daniels, J. W., Armstrong, J., Roth, D. & Loewenstein, R. (2003) Distress in Response to and Perceived Usefulness of Trauma Research Interviews. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 4 (2), 131-142.

Pyevich, C.*, Newman, E. & Daleidan, E. (2003). The relationship among cognitive schemas, job-related traumatic exposure, and PTSD in journalists. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 16 (4): 325-328,

Newman, E., Simpson, R. & Handschuh, D. (2003) Trauma exposure and post-traumatic Stress Disorder among Photojournalists. Visual Communication Quarterly. 10, 1.4-13.

Walker, E. A., Katon, W.,  Russo, J., Ciechanowski, P,  Newman, E. & Wagner, A. W. (2003).Health care costs associated with posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in women. Archives of General Psychiatry, 60(4), 369-374

Winston, F., Kassam-Adams, N., Vivarelli-ONeill, C. Ford, J., Newman, E, Cohen, B., & Cnaan, A (2002) Acute Stress Disorder in Children and their Parents after Pediatric Traffic Injury. Pediatrics., 109, e90.

Kassam-Adams, N. & Newman, E. (2002). The Reactions to Research Participation Questionnaires for Children and for Parents (RRPQ-C and RRPQ-P). General Hospital Psychiatry, 24 (5),  336-342.

Walker, E.A.,  Newman, E.,; Dobie, D.J.; Ciechanowski, P., & Katon, W (2002). Validation of the PTSD Checklist in an HMO sample of women. General Hospital Psychiatry, 24(6), 375-380.

Newman, E. (2002) Assessment of PTSD and Trauma Exposure in Adolescents. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 6 (1), 59-77  (Also concurrent publication in a book R. Greenwald (Ed.) Trauma and Juvenile Delinquency: Theory, Research, and Interventions, Haworth Press).

Newman, E, Willard, T*., Sinclair, R. & Kaloupek, D. (2001). The costs and benefits of research from the participants' view: The path to empirically informed research practice. Accountability in Research, 8, 27-47.

Newman, E. (2001) The bridge between sorrow and knowledge: Journalists and traumatic stress. In Y. Danieli (Eds.) Sharing the front line and the back hills: International interveners: Peace keepers, humanitarian Aid workers and the media in the midst of crisis pp. (pp. 305- 315). United Nations: Baywood Publishing Company, Inc

Basso, M.R. & Newman, E. (2000) A Primer of Closed Head Injury Sequelae in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Personal and Interpersonal Loss, 5, 125-147. (Also reprinted as a book chapter in J. Harvey & B. G. Pauwels (Eds.) Post Traumatic Stress Theory Research and Application, 2000 pp. 26-48, Philadelphia, PA: Taylor Francis.)

Newman, E.; Christopher, S.R.* & Berry, J.O. (2000). Developmental disabilities, trauma exposure, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Trauma Violence & Abuse, 1(2), 154-170.

Erwin, B.A., Newman, E., McMackin, R.A., Morrissey, C. & Kaloupek, D.G. (2000) Malevolent environmental factors, traumatic life events, and PTSD among criminally involved adolescents. Criminal Justice and Behavior. 27, 196-215.

Newman, E., Walker, E.A., & Gefland, A. (1999). Assessing the ethical costs and benefits of trauma-focused research. General Hospital Psychiatry, 21, 1-10.

Newman, E. (1999). Ethical Issues in teaching about Violence against Women. Women Studies Quarterly, 27 (1-2), 197-202.

McMackin, R., Morrissey, C., Newman, E., Erwin, B.*, & Daley, M. (1998). Perpetrator and Victim:  Understanding  and managing the Traumatized Young Offender. Corrections Management Quarterly, 2, 36-45.

Newman, E., Riggs, D., & Roth, S. (1997). Thematic Resolution, PTSD, and Complex PTSD:  The relationship between meaning and trauma-related diagnoses. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 10, 197-213.

Roth, S, . Newman, E., Pelcovitz D., van der Kolk B.A., &  Mandel, F.S. (1997). Complex PTSD in victims exposed to sexual and/or physical abuse:  Results from the DSM-IV field trial for posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 10, 539-556.

Walker, E.A., Newman, E., Koss, M., & Bernstein, D. (1997). Does the study of victimization revictimize research participants?  General Hospital Psychiatry, 19, 403-410.

Lebowitz, L., & Newman, E. (1996). The role of cognitive-affective themes in the assessment and treatment of trauma reactions. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy:  An International Journal of Theory and Practice, 3, 196-207.

Newman, E., Orsillo, S.M., Herman, D.S., Niles, B.L., & Litz, B. (1995). The clinical presentation of Disorders of Extreme Stress in combat veterans. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 183, 664-668.

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