TU Trauma Conference

Underexplored Territories in Trauma Education: Charting Frontiers for Clinicians & Researchers 

The TU Clinical Psychology doctoral and master’s students enrolled in an advanced semester-long seminar on traumatic stress studies presented to the greater Tulsa mental health community in a free day-long conference on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. The conference was open to all community clinicians in the Tulsa area and provided continuing education credits for Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), and Psychologists.

The conference featured presentations on a variety of topics related to traumatic stress, including:

  • Posttraumatic stress disorder and trauma-related disorders
  • Neurocircuitry of PTSD
  • Dissociative subtype of PTSD
  • Posttraumatic stress in first responders
  • Relationship between personality and trauma
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury
  • Military sexual trauma
  • Immigration and Latin American child refugees
  • Community violence and adolescents
  • The effects of near drowning

The students have allowed their slides from the conference (see below) to be shared with the Tulsa community in an effort to disseminate current research and clinical recommendations for individuals working with trauma-exposed populations. In appreciation to their hard work, please be mindful that the intellectual rights for the attached materials belong to the students from this conference and these materials should not be used or distributed without prior approval from the authors. For more information, please contact course instructor Elana Newman at elana-newman@utulsa.edu or the TITAN Coordinator at TU.TITAN.Coordinator@gmail.com

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

Introduction to PTSD and trauma­‐related disorders
Elana Newman, Ph.D.

PTSD and the brain:What clinicians need to know
Namik Kirlić, M.A. & Elana Newman, Ph.D.

Posttraumatic stress disorder and mild traumatic brain injury: Assessment and clinical implications
Abigail Carter & Elana Newman, Ph.D.

Military Sexual Trauma
Rachel Micol & Elana Newman, Ph.D.

PTSD in First Responders
Susan Drevo, M.A. & Elana Newman, Ph.D.

Viewing the effects of near drowning using a trauma lens
Lauren Winston, M.A. & Elana Newman, Ph.D.

Immigration and Latin American child refugees through the lens of trauma
Yvette Güereca, M.A. & Elana Newman, Ph.D.

Understanding the impact of community violence on adolescents
Ludivina Vasquez & Elana Newman, Ph.D.

Dissociative symptoms of PTSD: Assessment and treatment implications
Jennifer Steward, M.A. & Elana Newman, Ph.D.

Understanding the relationships between personality and trauma
Stephen Snider & Elana Newman, Ph.D.