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TEDxUSC- Marilyn Flynn & Skip Rizzo – Treating Post Traumatic Stress with Virtual Reality

Of the more than 1.6 million men and women deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, nearly one-third are expected to return with disabling combat stress disorders that may affect some for a lifetime if left untreated. Through and unlikely marriage of social work and cutting edge technology, the USC Institute for Creative Technologies and the USC… Read More »

The Power of Resilience: Sam Goldstein, Ph.D. at TEDxRockCreekPark

Fostering strength, hope and optimism in our children. If Beaver, of the 1950’s television sitcom Leave it to Beaver, were a student today, he might not be doing so well. The increased stress, pressure and demands on the children of today has caused an alarming increase in childhood depression, health disorders and school problems. However,… Read More »

TEDxYYC – Dr. Megan McElheran – Trauma Change Resilience

Dr. Megan McElheran discusses “Trauma Change Resilience” at the 2011 TEDxYYC. As Canada begins to assimilate its soldiers from Afghanistan, Dr. Megan McElheran’s undertaking is an important mission. The Stanford-educated doctor of psychology is one of a team of 13 at the federally-funded CareWest Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Clinic tasked with diagnosing and treating psychologically-injured… Read More »

Sebastian Junger: Why veterans miss war

Civilians don’t miss war. But soldiers often do. Journalist Sebastian Junger shares his experience embedded with American soldiers at Restrepo, an outpost in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley that saw heavy combat. Giving a look at the “altered state of mind” that comes with war, he shows how combat gives soldiers an intense experience of connection. In… Read More »

TED TALKS | War and Peace | Sebastian Junger on PTSD | PBS

In this excerpt from TED Talks: War and Peace, journalist Sebastian Junger, after spending years reporting from war zones, talks about how treatment for soldiers returning home with PTSD is not just a reflection on their own mental health but on our society as a whole. The question is not, “can we save the vets,”… Read More »

PTSD & C-PTSD; What is it, and How Do I Know if I Have it? |Shannon Petrovich LCSW

The essence of trauma is that it overwhelms the person with terror and powerlessness. This terror is so overwhelming as to flood the system with adrenaline, leading to a fight/flight/freeze reaction, and resulting in physiological as well as emotional aftermath. This video will describe this complex diagnosis. Source: Youtube

Surviving Divorce: David Sbarra at TEDxTucson 2012

David A. Sbarra, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Arizona where he serves as Director of Clinical Training. Dr. Sbarra teaches advanced graduate courses in psychotherapy, he is the author of numerous research papers and book chapters concerning divorce, stress, coping, and both mental and physical health.… Read More »

Our lonely society makes it hard to come home from war | Sebastian Junger

Sebastian Junger has seen war up close, and he knows the impact that battlefield trauma has on soldiers. But he suggests there’s another major cause of pain for veterans when they come home: the experience of leaving the tribal closeness of the military and returning to an alienating and bitterly divided modern society. “Sometimes, we… Read More »

The paradox of trauma-informed care | Vicky Kelly | TEDxWilmington

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Dr. Vicky Kelly has over 35 years of experience as a psychotherapist, administrator, consultant and trainer. She is a nationally known trainer in the areas of trauma and attachment. Her career has included positions in a variety of human service,… Read More »

The effect of trauma on the brain and how it affects behaviors | John Rigg | TEDxAugusta

In his work with trauma patients, Dr. Rigg has observed how the brain is constantly reacting to sensory information, generating non-thinking reactions before our intelligent individual human brains are able to process the event and formulate a self-driven response. John is a professional musician, who became a physician in his 40s. This talk was given… Read More »

Helping Veterans Heal Through Therapy | Freethink Stand Together

Veterans returning home with PTSD often face many of the same stigmas around getting help that civilians face and aren’t always able to access the care they need to recover. But Headstrong, a nonprofit founded by veterans to help other veterans believes that trauma is treatable. They provide veterans with free access to quality therapists… Read More »

Seeing invisible injury — diagnosing PTSD | Margot Taylor | TEDxToronto

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. World-renowned researcher Dr. Margot Taylor and her research team were asked by the Canadian Armed Forces to see if they could develop a method to diagnose Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In this important talk, Dr. Taylor shares her experience in… Read More »

Diagnosed with PTSD and MDD, and managing to get a Ph.D.: Helen Abdali Soosan Fagan at TEDxLincoln

Helen Fagan has over 25 years of experience in the Human Resource Field and has been on every non-profit board you can think of in Lincoln. She was instrumental in the development of the Interpreter Training Program at Southeast Community College, and has helped address numerous employment and healthcare needs of refugees and immigrants in… Read More »