Trauma Related Content

Video: The Truth About Trauma

Stress is a common thing for all of us to experience daily. However, if we’re unable to cope with disturbing events or have a strong response to extreme stress, it’s often considered trauma. It’s completely normal to feel affected by a traumatic event. But trauma can impact many parts of our lives...

Podcast: The Truth About Trauma

Jenn talks to Patricia Mangones, PMHNP-BC. They discuss the complexities of psychological trauma and PTSD, signs and symptoms of these conditions, and ways to help navigate emotionally traumatic experiences. Patricia Mangones, PMHNP-BC, is a nurse practitioner at McLean Hospital’s Hill Center for...

McLean Launches Institute for Trauma-Informed Systems Change

On Tuesday, July 6, health care leaders, government officials, and journalists from across the U.S., Europe, and Africa joined Alisha Moreland-Capuia, MD, for a virtual meet and greet to launch McLean Hospital’s new Institute for Trauma-Informed Systems Change. Moreland-Capuia, the institute’s...

McLean Hospital Joins Partnership to Research Generational Trauma

McLean Hospital has partnered with the nonprofit arm of The Connor Group, a real estate investment firm, as well as the University of Dayton and Dayton Children’s Hospital, on a groundbreaking research project aimed at understanding the biological link between childhood hardships and mental...

Sherry R. Winternitz, MD, Receives the 2021 Cornelia B. Wilber Award

Sherry R. Winternitz, MD, has received the 2021 Cornelia B. Wilbur Award from the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation in honor of her outstanding clinical contributions to the treatment of dissociative disorders. Story Highlights Winternitz has served as clinical director...

Advancing Trauma-Informed Systems Change Through Education and Research

McLean Hospital is collaborating with national and international experts to provide training aimed at fostering trauma-informed systems change. Led by Alisha Moreland-Capuia, MD, founder and director of McLean’s Institute for Trauma-Informed Systems Change, this team of educators is offering two-day...

McLean Sponsors Maine Art Exhibit Focused on Domestic Abuse

McLean Hospital has joined dozens of businesses and organizations in sponsoring an art exhibit in Rockland, Maine, focused on the issue of domestic abuse. The event was created by Finding Our Voices, a nonprofit organization that seeks to “educate everyone about the pervasiveness and complexity of...

Video: Lecture – A Translational Perspective on Intergenerational Trauma

Presented by Torsten Klengel, MD, PhD, McLean Hospital – McLean Forum lecture A broad body of literature suggests that exposure to traumatic events in preceding generations can influence the risk of their offspring developing psychiatric disorders. Also, recent molecular studies show that the...

Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy: Facing Trauma With a Horse by Their Side

In the spring of 2019, four women with trauma histories visited a small farm in Lexington, Massachusetts, to try a new type of therapy. These sessions turned out to be quite a change of pace from typical group therapy—but not just because they involved horses. Equine-facilitated psychotherapy (EFP)...

Video: Lecture – Stigma and Male Childhood Sexual Abuse

Presented by Matthew A. Robinson, PhD, McLean Hospital – McLean Forum lecture Childhood sexual abuse of boys has received growing attention in recent years because of media coverage of sexual abuse scandals. Cases involving the Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts of America, Penn State University...

Video: Lecture – Trauma and the Brain – From Molecules to Mobile Phones

Presented by Laura Germine, PhD, and Stephanie A. Maddox, PhD, McLean Hospital – Crossroads in Psychiatry lecture Memories are central to our lives. They allow us to respond to new situations and demonstrate knowledge. They also protect us from future dangerous situations. Unfortunately, memories...

PTSD: More Than Trauma

Studying stress-related factors in animals is an important first step in understanding what ails us and how to fix it. But that research only goes so far, particularly when these factors also confer risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in human beings. As part of a 5-year, $13.5 million...

Podcast: The Sum of Her Parts With Olga Trujillo

In this episode, Trevor talks with internationally renowned speaker and author Olga Trujillo. Olga bravely shares her story, including the physical, sexual, and emotional abuse she endured as a child, significant events which led to the development of dissociative identity disorder. Olga explains...

Julia’s Fund: Bringing Big Data to Psychiatry

Harry Kasparian has spent more than 35 years as a leader in the technology field. An engineer and businessman who founded a successful data analytics company, Kasparian understands the value of science, data, and research. Fueled by the grief of losing his beloved daughter, Julia, in 2016, Kasparian...