European Journal of Psychotraumatology
European Journal of Psychotraumatology (EJPT) is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary open access journal and the official organ of the ESTSS.
ESTSS members do not pay publication fees!
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EJPT aims to engage scholars, clinicians and researchers in the crucial discourse about traumatic stress and its consequences. The Journal is in line with ESTSS’s mission to advance and disseminate scientific knowledge about traumatic stress within Europe and internationally, and is intended as a forum for the publication of peer-reviewed original research papers as well as to serve as a forum to disseminate evidence-based clinical practice. Being open access, European Journal of Psychotraumatology is also evidence of ESTSS’s stand on free accessibility of research publications to a wider scientific community via the web.
European Journal of Psychotraumatology seeks to attract contributions from academics and practitioners from diverse professional backgrounds, including, but not restricted to, those in mental health, medical and social sciences, and health and welfare services. Contributions from outside Europe are welcome.
The Journal welcomes Original basic and clinical research articles that consolidate and expand the theoretical and professional basis of the field of traumatic stress; Review articles including meta-analyses; Short communications presenting new ideas or early-stage promising research; Case studies examining a single individual or event in a real‑life context; Clinical practice papers sharing experience from the clinic; and Letters to the Editor debating articles already published in the Journal.
• Prevention (Early Interventions)
• Clinical or Interventions Research
• Complex Trauma
• Biological & Medical
• Life span (Children through old age)
• Human rights, Social Policy, Refugees, Ethics, Culture
• Diversity (incl Gender)
• Community Programs
• Disaster, Mass Trauma
• Uniformed services, Military, Emergency Services, Aid Workers
• Research Methodology
• Internet and Technology
Prof. Dr. Miranda Olff, Academic Medical Center, Netherlands
• Vittoria Ardino, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
• Chris Brewin, University College London, United Kingdom
• Ruth Lanius, University of Western Ontario, Canada
• Agnes van Minnen, University of Nijmegen, Netherlands
• Rita Rosner, KU Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Germany
• Stuart Turner, Trauma Clinic, London, United Kingdom
• Marylene Cloitre, National Center for PTSD in Palo Alto, California, USA New York University Langone Medical Center, New York NY USA, United States
• Laurence E. Frank, University of Utrecht, Netherlands
• Ulrich Frick, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS), Austria
• Tore Wentzel-Larsen, Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies, and Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Eastern and Southern Norway, Norway
• Dean Ajdukovic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
• Prof Antonia Bifulco, Kingston University, Virgin Islands, U.S.
• Jonathan Bisson, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
• Martin Dorahy, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
• Atle Dyregrov, Center for Crisis Psychology, Norway
• Anke Ehlers, Institute of Psychiatry, United Kingdom
• Thomas Ehring, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
• Ask Elklit, National Centre for Psychotraumatology, Denmark
• Bernet Elzinga, Leiden Institute of Brain and Cognition (LIBC), Netherlands
• Iris Engelhard, Utrecht University, Netherlands
• Angela Favaro, University of Padua, Italy
• Julian D. Ford, University of Connecticut Health Center, United States
• David W. Foy, Pepperdine University, United States
• Berthold Gersons, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
• Neil Greenberg, King’s College London, United Kingdom
• Onno van der Hart, Utrecht University, Netherlands
• Veronika Ispanovic Radojkovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
• Louis Jehel, University Hospital Center in Paris, France
• Ad de Jongh, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
• A. Nuray Karanci, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
• Nancy Kassam-Adams, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, United States
• Evaldas Kazlauskas, Vilnius University, Lithuania
• Yoshiharu Kim, National Institute of Mental Health, Japan
• Markus Landolt, Children’s University Hospital, Switzerland
• Maja Lis-Turlejska, Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland
• Brigitte Lueger-Schuster, University of Vienna, Austria
• Aleksandra Luszczynska, Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland
• Andreas Maercker, University of Zurich, Switzerland
• Nino Makashvili, Global Initiative on Psychiatry, Georgia
• Daniel Mosca, National University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
• Lisa M. Najavits, Boston University School of Medicine, United States
• Ellert R.S. Nijenhuis, Top Referent Trauma Center of Mental Health Care Drenthe, Netherlands
• Meaghan O’Donnell, University of Melbourne, Australia
• Vedat Sar, Istanbul University, Turkey
• Ulrich Schnyder, University of Zurich, Switzerland
• Arieh Y. Shalev, Hadassah University Hospital, Israel
• Regina Steil, Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany
• Dan J. Stein, University of Cape Town, South Africa
• Siri Thoresen, Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS), Norway
• Carmelo Vázquez, Complutense University at Madrid, Spain
• Eric Vermetten, Central Military Hospital, University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands
• Simon Wessely, King’s Centre for Military Health Research, United Kingdom
• Dr. Professor Rachel Yehuda, Mount Sinai School of Medicine/J.J. Peters VAMC, United States
Journal of Traumatic Stress
Electronic access to JTS. Access all JTS back issues electronically form the beginning of its inception.
One of the other benefits of being a member of SISST is that through ESTSS affiliation wiht the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, you have the possibility to receive the Journal of Traumatic Stress (JTS) for a reduced subscription fee.
JTS is an interdisciplinary forum for the publication of peer-reviewed original papers on biopsychosocial aspects of trauma. Papers focus on theoretical formulations, research, treatment, prevention education/training, and legal and policy concerns.
Please note that the JTS ordering is a long procedure. We are ordering the JTS once a month, but the publisher needs 8 till 10 weeks to deliver. In case you have any questions regarding JTS please contact us though the contact/support form or email the secretariat.
Daniel S. Weiss, Ph.D.School of MedicineUniversity of California, San FranciscoSan Francisco, California, USAeditor
Kevin L. Delucchi, Ph.D.University of California, San FranciscoSan Francisco, California, USASTATISTICAL EDITOR
Martha Shumway, Ph.D.University of California, San FranciscoSan Francisco, California, USAASSOCIATE STATISTICAL EDITOR
Jean C. Beckham, Ph.D.Durham Veterans Affiars Medical Center and Duke University Medical CenterDurham, North Carolina, USAAlain Brunet, Ph.D.McGill UniversityMontreal, CanadaVictor G. Carrion, M.D.Stanford UniversityStanford, California, USAKathleen M. Chard, Ph.D.Cincinnati VA Medical Center and University of CincinnatiCincinnati, Ohio, USAJoanne L. Davis, Ph.D.University of TulsaTulsa, Oklahoma, USAKathryn Marley Magruder, M.P.H., Ph.D.Veterans Affiars Medical Center and Medical University of South CarolinaCharleston, South Carolina, USAMark W. Miller, Ph.D.Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD And Boston University School of MedicineBoston, Massachusetts, USAASSOCIATE EDITORS
Dean Ajdukovic, Ph.D.University of ZagrebZagreb, CroatiaNozomu Asukai, M.D.Tokyo Institute of PsychiatryTokyo, JapanBekh Bradley, Ph.D.Atlanta VA Medical Center and Emory UniversityAtlanta, Georgia, USABeth E. Cohen, M.D., MASSan Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of CaliforniaSan Francisco, California, USAJoan Cook, Ph.D.Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD and Yale School of MedicineWest Haven, Connecticut, USAJoAnn Difede, Ph.D.Weill Cornell Medical CollegeNew York, New York, USAJon D. Elhai, Ph.D.University of ToledoToledo, Ohio, USACharles Engel, M.D.Department of Psychiatry Uniformed Services University of Health SciencesBethesda, Maryland, USADavid Forbes, Ph.D.University of MelbourneVictoria, AustraliaNancy Kassam-Adams, Ph.D.Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USAAriel Lang, M.P.H., Ph.D.VA San Diego Healthcare System and University of California at San DiegoSan Diego, California, USADean Lauterbach, Ph.D.Eastern Michigan UniversityYpsilanti, Michigan, USAAlytia A. Levendosky, Ph.D.Michigan State UniversityEast Lansing, Michigan, USARoberto Lewis-Fernandez, M.D.Columbia UniversityNew York, New York, USARamon Lindauer, M.A., M.D., Ph.D.Academic Medical Centre-de BasculeAmsterdam, NetherlandsMiles McFall, Ph.D.Seattle Veterans Affairs Medical CenterSeattle, Washington, USAEDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARDCandice Monson, Ph.D.Ryerson UniversityToronto, CanadaLisa M. Najavits, Ph.D.VA Boston Healthcare System and Boston University School of MedicineBoston, Massachusetts, USAAlexander Neumeister, M.D.Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSDWest Haven, Connecticut, USAHolly Orcutt, Ph.D.Northern Illinois UniversityDekalb, Illinois, USACraig Rosen, Ph.D.Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD and Stanford University School of MedicinePalo Alto, California, USAMichael S. Scheeringa, M.D., M.P.H.Tulane University School of MedicineNew Orleans, Louisiana, USAUlrich Schnyder, M.D.University HospitalZurich, SwitzerlandLisa M. Shin, Ph.D.Tufts UniversityMedford, Massachusetts, USAAmy Street, Ph.D.Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD and VA Boston Healthcare SystemBoston, Massachusetts, USASarah E. Ullman, Ph.D.University of Illinois at ChicagoChicago, Illinois, USAProf. Onno van der Hart, Ph.D.Utrecht UniversityUtrecht, NetherlandsEric Vermetten, M.D., Ph.D.Traumatic Stress – Major Incident HospitalUtrecht, NetherlandsDawne Vogt, Ph.D.Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD and Boston University School of MedicineBoston, Massachusetts, USAKitty Wu, Ph.D.Kwai Chung Hospital – Hospital AuthorityNew Territories, Hong KongLori Zoellner, Ph.D.University of WashingtonSeattle, Washington, USA
Journal of Trauma and Dissociation
The Journal of Trauma & Dissociation is the official journal of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.
The journal is dedicated to publishing peer-reviewed scientific literature on dissociation, the dissociative disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, psychological trauma and its sequelae, and on aspect of memory associated with trauma and dissociation. The Journal of Trauma & Dissociation seeks manuscripts on theory, basic science research, clinical treatment and research related to psychological trauma, dissociation and traumatic memory in children and adults. The journal welcomes contributions from anthropological, cross-cultural, neurobiological, pharmacologic, psychologic, psychological, psychometric, psychotherapeutic and social viewpoints.
Peer Review Policy: Submissions are peer reviewed by at least two reviewers selected by the editor. Authors and reviewers are blind to each others’ identities.
Jennifer J. Freyd, Ph.D. Professor, Department of PsychologyUniversity of OregonEugene, Oregon, USAeditor
Melissa Platt, M.S.Department of Psychology, University of Oregon Eugene, Oregon, USAEDITORIAL ASSISTANT
Jon G. Allen, Ph.D.Professor of Psychiatry and Helen Malsin Palley Chair of Mental Health Research,Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine,and Senior Staff Psychologist at The Menninger Clinic, Houston, Texas, USABethany Brand, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Towson University, Towson Maryland, USALaura S. Brown, Ph.D.Director, Fremont Community Therapy ProjectSeattle, Washington, USAJulian Ford, Ph.D.Director, Center for Trauma Response, Recovery, and Preparedness, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry,University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut,USAASSOCIATE EDITORS, BOOK REVIEWM. Rose Barlow, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Boise State UniversityBoise, Idaho, USAElizabeth Howell, Ph.D.Adjunct Associate Professor, Psychology Dept., New York University, USA; Faculty, Trauma Program of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP), USA;and Co-director, Dissociative Disorders Psychotherapy Training Program (DDPTP), ISSTD.ASSOCIATE EDITORS
Catherine Classen, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Academic Leader, Trauma Therapy Program, Women’s College Hospital, Director, Women’s Mental Health Research Program,Centre for Research in Women’s HealthToronto, Ontario, Canada.David H. Gleaves, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury Christchurch, New ZealandCheryl Koopman, Ph.D.Associate Professor (Research),Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford UniversityStanford, California, USAEditorial BoardCarolyn Allard, Ph.D.Program Director of the Military Sexual Trauma Clinic,Veteran’s Affairs San Diego Healthcare System,and Assistant Professor UCSD Department of PsychiatrySan Diego, California, USAKathryn A. Becker-Blease, Ph.D.Oregon State UniversityCorvallis, OR, USAPamela Birrell, Ph.D.Department of Psychology, University of OregonEugene, Oregon, USARuth A. Blizard, Ph.D.Private practice, BinghamtonNY, USASandra L. Bloom, M.D.President, CommunityWorks, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USASuzette Boon, Ph.D.Regional Psychiatric HospitalZeist, the NetherlandsElizabeth S. Bowman, M.D.Editor Emerita, Journal of Trauma & Dissociation,Adjunct Professor of Neurology, Indiana University School of MedicineIndianapolis, Indiana USAChris R. Brewin, Ph.D.Professor, Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology, University College London, UKLisa D. Butler, Ph.D.Senior Research Scholar, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of MedicineStanford, California, USAEtzel Cardeña, Ph.D.Thorsen Professor, Department of Psychology, Lund University, SwedenEve B. Carlson, Ph.D.National Center for PTSD, Menlo ParkCalifornia, USARichard A Chefetz, M.D.Private Practice, Faculty and Founding Member Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis, Distinguished Visiting Lecturer: William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & PsychologyNew York City, USAJames A. Chu, M.D.Editor Emeritus, Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, Chief of Specialty Services, McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts, USA, and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical SchoolBoston, Massachusetts, USAPhilip M. Coons, M.D.Associate Editor Emeritus, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry,Indiana University School of MedicineIndianapolis, Indiana USAChristine A. Courtois, Ph.D.Independent Practice, Washington, DC, USALisa D. Cromer, Ph.D.Department of Psychology, Syracuse UniversitySyracuse, New York, USAConstance J. Dalenberg, Ph.D.Trauma Research Institute, California School of Professional PsychologySan Diego, California, USAJoanne Davis, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of TulsaTulsa, Oklahoma, USAPaul F. Dell, PhD – Trauma Recovery Center, Psychotherapy Resources of Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia, USAAnne P. DePrince, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of DenverDenver, Colorado, USAMartin J. Dorahy, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand and The Cannan InstituteBrisbane, AustraliaAmber N. Douglas, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Mount Holyoke CollegeSouth Hadley, Massachusetts, USAValerie J. Edwards, Ph.D.Division of Adult and Community Health,Centers for Disease Control and PreventionAtlanta, Georgia, USAJon D. Elhai, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Disaster Mental Health Institute,The University of South Dakota, VermillionSouth Dakota, USAA. Steven Frankel, Ph.D., JDClinical Professor of Psychology, University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, California, USAC. Laurel Franklin, Ph.D.Staff Psychologist, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care SystemNew Orleans, Louisiana, USARichard B. Gartner, Ph.D.Training and Supervising Analyst, Faculty; and Founding Director,Sexual Abuse Program, William Alanson White InstituteNew York City, New York, USADenise J. Gelinas, Ph.D.Associate Professional Staff, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts and Independent PracticeNorthampton, Massachusetts, USASteven Gold, Ph.D.Professor, Center for Psychological Studies, and Founding Director,Trauma Resolution & Integration Program, Nova Southeastern UniversityFort Lauderdale, Florida, USAASSOCIATE EDITORS, STATISTICSRachel Goldsmith, Ph.D.Department of Behavioral Sciences, Rush University Medical CenterChicago, Illinois, USAJean Goodwin, M.D.Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch at GalvestonTexas, USAMatthew J. Gray, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of WyomingLaramie, Wyoming, USAD. Corydon Hammond, Ph.D.Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,University of Utah School of MedicineSalt Lake City, Utah, USAJudith L. Herman, M.D.Training Director, Victims of Violence Program, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge Massachusetts,and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical SchoolBoston, Massachusetts, USAKathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D.Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics,Texas Tech University School of MedicineAmarillo, Texas, USABridget Klest, Ph.D.Veteran’s Affairs Puget Sound Health Care SystemSeattle, Washington, USARichard J. Loewenstein, M.D.Associate Clinical Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Medical Director,Trauma Disorders Program, Sheppard Pratt Health SystemsBaltimore, Maryland, USAAlfonso Martinez-Taboas, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Carlos Albizu UniversitySan Juan, Puerto RicoBrian Marx, Ph.D.National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare SystemWarwick Middleton, M.D.Adjunct Professor, Cannan Institute, Brisbane, Australia.Andrew Moskowitz, Ph.D.Clinical Senior Lecturer, Department of Mental Health,University of Aberdeen, UKEllert R.S. Nijenhuis, Ph.D.Department of Psychiatry and Outpatient Department Mental Health Care Drenthe, Assen, The NetherlandsOxana Palesh , Ph.D., MPHResearch Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical CenterRochester, New York, USAFrank W. Putnam, J.R., M.D.Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Professor of Psychiatry,University of North CarolinaChapel Hill, North Carolina, USAKathryn Quina, Ph.D.Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies, University of Rhode IslandKingston, Rhode Island, USAJohn Read, Ph.D.Professor of Clinical Psychology, The University of AucklandAuckland, New ZealandColin Ross, M.D.Founder and President, The Colin Ross Institute for Psychological TraumaRichardson, Texas, USAIngo Schafer, M.D., MPHDepartment of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy,University Medical Center Hamburg-EppendorfHamburg, GermanyDaphne Simeon, M.D.Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of MedicineNew York City, USAVedat Sar, M.D.Professor of Psychiatry, Istanbul University, Director, Clinical Psychotherapy Unit & Dissociative Disorders Program, Istanbul Medical FacultyIstanbul, TurkeyJoyanna Silberg, Ph.D.Trauma Disorders Program, Sheppard Pratt Health SystemsBaltimore, Maryland, USADaphne Simeon, M.D.Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of MedicineNew York, USAEli Somner, Ph.D.Professor, School of Social Work, University of Haifa, IsraelDavid Spiegel, M.D.Willson Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of MedicineStanford, California, USAKathy Steele, MN, CSClinical Director, Metropolitan Counseling ServicesAtlanta, Georgia, USAJeffrey L. Todahl, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Couples and Family Therapy Program,University of OregonEugene, Oregon, USADon M. Tucker, Ph.D.Professor of Psychology, University of Oregon,and CEO, Chief Scientist, Electrical Geodesics, Inc.Eugene, Oregon, USASarah E. Ullman, Ph.D.Professor of Criminology, Law, & Justice, University of Illinois at ChicagoIllinois, USAOnno Van Der Hart, Ph.D.Professor of Psychopathology of Chronic Traumatization,Department of Clinical Psychology, Utrech UniversityUtrecht, The NetherlandsEileen L. Zurbriggen, Ph.D.Professor, Department of Psychology, University of CaliforniaSanta Cruz, USA
work in progress...
Convegno Nazionale CISMAI-SISST
Definire il trauma nell'infanzia
Gli strumenti CECA
(Childhood Experience of Care and Abuse)
Misurazione delle esperienze di abuso e maltrattamento
“Trauma, dissociation and
attachment in the 21thcentury:
where are we heading?”
work in progress...