Amie Newins, PhD

Presentation title: Trauma and PTSD in Military Personnel, Veterans, and First Responders

Brief presentation description: This presentation will cover different types of trauma experienced by military personnel, veterans, and first responders. Work-related factors and trauma-related factors that may influence the presentation of PTSD in these populations will be discussed. Evidence-based treatment approaches will also be reviewed.

Detailed presentation outline:

·         What are potentially traumatic events?

·         What types of traumatic events are common among military personnel, veterans, and first responders who present to treatment?

·         Factors that influence PTSD symptoms

o   Single traumatic events vs. multiple traumatic events

o   Location of the traumatic event

o   Involvement of children

o   Sexual trauma

o   Moral injury

o   Responses received following trauma

·         Evidence-based treatment approaches for PTSD

o   Exposure-based treatment

§  Additional skills training for secondary symptoms

o   Cognitive Processing Therapy

o   Considerations regarding co-morbid conditions

Brief Bio:

Amie Newins, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Central Florida, the director of the Center for Research and Education on Sexual Trauma at UCF RESTORES, and the director of continuing education for UCF RESTORES. Dr. Newins received her B.A. in Psychology from Mercer University and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Virginia Tech. She conducts clinical research and serves as a clinical supervisor in UCF RESTORES. Her research interests are broadly focused on the relationship between anxiety and health risk, with an emphasis on trauma.

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