12th Conference on Traumatic Stress
Venue: University of Vienna
|Event Date/Time: Jun 02, 2011||End Date/Time: Jun 05, 2011|
|Registration Date: May 31, 2011|
|Early Registration Date: Mar 31, 2011|
|Abstract Submission Date: Jan 15, 2011|
Still many questions remain at the intersection of traumatic stress and human rights violations:
â— Is the trauma model adequate to study any population affected by human rights violations?
â— Which are the most vulnerable groups, what do they need from trauma experts and other professionals?
â— Do we know enough about the consequences of human rights abuses? What are the appropriate clinical descriptions and classifications for individuals suffering exposure to long-term human rights abuses?
â— Is evidenced based therapy appropriate for all torture survivors?
â— What are the necessary components of interventions for healing after massive traumatization?
â— How to promote resilience in volatile areas?
â— Should the prevention of human rights abuses be considered by mental health professionals as a primary prevention against trauma?
â— What are the relations between traumatization, justice and reconciliation?
â— How to alleviate retraumatization when victims testify in court?
These questions arise from a multidimensional and multidisciplinary framework to understand individual and collective trauma emerging from human rights abuses. By choosing the theme â€žHuman Rights and Psychotraumatologyâ€œ, the 12th ECOTS in Vienna wants to attend to these issues.
However, other topics on traumatic stress, models of innovative practice and therapy, studies on resilience to traumatic experiences at the individual and collective level, trauma prevention and recovery in emergency services and disasters, and other issues within the field of traumatic stress studies are welcome!