These Trauma Pages focus primarily on emotional trauma and traumatic stress, including PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder) and dissociation, whether following individual traumatic experience(s) or a large-scale disaster. The purpose of this award winning site is to provide information for clinicians and researchers in the traumatic-stress field. Specifically, my interests here include both clinical and research aspects of trauma responses and their resolution. For example:
What goes on biologically in the brain during traumatic experience and its resolution?
Which psychotherapeutic procedures are most effective with traumatic symptoms, for which patients and why?
How can we best measure clinical efficacy and treatment outcome for trauma survivor populations?
Supportive resources supplement the more academic or research information of interest to clinicians, researchers, and students. I do realize that these are not mutually exclusive groups.
Continuously online since May 19, 1995 (a month after the Oklahoma City bombing), this site has welcomed 1,726,970 visits (514 today). Please check back, and enjoy exploring the extensive trauma resources available on this site!