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Journal of Threat Assessment and Management (JTAM) is a scholarly journal publishing peer-reviewed papers representing the science and practice of risk for violence and fear-inducing behavior. JTAM is published by the American Psychological Association and is a forum for scholarly dialogue regarding the most important emerging issues in the field. The first issue of the journal will appear in Spring 2013.

The Journal of Threat Assessment and Management will be an international periodical for professionals and scholars whose work focuses on operational aspects of threat assessment and management. The journal will be unique in three ways. First, it will be devoted exclusively to the subject of violence risk. Second, it will be applied in nature, dealing with the development, implementation, and evaluation of procedures for assessing and managing violence risk. Third, it will both reflect and promote the values of interdisciplinarity and internationalism, based on the view that preventing violence requires collaborations that cross professional and, in many cases, geopolitical boundaries.

Being published by APA connects Journal of Threat Assessment and Management to a large body of authoritative and high-quality research available through PsycARTICLES®, the most used full-text database in psychology and one of the most popular databases in all scholarly disciplines and fields. PsycARTICLES® is available to a global audience of nearly 3,200 institutions and 60 million potential users.

Journal Board Members. Stephen D. Hart, PhD is the incoming Editor of Journal of Threat Assessment and Management. He is professor of psychology at Simon Fraser University. Dr. Hart’s primary area of expertise is forensic psychology. His work focuses on clinical-forensic assessment in criminal and civil settings, particularly of violence risk and psychopathic personality disorder. As Editor, Dr. Hart is joined by international senior editorial advisory board members Jens Hoffman, PhD, J. Reid Meloy, PhD, and Lisa Warren, PhD.

By Journal of Threat Assessment and Management – EAPL Student Society – Everything you want to know about Forensic Psychology.

 

Dissociative disorders – Is abuse or biology the cause? Or is it more complex than that?

Research into Dissociation and Dissociative Disorders

Dissociative disorders, particularly complex dissociative disorders such as Dissociative Identity Disorder and Other Specified Dissociative Disorder (formerly DDNOS) are poorly understood by many in the general population, and by some professionals. Complex dissociative disorders have been the subject of an increasing amount of research in the two decades, including neuroscience, treatment studies and studies looking at the link between child abuse and different mental health disorders.

So, what causes of dissociative disorders? Could there by a biological or genetic cause to dissociative disorders, as there are in some other mental health conditions such as schizophrenia or psychosis? The research shows differences in the brains of people with dissociative identity disorder in particular, include decreased sizes of key parts of the brain.

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Research has shown that the ability to dissociate (which we all have) may have a genetic or biological link, but the…

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Social Work Career Development

Publiced 3-5-2014 by
Dorlee M, MBA, LMSW
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Are you wondering what each part of our mind/personality contains? As per Jay, the main content of a part is a “set of autobiographical memories that are linked to each other through one or a small number of themes, such as loss of a loved one, abuse, personal embarrassment, or joyful moments of parenthood.”

Social Work Career Development recently interviewed Jay Noricks, PhD, MFT, the psychotherapist, author and workshop trainer who developed Parts Psychology. He is the author of the books Parts Psychology: A Trauma-Based, Self-State Therapy for Emotional Healingand For Women Only (Book 1): Healing Childbirth PTSD and Postpartum Depression with Parts Psychology.