"When Clinical Psychology Met HDFS: New Directions in Studying the Couple Context of PTSD"

Steffany Fredman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Penn State University

  • Wednesday April 4, 2018 from 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Ruth Pike Auditorium, 022 Biobehavioral Health Building

Presentation Abstract: 

In this talk I will provide a conceptual model for understanding the intersection between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and intimate relationship functioning and discuss new directions in the study and treatment of PTSD within a couple context. Discussion will focus on new knowledge gleaned by situating couples with PTSD within a broader family developmental context and the application of state-of-the art methods for studying within person variability and
coupled systems on short time scales as a novel strategy for understanding the recursive process by which PTSD and family dysfunction are maintained over time. Implications for prevention and intervention will be discussed.

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