Next #traumaresearch chat: Posttraumatic Growth

In a week (Thursday 15th) the next #traumaresearch Paper Discussion on Twitter will take place. You are very welcome to join this international exchange of ideas on recent studies, either as an ‘observer’ or as an active participant. This edition’s topic will be Posttraumatic Growth, more specifically the systematic review by Myerson and colleagues (2011).

Later this week I’ll post a few reflections on the topic but for now I’ll give you the abstract of the paper as a warming-up exercise :-).

“Stress and trauma research has traditionally focused on negative sequelae of adversity. Recently, research has begun to focus on positive outcomes, specifically posttraumatic growth (PTG) – ‘positive change experienced as a result of the struggle with trauma’ – which emphasizes the transformative potential of one’s experiences with highly stressful events and circumstances. The positive changes of PTG are generally thought to occur in five domains: new possibilities, relating to others, personal strength, appreciation of life, and spiritual change. Continue reading

Instruction video: Twitter for academics

Would you like to explore what Twitter has to offer but just don’t know how to start?

Here is a video with simple instructions and tailored tips for those interested in mental health and/or trauma research, including how to join tomorrow’s journal club:

It covers how to:

  1. Create a Twitter account
  2. Fill out your profile and send your first tweet
  3. Find trauma & PTSD experts to follow
  4. Use hashtags, with examples specific for research and mental health
  5. Join the #traumaresearch journal club via Twitter or Tweet chat

Let me know if any questions come up, I’m more than happy to help (@EvaAlisic). Continue reading