Interactive Workshop on Late Life Emergence
of Early Life Trauma:
Findings from the Stress, Health, and Aging Research Program (SHARP) at VA Boston
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
First segment: Didactic presentation format (lecture format with Powerpoint). The phenomenon of Late-Onset Stress Symptomatology (LOSS) will be delineated, and the SHARP group’s research involving this construct will be described in detail. Presentation will include: description of early qualitative research into LOSS; the development and validation of the LOSS measure; the development and ongoing validation of a short form of the LOSS measure (LOSS-SF); and our current reconceptualization and broadening of the LOSS construct.
Second segment: Workshop format. Presenter will give case examples and encourage attendees to discuss case examples from their own practice. Presenter will facilitate discussion among attendees regarding potential applications of the research in their clinical work with aging combat veterans and other patients who have experienced trauma earlier in their lives.
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