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Traumatization, Loneliness, and Suicidal Ideation Among Former Prisoners of War: a Longitudinally Assessed Sequential Mediation Model

About the Course:

The underlying mechanisms of suicidal ideation among former prisoners of war have rarely been investigated. The present study examined a hypothetical sequential model in which the interplay between war captivity and loneliness were examined within the context of PTSD and subsequent suicidal ideation.

This course is based on the article, Traumatization, Loneliness, and Suicidal Ideation among Former Prisoners of War: a Longitudinally Assessed Sequential Mediation Model created by Jacob Y. Stein, PhD. et al. in 2017.

Publication Date:

Frontiers in Psychiatry, 8 2017

Course Material Author

Jacob Y. Stein, PhD

Dr. Jacob Y. Stein, (Cobi), is a research fellow in the Israeli Center of Research excellence (I-CORE) for the investigation of mass trauma (http://www.icore-masstrauma.org/), and a post-doctoral fellow under the supervision of Prof. Charles R. Figley and Prof. Zahava Solomon. Throughout his research career, Dr. Stein has conducted research in various domains relating to combat and war captivity induced posttraumatic reactions. Jacob’s domain of expertise lies with loneliness after combat related trauma and the phenomenology of trauma and its aftermath. His work has been published in several peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, as well as presented in several international conferences.

Course Creator

Jennifer Henderson

Dr. Henderson completed her PhD in clinical psychology at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda MD, and my internship at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Medical Center in San Antonio TX. She is am an integrative therapist who focuses on brief, positive, solutions-focused therapy and is experienced in treating a variety of mental health concerns— depression, anxiety, stress, grief, trauma, parenting concerns, and more. She is currently practicing in Alaska.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers who work with veterans. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss the relationship between war captivity and suicidality.

  2. Describe the association between perceived social isolation, suicidality, and PTSD among military members.

  3. Discuss the results and clinical implications of the present study.

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