Treating Survivors of Childhood Abuse and Interpersonal Trauma: STAIR Narrative Therapy

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About the January 20 forum

Trauma exposure is common and can lead to various mental health problems, such as the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The aim of this forum is to discuss the use of Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR) Narrative Therapy, in the treatment of PTSD.  Dr. Marylene Cloitre, one of the developers of STAIR Narrative Therapy, will discuss the rationale for the development of the treatment, provide an overview of the treatment components, discuss the use of STAIR Narrative Therapy in different populations (e.g., military) and the use in different settings (e.g., telehealth). Following Dr. Cloitre’s presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions in a Q&A.

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Speaker bio

Picture of Dr. CloitreMarylene Cloitre, Phd is on staff at the National Center for PTSD Dissemination and Training Division at the Palo Alto VA, California, USA and is also Clinical Professor (Affiliate) in Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Her research and clinical work for the past 30 years has focused on the long-term effects of childhood trauma on social and emotional functioning. She was the founding director of the Institute for Trauma and Recovery at the NYU Child Study Center following 9/11 and a member of the advisory board for the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Dr. Cloitre was a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) ICD-11 working group on trauma-spectrum disorders. She is a former president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. She is also the 2015 recipient of the Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Practice of Trauma Psychology from Division 56 of the American Psychological Association.