Editor’s Note – Spring 2019

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Jonathan M. Cleveland, PhD


Welcome to an expanded spring issue of Trauma Psychology News.  The earlier portion of the current issue is devoted to a special section on the topic of dissociation.  We are fortunate to have Dr. Tyson Bailey serving as the guest editor for this section.  Dr. Baily is a former editor of TPNand a current associate editor of Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy. Please visit the following page for his introductory note.

Later in the issue, you will find an excellent feature article on an application of the New Haven Core Competencies to a curriculum of trauma training at Palo Alto University’s Ph.D. program, a timely piece (in the student spotlight) on attachment trauma suffered by immigrant children facing separation or deportation, and a review of Laurie Kahn’s book Baffled by Love: Stories of the Lasting Impact of Trauma Inflicted by Loved Ones. There is also a compelling piece on gender-based violence in Caribbean communities, an interesting review of cognitive-behavioral conjoint therapy for couples experiencing PTSD related to loss of a child, as well as updates from the International Committee and the Refugee Mental Health Network.  In the final pages of the issue, we present announcements from Dr. Irit Felsen about the UN Trauma Working Group, from Dr. Ani Kalayjian about the current and future projects of ATOP Meaningful World, and from Dr. Priscilla Dass-Brailsford about the Fellows Committee.  Finally, take a moment to swing by the Who’s Who section to meet active Division 56 member, Dr. Bryann DeBeer.

The editorial team would like to thank you for being a reader of TPN and a supporter of APA’s Division 56.   We encourage you to send submissions for inclusion in our summer issue by June 3rd.


Jonathan M. Cleveland, Ph.D.