ONLINE ONLY: PTSD: Symptoms and Treatment

Monday, April 19, 2021
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Discuss the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and resources for evidence-based trauma treatment.

Recording of program available online after April 21st.

One of the prominent voices in the novel is Jeremy: a Marine veteran who served in Iraq. Both he and his unit buddy, Fierro, have PTSD that manifests in different ways in their lives. Frachescha Scott, PhD will discuss whether the portrayal of PTSD in The Other Americans is a realistic representation of patients with PTSD and talk about resources for being able to identify different types of evidence-based trauma treatment.

Franchesca Scott, PhD is a postdoctoral fellow at STRONG STAR. There she provides evidenced-based PTSD treatment to active duty soldiers, veterans, and military family. She supports veteran health research and provides consultation services to behavioral health providers for prolonged exposure therapy. Prior to this role, Scott worked as a clinical psychology resident at the Intrepid Spirit Trauma Brain Injury (TBI) clinic located at Fort Hood, Texas. There she provided specialized care such as neuropsychological and cognitive assessments, which has enabled 90% of patients to continue on active duty with many of their symptoms reduced or controlled. In addition, she had leading roles to promote military cultural competence in the community, to coordinate outreach efforts and reduce stigma associated with seeking mental healthcare. Dr. Scott earned her PhD in clinical psychology and industrial-organizational psychology from Alliant International University in San Diego, California. She served in the U.S. Army as a Captain in the Medical Service Corps.

The South Texas Research Organizational Network Guiding Studies on Trauma and Resilience, or STRONG STAR, is a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional research consortium funded by the U.S. Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop and evaluate the most effective early interventions possible for the detection, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related conditions in active-duty military personnel and recently discharged veterans. Under the leadership of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and based in South-Central Texas, STRONG STAR brings together the expertise of a world-class team of military, civilian and VA institutions and investigators and one of the largest populations of active-duty and recently discharged Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation New Dawn combat veterans in the nation. With the critical mass of talent required to make major scientific advances in military PTSD research, STRONG STAR investigators hope to improve countless lives by preventing the development of chronic PTSD and related problems in a new generation of veterans.

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Franchesca Scott, PhD
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