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Research in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: December 2016 Updates

Presentations

  1. Elliott, T. R., Hsiao, Y., Kimbrel, N. A., Meyer, E., DeBeer, B. B., Gulliver, S. B., Kwok, O., & Morissette, S. B. (2016, November). Resilience and traumatic brain injury among Iraq/Afghanistan war veterans: Differential patterns of adjustment and quality of life. In A. J. Smith (Chair) Diverse approaches to understanding post-combat adaptation among OEF/OIF/OND veterans: Integrating social, cognitive, affective, and trait-based factors. Symposium presented at the 32nd annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Dallas, TX.
  1. Gulliver, S. B., Denman, T., Thomason, P. Pennington, M., Maness, A., Gomez, D., Leto, F., Cammarata, C., Zimering, R. T., Ostiguy, W., & Kimbrel, N. (2016, November). Teaching firefighters AMIT: Effective methods of peer training. Poster presented at the 32nd annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Dallas, TX.
  1. Kimbrel, N. A., Meyer, E. C., DeBeer, B. B., Gulliver, S. B., & Morissette, S. B. (2016, November). Long-term trajectories of functional impairment among Iraq/Afghanistan veterans. In S. B. Morissette (Chair) Factors influencing long-term functional recovery among warzone-deployed service members. Symposium presented at the 32nd annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Dallas, TX.
  1. La Bash, H., Meyer, E., DeBeer, B., Kimbrel, N., Gulliver, S., & Morissette, S. (2016, November). Experiential avoidance and psychological inflexibility predicts PTSD symptom severity over and above established PTSD risk factors in a sample of war veterans. Presented at the 32nd annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Dallas, TX.
  1. Meyer, E. C., Konecky, B., Kimbrel, N. A., Marx, B. P., Schumm, J., Gulliver, S. B., & Morissette, S. B. (2016, November). Associations between DSM-5 posttraumatic stress disorder symptom clusters and functional impairment over time in female and male war veterans. In S. B. Morissette (Chair) Factors influencing long-term functional recovery among warzone-deployed service members. Symposium presented at the 32nd annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Dallas, TX.
  1. Woodward, M. J., Morissette, S. B., Kimbrel, N. A., Meyer, E. C., DeBeer, B. B., Gulliver, S. B. & Beck, J. G. (2016, November). Evolving our approach to understanding social support and PTSD: Incorporating bi-directional models and method variance. In A. J. Smith (Chair) Diverse approaches to understanding post-combat adaptation among OEF/OIF/OND veterans: Integrating social, cognitive, affective, and trait-based factors. Symposium presented at the 32nd annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Dallas, TX.
  1. Gulliver, S. B., Pennington, M., Maness, A., Gomez, D., Thomason, P., & Denman, T. (2016, November).  Warriors Research Institute. Presented at the Baylor Scott & White Health Scientific Research Retreat, Waco, TX.

 

Professional Activities

  • Gulliver attended the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) 32nd Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas during the month of November.
  • Warriors Research Institute recently hosted a two-day IAFF Peer Support Training for Texas firefighters as part of the project, Evaluating the Efficacy of Peer Support Training and Supervision for Texas Firefighters, funded by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. Peer support programs have been demonstrated to be an effective method for providing support to occupational groups, including fire fighters. The IAFF Peer Support Training Program is a two-day interactive course taught by experienced peers from the fire service and behavioral health clinicians.
  • WRI staff collected and donated food in the 27th anniversary of the local food drive, Food For Families. This yearly event is the largest one-day food drive in Texas.  It encompasses 9 counties in Texas, including WRI’s home county, McLennan County.
  • One of Dr. Gulliver’s research assistants has recently been accepted to graduate school. Starting in September 2017, Denise Gomez will be attending Parker University for the Doctor of Chiropractic program.
  • WRI Program Manager Michelle Pennington, and Research Assistant Tessa Denman have joined CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children as volunteers within the last year.
  • Closing the month of November, Dr. Gulliver served as a review panelist for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Mental Health & Behavioral Sciences-B (MHBB) Scientific Review Group.

 

Publications

  1. DeBeer, B. B., Davidson, D., Meyer, E. C., Kimbrel, N. A., Gulliver, S. B., & Morissette, S. B. (in press). The association between toxic exposures and chronic multisymptom illness in veterans of the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.