A new attention-control video game has been found to curb combat veterans' PTSD symptoms according to this NIMH article. The game helped veterans with their "preoccupation with—or avoidance of—threat and attendant PTSD symptoms.” This game contrasts previous therapy methods by instead directing the veteran to disregard threatening stimuli in order to perform a task by requiring them to "attend equally to threatening and neutral stimuli." The new attention-control game has been proven to reduce PTSD symptoms whereas previous methods (i.e. attention bias modification games) have not been shown to reduce PTSD symptoms. “Attention-control training balances such moment-to-moment fluctuations in attention bias from threat vigilance to threat avoidance, which correlated with the severity of PTSD symptoms and distinguished PTSD patients from healthy controls and patients with social anxiety or acute stress disorders.”
Recent Job & Fellowship Postings
Tampa General Hospital Rehabilitation Services seeks a Clinical Health or Rehabilitation Psychologist to join our psychology team.
Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor level faculty position specializing in clinical psychology to begin August 16, 2018.
The Department of Pain Management at San Antonio Military Medical Center is looking for a Clinical Health Psychologist with a specialty in pain.
Dr. Jessica Magidson will be joining the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park in January 2018 and will be hiring a full-time Post Doctoral Associate in global mental health and addiction science.
The Michigan State University (MSU) Consortium of Advanced Psychology Training (CAPT) program at McLaren Flint has one opening for a two year postdoctoral fellow.
The Florida State University College of Medicine has a current opening for a postdoctoral fellow in Clinical Health Psychology – with a focus on applied clinical research.
This position is a year-long appointment for a post-doctoral Non-Physician Clinical Trainee in ASAP to provide consultation, short-term counseling, threat assessment and management, and psychological wellness training to faculty, staff, academic personnel, and eligible family members. An emphasis is placed on developing skills and enhancing professional identity as a psychologist, organizational and management consultant, in addition to other clinically-relevant scientist-practitioner roles.
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