Elana Newman, the McFarlin Chair of Psychology at the University of Tulsa and research director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, discussed trauma and the brain at "Trauma Journalism: Training for Educators" on Oct. 15, 2015.

Her research has focused on psychological assessment of trauma, effects of many different types of trauma, substance abuse and trauma, disaster mental health, and ethics of trauma-focused research. She co-directed the Dart Center’s first satellite office in New York City after 9/11. Her scholarly work in journalism and trauma focuses on surveying and defining the field, the occupational health of journalists, the effects of journalistic practice upon consumers, and victims’ reactions to being covered in the news. She directs the online searchable database of scholarly articles related to journalism and trauma available at the Dart Center website.


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