Monthly Archives: March 2016

Geena’s Journal Club Presentation

Lab member, Geena presented a study Exploring self-perceived growth in a clinical sample of IMG_6363severely traumatized youth. This was Geena’s first Journal Club Presentation in the PTG lab. First and second semester research assistants present an article of their choose to the other lab members. The study aimed to add to research of PTG in children and adolescents who have experienced a severe trauma. The study analyzed how much growth they experienced and what kind of growth they reported by examining PTG before and after psychotherapy. Surprising to the researchers, only 17% of the participants reported PTG before psychotherapy (pre-treatment). However, they did find that the participants reported significantly more PTG post-treatment than pre-treatment. Geena is particularly
interested in the differences between children and adults experiencing PTG and plans to further this research with her time in the lab.

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Multitude Of Events Project Teams Up with the OU Pontiac Initiative!

The PTG lab is excited to announce they have been selected as one of the twenty-five mutually beneficial projects for the Oakland University and Pontiac Initiative. The Oakland University Pontiac Initiative is advancing the vitality of the City of Pontiac while providing experiential learning opportunities for OU students. On Saturday, March 5th lab members Aundreah Walenski and Lauren Harrison attended the OU/Pontiac Initiative Town Hall Meeting. They spoke on behalf of their partnership with Pontiac and the future plans ahead. At the close of the month, the lab will be collecting data and conducting a brief psycho-educational PTG intervention. The lab is honored to be given the experience to part to take part in such a great opportunity and excited to begin a long living relationship.

This research is also supported by Rosen Fellowship.

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