Your placement of the compelling
article about Mr. Stevenson right after
the article “Incarceration Nation” in
the October Monitor was obviously not
an accident. And yet, so often it seems
we psychologists (who should know
better) do not thoroughly appreciate
his statement about the need for the
word ‘trauma’ to be applied more
frequently to children who are exposed
repeatedly to acts of violence, and who
then, not surprisingly, behave violently.
To quote Mr. Stevenson, “One of the
very hardest things for me to see is
children who are clearly traumatized,
so clearly disrupted by a level of trauma
and violence that it makes it impossible
for them to conform to the behavioral
expectations of institutions that refuse
to see that disability.” He goes on to
say that when they behave violently, we
then call them violent offenders, as if
they were the aberration.
Isn’t it interesting that nations
who have laws against the corporal
punishment of children, such as
Germany, Sweden and Austria, have
some of the lowest rates of incarceration,
per your chart in the Incarceration
Sally Sexton, PsyD
Please send letters to email@example.com
or Sara Martin, Monitor editor. Letters
should be no more than 250 words and
may be edited for space and clarity.
COMING SPRING 2015 . . .
THE 3RD ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING INSTITUTE
ETHICAL ISSUES AND DIAGNOSTIC MANDATES
IN AN ERA OF INTEGRATED CARE
Hosted by the Office of Continuing Education in Psychology at the
APA building in Washington, DC.
• Ethical, Clinical and Forensic Issues (4 CEs)
Robert T. Kinscherff, PhD, JD
• Understanding the ICD-10-CM (4 CEs)
Greg Neimeyer, PhD
• Integrated Health Care ( 6 CEs)
Kent Corso, PsyD
More details to come . . .
Keep reading the Monitor for full descriptions and schedule.
from your association
Early Bird* Regular
APA Members $475 $575
Nonmembers $530 $650
*Early Bird registration ends February 27, 2015.
Call 800-374-2721, ext. 5991 (option 3), to register.