October 27, 2015
Alligator Point, Florida
My sabbatical* from my Tulane University professorial duties ends January 1st. I will happily return to New Orleans and academic life due in part to a very worthwhile break. It has been (so far) a great opportunity to catch up on my writing. I will have completed 5 new articles, 4 new chapters, a research proposal, and hope to start the development of a plan to develop a new graduate program in trauma involving several Tulane Schools.
But what has occupied more of my time that I had budgeted is donating my time (pro bono work) to help the American Psychological Association rebound from such a low point in its history. I consider APA my primary home, especially now that there exists a Division within APA focusing on trauma psychology. See the list of elements under News to the left. If you would like to be part of this healing process: Focusing on restorative mental health for the victims of torture enabled by psychologists go to the Torture Trauma Studies Site.
Here is where we go to counterbalance the stress of our work: Alligator Point, Florida.
______*A sabbatical is a period of time faculty are given time away from their daily work activities for a semester or two that will have the effect of improving their productivity -- in quality or quantity or both.
- Torture Trauma Studies Site Established October 6th in the Wake of the Hoffman Report.
- Div. 56 Trauma Psychology Webinar Series: The Hoffman Report: Div. 56 Discusses Initial Reactions & Plans (Sept. 2015) Sep 25, 2015 at Noon.
- Figley, C. R. (2015). First Do No Self Harm Understanding and Promoting
Physician Stress Resilience. Invited Grand Rounds for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, CME approved, New Orleans, August 21.
- Figley, C. R. (2015) Understanding and Promoting Stress Resilience in Chaplains. A Spiritual Care Grand Rounds Audio Session, by US Department of Veterans Affairs, July 14
- August 19th ABC/AP story about a racing star's grief.
- August 18th --The Times-Picayune article about "Tulane's 'Trauma!' course offers new approach to online learning."
- August 15th -Interview with West Coast Trauma Project -
- August 7, 2014 APA Presentation -- see Self-care for Psychologist
- July 14th Interviewed by Fox TV affiliate in New Orleans, WGNO on Police Officers accused of domestic violence twice in one week.
- July 1st, Greeted visiting South Korean journalists seeking training in trauma response and compassion fatigue.
- July 1st will roll out (for Tulane Students) our Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Trauma! with the video game, TraumaQuest!
- Received an honoray degree and spoke at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Graduation in New York City
- Encyclopedia of Trauma wins two prestigious awards from librarians.
- Trauma-informed Patient and Practitioner Care. Invited lecture, Ochsner Medical Center Graduate Medical Education Program, New Orleans, March 24.
- Presentation to the Tulane School of Social Work's Global Programs
- Presentation to the SPIM Conference in New Orleans (Mock & Figley, 2014)
- Presentations in Japan
- Presentation on systemic trauma in Tel Aviv
- Israeli - New Orleans Collaboration on Emergency Medicine, Session on Traumatic Stress Injury and Resilience
- ISTSS, Philadelphia, November 2013
Resilience Building lecture in Australia
- Ungliest Street/Road Contest
- Hackers Heart, an essay
- First Do No Self-Harm: Understanding and Promoting Physician Stress Resilience available soon
- Penn State Forum
- New Jersey State Conference on Post Disaster Behavioral Health Presentation
- Tulane Talk at Mrs. Cowen's Salon
- Workshop on Treating Traumatic Stress Injuries
- Mark Russell comes to Tulane!
- January 2013 Greeting
- Trauma Thursdays -- Free Pizza! Send this link to your colleagues.
- Academic Freedom
- Presentation at Tulane University on the Disaster Conference in Japan
- Training in 2013
- Turkey January 2013
- National Defense Flaw Paper 1997
- Japan 2012: Resilience with Setbacks and Pitfalls
- Repression does not hurt us!
- "Adapting to Violent Death: The Case of the Combat Medic," by Charles Figley at the Traumatic Grief after Violent Death Conference at Tulane University, New Orleans, May 4, 2012.
- The webinar, “When Helping Hurts: The Impact of Helping Traumatized Girls,” was held April 24th at 2pm CST and presented by Charles Figley, PhD. of Tulane University. See flyer for more information.
- First draft of the entire volume of my new book on physician stress resilience!
- Keynote at the IDMH Annual Conference at the State University of New York's (New Paltz Campus).
- Brian Bride takes over as Editor of Traumatology!
- And a workshop: Disaster Leadership Capacity Building
- Presentation at Barry University on family trauma adaptation.
- Part of the recently approved graduate course in the Disaster Resilience Leadership Sciences Program at Tulane University's Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, New Orleans.
- Study of combat medics under way.
- Encyclopedia of Trauma in the invitation to contributors phase.
- Tulane University Disaster Resilience Leadership Sciences Academy studying H1N1, Haiti, and soon the Chilen Earthquake
- New Blog content