Violence Prevention

What is Killing Our Soldiers?

The Time Magazine cover story, “One a Day” recently alerted us to the heartbreaking high-rates of suicide among our military. In June, The Associated Press reported that “the 154 suicides for active-duty troops in the first 155 days of the year far outdistance the U.S. forces killed in action in Afghanistan – about 50 percent… Read more »

Read More

Understanding and Effectively Treating Violence – CE Webinar Resources

Here you will find resources from Dr. James Gilligan’s October 15, 2012 Webinar “Understanding and Effectively Treating Violence.” The slides from the presentation, video clips, books, films and additional mentioned resources are all available here. Missed the webinar? Email us at [email protected] to request a video recording. See slides from “Understanding and Effectively Treating Violence“… Read more »

Read More

CE Webinar – Understanding and Effectively Treating Violence

Presenters: Dr. James Gilligan and Dr. Lisa Firestone 3 CE Credits – $35 90 Minutes Earn 3 CE’s by watching the Webinar and reading an article by Dr. Gilligan. This Webinar will summarize a theory of the causes and prevention of violent behavior, meaning the infliction of injury, especially lethal or life-threatening injury, on a… Read more »

Read More

The Deadly Recession: Dangers of a Down Economy

I woke up the other day to the awful news about the shooting outside the Empire State Building. As various news media began breaking more details, a single biographic fact of the gunman was repeated: He had lost his job. As Mayor Bloomberg put it, “A man who had been fired from his job about… Read more »

Read More

How Trauma Is Impacting Our Culture and What We Can Do to Help

In some ways it seems that to grasp the prevalence of trauma experienced in our society, one need only look as far as the past few weeks’ headlines. The devastating shooting in Aurora, Colo. marked an extreme act of violence that truly shocked our nation. Time magazine’s painful cover story “One a Day” brought attention… Read more »

Read More

Recognizing Complex Trauma

Treating trauma is a task most therapists can expect to undertake in their career. In today’s social and political climate, in which soldiers are continually being deployed to war zones and the recent recession has been linked to an increase in child abuse, we can anticipate that many cases of complex trauma are sure to… Read more »

Read More

Dr. Christine Courtois on Violence: VIDEO

Dr. Christine Courtois talks about her perspective on working with clients in relation to violence. The following transcript contains part of an exclusive interview with Dr. Lisa Firestone and Dr. Christine Courtois. LF                   In working with people who have been violent, what do you think is the most important thing in terms of treatment… Read more »

Read More

The Colorado Shooting Leaves Us Wondering: What Makes a Person Violent?

The tragic mass shooting that occurred in Aurora, Colorado just after midnight on Friday, July 20th, left at least 12 people dead, 59 people wounded, and millions of people stunned as to what could possibly drive a person to commit such a violent act. With no motive, we are left to wonder why James Holmes,… Read more »

Read More

Preventing Violence: Interviews with Dr. James Gilligan

In this exclusive video series, Dr. James Gilligan talks about what triggers violent behavior and how to treat violent individuals. See more here

Read More

Preventing Violence: Exclusive Interviews with Dr. James Gilligan

  [SlideDeck2 id=13289] In this exclusive video series, Dr. James Gilligan talks about what triggers violent behavior and how to treat violent individuals. See more here Order PsychAlive’s DVD Interviews with Dr. James Gilligan: In this DVD, Dr. James Gilligan discusses the developmental roots of violence, such as the psychological effects of childhood neglect and… Read more »

Read More