Trauma histories and attachment styles of members of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Psychol Rep. 2004 Aug;95(1):323-30. doi: 10.2466/pr0.95.1.323-330.


The study is focused on the training, demographics, perceived emotional and physical health, past traumatic experience histories, and attachment styles of mental health professionals in the field of trauma (members of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies). While the data set is limited by a low response rate of 20%, the uniqueness of the sample and distinctive themes yield insight into the experience of trauma and its association with attachment style.

Publication types

  • Multicenter Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Attitude to Health
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Defense Mechanisms
  • Female
  • Health Personnel / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Life Change Events*
  • Male
  • Mental Health Associations*
  • Middle Aged
  • Models, Psychological
  • Object Attachment*
  • Occupational Diseases / diagnosis
  • Occupational Diseases / psychology*
  • Occupational Diseases / therapy
  • Personality Inventory / statistics & numerical data
  • Professional-Patient Relations
  • Psychometrics
  • Self-Assessment
  • Specialization
  • Stress Disorders, Traumatic / diagnosis
  • Stress Disorders, Traumatic / psychology*
  • Stress Disorders, Traumatic / therapy
  • Surveys and Questionnaires