All Posts by Julianne Ludlam

Racism in Forensic Evaluations

This is the first in a series of articles regarding racism in forensic evaluations.Part 1 (here) | Part 2 | Part 3By Dr. Julianne LudlamRacism has a long and disturbing history within the fields of mental health and law. Forensic evaluations are one small component of the legal system, but they represent an intersection between mental […]

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The Psychological Impact of Quarantine

Summary by Dr. Julianne LudlamAs individuals around the world face quarantines and isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers at King’s College in London conducted a “rapid review” of the available research on the psychological impacts of quarantine (Brooks et al., 2020). Rapid reviews are systematic reviews of the literature conducted in an expedited fashion […]

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How a Trauma-Informed Psychological Evaluation is Completed

This is the second in a series of articles regarding Trauma-Informed Psychological Evaluations.Part 1 here  |  Part 2 hereBy Dr. Julianne LudlamTests and measures used in tr​auma-informed evaluationsTests and measures used in trauma-informed evaluationsThe range of possible posttraumatic outcomes requires both broad and specific measures. Briere and Spinazzola (2005) recommend at least two broadband screening […]

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It Is Not Always About PTSD

This is the second in a series of articles regarding Trauma-Informed Psychological Evaluations.Part 1 here  |  Part 3 hereBy Dr. Julianne Ludlam​Although disorders like PTSD are considered synonymous with trauma, a history of trauma can lead to a variety of other psychological disorders and physical problems – issues that are not always considered unless a […]

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Trauma-Informed Psychological Evaluations

​This is the first in a series of articles on this topic by Dr. Julianne LudlamPart 2 here  |  Part 3 hereDo you have clients who you believe are struggling with traumatic backgrounds? Do you wonder if your clients’ past stressful experiences affect their present behaviors, whether or not they have psychiatric diagnoses or see […]

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