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Bride Named Spring 2011 Distinguished Scholar at Buffalo Center for Social Research

Posted March 10, 2011
Reported by Emily Williams

Brian Bride, associate professor and interim director of the Ph.D. program in the School of Social Work, recently was named the Spring 2011 Distinguished Scholar at the Buffalo Center for Social Research at the State University of New York-Buffalo. Bride, a widely recognized expert on secondary traumatic stress (STS), will give a two hour colloquium titled “Collateral Damage: The Impact of Caring for Persons Who Have Experienced Trauma” on March 10.  

“It’s certainly a great honor,” Bride said. “My talk will be on the state of what we think and what we know about secondary traumatic stress both in professionals and clinicians, such as social workers, nurses as well as secondary traumatic stress among family members like military spouses,” he said.

Bride will discuss the current research and recommendations for the prevention and reduction of secondary traumatic stress. Secondary traumatic stress is the negative impact of traumatic events on those who care for traumatized people.

 Bride has published and presented extensively on secondary traumatic stress and recently was named editor of Traumatology: An International Journal. Bride also developed the Secondary Traumatic Stress Scale, a widely used instrument used to measure secondary traumatic stress.  He has published three books and over 40 journal articles in the areas of mental health, substance abuse and HIV/AIDS and has over 20 years of clinical and consulting experience in mental health and substance abuse treatment services.

The colloquium occurs twice a year and is an outlet for outstanding scholars to present their research findings.