Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Jennifer Freyd on Betrayal Trauma

Jennifer Freyd, UO Department of Psychology

Jennifer Freyd, UO Department of Psychology

Psychology professor Jennifer Freyd’s paper “Exposure to Betrayal Trauma and Risks to the Well-Being of Girls and Women” is now available online in the Fall 2009 issue of CSWS Research Matters.

“Women are diagnosed with a host of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) more often than men,” Freyd writes. Her article explores the “whys.” Click here to access a PDF of Freyd’s article.

2009_fallRM_Page_1Freyd is the breakthrough researcher who developed Betrayal Trauma Theory. She is the author of the award-winning book Betrayal Trauma: The Logic of Forgetting Childhood Abuse (1996) and numerous other publications. See her website for more information. CSWS has supported Freyd’s work through faculty research grants.