Margaret Talbot, M.A. is a 4th year doctoral student at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) studying clinical psychology with trauma emphasis. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2017 and was named an Enosinian Scholar at The George Washington University. During her time there, she had the opportunity to conduct TBI and secondary traumatic stress research on military populations through the Brain Fitness Center at Walter Reed and National Defense University at Fort McNair. She also explored mechanisms for coping with medical stressors while volunteering for Project Knitwell in the pediatric unit of MedStar Georgetown Hospital. In her free time, Ms. Talbot continues to volunteer for Project Knitwell, providing virtual knitting instruction for those vulnerable to stressors in order to promote wellness.
At UCCS, Ms. Talbot has worked under the mentorship of Dr. Kristin Samuelson and Dr. Heather Littleton, exploring her interests in gendered expressions of PTSD and the impact of trauma on family systems. She has researched the gendered expressions of risk-taking and impulsivity among individuals who have experienced a traumatic event, and is currently exploring the social mechanisms through which PTSD expressions differ by gender. Ms. Talbot helped design and implement the Resilient Families Academy, a clinical workshop designed to prevent the intergenerational transmission of trauma.