Top Honors PTSD Research

A big congratulation is in order for our Co-Founder, Shawn J. Gourley, who achieved top honors PTSD research. Shawn has successfully completed her psychology courses to earn her Degree of Certificate in Military Resilience from Liberty University. She returned to school last fall and has been working her tail off since then. During this last semester, she was invited to participate in Research Week. Most of us have heard her speak of Mefloquine and the importance of helping couples “See it from both sides” in the past, but thanks to Liberty University, she was presented an opportunity through Research Week as an Undergraduate to do two research projects, overseen by Dr. Andrew Ferrell, to test her hypothesis.

It is my honor to share with you the results for Research Week:

1st place, Experimental – Theoretical


Read the Montview Liberty University Journal of Undergraduate Research Article here.

You can also watch the presentation by clicking here.

2nd place, Experimental Applied – Theoretical
“Possible Causes of Increased Domestic Violence among Military Veterans: PTSD or Mefloquine Toxicity?”

Read the Montview Liberty University Journal of Undergraduate Research Article by clicking here.


The caliber of Shawn’s work is such that she is distinguishing herself as highly knowledgeable in traumatic stress. Her research articles have already been viewed around the world. We would like to thank the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress for recognizing Shawn as a member and for sharing her research on their Facebook page here.

Everyone here at MWPTSD would like to wish Shawn the very best for her continued academic success and give her the well deserved certification for veteran benefit services. We also look forward to her continuing to help Veterans and their families connect despite PTSD. Military with PTSD will continue to grow as Shawn and ourselves expand on our current knowledge of PTSD and how it can affect our families.

Thank you all for your continued support!
Trina Plante



Leave a Reply