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Psychosocial Stress Series

Series Editor: Charles R. Figley

The Psychosocial Stress Series includes books that make a contribution to understanding the role of psychosocial stress as a context for causing and absorbing stress.

Psychosocial stress is broadly viewed to include interpersonal, social, familial, societal, social psychological, and sociological factors that are causes or consequences of stress. Stress is viewed as a demand for action not only on the part of the person, but in relation to others.

The first book in the Series, the classic Stress Disorders among Vietnam Veterans: Theory, Research, and Treatment, for example, not only discussed the individual war veterans' mental disorders, but also in relation to family, friends, and fellow veterans.

Future books in the Series continue the tradition of groundbreaking theory, research, assessment, treatment, and policy books that contribute to the various fields of study, and will include books that make contributions to history, positive psychology, personality, fear studies, and clinical innovation.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 35 results in Psychosocial Stress Series
  1. Handbook of Stress, Trauma, and the Family

    Edited by Don. R. Catherall

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    The Handbook of Stress, Trauma, and the Family is broken down into three sections, compiling research, theory and practice. The first section focuses on how traumatic stress affects intimate others, what familial characteristics affect individual susceptibility to trauma, as well as evaluation of...

    Published February 13th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Handbook of Women, Stress and Trauma

    Edited by Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    The Handbook of Women, Stress and Trauma focuses on the stresses and traumas that are unique to the lives of women. It is the first text to merge research from the fields of trauma and women's health and development. Using a lifespan developmental approach, the text begins by addressing specific...

    Published January 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Collective Trauma, Collective Healing

    Promoting Community Resilience in the Aftermath of Disaster

    By Jack Saul

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    Collective Trauma, Collective Healing is a guide for mental health professionals working in response to large-scale political violence or natural disaster. It provides a framework that practitioners can use to develop their own community based, collective approach to treating trauma and providing...

    Published July 15th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Trauma, Culture, and Metaphor

    Pathways of Transformation and Integration

    By John P. Wilson, Jacob D. Lindy

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    In Trauma, Culture, and Metaphor, John Wilson and Jacob Lindy explore the language of both individual and collective trauma in an era dominated by globalization and interconnectedness. Through lucid, careful discussion, this important book builds a bridge between the etymology of trauma-related...

    Published June 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  5. Helping Traumatized Families

    2nd Edition

    By Charles R. Figley, Laurel J. Kiser

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    The new edition of the classic Helping Traumatized Families not only offers clinicians a unified, evidence-based theory of the systemic impact of traumatic stress—it also details a systematic approach to helping families heal by promoting their natural healing resources. Though the impact of trauma...

    Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Treating Traumatic Stress Injuries in Military Personnel

    An EMDR Practitioner's Guide

    By Mark C. Russell, Charles R. Figley

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    Treating Traumatic Stress Injuries in Military Personnel offers a comprehensive treatment manual for mental health professionals treating traumatic stress injuries in both male and female veterans. It is the first book to combine the most recent knowledge about new paradigms of combat-related...

    Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Healing War Trauma

    A Handbook of Creative Approaches

    Edited by Raymond Monsour Scurfield, Katherine Theresa Platoni

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    Healing War Trauma details a broad range of exciting approaches for healing from the trauma of war. The techniques described in each chapter are designed to complement and supplement cognitive-behavioral treatment protocols—and, ultimately, to help clinicians transcend the limits of those protocols...

    Published November 26th 2012 by Routledge

  8. War Trauma and Its Wake

    Expanding the Circle of Healing

    Edited by Raymond Monsour Scurfield, Katherine Theresa Platoni

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    Decades after Charles Figley’s landmark Trauma and Its Wake was published, our understanding of trauma has grown and deepened, but we still face considerable challenges when treating trauma survivors. This is especially the case for professionals who work with veterans and active-duty military...

    Published August 29th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Compassion Fatigue Workbook

    Creative Tools for Transforming Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Traumatization

    By Françoise Mathieu

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    The Compassion Fatigue Workbook is a lifeline for any helping professional facing the physical and emotional exhaustion that can shadow work in the helping professions. Since 2001 the activities in this Workbook have helped thousands of helpers in the fields of healthcare, community mental health,...

    Published December 19th 2011 by Routledge

  10. School Rampage Shootings and Other Youth Disturbances

    Early Preventative Interventions

    Edited by Kathleen Nader

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    Together, School Rampage Shootings and Other Youth Disturbances and its accompanying CD provide a complete toolkit for using early preventative interventions with elementary-school age children. In ten thoughtful, clearly written chapters, both new and experienced practitioners will find a wealth...

    Published December 11th 2011 by Routledge