1st Edition

Group Treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Conceptualization, Themes and Processes

Edited By Bruce Young, Dudley Blake Copyright 1999
    260 Pages
    by Routledge

    260 Pages
    by Routledge

    Group Treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorders is a collection written by renowned PTSD experts who provide group treatment to trauma survivors. The book reviews the state-of-the-art applications of group therapy for survivors of trauma such as: rape victims, combat veterans, adult survivors of childhood abuse, motor vehicle accident survivors, trauma survivors with co-morbid substance abuse, survivors of disaster, families of trauma survivors, homicide witnesses and survivors, and disaster relief workers.

    This book a unique contribution to the field. Each chapter provides a detailed and comprehensive description of state-of-the-art group treatment and artfully combines scholarly review with a step-by-step summary of treatment rationale and methods. Furthermore, the book covers a wide scope, typically found only in large, multi-volume compendia.

    Group Treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorders is ideal for clinicians, aspiring clinicians, researchers and educators. It provides a unique and eminently readable summary of group therapy applied to increasingly recognized clinical populations.

    Preface. Group Psychotherapy: An Overview. Family as a Group Treatment for PTSD. Group Treatment of Sexual Assault Victims. Integrative Group Therapy with Disaster Workers. Group Psychotherapy for War-Related PTSD with Military Veterans. Psychological Treatment of Motor Vehicle Accident Survivors with PTSD: Current Knowledge and Application to Group Treatment. Group Treatment of PTSD and co-morbid Alcohol Abuse. Supportive Group Therapy for Bereavement after Homicide. Cognitive-Behavioral Group Treatment for Disaster-Related PTSD. Group Treatment for Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse. Afterword.


    BRUCE H. YOUNG, L.C.S.W., is disaster services coordinator for the National Center for PTSD and editor of the NC-PTSD Clinical Quarterly. Mr. Young has been a disaster mental health consultant to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Public Health Service, Center for Mental Health Services, National Institute of Mental Health, Department of Defense, and state departments of mental health following numerous natural and human-made disasters. He has produced and directed several educational videos, including Children and Trauma, winner of the 1993 National Educational Film and Video Award. DUDLEY D. BLAKE, Ph.D., is codirector of the Evaluation and Brief Treatment PTSD Unit at the Boise Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Blake has coauthored over 30 chapters and articles. His clinical interests include PTSD assessment and treatment, cognitive therapy, and behavioral medicine.

    "This book portrays well the impact on trauma and distress on groups and how to approach the issue with groups, whether they be communities, neighborhoods, famillies, individuals, etc. This will be of special interest to those called upon to do workplace grief." -- The World Pastoral Care Center