Post traumatic stress disorder develops after exposure to one or more terrifying events that have caused, or threatened to cause the sufferer grave physical harm. This book discusses how trauma-focused cognitive therapy can be used to help children and adolescents who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder.
Cognitive therapy is frequently used to treat adults who suffer from PTSD with proven results. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder provides the therapist with instructions on how CT models can be used with children and young people to combat the disorder. Based on research carried out by the authors, this book covers:
- assessment procedures and measures
- formulation and treatment planning
- trauma focused cognitive therapy methods
- common hurdles.
The authors provide case studies and practical tips, as well as examples of self-report measures and handouts for young people and their parents which will help the practitioner to prepare for working with this difficult client group.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is an accessible, practical, clinically relevant guide for professionals and trainees in child and adolescent mental health service teams who work with traumatized children and young people.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Cognitive Therapy for PTSD with Children and Adolescents. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Assessment. Formulation and Treatment Planning. CT for PTSD Methods. CT for PTSD with Adolescents. CT for PTSD with Young Children. Common Hurdles in Treatment. Co-morbidity. Future Issues. Appendices.
Patrick Smith is a Lecturer in Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, and Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
Sean Perrin is a Lecturer in Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, and team leader for the Child Traumatic Stress Clinic at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
William Yule is Emeritus Professor of Applied Child Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London; Consultant Clinical Psychologist; and Founding Director of the Child Traumatic Stress Clinic.
David M. Clark is Professor of Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London; and Director of the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
"Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is an excellent resource for mental health professionals who work with traumatized children and adolescents. It offers practical, evidence-based advice on the assessment and treatment of PTSD from a CBT perspective." - Alan Carr, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University College Dublin, Ireland.
"Post Traumatic Stress Disorder provides state-of-the art guidance on how to effectively treat this neglected disorder. Written by leading experts in the field and filled with clinical wisdom this book will be an invaluable resource for mental health professionals who work with traumatized children and adolescents and their parents." - Professor Anke Ehlers, King's College London, UK
"This excellent book contains a wealth of clinical detail and useful references. Written by clinicians for clinicians, it comes with a health warning: 'Don't attempt to use cognitive therapy with traumatised children unless you are a trained mental health professional in a CAMHS setting.' Nevertheless, the less specialised practitioner will find a great deal to assist them in recognising the symptoms of PTSD." - Heather Pritchard, Seen and Heard Journal, 2010