Frank Ochberg - one of the pioneers in the field - has brought together nationally and internationally recognized experts who have treated thousands of victims in such subspecialty areas as rape, incest and battering, as well as Vietnam veterans and refugees. They provide a wealth of knowledge about Post-Traumatic Therapy (PTT) within these populations. PTT is not just a series of techniques but a clinical philosophy that requires empathic understanding of the victim, collaboration between therapist and client, and recognition of empowerment as a therapeutic tool. PTT centers on stress and coping, focuses on the strengths of the victim, and is integrative with respect to biological, psychological and social fears.
Table of Contents
Foreword by David A. Hamburg, Contributors, Editorial Note by Charles R. Figley, 1. Post-Traumatic Therapy and Victims of Violence, SECTION I. PRINCIPLES OF POST-TRAUMATIC THERAPY, SECTION II. THE VICTIM OF VIOLENT CRIME, SECTION III. THE VICTIM OF WAR AND ATROCITY, SECTION IV. THE CRIME VICTIMS' MOVEMENT AND SUPPORT SERVICES FOR VICTIMS, Editorial Postscript by Charles R. Figley, Acknowledgments, Name Index, Subject Index
Frank M. Ochberg, MD is adjunct professor of psychiatry, criminal justice and journalism at Michigan State University. He served in the cabinet of Governor William Milliken as Mental Health Director. His book, Post Traumatic Therapy and Victims of Violence, is widely acclaimed as one of the leading resources in the field.