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Psychosocial Stress Series


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The Psychosocial Stress Series includes books that make important contributions to theory, research, assessment, treatment, and policy on the causes and consquences of stress and trauma.

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Treating Compassion Fatigue

Treating Compassion Fatigue

1st Edition

Edited By Charles R. Figley
May 13, 2013

In recent years, much has occurred in the field of traumatology, including the widening of the audience and the awareness of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). This book from celebrated traumatology pioneer Charles Figley, further clarifies the concept of compassion fatigue through theory, ...

Helping Traumatized Families

Helping Traumatized Families

2nd Edition

By Charles R. Figley, Laurel J. Kiser
December 06, 2012

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...

Healing War Trauma A Handbook of Creative Approaches

Healing War Trauma: A Handbook of Creative Approaches

1st Edition

Edited By Raymond Monsour Scurfield, Katherine Theresa Platoni
November 27, 2012

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...

Treating Traumatic Stress Injuries in Military Personnel An EMDR Practitioner's Guide

Treating Traumatic Stress Injuries in Military Personnel: An EMDR Practitioner's Guide

1st Edition

By Mark C. Russell, Charles R. Figley
December 06, 2012

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 ...

War Trauma and Its Wake Expanding the Circle of Healing

War Trauma and Its Wake: Expanding the Circle of Healing

1st Edition

Edited By Raymond Monsour Scurfield, Katherine Theresa Platoni
August 30, 2012

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 ...

Transcending Trauma Survival, Resilience, and Clinical Implications in Survivor Families

Transcending Trauma: Survival, Resilience, and Clinical Implications in Survivor Families

1st Edition

By Bea Hollander-Goldfein, Nancy Isserman, Jennifer Goldenberg
November 02, 2011

Based on twenty years of intense qualitative research, Transcending Trauma presents an integrated model of coping and adaptation after trauma that incorporates the best of recent work in the field with the expanded insights offered by Holocaust survivors. In the book’s vignettes and interview ...

Families Under Fire Systemic Therapy With Military Families

Families Under Fire: Systemic Therapy With Military Families

1st Edition

Edited By R. Blaine Everson, Charles R. Figley
January 07, 2011

As provider networks on military bases are overwhelmed with new cases, civilian clinicians are increasingly likely to treat military families. However, these clinicians do not receive the same military mental-healthcare training as providers on military installations, adding strain to clinicians’ ...

The Posttraumatic Self Restoring Meaning and Wholeness to Personality

The Posttraumatic Self: Restoring Meaning and Wholeness to Personality

1st Edition

Edited By John P. Wilson
December 20, 2005

Filling a gap that exists in most traumatology literature, The Posttraumatic Self provides an optimistic analysis of the aftermath of a traumatic event. This work appreciates the potentially positive effects of trauma and links those effects to the discovery of one's identity, character, and ...

Family Stressors Interventions for Stress and Trauma

Family Stressors: Interventions for Stress and Trauma

1st Edition

Edited By Don R. Catherall
November 27, 2004

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Empathy in the Treatment of Trauma and PTSD

Empathy in the Treatment of Trauma and PTSD

1st Edition

By John P. Wilson, Ph.D., Rhiannon Brywnn Thomas, Ph.D.
November 23, 2004

Empathy in the Treatment of Trauma and PTSD examines how professionals are psychologically impacted by their work with trauma clients. A national research study provides empirical evidence, documenting the struggle for professionals to maintain therapeutic equilibrium and empathic attunement with ...

Disaster Mental Health Services A Primer for Practitioners

Disaster Mental Health Services: A Primer for Practitioners

1st Edition

By Diane Myers, David Wee
October 27, 2004

Disaster mental health is a growing field of practice designed to help victims and relief workers learn to effectively cope with the extreme stresses they will face in the aftermath of a disaster. The goal of disaster mental health is to prevent the development of long-term, negative psychological ...

The Pain of Helping Psychological Injury of Helping Professionals

The Pain of Helping: Psychological Injury of Helping Professionals

1st Edition

By Patrick J. Morrissette
July 27, 2004

The purpose of The Pain of Helping is to provide a source that identifies, condenses, and consolidates information pertaining to psychological injury. In addition to providing details regarding construct definition, information pertaining to symptomatology, assessment instruments (e.g. structured ...

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