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The book's contributors have selected proven treatment protocols for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and present them as components of a unified conceptual model for cognitive-behavioral treatment. Respected clinicians have contributed chapters on working with a variety of survivor groups. For combat-related trauma, separate chapters describe group methods and individual behavioral methods appropriate for Vet Center and VA Medical Center settings. Behavioral principles for treating battered women in shelter and outpatient settings are delineated, as are treatment methods for both children and adults who have survived sexual assaults. In each chapter, specific assessment instruments that have proven useful are identified, and the applications of behavioral treatment methods are carefully described.
Unique in its use of a common conceptual model of PTSD, the book's special features include a decision-making tree for guiding the multi-task process of diagnostic assessment in combat-related PTSD and a symptom checklist for monitoring changes in core PTSD symptoms over the course of therapy.
Table of Contents
Foy, Introduction and Description of the Disorder. Sipprelle, A Vet Center Experience: Multievent Trauma, Delayed Treatment Type. Carroll, Foy, Assessment and Treatment of Combat-Related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in a Medical Center Setting. Dutton, Assessment and Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among Battered Women. Resnick, Newton, Assessment and Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Adult Survivors of Sexual Assault. Lipovsky, Assessment and Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Child Survivors of Sexual Assault. Index.
Straightforward and concise....Will become a standard both for practicing clinicians and graduate students. - Journal of Traumatic Stress
Blending years of experience with traumatized patients, the authors have provided us with an outstanding manual to guide us in the evaluation and treatment of PTSD. This book is must reading for all clinicians who treat trauma survivors; it is splendidly written, incisive, and informative. - Terence M. Keane, PhD, National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
...provides readers with an opportunity to develop a solid understanding of the behavioral, cognitive, and psychodynamic models that form the basic foundation for the field of traumatic stress....An excellent addition to the growing literature on the nature, assessment, and treatment of traumatic stress. I strongly recommend it to both novice and experienced clinicians and researchers. - Contemporary Psychology