Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Cognitive Therapy with Children and Young People

By Patrick Smith, Sean Perrin, William Yule, David M. Clark

© 2010 – Routledge

224 pages

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About the Book

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.

Reviews

"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

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.

About the Authors

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.

About the Series

CBT with Children, Adolescents and Families

"The CBT with Children, Adolescents and Families series, edited by Professor Paul Stallard, and written by a team of international experts, meets the growing need for evidence-based treatment manuals to address prevalent psychological problems in young people. These authoritative, yet practical books will be of interest to all professionals who work in the field of child and adolescent mental health." - Alan Carr, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University College Dublin, Ireland.

Cognitive behaviour therapy is now the predominant treatment approach in both the NHS and private practice and is increasingly used by a range of mental health professionals.

The CBT with Children, Adolescents and Families series provides comprehensive, practical guidance for using CBT when dealing with a variety of common child and adolescent problems, as well as related family issues. The demand for therapy and counselling for children and adolescents is rapidly expanding, and early intervention in family and school settings is increasingly seen as effective and essential. In this series leading authorities in their respective fields provide detailed advice on methods of achieving this.

Each book in this series focuses on one particular problem and guides the professional from initial assessment through to techniques, common problems and future issues. Written especially for the clinician, each title includes summaries of key points, clinical examples, and worksheets to use with the client.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY006000
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Child & Adolescent
PSY022040
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PSY028000
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health