Trauma Practice in the Wake of September 11, 2001

By Steven N Gold, Jan Faust

© 2002 – Routledge

180 pages

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Paperback: 9780789019196
pub: 2002-09-10
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About the Book

Trauma practitioners and educators: are you ready to meet the challenges of the aftermath of terrorist attacks?

Trauma Practice in the Wake of September 11, 2001 will show you how frontline trauma practitioners responded to the crisis of the terrorist attacks. In keeping with Haworth’s mission to provide practitioners and educators with timely information on the assessment and treatment of trauma, this essential book responds to the traumatic impact of the events of September 11th, 2001 and their implications for trauma practice.

In Trauma Practice in the Wake of September 11, 2001, you’ll hear from the leaders of the Green Cross--one of the most prominent organizations providing psychological disaster response services--on their experience in the World Trade Center disaster, and read about the treatment of a client who was in the first WTC bombing in 1993. You'll also find revealing interviews with an Israeli psychologist and a Palestinian psychiatrist who focus on the impact of terrorism on their citizens.

Trauma Practice in the Wake of September 11, 2001 is your key to state-of-the-art information on:

  • the psychology of terrorism
  • the traumatic impact of terrorism on those directly affected
  • the traumatic impact of terrorism on the general population
  • ways to help children, adolescents, and adults cope with the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on America
  • how to deal with “compassion fatigue” (emotional depletion among helping professionals working with traumatized populations)
  • traumatologists’response to rescue workers and victims in New York City
The catastrophic events of September 11th have and will continue to raise special challenges for those of us in the field of trauma practice. By publishing this book and the ones to follow, we hope to assist trauma practitioners and educators in effectively meeting these continuing challenges.

Table of Contents

  • Trauma Practice in the Wake of September 11, 2001: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Tuesday Morning September 11, 2001: The Green Cross Projects’ Role as a Case Study in Community-Based Traumatology Services
  • Compassion Fatigue: A Crucible of Transformation
  • September 11 and Its Impact on People Around the Globe
  • The Psychology of the Terrorist: An Interview with Jerrold M. Post
  • The Impact of Terrorism on Children: Considerations for a New Era
  • The Impact of Terrorism on Palestinians in Israel: An Interview with Eyad El-Sarraj
  • The Impact of Terrorism on Jews in Israel: An Interview with Ofra Ayalon
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD in a Survivor of the World Trade Center Bombing: a Case Study
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Industrial & Organizational Psychology