Assessing Psychological Trauma and PTSD / Edition 1

Assessing Psychological Trauma and PTSD / Edition 1

by John P. Wilson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572301627

ISBN-13: 9781572301627

Pub. Date: 11/08/1996

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

This comprehensive volume reviews the theoretical rationale, scientific validity, and clinical applicability of a wide range of instruments and techniques used to assess psychological trauma and PTSD. Helping clinicians and researchers stay completely up-to-date and organized in their thinking about assessment, leading experts describe and evaluate numerous

Overview

This comprehensive volume reviews the theoretical rationale, scientific validity, and clinical applicability of a wide range of instruments and techniques used to assess psychological trauma and PTSD. Helping clinicians and researchers stay completely up-to-date and organized in their thinking about assessment, leading experts describe and evaluate numerous self-report measures, structured interviews, and standardized batteries, in addition to psychophysiological, epidemiological, and neuropsychological approaches. Chapters explore assessment issues specific to such stressors as childhood trauma and abuse, military-related PTSD, trauma related to medical illness, and traumatic bereavement. Also considered are methodological challenges and limitations raised by age, sex, ethnic, and other differences in victim and survivor populations.

This comprehensive and up-to-date book brings together leading authorities to cover the entire spectrum of instruments, techniques, standardized measures, and procedures used to diagnose and measure the psychological and physiological aftermath of trauma. Chapters review the research literature, discuss relevant conceptual issues, and provide practical guidelines for assessing PTSD and dissociative disorders in a wide range of clinical populations. Special topics covered include issues of gender, culture, and ethnicity in assessment; assessment of traumatized children and adult survivors of abuse; traumatic bereavement; and trauma-related disorders in medical settings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572301627
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
11/08/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
577
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword, Solomon
Introduction, Wilson
I. Assessing Traumatic Stress Syndromes: Theory, Standardized Measures, Physiological Techniques
1. Standardized Self-Report Measures of Civilian Trauma and PTSD, Norris and Riad
2. Psychological Assessment of Child Abuse Effects in Adults,Briere
3. Physiological Assessment of PTSD, Orr and Kaloupek
4. Psychometric Theory in the Development of PTSD Assessment Tools, Weathers, Keane, L.A. King and D.W. King
II. Assessing Traumatic Reactions Among Victim and Survivor Populations
5. Epidemiologic Methods for Assessing Trauma and PTSD, Schlenger, Fairbank, Jordan, and Caddell
6. Trauma and Medical Illness: Assessing Trauma-Related Disorders in Medical Settings, Green, Epstein, Krupnick, and Rowland
7. Gender Issues in the Assessment of PTSD, Wolfe and Kimerling
8. Cross-Cultural and Multiethnic Assessment of Trauma, Manson
9. The Assessment of Military-Related PTSD, Keane, Newman, and Orsillo
10. Assessing Traumatic Experiences in Children, Nader
11. Assessing PTSD in Couples and Families, Wilson and Kurtz
12. Assessing Traumatic Bereavement and PTSD, Raphael and Martinek
III. Assessing Traumatic Reactions, Dissociation, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
13. The Impact of Event Scale Revised, Weiss and Marmar
14. The Peritraumatic Dissociative Experiences Questionnaire,Marmar, Weiss, and Metzler
15. Assessing Dissociation with the SCID, Steinberg
16. Neuropsychological Assessment in PTSD, Knight
17. Structured Clinical Interview Techniques, Weiss
18. Thematic Assessment of Posttraumatic Stress Reactions, Roth, Lebowitz, and DeRosa
19. The Use of the Rorschach in Assessing Trauma, Levin and Reis

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