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Counselling for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder / Edition 3
     

Counselling for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder / Edition 3

by Michael J Scott, Stephen G Stradling
 

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ISBN-10: 141292099X

ISBN-13: 9781412920995

Pub. Date: 08/28/2006

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Counseling for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Third Edition, maps out how to therapeutically treat sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using a cognitive behavioral approach to treatment. Fusing the biological and psychological effects of trauma, the authors present practical strategies for use in counseling. Covering the full spectrum of

Overview

Counseling for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Third Edition, maps out how to therapeutically treat sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using a cognitive behavioral approach to treatment. Fusing the biological and psychological effects of trauma, the authors present practical strategies for use in counseling. Covering the full spectrum of post-traumatic states, the book provides a clear and detailed account of how these states can be recognized and includes chapters on post-traumatic responses; criteria for diagnosis; assessment; and the cognitive behavioral model for treatment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412920995
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Series:
Therapy in Practice Series
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.53(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


Theoretical Background     1
Post-traumatic Responses     3
Acute reaction     3
Chronic reaction     4
A spectrum of trauma responses     4
Diagnostic Criteria     7
The 17 symptoms     9
The DSM IV criteria and children     13
Acute stress disorder     14
Beyond PTSD?     14
Pain     15
Using diagnostic criteria in practice     16
Assessment     17
The ubiquity of missed diagnoses     19
Assessing the stressor criteria     19
Screening for PTSD     19
Structured interviews     20
Self-report measures     21
Development and Course of PTSD     24
Who succumbs?     24
Who recovers?     25
Conceptualising PTSD - the maladaptive interplay of two levels of memory     29
The Cognitive Profile of Post-traumatic Responses     35
The Cognitive-contextual Approach     40
Traditional cognitive therapy     40
Refining the cognitive-behavioural model     41
Readiness for change     43
The format of cognitive-contextual interventions post-trauma     45
Applications     71
PTSD and Sub-syndromal PTSD - Case Examples     73
Engaging the PTSD client     73
Demonstrate an understanding of the PTSD client's world     74
Be prepared to titrate the dose of exposure to traumatic material     75
Encourage the client to gradually dare to do what they did before the trauma     76
Adopt a multidimensional approach to the traumatised bereaved     78
Ensure that the interpersonal dimensions of PTSD are addressed     79
Dissociative symptoms should be tackled from the outset     83
When the client is as much or more preoccupied with what could have happened     85
Clients and counsellors should budget for relapse     86
'But I am not the person I was'     89
Beyond PTSD: Case Examples     91
Adult survivors of abuse     91
Trauma-related guilt     96
Substance-abusing clients and those who have become disabled     99
When a different focus on the trauma is called for     103
PTSD profile but stressor criteria not met     106
Cases of being misled into inappropriate counselling     108
Helping the client cope with 'disfigurement'     109
When several members of a family are affected      111
Postscript     113
Strengths and Limitations     115
The Penn Inventory     120
Cognitive Therapy Scale     124
Pain Management     129
Children and Adolescents     135
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)     140
Refugees     142
References     144
Index     151

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