Effective Treatments for PTSD, Second Edition: Practice Guidelines from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Effective Treatments for PTSD, Second Edition: Practice Guidelines from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

by Edna B. Foa
     
 

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Developed under the auspices of the PTSD Treatment Guidelines Task Force of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, this tightly edited work is the definitive best-practice reference for practitioners caring for any trauma population. Leading clinical scientists thoroughly review the literature on widely used therapeutic approaches for both adults

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Developed under the auspices of the PTSD Treatment Guidelines Task Force of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, this tightly edited work is the definitive best-practice reference for practitioners caring for any trauma population. Leading clinical scientists thoroughly review the literature on widely used therapeutic approaches for both adults and children. Succinct treatment guidelines are presented that feature standardized ratings of the evidence for each approach. The book also offers insightful guidance to help clinicians select the most suitable therapy for particular patients and overcome frequently encountered obstacles.

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Specialists on psychological trauma offer the best practices for treating post-trauma stress disorder, synthesizing a vast body of literature into a cohesive and practical framework for clinicians and researchers. They evaluate the efficacy of established and emerging approaches for treating adults, adolescents, and children, and highlight crucial questions that remain unanswered. They also provide criteria by which to choose which treatment to use. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"When I received the review copy of this book, I immediately pressed it into service....The authors and editors of this book are to be commended for the neat package of materials they have assembled that provides information that both researchers and clinicians need in an unbiased yet easy-to-access style. I believe this book will be important for anyone interested in the current state of the art in trauma treatment or who wants to know what is happening in trauma research. I highly recommend this book for both scientists and practitioners."--PsycCRITIQUES
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"In the classroom, I use this text as an expert reference to provide students with the critical knowledge of PTSD that they need for competent and responsible clinical practice. My students respond very positively to this book."--Gary Villereal, PhD, Department of Social Work, Western Kentucky University
 
"Foa et al. help clinicians figure out what kinds of interventions will be most helpful for a wide range of clients suffering from PTSD--an area where science-based guidance is urgently needed. They offer specific guidelines for designing and implementing treatments and managing crisis situations, all backed by clinical research. Frankly, Foa and her colleagues are the best in the business!"--Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, Professor and Director, Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics, University of Washington
 
"Without question, this is the definitive reference for anyone interested in the treatment of PTSD. The editors and contributors are leaders in the field whose clinical experience really shows. The need for good information about effective treatments for PTSD is even greater now than it was when the book was originally published, and the incorporation of significant new research and new topics makes the second edition even more valuable. Even those who tend to dislike treatment guidelines are likely to appreciate this book. It captures what we know but also acknowledges what we don’t yet know, and captures the complexities of treating real patients. This is an indispensable resource."--Dean G. Kilpatrick, PhD, Distinguished University Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director, National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Medical University of South Carolina
 
"This marvelous update to the standard-setting prior edition provides all the information that practitioners and researchers need on the diagnosis and treatment of PTSD in children, adolescents, and adults. The volume systematically covers the field for readers seeking an up-to-date summary of the evidence. At the same time, it is a highly accessible reference for those who have specific questions. It is easy to read from beginning to end. Highly recommended."--John S. March, MD, MPH, Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Director, Program in Child Affective and Anxiety Disorders, Duke University

"From experts in the field, this excellent book is loaded with the most up-to-date treatment guidelines for PTSD. The book provides valuable information on diagnosis and assessment. Treatment-focused chapters are thorough and lucid, and include approaches to working with children as well as adults. The full range of biopsychosocial approaches are reviewed, making this an essential reference for residents, clinicians, and researchers."--Nang Du, MD, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco

 

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606237922
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
10/24/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
658
File size:
10 MB

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Gerald C. Davison
"In a field characterized by sometimes outlandish claims of miracle cures, it is good to have a book that is marked by careful analysis, sound research, and clear-headed thinking. This is 'must' reading for clinicians and researchers alike, and will also be invaluable in educational and training settings."
-Gerald C. Davison, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Southern California
William Yule
"Edited by leading clinical researchers, this timely text presents authoritative reviews of the most effective treatments for PTSD. Systematic and constructively critical reviews of current evidence are presented, and clear practice guidelines are described. The text is essential reading for all clinicians and researchers serving clients with PTSD. Graduate students in many disciplines will find this a helpful guide through the concepts, critical issues, and future key directions in the field."
-William Yule, PhD, Professor of Applied Child Psychology, University of London Institute of Psychiatry, UK
Paul Crits-Christoph
"Studies indicate that nearly 9% of the United States population will experience the serious syndrome of PTSD at some point in their lives. Accordingly, knowledge of what works and what doesn't work to help people with PTSD recover is essential to the practicing mental health clinician. Foa, Keane, and Friedman have brought together leading experts to provide the first comprehensive set of guidelines regarding treatment of this disorder. Based on the best available scientific evidence, recommendations are appropriately qualified by clinical experience and the limitations of the research studies. This volume sets a new standard for practice guidelines. It will likely become the 'bible' for clinicians and investigators who seek information on PTSD treatment, as well as for graduate-level courses in psychotherapy, trauma, and mental health services."
-Paul Crits-Christoph, PhD, Director, Center for Psychotherapy Research; Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

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