Psychological Effects of Catastrophic Disasters: Group Approaches to Treatment

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A thorough, user-friendly guide of basic knowledge and group interventions for psychological trauma from terrorist attacks and other catastrophic disasters There is relatively little literature on the psychological trauma caused by catastrophic disasters, including terrorist attacks and the impending threats of terrorism. Psychological Effects of Catastrophic Disasters: Group Approaches to Treatment fills that gap by comprehensively discussing ways to minimize the psychological damage resulting from catastrophic disasters as well as the trauma developed from the threat of future terrorist attacks. The book provides thorough presentations of almost manualized group methods for the prevention and treatment of the acute and longer-term psychological effects for children, adolescents, and adults. Appropriate treatment immediately after a catastrophe can diminish harmful psychological effects, enhance an individual's quality of life, decrease psychosomatic illnesses and the exacerbation of chronic medical conditions, increase the effective utilization of medical facilities, and decrease medical expenses. In this book, internationally renowned authorities provide practical expert suggestions and helpful examples to illustrate the interventions and provide a quick reference for professionals facing the aftermath of prospective terrorist disasters and other catastrophic events. Psychological Effects of Catastrophic Disasters: Group Approaches to Treatment is divided into four sections. The first section provides an overview of the book; the second discusses the foundations and broad issues which potentially affect the outcome of group treatment; the third section presents group models which address the particular needs of children, adolescents, parents, emergency service personnel, and mental health practitioners; and the fourth part considers future directions of treatment. Designed to be used as a comprehensive single source for profess

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Ch. 1 Trauma, terror, and fear : mental health professionals respond to the impact of 9/11 - an overview 3
Ch. 2 Images of trauma : the aftermath of terrorism and disasters 19
Ch. 3 Mental health issues and implications of living under ongoing terrorist threats 33
Ch. 4 Neurobiology of trauma 61
Ch. 5 Children and families : a new framework for preparedness and response to danger, terrorism, and trauma 83
Ch. 6 Traumatic reactions to terrorism : the individual and collective experience 113
Ch. 7 Clinical issues in the psychopharmacology of PTSD 155
Ch. 8 Respecting cultural, religious, and ethnic differences in the prevention and treatment of psychological sequelae 203
Ch. 9 Contextual influences on posttraumatic adjustment : retraumatization and the roles of revictimization, posttraumatic adversities, and distressing reminders 235
Ch. 10 The syndrome of traumatic grief and its treatment 287
Ch. 11 Spirituality in the face of terrorist disasters 335
Ch. 12 Integrating small-group process principles into trauma-focused group psychotherapy : what should a group trauma therapist know? 385
Ch. 13 Critical incident stress management in terrorist events and disasters 425
Ch. 14 Group intervention for the prevention and treatment of acute initial stress reactions in civilians 481
Ch. 15 Present-centered supporting group therapy for trauma survivors 505
Ch. 16 Cognitive-behavioral groups for traumatically bereaved children and their parents 581
Ch. 17 Combining cognitive processing therapy with panic exposure and management techniques 629
Ch. 18 Trauma/grief-focused group psychotherapy with adolescents 669
Ch. 19 Trauma-focus group therapy : an evidence-based group approach to trauma with adults 731
Ch. 20 Psychodynamic group treatment 787
Ch. 21 Groups for mental health professionals working with survivors 841
Ch. 22 Future directions 879
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