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Overview

Discover the latest treatment strategies from the leading experts in the field of trauma!

This unique book, by the authors of the classic Handbook of Post-Traumatic Therapy, provides the “how to” of clinical practice techniques in a variety of settings with a variety of clients. Simple and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Strategies for Comprehensive Treatment in Clinical Practice delivers state-of-the-art techniques and information to help traumatized individuals, groups, families, and communities. From critical incident debriefing to treating combat veterans with longstanding trauma, it covers the full spectrum of PTSD clients and effective treatments.

This valuable book assembles some of the most highly respected experts in trauma studies to discuss the practical applications of their research and their experience treating clients with PTSD. Simple and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder addresses concerns about the efficacy of critical incident stress debriefing, examines the value of a variety of innovative treatment methods, and explores the differences between treating complex PTSD and the aftermath of a one-time traumatic event.

Simple and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder discusses the issues, stages, and modalities of PTSD treatment, including:

  • assessment and diagnosis
  • psychopharmacological treatment
  • cognitive behavioral treatment
  • short-term treatment
  • group treatments
  • treatment strategies for traumatized children, families, hostages, police, and veterans
  • media issues
Simple and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is an indispensable resource for clinicians, researchers, law enforcement officials, and scholars in the field of trauma.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789002983
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/7/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 442
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Editors
Contributors
Preface: Trauma in the New Millennium
Ch. 1 A Short History of PTSD from the Military Perspective 3
Ch. 2 Assessment and Diagnosis of PTSD in Adults: A Comprehensive Psychological Approach 9
Ch. 3 Approaches to the Treatment of PTSD 23
Ch. 4 Psychopharmacological Treatment in PTSD 47
Ch. 5 Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of PTSD 75
Ch. 6 Short-Term Treatment of Simple and Complex PTSD 99
Ch. 7 Life After Trauma: Finding Hope by Challenging Your Beliefs and Meeting Your Needs 119
Ch. 8 The Development of a Group Treatment Model for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 137
Ch. 9 Developing and Maintaining a Psychoeducational Group for Persons Diagnosed As DID/MPD/DDNOS 165
Ch. 10 Treatment Strategies for Traumatized Children 215
Ch. 11 Provision of Trauma Services to School Populations and Faculty 241
Ch. 12 Traumatic Stress in Family Systems 261
Ch. 13 Dealing with Trauma in the Classroom 277
Ch. 14 Police Hostage Situations 299
Ch. 15 Law Enforcement and Trauma 311
Ch. 16 Trauma Services to War Veterans 325
Ch. 17 A Primer on Interviewing Victims 351
Ch. 18 Relating to Journalists As Trauma Clinicians and Researchers 361
Ch. 19 Working with Survivors and the News Media 371
Ch. 20 Some Final Thoughts on Competence 387
Index 399
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