Simple and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Strategies for Comprehensive Treatment in Clinical Practice

Simple and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Strategies for Comprehensive Treatment in Clinical Practice

by Mary Beth Williams, John F Sommer Jr.
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0789002973

ISBN-13: 9780789002976

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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. It addresses concerns about the efficacy of critical incident stress debriefing, examines the value of a variety of innovative treatment methods, and explores the differences

Overview

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. It 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789002976
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Pages:
442
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

About the Editorsxiv
Contributorsxv
Preface: Trauma in the New Millenniumxix
Purpose of the Bookxx
Chapter Organizationxxi
Section IIntroduction
Chapter 1.A Short History of PTSD from the Military Perspective3
Chapter 2.Assessment and Diagnosis of PTSD in Adults: A Comprehensive Psychological Approach9
Introduction9
Diagnosis versus Assessment10
Taking a Psychosocial History11
Methods of Assessment13
Using Assessment Results in Making Clinical Recommendations17
Summary19
Chapter 3.Approaches to the Treatment of PTSD23
Introduction23
The Symptomatology of PTSD26
Principles of Treatment33
Group Psychotherapy39
Concluding Remarks40
Chapter 4.Psychopharmacological Treatment in PTSD47
Introduction47
Antidepressants50
Buspirone59
Lithium59
Anticonvulsants60
Benzodiazepines61
Neuroleptics or Antipsychotic Agents ("Major Tranquilizers")62
Adrenergic Agents63
Opiate Antagonists64
Conclusion64
Section IITreatment of PTSD in General
Chapter 5.Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of PTSD75
The Efficacy of Psychosocial Treatments76
Theoretical Considerations in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy80
Treatment Overview80
Case Illustration85
Summary92
AppendixCommon Reactions to Assault Handout93
Chapter 6.Short-Term Treatment of Simple and Complex PTSD99
Introduction99
The History of Video-Assisted Trauma Therapy99
Principles of Time-Limited Trauma Therapy103
Applications of Video-Assisted Trauma Therapy106
Description of Treatment Procedures109
Conclusion117
Chapter 7.Life After Trauma: Finding Hope by Challenging Your Beliefs and Meeting Your Needs119
Introduction119
Impacts of Trauma120
The Meanings of Traumatic Events and Coping122
Working Through Traumatic Events125
Testing Beliefs126
Discerning the Meaning of Trust128
Getting Control129
Believing in Yourself and Others130
Feeling Close to Yourself; Getting Close to Others131
Conclusion133
Section IIIGroup Treatments
Chapter 8.The Development of a Group Treatment Model for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder137
Introduction137
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder138
Etiological Theories139
The PTSD Group Treatment Programme143
The Development of the Tradition of Group Approaches144
Assessment145
Efficiency146
Biopsychosocial Strategy147
Technique149
Discussion158
Group Program for Complex PTSD159
Conclusion159
Chapter 9.Developing and Maintaining a Psychoeducational Group for Persons Diagnosed As DID/MPD/DDNOS165
Introduction165
History of the Group167
Composition and Structure of the Group168
Group Process170
Basic Principles in Conducting a Psychoeducational Support Group171
Benefits of Support Group Participation for Members174
Values of the Leaders177
Areas of Concern and Ethical Issues in the Group177
Countertransference and Vicarious Traumatization180
A Retrospective Look at the Group: What Did It Accomplish?181
Conclusions182
AppendixGroup Handouts184
Section IVChildren, Students, and Families
Chapter 10.Treatment Strategies for Traumatized Children215
Brief Overview of the Literature215
Evaluation and Treatment Plan216
Educating the Child and Family About Trauma217
The Role of Parents218
Telling the Story219
Addressing the Symptoms221
Does Trauma Have Meaning?223
Issues of Development226
Follow-Up and Healing228
Conclusions230
Chapter 11.Provision of Trauma Services to School Populations and Faculty241
Introduction241
Primary Prevention243
Secondary Prevention248
Intervention Strategies: A Case Illustration253
Tertiary Prevention254
Final Thoughts256
Chapter 12.Traumatic Stress in Family Systems261
Introduction261
Assessing Family System Trauma265
Treating Family System Trauma268
Preventing Family System Trauma271
Conclusions273
Chapter 13.Dealing with Trauma in the Classroom277
Surveying the Social Landscape278
The Way of Listening280
Student-Defined Education: Embracing Mature Realities281
Giving Audience to Pain: The Civil Balm of the Classroom282
The Read Out: Addressing Community in the Academy283
Ultimate Disengagement, Suicidal Ideation, and the Health of Grief287
How to Develop a Class in Writing That Acknowledges the Impact of Trauma289
The Read Out As a Strategy to Correct Abusive Relationships291
Recognizing and Dismantling Obstacles: Supporting Teachers' Work292
Conclusion293
Section VSpecial Populations
Chapter 14.Police Hostage Situations299
The Role of the Police Psychologist in Hostage Negotiations299
Case Setting300
The Situation301
Purposes of Negotiation301
Phases of the Negotiation Process302
What Makes a Good Hostage Negotiator?306
Lessons Learned306
Conclusions308
Chapter 15.Law Enforcement and Trauma311
Introduction311
The Nature of Trauma312
The Oklahoma City Model316
Help to Law Enforcement Through EAPs320
Conclusion321
Chapter 16.Trauma Services to War Veterans325
Treating the War Veteran325
Community Outreach326
Psychotherapy for War Trauma330
Summary and Conclusions345
Section VIMedia Issues
Chapter 17.A Primer on Interviewing Victims351
Introduction351
A Guide to Interviewing353
Stages of Response357
The Humanitarian Role of the Reporter359
Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder360
Conclusions360
Chapter 18.Relating to Journalists As Trauma Clinicians and Researchers361
Why Cooperate?361
Recognizing Newsworthiness363
Next Step: The News Release365
How to Handle the Interview367
Conclusions369
Chapter 19.Working with Survivors and the News Media371
Introduction371
Reporters and Advocates As Partners372
Network Response Before a Crisis373
After the Event374
The Role of Intermediary377
Coverage in the First Few Weeks379
Long-Term Concerns381
Conclusion383
Section VIIConclusion
Chapter 20.Some Final Thoughts on Competence387
Index399

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