Therapy After Terror: 9/11, Psychotherapists, and Mental Health / Edition 1

Therapy After Terror: 9/11, Psychotherapists, and Mental Health / Edition 1

by Karen M. Seeley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521884225

ISBN-13: 9780521884228

Pub. Date: 04/30/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Therapy After Terror examines the 2001 World Trade Center attack from the perspectives of New York City mental health professionals who treated the psychologically wounded following the attack. Therapists discuss the attack’s effects on their patients, its personal and professional consequences for them, and the ways it challenged fundamental aspects of

Overview

Therapy After Terror examines the 2001 World Trade Center attack from the perspectives of New York City mental health professionals who treated the psychologically wounded following the attack. Therapists discuss the attack’s effects on their patients, its personal and professional consequences for them, and the ways it challenged fundamental aspects of clinical theory and practice. The book describes crisis mental health services that were established after the attack, as well as longer-term treatments. It also examines notions of trauma, diagnostic procedures, and the politics of psychological treatment. Karen M. Seeley is a social worker and psychotherapist who teaches in the Anthropology Department at Columbia University. Utilizing her unique interdisciplinary background she provides a detailed study of the post-9/11 mental health crisis, including depictions of the restricted “hot spots” such as the Lexington Avenue Armory, Family Assistance Centers, and Respite Centers at Ground Zero, where mental health workers delivered aid.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521884228
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     1
Trauma Histories     10
Volunteers for America     39
"Get Me Counselors!"     61
The Psychological Treatment of Trauma     80
The Trauma of Psychological Treatment     101
Diagnosing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder     125
Trauma as Metaphor     147
Mental Health in Traumatic Times     168
Notes     197
Works Cited     213
Index     233

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