Clinician's Guide to PTSD, Second Edition: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach

Clinician's Guide to PTSD, Second Edition: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach

by Steven Taylor PhD

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This practitioner's guide, now thoroughly updated, examines the nature of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and provides a complete framework for planning and implementing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Steven Taylor addresses the complexities of treating people who have experienced different types of trauma and shows how to adapt empirically supported protocols to each client's needs. Rich case examples illustrate the nuts and bolts of cognitive interventions, exposure exercises, and adjunctive methods. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the book's 14 reproducible handouts in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

New to This Edition:
*Chapter on pharmacotherapy—what CBT practitioners need to know when treating clients who are also taking medication.
*Incorporates over a decade of advances in assessment and treatment techniques, outcome research, and neurobiological knowledge.
*Updated for DSM-5.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462530489
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 07/24/2017
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 372
Sales rank: 1,226,001
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Steven Taylor, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders and previously served as Editor of the Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy and Associate Editor of Behaviour Research and Therapy. Dr. Taylor's research focuses on the etiology and treatment of anxiety and related disorders, conceptualized from a biopsychosocial perspective. His work has been recognized with awards from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, and the Canadian Psychological Association, among others. He has authored over 300 scientific journal articles and book chapters and several books.

Table of Contents

I. Conceptual and Empirical Foundations
1. Clinical Features of PTSD
2. Cognitive and Behavioral Features of PTSD: What the Research Tells Us
3. Cognitive-Behavioral Theories
4. Neurobiology for the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist
5. Treatments: A Review of the Research
II. Treatment Methods and Protocols
6. Assessment for Treatment Planning and Evaluation
7. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: An Overview
8. Developing a Case Formulation and Treatment Plan
9. Psychoeducation, Treatment Engagement, and Emotion Regulation Strategies
10. Cognitive Interventions I: General Considerations and Approaches
11. Cognitive Interventions II: Methods for Specific Types of Beliefs
12. Exposure Exercises I: Imaginal and Interoceptive Exposure
13. Exposure Exercises II: Situational Exposure
14. Adjunctive Methods and Relapse Prevention
15. Combining Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Pharmacotherapy


Clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, and counselors. May serve as a text in graduate-level courses and clinical practica.

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