Treating Psychological Trauma and PTSD

Treating Psychological Trauma and PTSD

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Treating Psychological Trauma and PTSD by John P. Wilson, Noka Zador

This volume presents an innovative psychobiological framework for understanding and treating PTSD. A major emphasis is the need to reformulate diagnostic criteria and treatment goals to reflect emerging knowledge about the complex pathways by which trauma disrupts people's lives. Within a holistic, organismic framework, the editors identify 65 PTSD symptoms contained within five (rather than the traditional three) symptom clusters, and spell out 80 target objectives for treatment. Expert contributors then provide detailed presentations of core therapeutic approaches, including acute posttraumatic interventions, cognitive-behavioral approaches, pharmacotherapy, group psychotherapy, and psychodynamic techniques, as well as approaches to working with specific populations, including children, refugees, and the dually diagnosed. The concluding section reviews and synthesizes all case material presented, examining which symptoms are addressed by each of the core approaches, which treatment goals are met, and which clients can most effectively be helped. Combining cutting-edge theoretical exposition with clear-cut recommendations for practice, this is an ideal resource for clinicians, students, and researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462506095
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 03/26/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 467
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

John P. Wilson, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Cleveland State University. An internationally recognized expert on PTSD, he is the past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. He is the coeditor of [ital]Assessing Psychological Trauma and PTSD[/ital] (with Terence M. Keane) and [ital]Countertransference in the Treatment of PTSD[/ital] (with Jacob D. Lindy).
Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD, is Executive Director of the National Center for PTSD, based at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont. He is also Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at Dartmouth Medical School. His eight books and more than 100 scientific and clinical publications include [ital]Effective Treatments for PTSD: Practice Guidelines from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies[/ital] (coedited with Edna B. Foa and Terence M. Keane).
Jacob D. Lindy, MD, is a training and supervising analyst at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute. For 27 years he has adapted psychoanalytic clinical theory to the special circumstances of the trauma survivor. He is the past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and has just completed 5 years as Director of the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute. His publications include [ital]Countertransference in the Treatment of PTSD[/ital] (coedited with John P. Wilson).

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