Treating PTSD in Battered Women: A Step-by-Step Manual for Therapists and Counselors

Treating PTSD in Battered Women: A Step-by-Step Manual for Therapists and Counselors

by Edward S. Kubany, Tyler Ralston

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Treating PTSD in Battered Women: A Step-by-Step Manual for Therapists and Counselors by Edward S. Kubany, Tyler Ralston

Based on a new treatment model for post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, this manual offers an effective and comprehensive therapy targeting symptoms of PTSD in battered women. Pioneered by Dr. Kubany, this innovative intervention is called cognitive trauma therapy, or CTT. CTT includes modules on trauma history exploration, negative self-talk monitoring, stress management, PTSD education, exposure to trauma reminders, overcoming learned helplessness, challenging supposed to beliefs, building assertiveness, managing mistrust, identifying potential abusers, managing contacts with former partners, managing anger, decision-making, self-advocacy, and a very important module on overcoming trauma-related guilt.

CTT is a highly structured intervention, deliverable to clients unlike any other therapy. Most procedures are described in such great detail, they can be literally read or paraphrased by therapists--thereby facilitating ease of learning and delivery and making this manual a valuable resource for community health providers and other individuals who counsel battered women, but who may not have advanced higher education.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608826476
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 05/01/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 585,432
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Edward S. Kubany, Ph.D., was employed for fourteen years as a research clinical psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Since 1990, he has specialized in the assessment and treatment of PTSD in his research and clinical practice. Kubany has more than twenty-five peer-reviewed publications, was principle investigator or co-principal investigator on four federal grants, and is first author of a self-help book for battered women, Healing the Trauma of Domestic Violence.

Tyler C. Ralston, Psy.D., served a post-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD in Honolulu, Hawaii. In his clinical practice, he specializes in the treatment of PTSD and trauma-related guilt, working with formerly battered women, combat veterans, and other trauma survivors.


Edward S. Kubany, PhD, was employed for fourteen years as a research clinical psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Since 1990, he has specialized in the assessment and treatment of PTSD in his research and clinical practice. Kubany has more than twenty-five peer-reviewed publications, was principle investigator or co-principal investigator on four federal grants, and is first author of a self-help book for battered women, Healing the Trauma of Domestic Violence.
Tyler C. Ralston, PsyD, served a post-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD in Honolulu, Hawaii. In his clinical practice, he specializes in the treatment of PTSD and trauma-related guilt, working with formerly battered women, combat veterans, and other trauma survivors.

Table of Contents


Introduction     1
Beginning Treatment     23
Monitoring Negative Self-Talk     51
Stress Management I: Education About Stress     59
Stress Management II: Progressive Muscle Relaxation     71
Trauma History Other Than Partner Abuse     81
Education About PTSD     85
Exposure Homework     113
Learned Helplessness and How to Overcome It     125
Education About Negative Self-Talk     141
Addressing Trauma-Related Guilt     155
Challenging Guiding Fictions and "Supposed to" Beliefs     203
Assertiveness Training     217
Managing Mistrust     243
Identifying Potential Abusers     251
Managing Unwanted or Stressful Contacts with Former Abusers     267
Managing Anger     275
Personality Characteristics of Abusive Partners     285
Countering Ideas of Denial and Codependence     297
Making Important Decisions     305
Implications and Consequences of Remaining in an Abusive Relationship     317
Last Module: Self-Advocacy Strategies Revisited     325
References     329
Index     335

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Treating PTSD in Battered Women: A Step-by-Step Manual for Therapists and Counselors 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Messier6 More than 1 year ago
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have used Dr. Kubany's cognitive trauma therapy with survivors of partner violence as well as with patients with PTSD and guilt from other kinds of trauma. I have found the therapy to be very effective. The book is well written and makes it clear how to apply the therapy. I am thrilled that Dr. Kubany is disseminating cognitive trauma therapy through this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been an advocate for women and children who have been victimized by male violence for approximately thirty years and I have been trained in this Cognitive Trauma Therapy (CTT) for Battered Women. I have found that this therapy developed by Dr. Kubany has been consistently successful at alleviating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder symptoms in survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. This population is known to have complex symptoms of PTSD based on the fact that they have often experienced numerous traumatic events in their intimate relationships. Dr. Kubany's work, especially on addressing trauma-related quilt, is a God send for correcting the maladaptive cognitions that create and sustain the symptoms of PTSD. The theories and the practices are written in an easy to follow manner for professionals as well as para-professionals working in the field of domestic violence. This book is a fantastic resource for practioners from all walks of life. It is very helpful in providing strategies for healing from the aftermath of domestic violence and sexual assault. In addition it pays attention and gives helpful homework assignments to assist survivors in ridding themselves of the repertoire of survival behaviors that have becomes harmfully habitual. I highly recommend this book to all clinicians from all disciplines.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In a very clear and easy to read format, this book outlines step by step, how to conduct Cognitive Trauma Therapy to treat battered women. Most of the steps are described in such great detail that they can be easily paraphrased by the therapist. The treatment/therapy is broken down into discrete modules, each of which has very concrete objectives and easy to follow intructions. The book is informative, well organized and easy to read, and is a valuable tool for anyone working with victims of domestic violence.