psychotherapy

Post-traumatic stress disorder for clinicians

Effective Treatments for Ptsd : Practice Guidelines from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Edna B. Foa (Editor), Terence M. Keane (Editor), Matthew J. Friedman (Editor)Effective Treatments for Ptsd : Practice Guidelines from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies      by Edna B. Foa (Editor), Terence M. Keane (Editor), Matthew J. Friedman (Editor) "This comprehensive volume brings together leading authorities on psychological trauma to offer best practice guidelines for the treatment of PTSD. Developed under the auspices of the PTSD Treatment Guidelines Task Force of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the book represents the collaborative work of experts across a range of theoretical orientations and professional backgrounds. After addressing general treatment considerations and methodological issues, chapters review and evaluate the salient literature on treatment approaches for children, adolescents, and adults. Approaches covered include acute interventions, cognitive-behavioral therapy, pharmacotherapy, EMDR, group therapy, psychodynamic therapy, inpatient treatment, psychosocial rehabilitation, hypnosis, marital and family treatment, and creative therapies. Standardized ratings are provided of each modality's efficacy for reducing core symptoms, and therapeutic goals, methods, and treatment planning recommendations are summarized."

 

Assessing Psychological Trauma and PTSD      by John P. Wilson (Editor), Terence M. Keane (Editor), Susan D. Solomon "The first review of the full range of instruments, techniques, standardized measures, and procedures used to assess psychological trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Nineteen articles cover such topics as how to use standardized protocols for assessing PTSD and dissociate disorders; techniques to assess gender, multicultural, and ethnic dimensions of trauma; psychophysiological and neurological procedures of PTSD assessment; and assessment issues relevant to specific populations, such as traumatized children and adult survivors of abuse."

 

Countertransference in the Treatment of PTSD      by John P. Wilson (Editor), Jacob D. Lindy (Editor) "Addresses the well documented problem of mental-health professionals taking on the same symptoms as their patients with post-trauma stress disorder. After a review of the theoretical basis, discusses specific issues that arise in cases of sexual or physical abuse, war or civil disorder, political oppression, and rescue workers. Provides vignettes of actual sessions to demonstrate effective and safe victim-healer relationships."

Trauma and Addiction: Ending the Cycle of Pain Through Emotional Literacy      by Tian, Ph.D. Dayton "This latest book identifies the interconnection of trauma and addictive behavior, and shows why they can become an unending cycle. Emotional and psychological pain so often lead to self-medicating, which leads to more pain, and inevitably more self-medicating, and so on--ad infinitum. This groundbreaking book offers readers effective ways to work through their traumas in order to heal their addictions and their predilection toward what clinicians call self-medicating (the abuse of substances [alcohol, drugs, food], activities [work, sex, gambling, etc.] and/or possessions [money, material things].) Readers caught up in the endless cycle of trauma and addiction will permanently transform their lives by reading this book."

Treating the Trauma of Rape: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Ptsd (Treatment Manuals for Practitioners)      by Barbara Olasov, Ph.D. Rothbaum, Edna B., Ph.D. Foa, "About time!, Treating the Trauma of Rape may be heavy fare for survivors and their families...however, it is a complete treatment manual for therapists. The step by step explanations of treatment tactics...even the controversial ones...makes this a valuable tool in any therapist's practice. There are straight-forward styles of treatment, problems and cases that make the reading simple but not easy on the spirit. Not a self-help book by any means...share it with your doctor or with your client."



Understanding Post Traumatic Stress : A Psychosocial Perspective on Ptsd and Treatment
      by Ruth Williams, William Yule, Stephen Joseph "This text on post-traumatic stress disorder argues that PTSD reactions are not caused by the traumatic event alone, but that psychosocial factors play a vital part as well. Investigates how individuals interrogate and reconstruct their memories and past experiences, and why some cope well with trauma while others struggle. Discusses normal and abnormal reactions to trauma, assessment and measurement of trauma, types of trauma, an integrative model of adjustment, and intervention and treatment."

 

 

 

Acute Stress Disorder: A Handbook of Theory, Assessment, and Treatment,Richard A. Bryant, Allison G. HarveyAcute Stress Disorder : A Handbook of Theory, Assessment, and Treatment      by Richard A. Bryant, Allison G. Harvey "An essential read for trauma specialists., Bryant and Harvey who are well known in the field of Acute Stress Disorder and Post traumatic Stress Disorder are authors of this excellent book. The content is suitable for those who work with traumatized individuals and provides a balanced account of research to date in this area while highlighting areas as yet to be researched. This book gives a useful account of methods used in the treatment of ASD and PTSD and tends to focus on cognitive behavioral methods mostly ( in particular- Prolonged Exposure), unfortunately it does not really address biological theories and treatments available. Examples of clients traumas are given and methods of addressing these in a safe manner in every day practice situations .The background theories of Acute Stress Disorder are dealt with in three chapters ,two chapters deal with assessment and the remaining deal with management. Included in the appendix are the Acute Stress Disorder Interview and Acute Stress Disorder Scale which may be helpful to anyone involved in research. In addition to the tools listed in the appendix other assessment tools are also discussed . Overall however an excellent book which I am pleased to say was an easy read and most informative.

 

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