Therapist s Guide to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Intervention

Author: Sharon L. Johnson
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080889658
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Sharon Johnson is the author of the best selling Therapist's Guide to Clinical Intervention now in its second edition. In this new book on PTSD, she lends her practical outline format to understanding PTSD assessment, treatment planning, and intervention. The book begins with a summary information on PTSD definition, and prevalence, assessment, and the evidence basis behind different treatment options. The book offers adjunctive skill building resources to supplement traditional therapy choices as well as forms for use in clinical practice. This clinician's guide to diagnosing and treating PTSD is written in a concise format with much of the material in outline or bullet point format, allowing easy understanding of complex material for the busy therapist. The book includes a definition of the disorder, diagnostic criteria, the neurobiology of the disorder, tools and information for diagnosing clients, information on functional impairment, interventions, treatment planning, skill building, and additional clinician resources. * Outlines treatment goals and objectives for DSM-IV PTSD diagnosis * Discusses interventions and the evidence basis for each * Offers skill building resources to supplement treatment * Provides business and clinical forms for use with PTSD patients

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for PTSD

Author: Claudia Zayfert
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606237779
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Presenting clear-cut strategies for working with traumatized patients who have multiple co-occurring disorders and life problems, this highly practical manual puts an array of proven cognitive-behavioral strategies at the clinician's fingertips. The authors illustrate the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of exposure, cognitive restructuring, and other effective techniques for treating posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and show how to organize interventions within a systematic yet flexible case formulation. Throughout, detailed clinical material shows exactly what the process of therapy looks like and offers guidance for overcoming treatment hurdles. More than 20 reproducible clinical tools are included. See also the related self-help guide, When Someone You Love Suffers from Posttraumatic Stress, an ideal recommendation for clients and their family members.

Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD

Author: Edna Foa
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195308506
Format: PDF
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Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD: Emotional Processing of Traumatic Experiences, Therapist Guide outlines an empirically-validated treatment program for use with those individuals who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder. Based on the principles of CBT and Prolonged Exposure, this program helps clients to confront safe but anxiety evoking situations in order to overcome their excessive fear and anxiety.

Brief therapy for post traumatic stress disorder

Author: Stephen Bisbey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471975670
Format: PDF, ePub
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Therapists and counsellors, in training and practice, will welcome this concise and practical introduction to the TIR approach for helping clients with PTSD and other human traumas. The book is application-based, providing a step-by-step guide from initial assessment to the last counselling session, illustrated with many examples from actual sessions. TIR is a person-centred, structured approach which can * achieve symptom resolution in a brief course of counselling (often about 20 hours) * respect and value the client's experience and needs * work alongside a variety of therapy methods in a holistic way * minimise the risk of re-traumatisation The authors provide a review of the major theories of stress and trauma, and of other methods of working with clients that are most useful alongside the TIR approach, an approach that is useful for a wide range of 'normal life' traumas, not just PTSD.

Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Author: John C. Markowitz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190465611
Format: PDF, ePub
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Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a prevalent, debilitating public health problem. Cognitive behavioral therapies (CBTs), and specifically exposure-based therapy, have long dominated PTSD treatment. Empirically supported treatments-Prolonged Exposure (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and virtual reality therapy-all have relied upon the "fear extinction model" of exposing patients to reminders of their trauma until they grow accustomed to and extinguish the fear. While exposure-based treatments work, they (like all treatments) have their limits. Many patients refuse to undergo them or drop out of treatment prematurely; others may actually worsen in such treatment; and still others simply do not benefit from them. Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder describes a novel approach that has the potential to transform the psychological treatment of PTSD. Drawing on exciting new clinical research findings, this book provides a new, less threatening treatment option for the many patients and therapists who find exposure-based treatments grueling. Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for PTSD was tested in a randomized controlled trial that compared three psychotherapies. Dr. Markowitz and his group found that IPT was essentially just as effective as exposure-based Prolonged Exposure. IPT had higher response rates and lower dropout rates than did PE, particularly for patients who were also suffering from major depression. These novel findings suggest that patients need not undergo exposure to recover from PTSD. Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder describes an exciting alternative therapy for PTSD, details the results of the study, and provides an IPT treatment manual for PTSD.

Clinician s Guide to PTSD Second Edition

Author: Steven Taylor
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462530516
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This leading 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.

Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders Adults

Author: Christine A. Courtois
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462513395
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Chronic childhood trauma, such as prolonged abuse or family violence, can severely disrupt a person's development, basic sense of self, and later relationships. Adults with this type of history often come to therapy with complex symptoms that go beyond existing criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This important book brings together prominent authorities to present the latest thinking on complex traumatic stress disorders and provide practical guidelines for conceptualization and treatment. Evidence-based assessment procedures are detailed, and innovative individual, couple, family, and group therapies are described and illustrated with case vignettes and session transcripts.

Narrative Exposure Therapy

Author: Maggie Schauer
Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing
ISBN: 1616763884
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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New edition of the Narrative Exposure Therapy manual, an effective, short-term, culturally universal intervention for trauma victims - including the latest insights and new treatments for dissociation and social pain. Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) is a successful and culturally universal intervention for the treatment of survivors of multiple and severe traumatic events, such as organized violence, torture, war, rape, and childhood abuse. Field tests in contexts of ongoing adversity and disaster areas, as well as controlled trials in various countries, have shown that three to six sessions can be sufficient to provide considerable relief.

Treating PTSD in Battered Women

Author: Edward S. Kubany
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1572245573
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.