The two-volume APA Handbook of Trauma Psychology is the most comprehensive guide, text, and reference work on the subject to date. It provides a survey of all the major areas and subtopics of empirical knowledge and practical applications in the field of trauma psychology, written by top experts in the field.
Volume 1 is divided into sections on the nature of trauma, its psychological impact, major conceptual frameworks for understanding traumatization, and trauma as viewed from the diverse perspective of various disciplines.
Volume 2 covers various applications of trauma psychology, including various modalities of trauma assessment, major treatment approaches across the lifespan, and multi-client and organizational practice.
The APA Handbook of Trauma Psychology will be an essential resource to specialists in trauma who need comprehensive information, to practitioners who seek to familiarize themselves with the range of approaches for trauma assessment and treatment, or for students as a graduate level or advanced undergraduate level textbook.
Table of Contents:
Volume 1: Foundations in Knowledge
1. The Study of Trauma: A Historical Overview Charles R. Figley, Amy E. Ellis, Bryan T. Reuther, and Steven N. Gold
I. Trauma: The Territory
2. Defining Trauma Constance J. Dalenberg, Elizabeth Straus, and Eve B. Carlson
3. Empirical Study of Trauma: Methodological and Statistical Considerations Jeffrey Sonis, Michael Suvak, and Paula Schnurr
4. Trauma Prevalence and Socio-demographic Characteristics: An Epidemiological, Population-Based Perspective Dean G. Kilpatrick, Christal L. Badour, and Heidi S. Resnick
5. Assisting Individuals and Communities After Natural Disasters and Community Traumas Patricia Watson and Jessica Hamblen
6. Child Physical Abuse David J. Kolko and Olga V. Berkout
7. Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Review of Theoretical and Empirical Literature Victoria M. Follette and Catalina Vechiu
8. Military Trauma Naomi Sadeh, Joanna Lusk, and Brian P. Marx
9. Training in Trauma: New Haven Consensus Conference Conclusions on Core Competencies Joan M. Cook and Elana Newman
II. The Impact of Trauma
10. Acute Stress Disorder Richard A. Bryant
11. Depression and Complicated Grief Andreas Maercker, Robert A. Neimeyer, Vanessa Simiola
12. Substance Use Disorder and Trauma Lisa M. Najavits, Scott M. Hyman, Lesia M. Ruglass, Denise A. Hien, and Jennifer P. Read
13. Dissociation as a Trauma-Related Phenomenon Bethany L. Brand and Paul Frewen
14. Other Disorders Often Associated with Psychological Trauma Patrick Luyten, Lies Van Assche, Fortesa Kadriu, Julie Krans, and Laurence Claes, and Peter Fonagy
15. Complex Trauma and Complex PTSD Julian D. Ford
16. Trauma and Memory M. Rose Barlow, Kathy Pezdek, and Iris Blandón-Gitlin
17. Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Trauma Michael L. Alosco, Christina J. Supelana, and Jennifer J. Vasterling
18. Physical Health and Health Services Utilization Paula P. Schnurr
III. Conceptual Frameworks for Understanding Psychological Traumatization
19. Mentalizing Peter Fonagy, Chloe Campbell, and Patrick Luyten
20. Modern Attachment Theory Allan N. Schore
21. Behavioral, Cognitive, Biological, and Neurocognitive Conceptualizations of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Jonathan D. Green, Shimrit K. Black, Brian P. Marx, and Terence M. Keane
22. A Constructive Narrative Perspective on Trauma and Resilience: The Role of Cognitive and Affective Processes Don Meichenbaum
23. Genetic and Biological Underpinnings and Consequences of Trauma Ananda B. Amstadter, Christina Sheerin, Mackenzie Lind, Nicole R. Nugent
IV. Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Traumatization
24. Testimony About Trauma: Problems in Admissibility and Credibility David L. Shapiro
25. Contributions of Feminist and Critical Psychologies to Trauma Psychology Laura S. Brown
26. Philosophical and Existential Perspectives on Trauma Bryan T. Reuther
27. Legal and Ethical Considerations in Working with Trauma Survivors: Risk Management Principles for Clinicians A. Steven Frankel
28. Spiritual Challenges Resulting from Trauma: Implications for Inclusive Psychotherapy Christine A. Courtois
29. Secondary Traumatization and Compassion Fatigue Charles R. Figley, Ph.D. and Marné Ludick
Volume 2: Trauma Practice
1. Trauma Practice: Historical Overview Lenore E. A. Walker
I. Trauma Assessment
2. Incorporating Trauma into an Assessment Interview Judith Armstrong
3. Psychometric Assessment of Trauma Constance Dalenberg and John Briere
4. Behavioral and Psychophysiological Assessment of Trauma Nnamdi Pole
5. Trauma Resiliency and Posttraumatic Growth Jack Tsai, Ilan Harpaz-Rotem, Robert H. Pietrzak, and Steven M. Southwick
II. Treatment Approaches
6. Relational Theory in Trauma Therapy: The Cornerstone of Integrative Trauma Practice Karen W. Saakvitne
7. Cognitive Therapy Jennifer Schuster Wachen, Katherine A. Dondanville, Alexandra Macdonald, and Patricia A. Resick
8. Exposure Therapy Laurie J. Zandberg, Eliora Porter, and Edna B. Foa
9. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Francine Shapiro and Roger Solomon
10. The Central Autonomic Network in Trauma Etiology and Treatment Richard Gevirtz
11. Emotion Regulation and Skills-Based Interventions Julian D. Ford
12. Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in the Treatment of Trauma Alexandra L. Laifer,Kristie A. Wirth, and Ariel J. Lang
13. Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Treating the Effects of Trauma Milton Z. Brown and Kristin Dahlin
14. The Psychoanalytic Concept and Treatment of Psychological Trauma: An Evolving Perspective Harold Kudler
15. Contextual Treatment of Complex Trauma Steven N. Gold and Amy E. Ellis
16. Complicated Grief: Assessment and Intervention Robert A. Neimeyer
17. Psychopharmacological Treatment of Traumatization in Adults Nancy C. Bernardy and Matthew J. Friedman
18. Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for Children and Adolescents Rochelle F. Hanson and Lisa Jobe-Shields
19. Trauma-Relevant Treatment of Dissociation for Children and Adolescents Joyanna Silberg
III. Multi-Client and Organizational Practice
20. Trauma-Focused Therapy for Older Adults Steven R. Thorp, Stephanie Y. Wells, and Joan M. Cook
21. Couple and Family Therapy for Traumatic Stress Conditions Candice M. Monson, Anne C. Wagner, Steffany J. Fredman, Alexandra Macdonald, and Nicole D. Pukay-Martin
22. Trauma-Focused Group Therapy Denise M. Sloan, J. Gayle Beck, and Alice T. Sawyer
23. Prevention of PTSD Elisa E. Bolton, Alexander H. Jordan, Rebecca E. Lubin, Brett T. Litz
24. The Sanctuary Model: Through the Lens of Moral Safety Sandra L. Bloom
25. Trauma-informed Care Catherine C. Classen and Carrie S. Clark
26. Forensic Practice in the Context of Trauma Constance J. Dalenberg, Elizabeth Straus, and Marie Ardill
27. Looking Ahead: A Vision for the Future Steven N. Gold
About the Editor-in-Chief:
Steven N. Gold, PhD, is a professor at the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Center for Psychological Studies and director of NSU's Trauma Resolution & Integration Program (TRIP), which he established in 1990.
He served as president of APA Division 56 (Division of Trauma Psychology) in 2009, as inaugural editor of the Division's scientific journal, Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, from 2008 through 2014, and was the 2014 recipient of the Division's Award for Outstanding Service to the Field of Trauma Psychology.
In 2004, Dr. Gold served as president of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD). He is a Fellow of ISSTD and of APA.
Dr. Gold's research has focused on psychological trauma, PTSD, dissociation, child abuse, and hypnosis. He has written many articles for professional journals and chapters in edited volumes on abuse, trauma, dissociation, and sexual addiction, and made numerous presentations on these topics at national and international professional conferences.
He has been an invited speaker throughout the United States and in Canada, Colombia, Argentina, Spain, and Austria. He authored the book Not Trauma Alone: Therapy for Child Abuse Survivors in Family and Social Context, and co-edited the books Trauma Practice in the Wake of September 11, 2001 and Trauma and Serious Mental Illness.
Dr. Gold was founding co-editor of the Journal of Trauma Practice, and guest edited a special issue of the APA journal Psychotherapy on the treatment of trauma related disorders.
He is a certified traumatologist with the Traumatology Institute, and is certified as a consultant in clinical hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
He is a member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (formerly the National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity) and the organization MaleSurvivor.
He sits on the board of directors of the Sidran Institute for Traumatic Stress Education and Advocacy, on the advisory board of the Leadership Council on Child Abuse & Interpersonal Violence and on APA Division 29 (Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy) publications board.
Dr. Gold maintains an independent psychology practice in Plantation, Florida and in recent years he has regularly been retained as an expert witness in legal cases in which trauma and dissociation were relevant issues.