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Simple and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Strategies for Comprehensive Treatment in Clinical Practice
Williams, Mary Beth, PhD and John F. Sommer Jr. (Eds)
Routledge / Haworth Press / Softcover / 2002-04-01 / 0789002981
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Military
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This unique book, by the authors of the classic Handbook of Post-Traumatic Therapy, provides the “how to” of clinical practice techniques in a variety of settings with a variety of clients. Simple and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Strategies for Comprehensive Treatment in Clinical Practice delivers state-of-the-art techniques and information to help traumatized individuals, groups, families, and communities. From critical incident debriefing to treating combat veterans with longstanding trauma, it covers the full spectrum of PTSD clients and effective treatments.

This valuable book assembles some of the most highly respected experts in trauma studies to discuss the practical applications of their research and their experience treating clients with PTSD. Simple and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder addresses concerns about the efficacy of critical incident stress debriefing, examines the value of a variety of innovative treatment methods, and explores the differences between treating complex PTSD and the aftermath of a one-time traumatic event.

Simple and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder discusses the issues, stages, and modalities of PTSD treatment, including:
assessment and diagnosis
psychopharmacological treatment
cognitive behavioral treatment
short-term treatment
group treatments
treatment strategies for traumatized children, families, hostages, police, and veterans
media issues
Simple and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is an indispensable resource for clinicians, researchers, law enforcement officials, and scholars in the field of trauma.
Reviews: “A TIMELY BOOK WHICH EXPANDS THE BOUNDARIES OF OUR KNOWLEDGE about simple and complex forms of PTSD. Treatment approaches are presented for PTSD and specific trauma populations such as those involving police hostage situations, law enforcement officers in the line of duty, school children, college students affected by trauma, and families suffering traumatic injuries. An important new contribution focuses on the role and responsibilities of the media when covering trauma-related events, war, and disasters, and intruding into the lives of victims. . . . BREAKS NEW GROUND AND OFFERS LOTS OF PRACTICAL ADVICE to scholars and clinicians alike.”
John P. Wilson, PhD, Past President, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies; Co-author, Treating Trauma and PTSD

“A WELCOME ADDITION TO THE LITERATURE . . . possesses all the ingredients necessary to master the management of patients with PSTD. The editors, outstanding leaders in the field, have assembled an excellent group of contributors who cover the range of available treatments. Topics range from diagnostic and assessment practices to the treatment of adults and children who have been exposed to traumatic events in a wide range of settings and circumstances.”
Terence M. Keane, PhD, Chief, Psychology Service, VA Boston Healthcare System; Professor and Vice Chair of Research in Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine

About the Editors
Preface: Trauma in the New Millennium
Purpose of the Book
Chapter Organization
Section I: Introduction
Chapter 1. A Short History of PTSD from the Military Perspective
Chapter 2. Assessment and Diagnosis of PTSD in Adults: A Comprehensive Psychological Approach
Diagnosis versus Assessment
Taking a Psychosocial History
Methods of Assessment
Using Assessment Results in Making Clinical Recommendations
Chapter 3. Approaches to the Treatment of PTSD
The Symptomatology of PTSD
Principles of Treatment
Group Psychotherapy
Concluding Remarks
Chapter 4. Psychopharmacological Treatment in PTSD
Neuroleptics or Antipsychotic Agents (“Major Tranquilizers”)
Adrenergic Agents
Opiate Antagonists
Section II: Treatment of PTSD in General
Chapter 5. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of PTSD
The Efficacy of Psychosocial Treatments
Theoretical Considerations in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Treatment Overview
Case Illustration
Appendix: Common Reactions to Assault Handout
Chapter 6. Short-Term Treatment of Simple and Complex PTSD
The History of Video-Assisted Trauma Therapy
Principles of Time-Limited Trauma Therapy
Applications of Video-Assisted Trauma Therapy
Description of Treatment Procedures
Chapter 7. Life After Trauma: Finding Hope by Challenging Your Beliefs and Meeting Your Needs
Impacts of Trauma
The Meanings of Traumatic Events and Coping
Working Through Traumatic Events
Testing Beliefs
Discerning the Meaning of Trust
Getting Control
Believing in Yourself and Others
Feeling Close to Yourself; Getting Close to Others
Section III: Group Treatments
Chapter 8. The Development of a Group Treatment Model for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Etiological Theories
The PTSD Group Treatment Programme
The Development of the Tradition of Group Approaches
Biopsychosocial Strategy
Group Program for Complex PTSD
Chapter 9. Developing and Maintaining a Psychoeducational Group for Persons Diagnosed As DID/MPD/DDNOS
History of the Group
Composition and Structure of the Group
Group Process
Basic Principles in Conducting a Psychoeducational Support Group
Benefits of Support Group Participation for Members
Values of the Leaders
Areas of Concern and Ethical Issues in the Group
Contertransference and Vicarious Traumatization
A Retrospective Look at the Group: What Did It Accomplish?
Appendix: Group Handouts
Section IV: Children, Students, and Families
Chapter 10. Treatment Strategies for Traumatized Children
Brief Overview of the Literature
Evaluation and Treatment Plan
Educating the Child and Family About Trauma
The Role of Parents
Telling the Story
Addressing the Symptoms
Does Trauma Have Meaning?
Issues of Development
Follow-Up and Healing
Chapter 11. Provisions of Trauma Services to School Populations and Faculty
Primary Prevention
Secondary Prevention
Intervention Strategies: A Case Illustration
Tertiary Prevention
Final Thoughts
Chapter 12. Traumatic Stress in Family Systems
Assessing Family System Trauma
Treating Family System Trauma
Preventing Family System Trauma
Chapter 13. Dealing with Trauma in the Classroom
Surveying the Social Landscape
The Way of Listening
Student-Defined Education: Embracing Mature Realities
Giving Audience to Pain: The Civil Balm of the Classroom
The Read Out: Addressing Community in the Academy
Ultimate Disengagement, Suicidal Ideation, and the Health of Grief
How to Develop a Class in Writing While Acknowledging the Impact of Trauma
The Read Out As a Strategy to Correct Abusive Relationships
Recognizing and Dismantling Obstacles: Supporting Teachers’ Work
Section V: Special Populations
Chapter 14. Police Hostage Situations
The Role of the Police Psychologist in Hostage Negotiations
Case Setting
The Situation
Purpose of Negotiation
Phases of the Negotiation Process
What Makes a Good Hostage Negotiator?
Lessons Learned
Chapter 15. Law Enforcement and Trauma
The Nature of Trauma
The Oklahoma City Model
Help To Law Enforcement Through EAPs
Chapter 16. Trauma Services to War Veterans
Treating the War Veteran
Community Outreach
Psychotherapy for War Trauma
Summary and Conclusions
Section VI: Media Issues
Chapter 17. A Primer on Covering Victims
A Guide to Interviewing
Stages of Response
The Humanitarian Role of the Reporter
Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder
Chapter 18. Relating to Journalists As Trauma Clinicians and Researchers
Why Cooperate?
Recognizing Newsworthiness
Next Step: The News Release
How to Handle the Interview
Chapter 19. Working with Survivors and the News Media
Reporters and Advocates As Partners
Network Response Before a Crisis
After the Event
The Role of Intermediary
Coverage in the First Few Weeks
Long-Term Concerns
Section VII: Conclusion
Chapter 20. Some Final Thoughts on Competence
Reference Notes Included

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