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Trauma Treatment Techniques : Innovative Trends
Jacqueline E. Garrick and Mary Beth Williams (Eds)
Routledge / Haworth Press / Softcover / 2005-04-01 / 0789028441
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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Examine alternative techniques for dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder

Trauma Treatment Techniques: Innovative Trends examines alternative approaches to “talk” therapies that help relieve stress in trauma survivors. Experts in a range of practice areas present mental health providers with methods that augment or go beyond traditional techniques, including art therapy, virtual reality, humor, residential programs, emotional freedom techniques (EFT), traumatic incident reduction (TIR), and thought field therapy (TFT). This unique book serves as a primer on new and creative means of working with combat veterans, survivors of child abuse, victims of rape and other violent crimes, refugees, victims of terrorism, and disaster survivors.

Since the late 19th century, mental and medical health professionals, social workers, clinicians, and counselors have attempted to help patients mitigate symptoms and reduce distress by employing a variety of treatment techniques, methods, strategies, and procedures. Trauma Treatment Techniques: Innovative Trends represents a significant addition to the available literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and acute distress, providing therapists with much-needed options in their efforts to help trauma sufferers recover, find new meaning, and reach for new hopes and happiness.

Trauma Treatment Techniques: Innovative Trends examines:
debriefing interventions in school settings
instructions and safeguards for using emotional freedom techniques (EFT) when debriefing in disaster situations
the use of creative art therapies to reach out to war refugees
the use of virtual reality-based exposure therapy (VRE) to desensitize Vietnam veterans with PTSD from traumatic memories
humor as a healing tool
repressed memory
physiology and meridian treatment points in the body
a six-step methodology for diagnosing PTSD
a 90-day residential program for treatment of PTSD
PTSD motivation enhancement (ME) groups
autism as a potential traumatic stressor
and much more
Trauma Treatment Techniques: Innovative Trends is an invaluable resource of inventive techniques that offer hope for recovery to anyone who has suffered life’s worst injuries.

--- from the publisher


“This collection SIGNIFICANTLY BROADENS THE UNDERSTANDING OF INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES FOR THE TREATMENT OF PTSD AND ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS. It contains clear descriptions of new treatments for PTSD which include residential treatment; thought field therapy; acute stress debriefing in schools; emotional freedom techniques, and virtual reality therapy for war veterans. This book should be read by all who seek new knowledge and creative applications of nontraditional approaches to working with trauma victims. It foreshadows the next wave in posttraumatic therapies and clinical innovations that move beyond the limitations of conventional treatment approaches.”
John P. Wilson, Fulbright Scholar and Professor of Psychology, Cleveland State University; Co-founder and Past President, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies; Co-director, International Institute on Psychotraumatology

“This book OFFERS A BROAD VIEW OF INNOVATIONS IN THE FIELD AND A VALUABLE GLIMPSE OF WHAT LIES JUST BEYOND THE HORIZON. Two established leaders in the practice of psychological trauma therapy provide a survey of approaches that are 'on the edge.' The inclusiveness of this book is its great virtue. Researchers and clinicians may differ among themselves and between groups about what constitutes scientific theory or appropriate clinical practice but the field needs an articulate compendium of new therapeutic initiatives and Garrick and Williams have delivered.”
Harold Kudler, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Services, Duke University

“THIS IS AN OUTSTANDING BOOK that will inform the novice as well as the seasoned clinician about innovative treatments for traumatic stress. . . . Provides the reader with an incredibly broad perspective on available treatments. The book features many innovative and state-of-the-art topics for treatment of PTSD, ASD, and dissociative disorders. Not only does it describe many of these innovative theories, it also provides a practical, 'how-to' approach for administration of these therapeutic techniques. The book will inform students and clinicians about alternative approaches for the successful resolution of PTSD. In particular, the chapter by Ronald T. Murphy and Craig S. Rosen provides the reader with important information about preparing the trauma survivor to identify problem behaviors and about building a rationale for the resolution of symptoms. In addition, Mary Beth Williams' chapter on responding to school violence provides practical guidance and should be read by any therapist or grief counselor who participates in school or classroom debriefing.”
Greg Leskin, PhD, National Center for PTSD, VA Palo Alto Healthcare System


About the Contributors
Introduction (Jacqueline Garrick)
Addressing Readiness to Change PTSD with a Brief Intervention: A Description of the PTSD Motivation Enhancement Group (Ronald T. Murphy and Craig S. Rosen)
The Development of a 90-Day Residential Program for the Treatment of Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Walter Busuttil)
How Schools Respond to Traumatic Events: Debriefing Interventions and Beyond (Mary Beth Williams)
The Forensic Examination of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (Chrys J. Harris)
Thought Field Therapy: Working Through Traumatic Stress Without the Overwhelming Responses (Robert L Bray)
Emotional Freedom Techniques: A Safe Treatment Intervention for Many Trauma Based Issues (Garry A. Flint, Willem Lammers, and Deborah G. Mitnick)
Traumatic Incident Reduction: A Person-Centered, Client-Titrated Exposure Technique (Frank A. Gerbode)
The Humor of Trauma Survivors: Its Application in a Therapeutic Milieu (Jacqueline Garrick)
Art Speaks in Healing Survivors of War: The Use of Art Therapy in Treating Trauma Survivors (Barbara Ann Baker)
Virtual Reality Exposure for Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (David J. Ready, Stacey Pollack, Barbara Olasov Rothbaum, and Renato D. Alarcon)
Technologies to Lessen the Distress of Autism (Ron Oberleitner, James Ball, Dan Gillette, Robert Naseef, and B. Hudnall Stamm)
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