Developed under the auspices of the PTSD Treatment Guidelines Task Force of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, this tightly edited work is the definitive best-practice reference for practitioners caring for any trauma population. Leading clinical scientists thoroughly review the literature on widely used therapeutic approaches for both adults and children. Succinct treatment guidelines are presented that feature standardized ratings of the evidence for each approach. The book also offers insightful guidance to help clinicians select the most suitable therapy for particular patients and overcome frequently encountered obstacles.
"In the classroom, I use this text as an expert reference to provide students with the critical knowledge of PTSD that they need for competent and responsible clinical practice. My students respond very positively to this book."
-Gary Villereal, PhD, Department of Social Work, Western Kentucky University
"When I received the review copy of this book, I immediately pressed it into service....The authors and editors of this book are to be commended for the neat package of materials they have assembled that provides information that both researchers and clinicians need in an unbiased yet easy-to-access style. I believe this book will be important for anyone interested in the current state of the art in trauma treatment or who wants to know what is happening in trauma research. I highly recommend this book for both scientists and practitioners."
"Foa et al. help clinicians figure out what kinds of interventions will be most helpful for a wide range of clients suffering from PTSD-an area where science-based guidance is urgently needed. They offer specific guidelines for designing and implementing treatments and managing crisis situations, all backed by clinical research. Frankly, Foa and her colleagues are the best in the business!"
-Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, Professor and Director, Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics, University of Washington
"Without question, this is the definitive reference for anyone interested in the treatment of PTSD. The editors and contributors are leaders in the field whose clinical experience really shows. The need for good information about effective treatments for PTSD is even greater now than it was when the book was originally published, and the incorporation of significant new research and new topics make the second edition even more valuable. Even those who tend to dislike treatment guidelines are likely to appreciate this book. It captures what we know but also acknowledges what we don't yet know, and captures the complexities of treating real patients. This is an indispensable resource."
-Dean G. Kilpatrick, PhD, Distinguished University Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director, National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Medical University of South Carolina
"This marvelous update to the standard-setting prior edition provides all the information that practitioners and researchers need on the diagnosis and treatment of PTSD in children, adolescents, and adults. The volume systematically covers the field for readers seeking an up-to-date summary of the evidence. At the same time, it is a highly accessible reference for those who have specific questions. It is easy to read from beginning to end. Highly recommended."
-John S. March, MD, MPH, Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Director, Program in Child Affective and Anxiety Disorders, Duke University
"From experts in the field, this excellent book is loaded with the most up-to-date treatment guidelines for PTSD. The book provides valuable information on diagnosis and assessment. Treatment-focused chapters are thorough and lucid, and include approaches to working with children as well as adults. The full range of biopsychosocial approaches are reviewed, making this an essential reference for residents, clinicians, and researchers."
-Nang Du, MD, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco
Table of Contents
1. Introduction, Edna B. Foa, Terence M. Keane, Matthew J. Friedman, and Judith A. Cohen
I. Assessment and Diagnosis of PTSD
2. Assessment and Diagnosis of Adults, Frank W. Weathers, Terence M. Keane, and Edna B. Foa
3. Assessment of Children, Victor Balaban
II. Early Interventions: Treatment of ASD and Prevention of Chronic PTSD
4. Psychological Debriefing for Adults, Jonathan I. Bisson, Alexander C. McFarlane, Suzanna Rose, Josef I. Ruzek, and Patricia J. Watson
5. Acute Interventions for Children and Adolescents, Melissa J. Brymer, Alan M. Steinberg, Eric M. Vernberg, Christopher M. Layne, Patricia J. Watson, Anne K. Jacobs, Josef I. Ruzek, and Robert S. Pynoos
6. Early Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Adults, Brett T. Litz and Richard A. Bryant
III. Treatment For Chronic PTSD
7. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adults, Shawn P. Cahill, Barbara Olasov Rothbaum, Patricia A. Resick, and Victoria M. Follette
8. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents, Judith A. Cohen, Anthony P. Mannarino, Esther Deblinger, and Lucy Berliner
9. Psychopharmacotherapy for Adults, Matthew J. Friedman, Jonathan R. T. Davidson, and Dan J. Stein
10. Psychopharmacotherapy for Children and Adolescents, Craig L. Donnelly
11. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, C. Richard Spates, Ellen Koch, Karen Cusack, Sherry Pagoto, and Stacey Waller
12. Group Therapy, M. Tracie Shea, Meghan McDevitt-Murphy, David J. Ready, and Paula P. Schnurr
13. School-Based Treatment for Children and Adolescents, Lisa H. Jaycox, Bradley D. Stein, and Lisa Amaya-Jackson
14. Psychodynamic Therapy for Adults, Harold S. Kudler, Janice L. Krupnick, Arthur S. Blank Jr., Judith L. Herman, and Mardi J. Horowitz
15. Psychodynamic Therapy for Child Trauma, Alicia F. Lieberman, Chandra Ghosh Ippen, and Steven Marans
16. Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Shirley M. Glynn, Charles Drebing, and Walter Penk
17. Hypnosis, Etzel Cardeña, José R. Maldonado, Onno van der Hart, and David Spiegel
18. Couple and Family Therapy for Adults, David S. Riggs, Candice M. Monson, Shirley M. Glynn, and John Canterino
19. Creative Therapies for Adults, David Read Johnson, Mooli Lahad, and Amber Gray
20. Creative Arts Therapies for Children, Robin F. Goodman, Linda M. Chapman, and Linda Gantt
21. Treatment of PTSD and Comorbid Disorders, Lisa M. Najavits, Donna Ryngala, Sudie E. Back, Elisa Bolton, Kim T. Mueser, and Kathleen T. Brady
IV. Treatment Guidelines
1. Psychological Debriefing for Adults
2. Acute Interventions for Children and Adolescents
3. Early Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Adults
4. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adults
5. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents
6. Psychopharmacotherapy for Adults
7. Psychopharmacotherapy for Children and Adolescents
8. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
9. Group Therapy
10. School-Based Treatment for Children and Adolescents
11. Psychodynamic Therapy for Adults
12. Psychodynamic Therapy for Child Trauma
13. Psychosocial Rehabilitation
15. Couple and Family Therapy for Adults
16. Creative Therapies for Adults
17. Creative Arts Therapies for Children
18. Treatment of PTSD and Comorbid Disorders
22. Integration and Summary, Matthew J. Friedman, Judith A. Cohen, Edna B. Foa, and Terence M. Keane
About the Editors
Edna B. Foa, PhD, is Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is also Director of the Center for the Study and Treatment of Anxiety.
Terence M. Keane, PhD, is Director of the National Center for PTSD, Behavioral Sciences Division, VA Boston Healthcare System, where he is also Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development, and Professor and Vice Chairman of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine.
Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD, is Executive Director of the National Center for PTSD, White River Junction VA Medical Center, and Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at Dartmouth Medical School.
Judith A. Cohen, MD, is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatristand Medical Director of the Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents, Department of Psychiatry, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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