In the third edition of The PTSD Workbook , psychologists and trauma experts Mary Beth Williams and Soili Poijula offer readers the most effective tools available for overcoming post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
PTSD is an extremely debilitating condition that can occur after exposure to a terrifying event. But whether you're a veteran of war, a victim of domestic violence or sexual violence, or have been involved in a natural disaster, crime, car accident, or accident in the workplace, your symptoms may be getting in the way of you living your life.
PTSD can often cause you to relive your traumatic experience in the form of flashbacks, memories, nightmares, and frightening thoughts. This is especially true when you are exposed to events or objects that remind you of your trauma. Left untreated, PTSD can lead to emotional numbness, insomnia, addiction, anxiety, depression, and even suicide. So, how can you start to heal and get your life back?
In The PTSD Workbook, Third Edition , psychologists and trauma experts Mary Beth Williams and Soili Poijula outline techniques and interventions used by PTSD experts from around the world to conquer distressing trauma-related symptoms. In this fully revised and updated workbook, you'll learn how to move past the trauma you've experienced and manage symptoms such as insomnia, anxiety, and flashbacks.
Based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this book is extremely accessible and easy to use, offering evidence-based therapy at a low cost. This new edition features chapters focusing on veterans with PTSD, the link between cortisol and adrenaline and its role in PTSD and overall mental health, and the mind-body component of PTSD. Clinicians will also find important updates reflecting the new DSM-V definition of PTSD.
This book is designed to give you the emotional resilience you need to get your life back together after a traumatic event.
About the Authors:
Mary Beth Williams, PhD, LCSW, CTS, treats trauma survivors in private practice at Trauma Recovery Education and Counseling Center in Warrenton, VA. Marketing Questionnaire updated bio: Mary Beth Williams, PhD, LCSW, CTS, is an author, researcher, lecturer, and trainer. She works with veterans from a variety of combat zones and wars, helping them to receive compensation for service connected disabilities Dr. Williams was the recipient of the 2014 Sarah Haley award for clinical excellence from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. She recently was appointed an adjunct professor with the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Soili Poijula, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and licensed psychotherapist who founded Finland's first trauma center.