More than 13 million Americans experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and one out of thirteen adults will develop it in their lifetime. Recent worldwide crises and events including the Iraq war; the September 11th attacks; numerous Columbine-like events; the Catholic Church child molestation scandal; and the Katrina tragedy in New Orleans, continue to present thousands more PTSD cases each year in all age groups. This book helps victims make sense of the events that led to their illness and teaches them how to create a new reality with specific advice and action plans that put them on the road to recovery and long-term healing.
About the Authors:
Dr. Beckner has 10 years of research and clinical experience working with stress and anxiety disorders, including PTSD. She has provided PTSD treatment to civilian clients as well as to combat veterans at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).
Dr. Arden is the director of training for mental health for the Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers in northern California. In this capacity, he oversees the largest mental health training program in the world.