This volume presents cutting-edge cognitive and behavioral applications for understanding and treating trauma-related problems in virtually any clinical setting. Leading scientist-practitioners succinctly review the "whys," "whats," and "hows" of their respective approaches. Encompassing individual, group, couple, and parent-child treatments, the volume goes beyond the traditionally identified diagnosis of PTSD to include strategies for addressing comorbid substance abuse, traumatic revictimization, complicated grief, acute stress disorder, and more. It also offers crucial guidance on assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment planning.
"This book provides a wealth of stimulating and up-to-date ideas for treating trauma and associated conditions, such as emotional dysregulation, guilt, shame, substance abuse, and revictimization. Readers can compare the formulations of leading experts in different forms of trauma therapy, and cannot fail to learn valuable techniques for working with adults, children, couples, and groups. Particularly welcome is the practical focus on managing the more complex problems of clients who have been multiply traumatized, often in childhood."--Chris R. Brewin, PhD, Subdepartment of Clinical Health Psychology, University College London, UK
"This is the ultimate resource on treating trauma survivors using CBT. It is the most comprehensive review currently available, covering every indicated cognitive-behavioral intervention and each survivor population, and written by the leaders in the field. I challenge anyone interested in this field to look at the contents--you won't be able to resist buying the book. Updated and reorganized, the second edition offers something for everyone. Clinicians will appreciate the detailed assessment and case formulation guidelines and the well-illustrated clinical techniques. Researchers will find an up-to-date, inclusive review of the literature, and students and teachers will benefit from the breadth and depth of the coverage and the combined wisdom of the experienced authors. Superb!"--Barbara O. Rothbaum, PhD, Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine; President (2004-2005), International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
"This second edition is an important contribution to the treatment literature. A wide range of cognitive-behavioral interventions for different types of trauma are covered, in chapters written by the treatment developers themselves. The volume is a rich compendium for the therapist who specializes in cognitive-behavioral techniques: perhaps more importantly, it also makes these techniques accessible and understandable to the general practitioner seeking to use CBT because of its growing evidence base. I recommend this text for the professional library of every clinician who treats trauma."--Christine A. Courtois, PhD, private practice, Washington, DC
"I've found this to be by far the best book on the market for teaching clinical courses on the assessment and treatment of traumatized populations."--Allen Rubin, PhD, School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin