In The PTSD Workbook for Teens, a trauma and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) specialist offers worksheets and exercises to help teens recover from traumatic events and symptoms of PTSD, such as insomnia, flashbacks, hypervigilance, and depression. This workbook is based in evidence based treatments for PTSD, including trauma focused cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Key Selling Points: ? This is the first workbook for teens with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Page 57 of 83 TIP SHEET TIP SHEET ? Nearly 7 out of 10 children are exposed to a traumatic event, such as having a loved one die violently, being sexually abused, or being diagnosed with a serious illness, by age 16 (Archives of General Psychiatry, 2007). Left untreated, PTSD becomes more ingrained and less responsive to treatment. Failed relationships, career and employment problems, substance abuse, depression, suicide, homicide and other acts of violence can be the end result of untreated PTSD. ? This workbook is written by a licensed psychologist who has over twenty years of experience working with victims of trauma, mostly children and teens. For the first time, this workbook presents her evidence based approach to addressing PTSD and trauma in teens. ? New Harbinger's Instant Help workbooks for teens have helped thousands of teen readers recover from significant mental health problems. The Anger Workbook for Teens (ISBN: 978 1 57224 699 7) has sold over 30,000 copies and The Anxiety Workbook for Teens (ISBN: 978 1 57224 603 4) has sold over 50,000 copies. Description: Most children are exposed to a traumatic event by age sixteen, and while some may recover from the shock, many others struggle with the lingering flashbacks, hypervigilance, and insomnia that are associated with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The PTSD Workbook for Teens is the first workbook for teens with PTSD and trauma related difficulties. Incorporating cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), this approach helps teens work through their symptoms and make progress in overcoming them. Each worksheet and activity encourages teen readers to reestablish a sense of safety, manage their thoughts and feelings appropriately, remember and mourn their traumatic experience, and reconnect with a positive sense of self. Written by a psychologist specializing in trauma with over twenty years of experience, this workbook will help thousands of teens take back their lives from traumatic memories and PTSD related symptoms. Author Bio: Libbi Palmer, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist in the Denver, CO, area. She specializes in working with victims of crimes and other trauma. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Northern Colorado, where she teaches a course about recovery from disaster and trauma.
"To date, resources specifically for traumatized teens have not been readily available, despite the fact that many experience traumatic events during childhood and into their teen years. This book, The PTSD Workbook for Teens, offers much-needed information aimed at the special needs of this population. Author Libbi Palmer addresses the main after-effects of trauma and offers practical information and worksheets to help teen readers work through their symptoms and reestablish safety, personal control, and positive self-esteem. I highly recommend it."
--Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP, psychologist and author of Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorder, and The Treatment of Complex Trauma
"Palmer has a powerful grasp on the needs of teenagers and a user-friendly approach to trauma recovery. This workbook provides hands-on tools, easily accessible by a teen working through trauma alone, or for treatment providers looking for a framework to help adolescent clients overcome trauma. Work through this book and find a road to peace."
--Ambra Born, PsyD, Director of child psychological services at Reaching HOPE in Lakewood, CO
"Palmer has provided teens with a terrific resource to understand, process, and heal from trauma. The book is quite comprehensive but easy to use, and gives teens the power to choose at what level they want to work through their issues. These are techniques that really work to help teens move on from bad experiences and feel better."
--Carrie Merscham, PsyD, psychologist and author of the blog selfhelponthego.com