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Trauma Essentials : The Go-to Guide - Babette Rothschild

Trauma Essentials

The Go-to Guide

Paperback Published: 11th April 2011
ISBN: 9780393706208
Number Of Pages: 256

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Since 1980, when PTSD first appeared as a diagnostic category, the number of people seeking trauma therapy has grown exponentially. Victims of traumatic events seek treatment for their often debilitating symptoms. Here, a leading trauma specialist and best-selling psychotherapy author presents for consumers the wide range of trauma treatments available and gives readers tools to choose a treatment plan or assess whether their treatment plan is working. Medications and associated conditions such as anxiety and panic disorders are also discussed. This book presents the most necessary and relevant information in a compact and accessible format, serving both as a review for therapists and a straightforward, easy-to-use guide for patients. Topics covered include definitions and symptoms, accepted treatments, physiological explanations, and treatment evaluation strategies, all written in Babette Rothschild's characteristically accessible style.

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"[A] thorough and useful overview for the beginning therapist or clinical trainee . . . . The book's strengths include the use of case examples running through the chapters and a sophisticated clinical perspective based on extensive experience and a thoughtful approach to challenges that must be handled sensitively in order to do no harm and provide effective psychotherapy with psychological trauma survivors." -- Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
"[A] reference book for clinician and client alike. Rothschild has successfully taken the enormously complex subject of trauma therapy and recovery and broken it down into smaller and much more digestible pieces. Rothschild's book has excelled in achieving its goal of being a sound readable manual; seasoned clinicians, clients just beginning trauma therapy and everyone else in between will find this book helpful and informative." -- PsychCentral
"[A] clearly-written and accessible book for anyone suffering from trauma-related disorders, and for their therapists. Babette Rothschild covers psychological effects of traumatizing experiences (especially PTSD), introduces several approaches and adjuncts to treatment, and helps individuals determine how to tell if a treatment works for them. She wisely emphasizes the individuality of successful treatment." -- David V. Baldwin, PhD, www.trauma-pages.com
"I found this book to be an excellent review and summary for the experienced clinician as well as a solid introduction to the field for any new therapist of trainee... [T]his book belongs on every practitioner's bookshelf." -- American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry Newsletter
"This timely and easy-to-read handbook introduces the basics of trauma treatment to the consumer and to the professional who may be new to the field. . . . This accessible and concise reference book will be beneficial for anyone exploring his or her therapy options, and seeking information on treatments for trauma-related disorders." -- The Milton H. Erickson Foundation Newsletter

Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Prefacep. 9
Introduction Foundations for Safe Trauma Therapyp. 13
What Is Psychological Trauma?p. 17
What Is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder?p. 22
Conditions Associated (or Concurrent) with PTSDp. 27
How Does Psychological Trauma Affect the Body and Brain?p. 31
How Is Traumatic Memory Different?p. 41
Who Does and Does Not Get PTSD?p. 46
Treating PTSDp. 56
Current Methods of Trauma Therapyp. 68
Psychopharmacology for PTSDp. 84
Mindfulness and Meditationp. 90
Somatic Treatment Adjunctsp. 99
How to Tell if a Treatment Worksp. 104
Common Issues Inherent in PTSDp. 112
What About Prevention?p. 120
First Aidp. 126
Vulnerability and Self-Carep. 132
Referencesp. 141
Indexp. 147
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ISBN: 9780393706208
ISBN-10: 0393706206
Series: Go-To Guides for Mental Health
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 11th April 2011
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1