Focused, time-sensitive treatments for the traumatized are presented in this unique volume.
Trauma is now being recognized as a major mental health challenge, with clients from children to the elderly presenting symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, often with no awareness of the cause. Yet managed care—and the growing incidence of trauma patients, presenting increased demands on existing professionals—requires brief treatments whenever possible. This book explains how to apply brief, existing, generic treatments to help manage the traumatized and diminish or eliminate their traumatic symptoms.
These recommended brief treatments are guided by sound assessment methods that can be verified empirically. The treatment chapters provide detailed information for the practitioner, including ways to incorporate the treatment approach into an overall plan. The volume will be helpful to practitioners who work exclusively with traumatized clients, as well as those who are only occasionally presented with such cases.
Introduction Theoretical Overview Theory-Informed Brief Treatments by Charles R. Figley Behavioral/Cognitive Approaches to Post-Traumatic Stress: A Focus on Theory by Lizabeth Roemer, David S. Riggs, and Nicole T. Harrington Active Ingredients in Trauma-Focused Brief Treatments by Anne Dietrich Generic Treatments Behavioral/Cognitive Approaches to Post-Traumatic Stress: Theory-Driven, Empirically Based Therapy by Lizabeth Roemer, Nicole T. Harrington, and David S. Riggs The Use of Narrative Therpay with Couples Affected by Anxiety Disorders by Neil C. Headman Using Thought Field Therapy (TFT) to Help Survivors of Destructive Cults by Monica Pignotti Sensorimotor Approach to Processing Traumatic Memory by Pat Ogden and Kekuni Minton Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by Louise Maxfield Trauma-Focused Treatments The Use of Multi-Sensory Trauma Processing to Treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Law Enforcement Officers by Nancy Davis The Use of NLP and EFT with Divorcing Couples in Crisis by Jeanne M. Bertoli A Brief Multiple Family Group Model for Juvenile First Offenders by William H. Quinn, David J. VanDyke, and Sean T. Kurth Traumatic Incident Reduction Approach: Moving Beyond the Wreckage of Lives by Pamela Vest Valentine Interventions for Couples with Acute Stress Reactions and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by Victoria Tichenor, et al. Crisis Debriefings for Emergencey Service Workers by Cheryl Regehr and John Hill Rewind Technique by David Muss Combined Reference List Subject Index Author Index