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Counselling for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Counselling for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Third Edition

August 2006 | 168 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Counseling for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Third Edition, maps out how to therapeutically treat sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using a cognitive behavioral approach to treatment. Fusing the biological and psychological effects of trauma, the authors present practical strategies for use in counseling.

Covering the full spectrum of post-traumatic states, the book provides a clear and detailed account of how these states can be recognized and includes chapters on post-traumatic responses; criteria for diagnosis; assessment; and the cognitive behavioral model for treatment.
Containing valuable case studies to illustrate theoretical material, this book outlines a range of techniques for counseling clients who have suffered major trauma, whether recently or in the past. This fully updated new edition addresses the specifics of counseling trauma victims and includes 18 detailed case examples together with transcripts of sessions. New material in this Third Edition includes pain management, working with children and adolescents, and refugees. A new PTSD screening inventory and a counseling competence scale are included as new appendices.

This book will be invaluable to those in training or practice who are working with PTSD sufferers.

Post-Traumatic Responses
Diagnostic Criteria
Development and Course of PTSD
Conceptualising PTSD - The Maladaptive Interplay of Two Levels of Memory
The Cognitive Profile of Post-Traumatic Responses
The Cognitive-Contextual Approach
PTSD and Sub-Syndromal PTSD Case Examples
Beyond PTSD Case Examples

This is a really good book with a really good insight into PTSD

Miss Nicola Lord
department of health, preston collage
September 29, 2014


Dr Elaine Perea
Behavioral & Social Science, Daytona Beach Community College - South
November 1, 2013

Within the therapeutic arena, PTSD is an area in which student counsellors and therapists have often voiced that they feel challenged. This book overall is a comprehensive aid for a range of professionals working with individuals experiencing Trauma. At times however it is a heavy read due to the detail and content, but the examples and sessions enabled the students to understand more how theory and practice can be implemented within therapeutic settings to work with clients experiencing PTSD. Examples of what can be covered in sessions 1-11 and also the case examples were extremely useful. Inclusion of the appendices with detail on the Penn inventory, Cognitive Therapy scale, pain Management, working with children and Adults, EMDR was invaluable as it covered evidence based practice which enabled learners to grasp the process and complexity of assessment through to therapeutic interventions.

August 2, 2012

A good book giving an overview of the context of the area of the disorder and suggest techniques to working with clients. It gives the background, presenting symptoms and application.

Mr Geoff Gordon
Social work and Counselling, Stockport College
May 26, 2011

A useful CBT resource that would be helpful for students beginning their studies in PTSD.

Mrs Jackie Chivers
Adult Continuing Education, University of Wales, Swansea
February 15, 2011

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