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Effective Treatments for PTSD: Second Edition: Practice Guidelines from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

by Edited by Edna B. Foa, Terence M. Keane, Matthew J. Friedman, and Judith A. Cohen

Developed under the auspices of the PTSD Treatment Guidelines Task Force of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, this tightly edited work is the definitive best-practice reference for practitioners caring for any trauma population.

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Developed under the auspices of the PTSD Treatment Guidelines Task Force of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, this tightly edited work is the definitive best-practice reference for practitioners caring for any trauma population. Leading clinical scientists thoroughly review the clinical and research literature on widely used therapeutic approaches. Succinct treatment guidelines are then presented that feature standardized ratings of the evidence for each approach. The second edition has been revised and expanded to incorporate important advances in the field, including a wealth of new data on child and adolescent therapies.

New to This Edition

  • Expanded with six additional chapters on child and adolescent treatments.
  • Adult chapters are fully updated (or rewritten) to reflect the rapidly growing evidence base.
  • New chapter on treating other psychiatric problems that co-occur with PTSD.
  • More coverage of early intervention and prevention.
"Foa et al. help clinicians figure out what kinds of interventions will be most helpful for a wide range of clients suffering from PTSD-an area where science-based guidance is urgently needed. They offer specific guidelines for designing and implementing treatments and managing crisis situations, all backed by clinical research. Frankly, Foa and her colleagues are the best in the business!"
-Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, Professor and Director, Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics, University of Washington
"From experts in the field, this excellent book is loaded with the most up-to-date treatment guidelines for PTSD. The book provides valuable information on diagnosis and assessment. Treatment-focused chapters are thorough and lucid, and include approaches to working with children as well as adults. The full range of biopsychosocial approaches are reviewed, making this an essential reference for residents, clinicians, and researchers."
-Nang Du, MD, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco

604 Pages, Size: 6 1/8" x 9 1/4"

1. Introduction, Edna B. Foa, Terence M. Keane, Matthew J. Friedman, and Judith A. Cohen

I. Assessment and Diagnosis of PTSD

2. Assessment and Diagnosis of Adults, Frank W. Weathers, Terence M. Keane, and Edna B. Foa

3. Assessment of Children, Victor Balaban

II. Early Interventions: Treatment of ASD (Acute Stress Disorder) and Prevention of Chronic PTSD

4. Psychological Debriefing for Adults, Jonathan I. Bisson, Alexander C. McFarlane, Suzanna Rose, Josef I. Ruzek, and Patricia J. Watson

5. Acute Interventions for Children and Adolescents, Melissa J. Brymer, Alan M. Steinberg, Eric M. Vernberg, Christopher M. Layne, Patricia J. Watson, Anne Jacobs, Josef I. Ruzek, and Robert S. Pynoos

6. Early Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Adults, Brett T. Litz and Richard A. Bryant

III. Treatment For Chronic PTSD

7. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adults, Shawn P. Cahill, Barbara Olasov Rothbaum, Patricia A. Resick, and Victoria M. Follette

8. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents, Judith A. Cohen, Anthony P. Mannarino, Esther Deblinger, and Lucy Berliner

9. Psychopharmacotherapy for Adults, Matthew J. Friedman, Jonathan R. T. Davidson, and Dan J. Stein

10. Psychopharmacotherapy for Children and Adolescents, Craig L. Donnelly

11. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, C. Richard Spates, Ellen Koch, Karen Cusack, Sherry Pagoto, and Stacey Waller

12. Group Therapy, M. Tracie Shea, Meghan McDevitt-Murphy, David J. Ready, and Paula P. Schnurr

13. School-Based Treatment for Children and Adolescents, Lisa H. Jaycox, Bradley D. Stein, and Lisa Amaya-Jackson

14. Psychodynamic Therapy for Adults, Harold S. Kudler, Janice L. Krupnick, Arthur S. Blank Jr., Judith L. Herman, and Mardi J. Horowitz

15. Psychodynamic Therapy for Child Trauma, Alicia F. Lieberman, Chandra Ghosh Ippen, and Steven Marans

16. Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Shirley M. Glynn, Charles Drebing, and Walter Penk

17. Hypnosis, Etzel Cardeña, José R. Maldonado, Onno van der Hart, and David Spiegel

18. Couple and Family Therapy for Adults, David S. Riggs, Candice M. Monson, Shirley M. Glynn, and John Canterino

19. Creative Therapies for Adults, David Read Johnson, Mooli Lahad, and Amber Gray

20. Creative Arts Therapies for Children, Robin F. Goodman, Linda M. Chapman, and Linda Gantt

21. Treatment of PTSD and Comorbid Disorders, Lisa M. Najavits, Donna Ryngala, Sudie E. Back, Elisa Bolton, Kim T. Mueser, and Kathleen T. Brady

IV. Treatment Guidelines

1. Psychological Debriefing for Adults

2. Acute Interventions for Children and Adolescents

3. Early Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Adults

4. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adults

5. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents

6. Psychopharmotherapy for Adults

7. Psychopharmotherapy for Children and Adolescents

8. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

9. Group Therapy

10. School-Based Treatment for Children and Adolescents

11. Psychodynamic Therapy for Adults

12. Psychodynamic Therapy for Child Trauma

13. Psychosocial Rehabilitation

14. Hypnosis

15. Couple and Family Therapy for Adults

16. Creative Therapies for Adults

17. Creative Arts Therapies for Children

18. Treatment of PTSD and Comorbid Disorders

V. Conclusion

22. Integration and Summary, Matthew J. Friedman, Judith A. Cohen, Edna B. Foa, and Terence M. Keane

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