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Since the initial publication of this volume, the field of traumatic stress studies has continued to grow at an unprecedented rate. The revised and expanded second edition now brings readers fully u ...

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Since the initial publication of this volume, the field of traumatic stress studies has continued to grow at an unprecedented rate. The revised and expanded second edition now brings readers fully up to date on the most widely used approaches to assessing psychological trauma and PTSD. With contributions from leading authorities, the volume has been extensively rewritten and restructured to reflect the latest findings and best practices, and features seven entirely new chapters. Scholarly yet accessible, this is an indispensable sourcebook for clinicians, researchers, and students.
The volume begins by addressing issues in classification and diagnosis, summarizing current understandings of PTSD and including two new chapters on complex PTSD and acute stress disorder. Contributors dien provide a thorough review of available assessment tools and techniques. Information is provided on the background, current status, source, and recommended uses of:
? Standardized self-report measures
? Structured clinical interviews
? The Peritraumatic Disassociative Experiences Questionnaire
? The Impact of Event Scale?Revised
? Epidemiological measures
? The Rorschach
? Specialized instruments for military populations
The neuropsychobiology of PTSD?among the field s most dynamic areas of inquiry?is covered in an important new section that highlights emerging applications of neuroimaging and pharmacological probes. The volume also delineates guidelines for conducting assessments in specific contexts and with different populations, including new chapters on dual diagnosis and the relationship of trauma to physical health problems. Gender and developmental factors in assessment are addressed, and recommendations provided for working with traumatized children and adult survivors of childhood abuse. Finally, a new concluding chapter offers crucial guidance on conducting forensic assessments for trauma and serving as an expert witness.
This comprehensive, authoritative volume meets a key need for anyone providing treatment services or conducting research in the area of trauma and PTSD, including psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, and students in these fields. It is an invaluable text for courses in stress and trauma, abuse and victimization, or abnormal psychology, as well as clinical psychology practica.
John P. Wilson, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Cleveland State University, a Fulbright Scholar, and a widely recognized international expert on PTSD. He is cofounder and past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), a Diplomate and Fellow of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Stress. Dr. Wilson is the coeditor of Countertransference in the Treatment of PTSD and Treating Psychological Trauma and PTSD.
Terence M. Keane, PhD, is Professor and Vice Chairman of Research in Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine. He is also Chief of Psychology and Director of the National Center for PTSD at the VA Boston Healthcare System. Past president of the ISTSS, he has published six books and over 160 articles on the assessment and treatment of PTSD. His contributions to the field have been recognized by many honors, including the Robert Laufer Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement from ISTSS, a Fulbright Scholarship, and an Outstanding Research Contribution Award and the Distinguished Service Award from the Division of Public Service Psychologists of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Keane is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society and has lectured and conducted workshops internationally.

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Published 2004
Pages 668
Language English


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