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Simple and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


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Table of Contents

  • About the Editors
  • Contributors
  • Preface: Trauma in the New Millennium
  • Purpose of the Book
  • Chapter Organization
  • Section I: Introduction
  • Chapter 1. A Short History of PTSD from the Military Perspective
  • Chapter 2. Assessment and Diagnosis of PTSD in Adults: A Comprehensive Psychological Approach
  • Introduction
  • Diagnosis versus Assessment
  • Taking a Psychosocial History
  • Methods of Assessment
  • Using Assessment Results in Making Clinical Recommendations
  • Summary
  • Chapter 3. Approaches to the Treatment of PTSD
  • Introduction
  • The Symptomatology of PTSD
  • Principles of Treatment
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Concluding Remarks
  • Chapter 4. Psychopharmacological Treatment in PTSD
  • Introduction
  • Antidepressants
  • Buspirone
  • Lithium
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Neuroleptics or Antipsychotic Agents ("Major Tranquilizers")
  • Adrenergic Agents
  • Opiate Antagonists
  • Conclusion
  • Section II: Treatment of PTSD in General
  • Chapter 5. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of PTSD
  • The Efficacy of Psychosocial Treatments
  • Theoretical Considerations in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Treatment Overview
  • Case Illustration
  • Summary
  • Appendix: Common Reactions to Assault Handout
  • Chapter 6. Short-Term Treatment of Simple and Complex PTSD
  • Introduction
  • The History of Video-Assisted Trauma Therapy
  • Principles of Time-Limited Trauma Therapy
  • Applications of Video-Assisted Trauma Therapy
  • Description of Treatment Procedures
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 7. Life After Trauma: Finding Hope by Challenging Your Beliefs and Meeting Your Needs
  • Introduction
  • Impacts of Trauma
  • The Meanings of Traumatic Events and Coping
  • Working Through Traumatic Events
  • Testing Beliefs
  • Discerning the Meaning of Trust
  • Getting Control
  • Believing in Yourself and Others
  • Feeling Close to Yourself; Getting Close to Others
  • Conclusion
  • Section III: Group Treatments
  • Chapter 8. The Development of a Group Treatment Model for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Introduction
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Etiological Theories
  • The PTSD Group Treatment Programme
  • The Development of the Tradition of Group Approaches
  • Assessment
  • Efficiency
  • Biopsychosocial Strategy
  • Technique
  • Discussion
  • Group Program for Complex PTSD
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 9. Developing and Maintaining a Psychoeducational Group for Persons Diagnosed As DID/MPD/DDNOS
  • Introduction
  • History of the Group
  • Composition and Structure of the Group
  • Group Process
  • Basic Principles in Conducting a Psychoeducational Support Group
  • Benefits of Support Group Participation for Members
  • Values of the Leaders
  • Areas of Concern and Ethical Issues in the Group
  • Contertransference and Vicarious Traumatization
  • A Retrospective Look at the Group: What Did It Accomplish?
  • Conclusions
  • Appendix: Group Handouts
  • Section IV: Children, Students, and Families
  • Chapter 10. Treatment Strategies for Traumatized Children
  • Brief Overview of the Literature
  • Evaluation and Treatment Plan
  • Educating the Child and Family About Trauma
  • The Role of Parents
  • Telling the Story
  • Addressing the Symptoms
  • Does Trauma Have Meaning?
  • Issues of Development
  • Follow-Up and Healing
  • Conclusions
  • Chapter 11. Provisions of Trauma Services to School Populations and Faculty
  • Introduction
  • Primary Prevention
  • Secondary Prevention
  • Intervention Strategies: A Case Illustration
  • Tertiary Prevention
  • Final Thoughts
  • Chapter 12. Traumatic Stress in Family Systems
  • Introduction
  • Assessing Family System Trauma
  • Treating Family System Trauma
  • Preventing Family System Trauma
  • Conclusions
  • Chapter 13. Dealing with Trauma in the Classroom
  • Surveying the Social La

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