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Principles of Trauma Therapy: A Guide to Symptoms, Evaluation, and Treatment 2ed (DSM-5 Update)

by John Briere and Catherine Scott SAGE Publications, Inc
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Thouroughly updated with DSM-5 content throughout...  This is a book on modern treatment of psychological trauma that is both comprehensive in scope yet highly practical in application. The book is written for the average trauma clinician (or clinician new to the field who is confronted with a trauma client) can use in his or her daily work. The book is in the process of being thoroughly reviewed, and a revision plan, will be developed upon discussion with the authors.   First edition was known for:   Easy-to-read writing style  Translating complex medical and neurological concepts for therapists and practitioners  Comprehensive pharmacology update  Coverage of all stages of symptoms, evaluation and treatment  New to the Second Edition   Expanded and updated coverage of cognitive and emotional processing, affect regulation skills development, acute trauma resolution, attachment-oriented relational interventions, and psychopharmacology.  Additional chapters and/or sections on  traumatic brain injury  risk management and ethics interventions in medical trauma  mindfulness as a trauma treatment  methodology  specific applications for the adolescent trauma survivor  Key Features  Offers an Integrated Approach to Trauma Treatment: Rather than limiting itself to a single therapeutic model, this book describes a comprehensive, multi-modal approach to simple and complex trauma presentations. Filled with examples, tools, and concrete interventions, this book provides directly applicable, empirically-informed information on how to apply different treatment techniques and modalities to address different issues and symptom clusters found in trauma survivors.  Presents a Clinician-Friendly Review of Treatment Literature: This book provides specific, practical information on trauma effects and trauma treatment, calling on the most current information available in the trauma literature.  Addresses Innovative and “Cutting-Edge” Topics: A special chapter on trauma psychopharmacology, accessible to both prescribing and non-prescribing clinicians, outlines the indications and limitations of psychoactive medication in the treatment of trauma survivors. Other chapters describe specific clinical assessment strategies, the role of traumatic brain injury, mindfulness as an empirically-validated treatment approach, interventions in acute stress and mass casualty events, and trauma applications in medical environments such as emergency rooms and burn units.  This popular text provides a creative synthesis of cognitive-behavioral, relational, affect regulation, mindfulness, and psychopharmacologic approaches to the ''real world" treatment of acute and chronic posttraumatic states. Grounded in empirically-supported trauma treatment techniques, and adapted to the complexities of actual clinical practice, it is a hands-on resource for front-line clinicians, those in private practice, and graduate students of public mental health.

Part I: Trauma, Effects, and Assessment Chapter 1: What Is Trauma?

Chapter 2: The Effects of Trauma Chapter 3: Assessing Trauma and Posttraumatic Outcomes

Part II: Clinical Interventions

Chapter 4: Central Issues in Trauma Treatment

Chapter 5: Psychoeducation

Chapter 6: Distress Reduction and Affect Regulation Training

Chapter 7: Cognitive Interventions

Chapter 8: Emotional Processing

Chapter 9: Increasing Identity and Relational Functioning

Chapter 10: Mindfulness in Trauma Treatment

Chapter 11: Treating the Effects of Acute Trauma

Chapter 12: Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology of TraumaChapter 13: Conclusions

John N. Briere, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, and Center Director of the USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center (USC-ATTC), National Child Traumatic Stress Network. A past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), he is recipient of the Robert S. Laufer Memorial Award for Scientific Achievement from ISTSS, the Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Science of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association (Division 56), and designation as Highly Cited Researcher (Behavioral Sciences) by the Institute for Scientific Information. He is author of a number of books, articles, and psychological tests in the areas of trauma and interpersonal violence, and has a long-standing interest in the clinical applications of meditation, mindfulness, and compassion. His website is Catherine Scott, MD, is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the USC Keck School of Medicine. Her educational background includes Harvard College, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and psychiatric residency training at Cornell and USC. She was formerly Medical Director of the Psychological Trauma Program at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center, and the Associate Medical Director of the Psychiatric Emergency Service at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center, where she taught and supervised resident physicians and medical students in the assessment and treatment of trauma-related disorders arising from sexual and physical violence, torture, child abuse, and other forms of interpersonal violence. Although continuing to teach, Dr. Scott stepped down from administrative duties in order to pursue writing and research projects. Her clinical and research interests include human rights, womenas issues, and the remediation of sexual violence and its effects.