Counselling for post-traumatic stress disorder

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SAGE, Nov 1, 1992 - Psychology - 192 pages
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The distress an individual experiences after an unusually disturbing event--a natural disaster, accident, crime--can be overwhelming. If the distress persists, the person may suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). A comprehensive guidebook for discovering and treating this disorder, Counseling for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder offers therapists techniques--illustrated by case examples--which can be applied to help PTSD sufferers. Distinguished authors begin with the hallmarks of PTSD--intrusive imagery, avoidance behavior, and uncharacteristic irritability--and discuss susceptibility factors. They point to two manifestations of PTSD, and highlight various methods needed for the effective treatment of acute and chronic cases. "This is one of a number of affordable, accessible short books in the Counseling in Practice Series.....well illustrated with suitable cases....There is much to commend this book...." --International Review of Psychiatry "There is much of relevance to the clinical practice of clinical psychologists. . . . The treatment approach described is solidly cognitive." --British Journal of Clinical Psychology "If what you are looking for is a purely cognitive-behavioral guide to counselling PTSD clients, then I unhesitatingly say that this is your book." --Counselling

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