Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders (Adults): Scientific Foundations and Therapeutic Models (Google eBook)

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Christine A. Courtois, Julian D. Ford
Guilford Press, Feb 5, 2009 - Psychology - 488 pages
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Combining scientific and clinical perspectives, this volume brings together leading authorities on complex traumatic stress and its treatment in adults. Contributors review the research that supports the conceptualization of complex traumatic stress as distinct from PTSD. They explore the pathways by which chronic trauma can affect psychological development, attachment security, and adult relationships. Chapters describe evidence-based assessment tools and an array of treatment models for individuals, couples, families, and groups.

See also Drs. Courtois and Ford's authored book, Treatment of Complex Trauma, which presents their own therapeutic approach for adult clients in depth, and their edited volume Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Children and Adolescents.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1
13
Chapter 2
31
Chapter 3
59
Chapter 4
82
Chapter 5
104
Chapter 6
124
Chapter 7
145
Chapter 13
264
Chapter 14
286
Chapter 15
312
Chapter 16
329
Chapter 17
353
Chapter 18
371
Chapter 19
391
Chapter 20
415

Chapter 8
166
Chapter 9
183
Chapter 10
202
Chapter 11
227
Chapter 12
243
Conclusion
441
Afterword
455
Index
467
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP, is a counseling psychologist in private practice in Washington, DC, and is National Clinical Trauma Consultant to Elements Behavioral Health/Promises, Malibu. She is chair of the American Psychological Association (APA) Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Treatment Guideline Development Panel and has worked on treatment guidelines for complex trauma for three professional organizations. She is a past president of Division 56 (Psychological Trauma) of the APA, founding coeditor of the journal Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, and a cofounder and past Clinical and Training Director of The CENTER: Posttraumatic Disorders Program in Washington. Dr. Courtois is a recipient of the Outstanding Contributions to Professional Practice Award from APA Division 56, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), and the Sarah Haley Award for Clinical Excellence from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), among other honors. She is coeditor (with Julian D. Ford) of Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Children and Adolescents and coauthor with Dr. Ford of Treatment of Complex Trauma: A Sequenced, Relationship-Based Approach, and has also published several other books and numerous chapters and articles on trauma-related topics.

Julian D. Ford, PhD, a clinical psychologist, is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where he is also Director of the Child Trauma Clinic and of the Center for Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation and serves on the board of directors of the ISTSS. Dr. Ford developed and conducts research on the Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET) psychosocial intervention for adolescents, adults, and families. In addition to his books edited or authored with Christine A. Courtois, Dr. Ford has published several other books on trauma-related topics.

Dr. Courtois and Dr. Ford are co-recipients of the ISSTD's Print Media Award for this book.

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