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, is a psychologist in private practice in Washington, DC. She is cofounder and past Clinical and Training Director of The Center: Posttraumatic Disorders Program at the Psychiatric Institute of Washington, and past Codirector of the Maryland Psychological Association's Post-Doctoral Institute on Psychological Trauma. Dr. Courtois has authored three books, including Healing the Incest Wound, as well as numerous articles and book chapters. Among her most recent awards are the Outstanding Contributions to Professional Practice Award from Division 56 (Psychological Trauma) of the American Psychological Association and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD). Dr. Courtois routinely conducts professional training locally, nationally, and internationally on topics related to traumatic stress.

 

Julian D. Ford, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Director of the University of Connecticut Health Center Child Trauma Clinic and Center for Trauma Response Recovery and Preparedness. He has developed the Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET) treatment model for adult, adolescent, and child traumatic stress disorders, and conducts research on psychotherapy and family therapy, health services utilization, psychometric screening and assessment, and psychiatric epidemiology. Dr. Ford has coedited two other recent books, Treating Traumatized Children: Risk, Resilience, and Recovery and The Encyclopedia of Psychological Trauma.

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

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