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Evidence Based Treatments for Trauma-Related Psychological Disorders

A Practical Guide for Clinicians

Schnyder, Ulrich, Cloitre, Marylène (Eds.)

2015, VII, 523 p. 13 illus., 9 illus. in color.

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  • About this book

  • Evidence based clinical guide to treatments for trauma-related disorders
  • Covers the full range of trauma and stress related disorders, including Acute Stress Reaction, Complex PTSD and Prolonged Grief Disorder, reflecting important developments in diagnostic classification
  • Includes case presentations illustrating treatment protocols session by session
  • Summarizes the theoretical underpinnings of each approach

This book offers an evidence based guide for clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists and other clinicians working with trauma survivors in various settings. It provides easily digestible, up-to-date information on the basic principles of traumatic stress research and practice, including psychological and sociological theories as well as epidemiological, psychopathological, and neurobiological findings. However, as therapists are primarily interested in how to best treat their traumatized patients, the core focus of the book is on evidence based psychological treatments for trauma-related mental disorders. Importantly, the full range of trauma and stress related disorders is covered, including Acute Stress Reaction, Complex PTSD and Prolonged Grief Disorder, reflecting important anticipated developments in diagnostic classification. Each of the treatment chapters begins with a short summary of the theoretical underpinnings of the approach, presents a case illustrating the treatment protocol, addresses special challenges typically encountered in implementing this treatment, and ends with an overview of related outcomes and other research findings. Additional chapters are devoted to the treatment of comorbidities, special populations and special treatment modalities, and to pharmacological treatments for trauma-related disorders. The book concludes by addressing the fundamental question of how to treat whom, and when.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Cognitive Processing Therapy - Complex PTSD - Evidence based trauma-focused psychotherapies - Evidence-based treatment - Narrative Exposure Therapy - Pharmacological Treatment for PTSD - Posttraumatic Stress Disorder - Psychotherapy fpr PTSD - Psychotraumatology - Traumatic Stress

Related subjects » Psychiatry - Psychology

Table of contents 


Part I

Traumatic stress: the basic principles

Epidemiology of trauma and trauma-related disorders, trauma as a public mental health issue

Psychological and sociological theories (fear conditioning, other emotions, memory, cognitive theories, psychodynamic theories, PTSD as a social construct)

Neurobiological findings

Trauma and physical health

Part II

The diagnostic spectrum of trauma-related disorders

Acute Stress Reaction, Acute Stress Disorder

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Complex PTSD

Prolonged Grief Disorder

Part III

Evidence based psychological treatments for trauma-related disorders

Early intervention after trauma

Prolonged Exposure Therapy


Cognitive Processing Therapy


Narrative Exposure Therapy

Brief Eclectic Psychotherapy for PTSD

STAIR Narrative Therapy

Treatment for prolonged grief disorder

Part IV

Treating special populations


Elderly people

Tortured refugees, issues related to migration

Combat veterans (MST, moral injury, reintegration...)

Part V

Special treatment modalities

Group treatment

Couples treatment

Telemental health approaches

Part VI

Pharmacological treatment for trauma-reated disorders  

Part VII

Treating comorbidities, sequencing of treatment



PTSD and chronic pain (including neurobiology)


How to treat whom and when?

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