Traumatic Stress and Long-Term Recovery

Coping with Disasters and Other Negative Life Events

Editors: Cherry, Katie E. (Ed.)

  • Covers new evidence on psychosocial and physical consequences of disaster among other negative life events
  • Considers consequences for individuals, families and communities 
  • Focuses on long-term recovery and healing
  • Provides implications for future research
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About this book

This evidence-rich collection takes on the broad diversity of traumatic stress, in both its causes and outcomes, as well as the wide variety of resources available for recovery. Its accessible coverage shows varied presentations of post-traumatic stress affected by individual, family, and group contexts, including age, previous trauma exposure, and presence or lack of social resources, as well as long-term psychological, physical, and social consequences. Contributors focus on a range of traumatic experiences, from environmental disasters (wildfires, Hurricane Katrina) to the Holocaust, from ambiguous loss to war captivity. And the book's final section, "Healing after Trauma," spotlights resilience, forgiveness, religion, and spirituality, using concepts from positive psychology.

Included among the topics:

  • The Great East Japan earthquake: tsunami and nuclear disaster.
  • Posttraumatic stress in the aftermath of mass shootings.
  • Psychosocial consequences: appraisal, adaptation, and bereavement after trauma.
  • Loss, chaos, survival and despair: the storm after the storms.
  • Aging with trauma across the lifetime and experiencing trauma in old age.
  • On bereavement and grief: a therapeutic approach to healing.  

Psychologists, social workers, researchers studying trauma and resilience, and mental health professionals across disciplines will welcome Traumatic Stress and Long-Term Recovery as a profound source of insight into stress and loss, coping and healing.

 

About the authors

Dr. Katie E. Cherry is a Professor of Psychology and the Executive Director of the Life Course and Aging Center at Louisiana State University. Her research expertise is adult development and aging with emphasis on cognition and successful aging. Her research has been funded by the National Institute on Aging and the Louisiana Board of Regents. In 2002, she was awarded the Emogene Pliner Distinguished Professor of Aging Studies professorship for her contributions to the field of adult development and aging.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Traumatic Stress in Overview: Definition, Context, Scope, and Long-Term Outcomes

    Gerhart, James I., PhD (et al.)

    Pages 3-24

  • Natural Disasters: On Wildfires and Long-Term Recovery of Community-Residing Adults

    Phillips, Judith R., PhD

    Pages 25-36

  • On Tornados: Storm Exposure, Coping Styles, and Resilience

    Brown, Jennifer Silva, PhD

    Pages 37-55

  • When Multiple Disasters Strike: Louisiana Fishers in the Aftermath of Hurricanes and the British Petroleum Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

    Lyon, Bethany A., M, A (et al.)

    Pages 57-70

  • The Great East Japan Earthquake: Tsunami and Nuclear Disaster

    Maeda, Masaharu, MD, PhD (et al.)

    Pages 71-90

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-18866-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-18865-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35019-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Traumatic Stress and Long-Term Recovery
Book Subtitle
Coping with Disasters and Other Negative Life Events
Editors
  • Katie E. Cherry
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-18866-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-18866-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-18865-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35019-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 443
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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