Clinician's Guide to PTSD: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach by Steven Taylor PhD

By Steven Taylor PhD

Grounded within the most up-to-date medical and neurobiological study, this booklet offers either an realizing of posttraumatic tension disease (PTSD) and a consultant to empirically supported remedy. the writer deals well-documented, useful options for making plans and enforcing cognitive-behavioral treatment with those that have skilled kinds of trauma--sexual attack, strive against, critical injuries, and more--and indicates find out how to use a case formula method of tailor interventions to the wishes of every sufferer. assurance contains diverse conceptual versions of PTSD, techniques to integrating psychopharmacology into therapy, and techniques for addressing often encountered comorbid stipulations. Illustrated with precious case examples, the e-book good points over a dozen reproducible handouts and types.

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Even so, it is expedient to review theories and research separately, rather than wade through a dense forest of conjecture, evidence, counterconjecture, and further evidence. We will begin by reviewing the current state of knowledge on the cognitive and behavioral features of PTSD, including cutting-edge discoveries as well as established findings. Armed with this information, we will then consider, in the following chapter, which models are most promising. We will begin by reviewing two empirical approaches used to study cognitive processing abnormalities in PTSD.

1995; Yehuda & Wong, 2001), yet only a fraction develop PTSD (8%: APA, 2000). This suggests that trauma alone is insufficient to cause PTSD and that other factors must be taken into consideration. One of the first steps in identifying vulnerability factors is to identify risk factors. These are variables that predict the development of PTSD. A risk factor need not play a causal role—it could simply be a correlate of a causal factor. One should not confuse risk factors with causal factors, although the former can provide clues about the latter.

2001), which is implicated in the memory encoding and retrieval (see Chapter 4). , “Memory of the birth of my son, Alex, at St. , “Knowl- 26 CONCEPTUAL AND EMPIRICAL FOUNDATIONS edge that I am a father”) (Conway, Singer, & Tagini, 2004). People with PTSD, compared to people exposed to traumatic events without developing PTSD, have “overgeneral” autobiographical memories in that their recollections are vague and lacking in detail (Harvey, Bryant, & Dang, 1998; McNally, Litz, Prassas, Shin, & Weathers, 1994; McNally, Lasko, Macklin, & Pitman, 1995).

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