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For Survivors

Bass, Ellen and Davis, Laura. (2008). The courage to heal: A guide for women survivors of sexual abuse. 20th anniversary edition. HarperCollins, NY, NY. Also available in Spanish.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Preface to the First Edition – Breaking Silence – Believing It Happened – Healing Is Possible – Understanding That It Wasn’t Your Fault – Using the Writing Exercises – Using Guided Imagery: Grieving – Anger – Disclosures and Truth-Telling – TAKING STOCK TAKING CARE: Forgiveness? – Spirituality – Recognizing the Damage – Honoring What You Did – Resolution and Moving On – THE HEALING PROCESS: Getting in Touch with Your Feelings – An Overview – Trauma and the Brain – The Emergency Stage – Healthy Intimacy – Reclaiming Your Sexuality – Children and Parenting – Relating to Your Family Now – The Basics – Introduction – Anna Stevens – RESOURCE GUIDE:  Finding Help Building Community – Resilience – Special Topics – Abuse by Clergy  – Acknowledgments
NOTE: From the publisher: “The Courage to Heal is an inspiring, comprehensive guide that offers hope and a map of the healing journey to every woman who was sexually abused as a child. Weaving together personal experience with professional knowledge, the authors provide clear explanations, practical suggestions, and support throughout the healing process. New material includes: contemporary research on trauma and the brain; an overview of healing tools such as imagery, meditation, and body-centered practices; additional stories that reflect an even greater diversity of survivor experiences; the reassuring accounts of survivors who have been healing for more than twenty years; the most comprehensive, up-to-date resource guide in the field; and insights from the authors’ decades of experience. Cherished by survivors, and recommended by therapists and institutions everywhere, The Courage to Heal has often been called the bible of healing from child sexual abuse.” Includes some information on ritual abuse.
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Davis, Laura. (1990) The courage to heal workbook: for women and men survivors of child sexual abuse. Harper Collins, NY, NY.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction – About the Exercises in This Book – Survival Skills for Healing – Building Your Support System – Dealing With Crisis – Nurturing Yourself – Marking The Way – Where Did I Come From?  How Did It Change My Life? How Did I Survive?  Aspects of Healing – Resolution And Moving on – Remembering – Believing It Happened – Breaking Silence – Understanding That It Wasn’t Your Fault – Learning to Trust Yourself – Grieving And Mourning – Anger – Confrontations – Dealing With Your Family Now – Guidelines For Healing Sexually – Resources
NOTE: From the publisher: “A combination of checklists, writing and art projects, and open-ended questions and activities expertly guides the survivor through the healing process. Survival Skills — Teaches survivors to create a safe, supportive environment, ask for help, deal with crisis periods, and choose therapy. Aspects Of Healing — Focuses on the healing process: gaining a capacity for hope, breaking silence, letting go of shame, turning anger into action, planning a confrontation, preparing for family contact, and affirming personal progress. Guidelines For Healing Sexually — Redefines the concept of “safe sex” and establishes healthy ground rules for sexual contact.” Carefully thought out cognitive and creative exercises to accompany The Courage to heal. Respectful and empathetic throughout. Davis says in “About These Exercises”, “There may be moments when you feel inadequate, confused or unable to proceed…. That means there is a flaw in the design of the book, not in you.”
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Handy, Marla. (2010) No comfort zone: Notes on living with PTSD. Mocassa Press, Madison, WI.
NOTE: Half a memoir, half a self-help book. The author experienced severe childhood abuse resulting in complex PTSD.

Matsakis, Aphrodite. (1996) I can’t get over it: A handbook for trauma survivors. New Harbinger Pub, Oakland, CA.
NOTE: From a reader’s review: “A tremendously useful book – I recommend this to any client I have who is a trauma survivor dealing with PTSD symptoms. It is a down-to-earth “owner’s manual” for improving one’s quality of life by understanding the problem, reducing the frequency and severity of symptoms being triggered, and speeding up the relief of those symptoms when it does happen. Matsakis is one of the field’s leading authorities on PTSD, and she has performed a work of real service and compassion by writing this.”

Napier, Nancy J. Getting through the day: Strategies for adults hurt as children. Sidran Foundation Press, Baltimore, MD.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction: I know I have Been Hurt, But Now What? Dissociation and Childhood Hurts: When You Have a Need Not to Know -Therapeutic Dissociation: A Better Way – Identifying Triggers: Why Am I So Scared? Healing with “Mindfulness”: Something to Hold on to – Containing and Sitting with Feelings: I Feel Like I’m Going to …Disappointment and Despair: I Just Don’t Know What to Do – Dealing with Inner Child Parts: What Do I Do with Them Now? Shame And the Disowned Self: I Can’t Bear to Let You See…Your Future Self: Could That Possibly Be Me? What about the People in My Life? What about My Therapist? In Fact, What about Therapy?
NOTE: From the publisher: “ In straightforward language, the author discusses the continuum of dissociation and explains the difference between ordinary mood shifts and trauma-induced dissociation. Chapters are devoted to the therapeutic value of dissociation, triggers, mindfulness, “inner child” parts, shame, your “future” self, and your relationships with family, friends, and therapist.
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Oksana, Chrystine. (1994, 2001) Safe passage to healing: A guide for survivors of ritual abuse. Harper Perennial, NY. NY, and  iUniverse, Lincoln, NB.
NOTE: Written in the format of Ellen Bass’ The courage to heal, this is the first and still the best book on healing from Ritual Abuse. The chapter on the crisis phase has probably saved more lives than any other book written on ritual abuse. If you can only buy one book, buy this one.

Schiraldi, Glenn. The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder sourcebook: A Guide to healing, recovery, and growth. McGraw Hill, NY, NY. 
TABLE OF CONTENTS: ABOUT PTSD – Understanding Anxiety and Dissociation – Principles of Healing Recovery and Growth -Professional Medication – Stabilization and Balance – Affect Management – Breathing Retraining – About Relaxation – Autogenic Training – Meditation – Managing Anger – Eye Movement – Intrusion Management – Principles of Memory Work – Cognitive Restructuring – Confiding Concealed Wounds – Resolving Guilt – Thought Field Therapy – The Rewind Technique – Traumatic Incident Reduction TIR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing EMDR – The Counting Method – Dream Management and Processing – Healing Imagery – Healing Rituals – Grieving Losses – Coming to Terms with Suffering – Hypnosis – Expressive Art Therapies – Life Review – Building Self-Esteem – Resolving Anger – Prolonged Exposure – Complementary Approaches – Moving On – Transitioning – Intimacy and Sexuality – Meaning and Purpose – Spiritual and Religious Growth – Happiness, Pleasure, and Humor – Relapse Prevention – Summing Up – The History of PTSD – Assessing Abuse – The Brain and Memory – Psychiatric Disorders – 72-Hour Emergency Preparedness – Time Management – Rape and Sexual Assault Facts and Myths – Medication Facts and Guidelines – Victim, Survivor, Thriver – Resources – Glossary – Endnotes – Bibliography
NOTE: From the publisher: “A guide for both survivors and their loved ones, helping them to see that on the other side of their pain is recovery and growth. (It) explains the psychic defenses that can go into effect to protect a victim from further emotional harm, provides information on triggers and the debilitating effects of post-traumatic stress disorder, and addresses how the healing process can begin and how fear diminishes through a variety of medic and non-medicinal treatment methods.”
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Williams, Mary Beth and Soili Poijula (2002) The PTSD workbook: Simple, effective techniques for overcoming traumatic stress symptoms. New Harbinger Publications, Oakland, CA.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Before Doing the Work: Safety, Security, and Intention – Identifying and Writing about What Has Happened to You – My Traumatic Experiences – Coping with Trauma with Less Avoidance and Denial – Dealing with Associated Symptoms of PTSD: Guilt, Survivor Guilt, Shame, and Loss – Difficulty Regulating Emotion  – Alterations in Attention or Consciousness: Dealing with Dissociation and Traumatic Amnesia  – How Trauma Impacts the Way You View Yourself – Dealing with Your Perpetrators – Finding Meaning
NOTE: From the authors: “In this workbook, you will have the opportunity to complete numerous exercises that will give you insight into your symptoms, your beliefs, your behaviors, and your feelings about the trauma or traumas you endured. Many of these exercises can be completed in the book itself, so that the book becomes a record of your recovery from trauma as well as a resource for you to turn to again and again throughout that recovery. Other exercises can be completed in a separate notebook or journal, which can also be used to expand upon the exercises you complete in the book or to record your other thoughts and feelings along your journey to healing. We hope that this book will help you on that
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Vermilyea, Elizabeth G. (2000) Growing beyond survival: A self-help toolkit for managing traumatic stress. Sidran Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Crash Course in Child Development – Crash Course in the Frustrated Fight or Flight Response – Traumatic Stress Inventory – The Toolbox – Tools of the Trade – The Idea of Self-Regulation- Cycle of Traumatic Stress Responses – Tool: Grounding – Tool: Reality Checks – Tool: Imagery – Tool: Gauge – Tool: Regulator – Tool: Container -Tool: Journal Writing – Tool: Safety – Tool: Relaxation – Tool: Sleep Strategies – What Does It All Mean? The Meaning of Awareness – Tool: Self-Awareness – Tool: Boundaries – Shame – Anger – Tools for Regulation of Thoughts – Regulation of Feelings – Regulation of Impulses – Regulation of Sensory Experiences – Peer Support Networks – Conclusion – Resources – Reading List
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For Partners

Barshinger, Clark E., LaRowe, Lojan and Tapia, Andres. (1995) Haunted marriage: Overcoming the ghosts of your spouse’s childhood abuse. InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove. IL.
NOTE: Christian point of view.

Davis, Laura. (1992) Allies in healing: When the person you love was sexually abused as a child. Harper Collins, NY, NY.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Part 1: Partner’s questions: The basics: Allies in healing: My needs and feelings: Dealing with Crises: More about sexual abuse: Intimacy and communication: Sex: Family issues: Final thoughts. Part 2: Partner’s Stories: Introduction: Jack’s Story “Recovering together:” Marise’s Story “She works really hard and so do I:” Noah’s story “Crisis and cult abuse:” Eric’s story “The support of others:” Lorraine’s story “Breaking up:” Richard’s story “A year at a time:” Scott’s story “Building trust over time:” Virginia’s story “Forging a commitment:” Healing books and other resources: Index.
NOTE: Written in the format of The courage to heal, this book covers topics such as communication, sex, emergencies, and interacting with the survivor’s family. Girlfriends, boyfriends, spouses, and lovers are all included.
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For Therapists

Briere, John. (1992) Child abuse trauma: Theory and treatment of the lasting effects. Sage Publications, Newbury Park, CA.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: (partial) Incidence – Types and Forms of Child Maltreatment – Long-Term Impacts of Child Abuse – Cognitive Distortions – Altered Emotionality – Dissociation – Disturbed Relationships – Process Issues – Intervention Approaches – Special Issues in Abuse-Focused Therapy – Summary – References
\NOTE: From the publisher: “This volume considers the unique and overlapping long-term effects of all major forms of child maltreatment. The author integrates information on seven types of child abuse and neglect – ranging from sexual and physical abuse to mistreatment by alcoholic or drug-addicted parents – and outlines the complex ways in which abuse impacts on later psychosocial functioning. Briere reframes traditional notions of psychopathology and describes treatment approaches to abuse-related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, interpersonal dysfunction, self-destructive behaviour, impaired self-reference and borderline personality disorder.”
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Chu, James A. (2011) Rebuilding shattered lives: Treating complex PTSD and dissociative disorders. John Wiley, Hoboken, NJ.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: (partial)   30 Years of Study – Complex PTSD: The Effects of Chronic Trauma and Victimization – Dissociation and the Dissociative Disorders – Childhood Trauma Attachment and the Development of the Self – The Nature of Traumatic Memories of Childhood Abuse – Phase-Oriented Treatment for Complex PTSD – The Paradox of Self Care – Controlling Posttraumatic and Dissociative Symptoms – Relational Dilemmas in Treating Complex PTSD – Chronic Disempowerment – Maintaining the Treatment Frame – Special Topics in Treatment of Complex Trauma-Related Disorders – Managing Crisis: Acute Care and Hospitalization – Psychopharmacology for Trauma-Related Disorders – Controversies and Future Directions in the Field – Afterword: Why We Do This Work – Appendices – References
NOTE: “From the publisher: “A fully revised, proven approach to the assessment and treatment of post-traumatic and dissociative disorders—reflecting treatment advances since 1998…The new edition includes: developments in the treatment of complex PTSD; more on neurobiology, crisis management, and psychopharmacology for trauma-related disorders; examination of early attachment relationships and their impact on overall development; the impact of disorganized attachment on a child’s vulnerability to various forms of victimization; and an update on the management of special issues.”
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Figley, Charles R., Ed (1985) Trauma and its wake: The study and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Brunner/Mazel,  NY, NY.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction and Conceptualization – 4 chapters, including: -Rebuilding Shattered Assumptions – Developmental Perspective on Psychic Trauma in Childhood – Recent Research Findings – 5 chapters, including: The Emotional Aftermath of Crime and Violence -Factors Predicting Psychological Distress Among Rape Victims –  A Comparative Analysis of PTSD Among Various Survivor Groups – Recent Treatment Innovations – 7 chapters, including: Ethnicity and Traumatic Stress – Diagnosis and Treatment of Traumatic Stress Among Women after Childhood Incest – Use of the Environment and the Legal Impact of Resulting Emotional Harm – Social Responsibility in the Wake of Catastrophe – Appendices: Patient Information Form A – Structured Interview for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
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Herman, Judith Lewis. (1997) Trauma and recovery. Basic Books, NY, NY.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction – Part I: Traumatic Disorders – Chapter 1: A Forgotten History – Chapter 2: Terror – Chapter 3: Disconnection – Chapter 4: Captivity – Chapter 5: Child Abuse – Chapter 6: A New Diagnosis – Part II: Stages of Recovery – Chapter 7: A Healing Relationship – Chapter 8: Safety – Chapter 9: Remembrance and Mourning – Chapter 10: Reconnection – Chapter 11: Commonality – Afterword: The Dialectic of Trauma Continues
NOTE: From the publisher: “When Trauma and Recovery was first published in 1992, it was hailed as a groundbreaking work. In the intervening years, Herman’s volume has changed the way we think about and treat traumatic events and trauma victims. In a new afterword, Herman chronicles the incredible response the book has elicited and explains how the issues surrounding the topic have shifted within the clinical community and the culture at large. Trauma and Recovery brings a new level of understanding to a set of problems usually considered individually. Herman draws on her own cutting-edge research in domestic violence as well as on the vast literature of combat veterans and victims of political terror, to show the parallels between private terrors such as rape and public traumas such as terrorism. The book puts individual experience in a broader political frame, arguing that psychological trauma can be understood only in a social context. Meticulously documented and frequently using the victims’ own words as well as those from classic literary works and prison diaries, Trauma and Recovery is a powerful work that will continue to profoundly impact our thinking.”
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Krill, William E., McKinnon, Marjorie and Volkman, Marian K.   (2009. 2011) Gentling: A practical guide to treating PTSD in abused children. Loving Healing Press, Ann Arbor, MI.
NOTE: From the publisher: “ With this book, you will: Learn child-specific signs of PTSD in abused children; Learn how to manage the often intense reactivity seen in stress episodes; Gain the practical, gentle, and effective treatment tools that really help these children; Use the Child Stress Profile (CSP) to guide treatment and measure outcomes; Deploy handy ‘Quick Teach Sheets’ that can be copied and handed to foster parents, teachers, and social workers.”

McCann, Lisa. (1990) Psychological trauma and the adult  survivor. Brunner/Mazel, NY, NY.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: (partial) Constructivist Self Development Theory – Trauma and Victimization: Review of the Literature – The Disruption of Psychological Needs and Related Cognitive Schema – Clinical assessment and Intervention – Assessing Personal History, Traumatic Events, the Social and Cultural Context, and Social Support – Assessing and Strengthening Ego Resources – Assessing Disrupted Psychological Needs – Resolving Disturbed Schemas – Resolving Traumatic Memories – Understanding and Resolving Transference Reactions – Applying the Theory to Special Clinical Issues – Applying the Theory to Special Populations – Integrating the Theory in Four Case Studies
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Meiselman, Karin C. (1990) Resolving the trauma of incest:  Reintegration therapy with survivors. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA.
NOTE: From the publisher: “Karin C. Meiselman presents a new therapeutic approach that enables therapists to recognize, understand, and treat the special needs and problems of incest survivors, ranging from panic attacks and sexual difficulties to chronic depression and destructive relationships. The author explains why effective therapy with incest survivors requires a nurturing therapeutic relationship–and she shows how to develop that relationship and give the ongoing reassurance that victims need in dealing with trauma, overcoming loss and grief, and in taking control of their lives.”

Ochberg, Frank M., Ed. (1988) Post-traumatic therapy and victims of violence. Brunner/Mazel, NY, NY.<
TABLE OF CONTENTS: (partial) Post-Traumatic Therapy and Victims of Violence – The Biological Response to Psychic Trauma – The Role of Medication in Pos-Traumatic Therapy – Healing of the Whole Person – Post-Traumatic Family Therapy – Personal Power and Institutional Victimization: treating the Dual Trauma of Woman Battering – Rape Trauma and Treatment of the Victim – Father-Daughter Incest – Post Traumatic Therapy for Children Who Are Victims of Violence – The Homicide of a Child – Treating the Vietnam Veteran – Treating Survivors and Children of Survivors of the Nazi Holocaust – The Psychiatric Care of Refugee Survivors of Violence and Torture –  Support Services for Victims – Editorial Postscript by Charles R. Figley
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Peterson, Kirtland C. et al (1991) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder:  A clinician’s guide. Plenum Press, NY, NY.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: (partial) History – Primary Symptoms – Persistent Avoidance and Numbing of Responsiveness to the External World – Survivor Guilt and Other Forms of Guilt – Secondary Symptoms – Changes in Ego Functioning – Subtypes and Course of the Disorder – Victims of Military Combat – Rape/Assault Victims – Victims – of Accidental Man-Made Disasters – Hiroshima Survivors – residents of Three Mile Island – PTSD in Children – Occurence – Symptoms – Parental Responses – Theoretical Perspectives – Problems in Assessment and Diagnosis – Ego-Supportive Interventions – Procedures – General Stratagem of Treatment – Implosive Therapy/Imaginal Flooding – Hypnotherapy and Narcosynthesis – A Behavioral Learning Theory Formulation – A Psychodynamic Classical Formulation – An Object Relations Theory Formulation – An Ecosystemic Model – Assessment  – Differential Diagnosis – Functional Evaluation of the Individual – Guidelines – Psychodynamically Oriented Group Psychotherapy – Treatment Strategies/Goals – Treatment of Autonomic Arousal and Anxiety
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Rothschild, Babette. (2000) The body remembers: The psychophysiology of trauma and trauma treatment. W.W. Norton, NY, NY.
NOTE: From the publisher: “While reducing the chasm between scientific theory and clinical practice and bridging the gap between talk therapy and body therapy, Rothschild presents principles and non-touch techniques for giving the body its due. With an eye to its relevance for clinicians, she consolidates current knowledge about the psychobiology of the stress response both in normally challenging situations and during extreme and prolonged trauma. This gives clinicians from all disciplines a foundation for speculating about the origins of their clients’ symptoms and incorporating regard for the body into their practice. The somatic techniques are chosen with an eye to making trauma therapy safer while increasing mind-body integration.”
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Rothschild, Babette. (2003) The body remembers casebook: Unifying methods and models in the treatment of trauma and PTSD. W.W. Norton, NY, NY.
NOTE: Designed for therapists seeking to tailor trauma therapy to particular clients. Advocates tailoring therapy to individual cases and demonstrates the use of psychodynamic, cognitive, EMDR, SIBAM and other therapies in trauma treatment.

Scott, Michael J. and Stradling, Stephen G. (1992) Counselling for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Sage, Newbury Park, London, UK.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Understanding How Trauma Leads to PTSD – A Neo-Ericksonian Framework for Treating Trauma – The Tools Framework – Tools for Safety, Ego Support, and Ego Growth – Tools for Transforming Traumatic Memory – The Use of Thought Field Therapy in Treating Trauma – Tools for the Holistic Self – If You Meet the “Tool” on the Road, Leave It! Person-of-the-Therapist Issues – Beyond Tools and Trauma – Epilogue: Tools for Transforming Terrorism
NOTE: From the publisher: “Based upon a framework that integrates a wide range of therapeutic theories of PTSD and techniques, including Ericksonian, solution-oriented and hypnotherapeutic approaches, Tools for transforming trauma provides clinicians with specific skills for treating traumatized individuals. Detailed, how-to instructions and rationales for the implementation of over 30 “tools” throughout the different phases of treatment make this book an ideal resource for anyone working with trauma, abuse, and dissociative disorders. In this unique integration of approaches, Dr. Schwarz provides the reader with tools for transforming trauma in diverse areas such as affect dysregulation, ego strengthening, transforming negative memories, the false memory controversy, working with beliefs, cultivating a positive life, energy work, spirituality, and managing the therapeutic relationship during the process of healing.”
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Williams, Mary Beth and Sommer, John F. Jr., Eds. (1994) Handbook of post-traumatic therapy.  Greenwood Press. Westport, CT. Westport, CT London, England.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Preface – Part I: Theoretical, Diagnostic, and Practical Approaches: 1: The Need for an Integrative Theory of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – 2: The Diagnosis and Assessment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Adults – 3: Integrating Structured and Unstructured Approaches to Taking a Trauma History – Part II: Treatment of Children and Families: 4: Long-Term Treatment for Children with Severe Trauma History – 5: Intervention with Child Victims of Trauma in the School Setting – 6: Dual, Triple, and Quadruple Trauma Couples: Dynamics and Treatment Issues – 7: Treating Intimacy Issues of Traumatized People – 8: Intergenerational Consequences of Trauma: Reframing Traps in Treatment Theory–A Second- Generation Perspective – Part III: Treatment of Survivors of Violence and Abuse:9: Clinical Treatment of Survivors of Homicide Victims – 10: Post-Traumatic Therapy with Domestic Violence Survivors – 11: Establishing Safety in Survivors of Severe Sexual Abuse – Part IV: Treatment of Survivors of War: 12: War-Related Trauma: An Integrative Experiential, Cognitive, and Spiritual Approach – 13: War-Related Post-Traumatic Disorder: Chemical Addiction, Non-chemical Habituating Behaviors – Part V: Treatment of Victims of Ethnocultural and Political Problems:14: Post-Traumatic Ethnotherapy (p-Tet): Processes in Assessment and Intervention in Aspects of Global Psychic Trauma – 15: That Which Does Not Destroy Me: Treating Survivors of Political Torture – 16: Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Arab American Community – Part VI: Treatment of Disaster Victims:17: Immediate Post-Disaster Treatment of Trauma – 18: Responding to Community Crisis – 19: Relocation: Treatment of a Family Crisis – 20: The Association of Flight Attendants Employee Assistance Program Responds to Workplace Trauma: A Dynamic Model – 21: Treatment of Work-Related Trauma in Police Officers: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Post-Traumatic Decline – Part VII: Creative Therapeutic Approaches – 22: Art Therapy as a Visual Dialogue – 23: Creative Arts Therapies on a Sanctuary Voluntary  Inpatient Unit for Men and Women Who Have Experienced Abuse and Psychological Trauma in Childhood – 24: The Use of Writing in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders – 25: Action-Based Therapy for PTSD – 26: Hypnotic Approaches in Treating PTSD: An Ericksonian Framework – Part VIII: Special Group Interventions for Trauma Survivors:27: A Twelve-Theme Psychoeducational Program for Victims and Survivors – 28: Group Therapy and Self-Help Groups for Adult Survivors of Childhood Incest29: The Development of Groups for Partners of Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse – 30: Developing an Inpatient Dissociative Disorders Unit – 31: The Sanctuary Model: Developing Generic Inpatient Programs for the Treatment of Psychological Trauma – Part IX: New Trends and Developments: 32: Biological and Pharmacological Aspects of the Treatment of PTSD – 33: Traumatology: Implications for Training, Education, and Development Programs – 34: Ethical Considerations in Trauma Treatment, Research, Publication, and Training – 35: Countertransference and Trauma: Self-Healing and Training Issues – 36: Toward the Development of a Generic Model of PTSD Treatment
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Wilson, John P., Friedman, Matthew J. and Lindy, Jacob D. Eds.  (2001) Treating trauma and PTSD. Guilford Press, NY, NY.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Treatment Goals for PTSD – A Holistic Organismic Approach to Healing Trauma and PTSD – An Overview of Clinical Considerations and Principles in the Treatment of PTSD – Allostatic versus Empirical Perspectives on Pharmacotherapy for PTSD – An Allostatic Approach to the Psychodynamic Understanding of PTSD – Acute Posttraumatic Interventions – Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to PTSD – Group Psychotherapy for PTSD – Treatment of Persons with Complex PTSD – Trauma-Related Disruptions of the Self – Dual Diagnosis and Treatment of PTSD – Treatment Methods for Childhood Trauma – Treatment of PTSD in Families and Couples – Treatment of PTSD in Persons with Severe Mental Illness – Case History Analysis of the Treatments for PTSD: Lessons Learned – Practical Considerations in the Treatment of PTSD: Guidelines for Practitioners – Respecting the Trauma Membrane: Above All Do No Harm
NOTE: From the publisher: “This volume presents an innovative psychobiological framework for understanding and treating PTSD. A major emphasis is the need to reformulate diagnostic criteria and treatment goals to reflect emerging knowledge about the complex pathways by which trauma disrupts people’s lives. Within a holistic, organismic framework, the editors identify 65 PTSD symptoms contained within five (rather than the traditional three) symptom clusters, and spell out 80 target objectives for treatment. Expert contributors then provide detailed presentations of core therapeutic approaches, including acute posttraumatic interventions, cognitive-behavioral approaches, pharmacotherapy, group psychotherapy, and psychodynamic techniques, as well as approaches to working with specific populations, including children, refugees, and the dually diagnosed. The concluding section reviews and synthesizes all case material presented, examining which symptoms are addressed by each of the core approaches, which treatment goals are met, and which clients can most effectively be helped.”
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Wolf, Marion E. and Mosnaim, Aron D., Eds. (1990) Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Etiology, phenomenology, and treatment. American Psychiatric Press, Washington, DC.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Vulnerability to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – Dissociative Mechanisms in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – The Resilience Hypothesis and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – Diagnostic Validity of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – Personality Disorders and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – Are All Vietnam Veterans Like John Rambo? Psychosomatic Manifestations of Chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – Analgesia A New Dependent Variable for the Biological Study of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – Platelet Adenylate Cyclase Activity as a Possible Biologic Marker for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – Psychoendocrinology of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – Antidepressants in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – Carbamazepine in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Implications for the Kindling Hypothesis – Interrelationships Between Biological Mechanisms and Pharmacotherapy of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – Psychotherapeutic Interventions in Chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – Headache and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – Back to the Front: Recurrent Exposure to Combat Stress and Reactivation of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – Individual and Community Responses to an Aircraft Disaster – Legal Aspects of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Uses and Abuses
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