A Casebook of Cognitive Therapy for Traumatic Stress Reactions


by: Grey, Nick
Format: Hardcover

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Product Description Many people experience traumatic events and whilst some gradually recover from such experiences, others find it more difficult and may seek professional help for a range of problems. A Casebook of Cognitive Therapy for Traumatic Stress Reactions aims to help therapists who may not have an extensive range of clinical experience. The book includes descriptions and case studies of clinical cases of cognitive behavioural treatments involving people who have experienced traumatic events, including: people with phobias, depression and paranoid delusions following traumatic experiences people with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) people who have experienced multiple and prolonged traumatizations people who are refugees or asylum-seekers. All chapters are written by experts in the field and consider what may be learned from such cases. In addition it is considered how these cases can be applied more generally in cognitive behavioural treatments for traumatic stress reactions. This book will be invaluable to all mental health professionals and in particular to therapists wanting to treat people who have experienced traumatic events, allowing them to creatively apply their existing knowledge to new clinical cases. Review "A Casebook of Cognitive Therapy for Traumatic Stress Reactions is the best book to date on this topic. This uniformly outstanding casebook thoughtfully illustrates creative and practical treatment guidelines derived from the latest trauma research. Therapist-client dialogues facilitate a three-dimensional appreciation of central therapy processes. Many topics glossed over in other PTSD manuals are afforded detailed discussion such as how to manage suicidal ideation and how to choose treatment priorities when trauma reactions are co-morbid with other disorders. The chapter on the use of language interpreters in trauma therapy compassionately sets guidelines for assessing and addressing interpreters' emotional reactions so these do not compromise client care or cause harm to the interpreter. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to every clinician, whether novice or expert, and predict it will quickly become one of the most dog-eared books on your desk from frequent and welcome use." - Christine A. Padesky, Co-Founder, Center for Cognitive Therapy, Huntington Beach, California, USA "CBT is at the forefront of research into PTSD and other disorders so the book will deliver new material and the range of traumatic reactions to be discussed is, to my knowledge, not currently found elsewhere...it's likely to be a set book for PTSD courses." - Michael Neenan "At an academic level I probably have not done the book justice in terms of the wealth of information it provides. I hope the contributors will understand that it is partly due to my limited knowledge of cognitive therapy and trauma, and my different training orientation. Bearing those factors in mind, I congratulate the authors and editor that I still gained so much from this book." - Janet Dandy, The Independent Practitioner, Summer 2010 About the Author Nick Grey is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. His clinical work is providing outpatient cognitive therapy to people with anxiety disorders.


Product Code: 9780415438025
ISBN: 0415438020
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2009-08-14
Number of Pages: 328 pages
Languages: english
Edition: 1
Dimension: 6.14 x 1.18 x 9.21 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.41 pounds