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Counselling for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Counselling for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Third Edition

July 2006 | 168 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Counselling for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Third Edition addresses the specifics of counselling clients who have suffered major trauma, whether recently or in the past, and includes 18 detailed case examples together with transcripts of sessions. The authors' cognitive contextual approach translates the psychobiology of trauma responses into clinically useful analogies and simple drawings that guide the therapist and client. The book is unique in covering the diagnosis and treatment of the full spectrum of post-traumatic states.

In this fully updated Third Edition the needs of special populations - children/adolescents, refugees and those in pain - are also addressed. Additional material includes a new PTSD screening inventory and a counselling competence scale.

Counselling for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Third Edition is an invaluable, comprehensive aid for both the experienced and novice therapist working with trauma victims.

Michael J. Scott is a Consultant Psychologist and External Examiner for the MSc Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies Programme at the University of Chester. Stephen G. Stradling is Professor of Transport Psychology at Napier University.

Post-Traumatic Responses
Diagnostic Criteria
Development and Course of PTSD
Conceptualising PTSD - The Maladaptive Interplay of Two Levels of Memory
The Cognitive Profile of Post-Traumatic Responses
The Cognitive-Contextual Approach
PTSD and Sub-Syndromal PTSD Case Examples
Beyond PTSD Case Examples

This is a really good book with a really good insight into PTSD

Miss Nicola Lord
department of health, preston collage
September 29, 2014


Dr Elaine Perea
Behavioral & Social Science, Daytona Beach Community College - South
November 1, 2013

Within the therapeutic arena, PTSD is an area in which student counsellors and therapists have often voiced that they feel challenged. This book overall is a comprehensive aid for a range of professionals working with individuals experiencing Trauma. At times however it is a heavy read due to the detail and content, but the examples and sessions enabled the students to understand more how theory and practice can be implemented within therapeutic settings to work with clients experiencing PTSD. Examples of what can be covered in sessions 1-11 and also the case examples were extremely useful. Inclusion of the appendices with detail on the Penn inventory, Cognitive Therapy scale, pain Management, working with children and Adults, EMDR was invaluable as it covered evidence based practice which enabled learners to grasp the process and complexity of assessment through to therapeutic interventions.

August 2, 2012

A good book giving an overview of the context of the area of the disorder and suggest techniques to working with clients. It gives the background, presenting symptoms and application.

Mr Geoff Gordon
Social work and Counselling, Stockport College
May 26, 2011

A useful CBT resource that would be helpful for students beginning their studies in PTSD.

Mrs Jackie Chivers
Adult Continuing Education, University of Wales, Swansea
February 15, 2011

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