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Clinician's Guide to PTSD


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Table of Contents

I. Conceptual and Empirical Foundations

1. Clinical Features of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

2. Cognitive and Behavioral Features of PTSD: What the Research Tells Us

3. Cognitive-Behavioral Models

4. Neurobiology for the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist

5. Treatments: A Review of the Research

II. Treatment Methods and Protocols

6. Assessment

7. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: An Overview

8. Developing a Case Formulation and Treatment Plan

9. Psychoeducation, Treatment Engagement, and Emotion Regulation Strategies

10. Cognitive Interventions I: General Considerations and Approaches

11. Cognitive Interventions II: Methods for Specific Types of Beliefs

12. Exposure Exercises I: Imaginal and Interoceptive Exposure

13. Exposure Exercises II: Situational Exposure

14. Adjunctive Methods and Relapse Prevention

About the Author

Steven Taylor, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada


"Sophisticated, up to date, and comprehensive. Rich with clinical examples, this book is a valuable resource for mental health clinicians who work or intend to work with clients suffering from PTSD related to any source of traumatization, from natural disasters and serious accidents to rape and intimate partner abuse. The author draws on extensive clinical and research experience to help the clinician understand the bases of client problems, plan treatment, and implement cognitive and exposure interventions. In the classroom, this book would be suitable as a primary text for graduate-level courses on posttraumatic stress or as a supplemental text for courses on psychopathology." - Edward S. Kubany, in private practice, Honolulu, Hawaii "This book is a gem! It is comprehensive, covering both the science and art of cognitive-behavioral treatment for PTSD, yet it is also concise and user friendly. It offers a compendium of new and established treatment methods in a case formulation approach that demonstrates how empirically supported treatment protocols can be adapted for individual patients. This volume includes everything a clinician, student, or researcher interested in PTSD needs to know. Taylor's thorough review of the literature even addresses neurobiology for the cognitive-behavioral therapist. A valuable resource for every clinician's bookshelf." - Barbara Olasov Rothbaum, Department of Psychiatry and Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program, Emory University School of Medicine, Georgia, USA "PTSD, perhaps more than any other mental disorder, has catapulted to prominence in recent years. PTSD is a major public health problem for which treatment is often inaccessible to sufferers. In this book, Taylor outlines a cognitive-behavioral approach that is evidence based, yet flexible enough to be tailored to the needs of the individual client. The book is a valuable resource for clinical psychology graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and psychiatry residents, as well as any mental health professional desirous of increasing his or her knowledge base in this area of treatment." - Murray B. Stein, University of California, San Diego, USA; Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders Program, VA San Diego Healthcare System, USA

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