Trauma Psychology

Trauma Psychology

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These volumes by a team of internationally recognized experts reflect and highlight both recognized and under-recognized events that cause trauma. They also examine current and emerging research on effective interventions to minimize and heal the effects of the trauma. Special attention is also given to culture and context, because what is considered healthy or problematic may vary widely across cultures, and culture can influence people's coping styles. Sources of trauma discussed include stalking, killing, terrorism, torture, kidnap, workplace violence, domestic violence, children and war, fires, floods, AIDS, pain, burns, spinal cord injury, children and medical illness, homelessness, and more. Case examples, treatment recommendations, and public policy recommendations are included in each of the chapters. The growing field of trauma psychology has been spurred recently by natural events from Hurricane Katrina to the Tsunami, and by terrorist events worldwide, as well as chronic health and social issues--from persistent pain to homelessness--that are mounting. The experts offer a gripping overview of the most traumatic and widespread events causing trauma and of the symptoms and health impairment that may result. Most important, they explain how we can best recognize, understand, and treat the sufferers and develop intervention policies.While not solely for MVA survivors with PTSD, they do provide a much-needed resource for treatment of the disorder. ... for ASD and PTSD, but did not include other common sequelae such as depression, driving anxiety, or substance abuse , which were identified as ... This has led to our effort to provide a self- directed treatment and a treatment manual for interested psychologists in the Oxford Universityanbsp;...

Title:Trauma Psychology
Author:Elizabeth K. Carll
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 2007-08


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