Therapist's Guide to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Intervention (Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional)

Therapist's Guide to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Intervention (Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional)

Sharon L. Johnson

Language: English

Pages: 368

ISBN: 0123748518

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Therapist's Guide to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Intervention (Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional)

Sharon L. Johnson

Language: English

Pages: 368

ISBN: 0123748518

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Sharon Johnson is the author of the best selling Therapist's Guide to Clinical Intervention now in its second edition. In this new book on PTSD, she lends her practical outline format to understanding PTSD assessment, treatment planning, and intervention. The book begins with a summary information on PTSD definition, and prevalence, assessment, and the evidence basis behind different treatment options. The book offers adjunctive skill building resources to supplement traditional therapy choices as well as forms for use in clinical practice.

This clinician's guide to diagnosing and treating PTSD is written in a concise format with much of the material in outline or bullet point format, allowing easy understanding of complex material for the busy therapist. The book includes a definition of the disorder, diagnostic criteria, the neurobiology of the disorder, tools and information for diagnosing clients, information on functional impairment, interventions, treatment planning, skill building, and additional clinician resources.

* Outlines treatment goals and objectives for DSM-IV PTSD diagnosis
* Discusses interventions and the evidence basis for each
* Offers skill building resources to supplement treatment
* Provides business and clinical forms for use with PTSD patients

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body were involved in the trauma. According to Rothchild (2000) “emotions feel different on the inside of the body” and this experience is unique to each individual. Trauma can generalize or amplify physical symptoms. A thorough physical examination by a physician who understands the impact of trauma is an important referral to rule out serious or contributing medical problems. Regardless, part of healing is allowing those symptoms to speak. Dimensions of pain Pain is both physical and

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