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Effective Treatments for PTSD, Third Edition Synopsis

Grounded in the updated Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Prevention and Treatment Guidelines of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), the third edition of this definitive work has more than 90% new content. Chapters describe PTSD assessment and intervention practices that have been shown to work and provide practical, real-world implementation guidance. Foremost authorities address the complexities of trauma treatment with adults, adolescents, and children in diverse clinical contexts. The book delves into common obstacles and ways to overcome them, when to stop trying a particular approach with a client, and what to do next. Special topics include transdiagnostic interventions for PTSD and co-occurring problems, dissemination challenges, and analyzing the cost-effectiveness of treatments. Prior edition editors: Edna B. Foa, Terence M. Keane, Matthew J. Friedman, and Judith A. Cohen. New to This Edition *Fully rewritten to reflect over a decade of clinical, empirical, and theoretical developments, as well as changes in DSM-5 and ICD-11. *Increased research-to-practice focus--helps the clinician apply the recommendations in specific clinical situations. *New chapters on previously covered treatments: early interventions, psychopharmacotherapy for adults and children, and EMDR therapy. *Chapters on additional treatments: prolonged exposure, cognitive processing therapy, cognitive therapy, combined psychotherapy and medication, e-mental health, and complementary and alternative approaches. *Chapters on cutting-edge topics, including personalized interventions and advances in implementation science.

Effective Treatments for PTSD, Third Edition Press Reviews

The third edition builds on the extraordinary contributions of the two prior editions. The well-chosen authors have integrated standardized, rigorous reviews of the latest research with extremely helpful guidelines on how to apply the research recommendations in clinical practice settings. The book incorporates a number of significant advances and new topics and highlights future directions for the field in a thoughtful and practical way. This is a scientifically grounded, visionary book that is an essential resource for clinicians, researchers, and advanced graduate students. --Patricia J. Watson, PhD, psychologist, National Center for PTSD This impressive book thoroughly summarizes the state of the art in evidence-based approaches to early intervention and treatment for PTSD. It is unique in accomplishing something that previous (often technical and dry) consensus best-practice guidelines have not--it fleshes out research findings in a way that enables clinicians to make informed choices about how to best help trauma survivors in particular contexts. Chapters provide rich details about clinical procedures and discuss who is most likely to benefit, how to avoid pitfalls and maximize impact, and what to do about problems that arise. The editors and contributors are experts with tremendous training and clinical experience. --Brett T. Litz, PhD, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry, Boston University The third edition of this book takes an important step in bridging the gap between evidence-based guidelines and clinical practice. Clinicians face an array of barriers attempting to integrate findings from randomized clinical trials into their day-to-day work. The book is genuinely unique and much needed--each chapter goes beyond the research evidence to explore the challenges of applied implementation, providing practical and effective treatment recommendations. If you are working with those struggling with PTSD, this is a 'must read' regardless of clinical setting. You simply won't find more innovative, comprehensive coverage of this critical topic. --M. David Rudd, PhD, ABPP, President and Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, University of Memphis Congratulations to Dave Forbes, Jon Bisson, Candice Monson, and Lucy Berliner on overseeing this new edition. They have masterfully synthesized the wide-ranging research on treating PTSD that has been going on since the second edition of this volume came out. Their editorial vision has brought a fresh perspective to the ISTSS treatment guidelines, and offers the field an invaluable resource. We're thrilled to see the careful work in this arena continue, giving guidance to practitioners and researchers around the world. --Edna B. Foa, PhD; Terence M. Keane, PhD; Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD; and Judith A. Cohen, MD, editors of Effective Treatments for PTSD, Second Edition When I received the review copy of this book, I immediately pressed it into service....The authors and editors of this book are to be commended for the neat package of materials they have assembled that provides information that both researchers and clinicians need in an unbiased yet easy-to-access style. I believe this book will be important for anyone interested in the current state of the art in trauma treatment or who wants to know what is happening in trauma research. I highly recommend this book for both scientists and practitioners. (on the second edition)--PsycCRITIQUES, 9/1/2009

Book Information

ISBN: 9781462543571
Publication date: 28th September 2020
Author: David (University of Melbourne, Parkville; Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, Carlton) Forbes
Publisher: Guilford Press an imprint of Guilford Publications
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 558 pages
Categories: Trauma & shock, Psychotherapy,

About David (University of Melbourne, Parkville; Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, Carlton) Forbes

David Forbes, PhD, is Director of Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne. He began practicing as a clinical psychologist in the mid-1990s and has a strong research track record in the assessment and treatment of mental health problems in trauma survivors, with a specialty in military, veteran, emergency services, and post-disaster mental health. Dr. Forbes led the development of the Australian Guidelines for the Treatment of Acute Stress Disorder and PTSD and is Co-Chair of the 5-Eyes Mental Health Research and Innovation Collaboration. Jonathan I. Bisson, ...

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