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Effective Treatments for PTSD, Second Edition Practice Guidelines from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies by Edna B. Foa

Effective Treatments for PTSD, Second Edition Practice Guidelines from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies


Effective Treatments for PTSD, Second Edition Practice Guidelines from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies by Edna B. Foa

Developed under the auspices of the PTSD Treatment Guidelines Task Force of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, this tightly edited work is the definitive best-practice reference for practitioners caring for any trauma population. Leading clinical scientists thoroughly review the literature on widely used therapeutic approaches for both adults and children. Succinct treatment guidelines are presented that feature standardized ratings of the evidence for each approach. The book also offers insightful guidance to help clinicians select the most suitable therapy for particular patients and overcome frequently encountered obstacles.


In the classroom, I use this text as an expert reference to provide students with the critical knowledge of PTSD that they need for competent and responsible clinical practice. My students respond very positively to this book. --Gary Villereal, PhD, Department of Social Work, Western Kentucky University

Foa et al. help clinicians figure out what kinds of interventions will be most helpful for a wide range of clients suffering from PTSD--an area where science-based guidance is urgently needed. They offer specific guidelines for designing and implementing treatments and managing crisis situations, all backed by clinical research. Frankly, Foa and her colleagues are the best in the business! --Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, Professor and Director, Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics, University of Washington Without question, this is the definitive reference for anyone interested in the treatment of PTSD. The editors and contributors are leaders in the field whose clinical experience really shows. The need for good information about effective treatments for PTSD is even greater now than it was when the book was originally published, and the incorporation of significant new research and new topics makes the second edition even more valuable. Even those who tend to dislike treatment guidelines are likely to appreciate this book. It captures what we know but also acknowledges what we don't yet know, and captures the complexities of treating real patients. This is an indispensable resource. --Dean G. Kilpatrick, PhD, Distinguished University Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director, National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Medical University of South Carolina This marvelous update to the standard-setting prior edition provides all the information that practitioners and researchers need on the diagnosis and treatment of PTSD in children, adolescents, and adults. The volume systematically covers the field for readers seeking an up-to-date summary of the evidence. At the same time, it is a highly accessible reference for those who have specific questions. It is easy to read from beginning to end. Highly recommended. --John S. March, MD, MPH, Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Director, Program in Child Affective and Anxiety Disorders, Duke University From experts in the field, this excellent book is loaded with the most up-to-date treatment guidelines for PTSD. The book provides valuable information on diagnosis and assessment. Treatment-focused chapters are thorough and lucid, and include approaches to working with children as well as adults. The full range of biopsychosocial approaches are reviewed, making this an essential reference for residents, clinicians, and researchers. --Nang Du, MD, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco

About the Author

Edna B. Foa, PhD, is Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is also Director of the Center for the Study and Treatment of Anxiety. Terence M. Keane, PhD, is Director of the National Center for PTSD, Behavioral Sciences Division, VA Boston Healthcare System, where he is also Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development, and Professor and Vice Chairman of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD, is Executive Director of the National Center for PTSD, White River Junction VA Medical Center, and Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at Dartmouth Medical School. Judith A. Cohen, MD, is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist and Medical Director of the Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents, Department of Psychiatry, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Publication date

17th December 2010


Edna B. Foa

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Guilford Publications


658 pages





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