Assessing Psychological Trauma and PTSD

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John Preston Wilson, Terence Martin Keane
Guilford Press, Jul 12, 2004 - Psychology - 668 pages
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From prominent authorities in the field, the revised and expanded second edition of this acclaimed work is an essential resource for anyone providing treatment services or conducting research in the area of trauma and PTSD. The volume reviews the breadth of current knowledge about trauma assessment and provides clear, up-to-date recommendations for practice. Coverage encompasses the uses of standardized measures, clinical procedures, epidemiological methods, and projective techniques, as well as approaches to evaluating specific survivor populations. Existing chapters have been fully rewritten and seven entirely new chapters added, addressing recent developments in classification; emerging applications of neuroimaging and pharmacological probes; legal and forensic issues in assessment; assessment of comorbid PTSD and substance abuse; and effects of trauma on physical health.

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Introduction 1
Symptoms Syndromes
Assessing Acute Stress Disorder
Standardized SelfReport Measures of Civilian Trauma
Structured Clinical Interview Techniques for PTSD
The Peritraumatic Dissociative Experiences Questionnaire
The Impact of Event ScaleRevised
The Role of the Rorschach in the Assessment
Neuroimaging Studies in PTSD 389 1
Psychobiological Laboratory Assessment of PTSD
Physical Health Substance Use Disorder and Bereavement
Assessment of Trauma PTSD and Substance
Assessing Traumatic Bereavement
Assessing Traumatic Experiences in Children
Psychological Assessment of Child Abuse Effects
Gender Issues in the Assessment of PTSD

Epidemiological Methods for Assessing Trauma
The Assessment of MilitaryRelated PTSD
Psychophysiological Assessment of PTSD
Assessing Neuropsychological Concomitants of Trauma
ForensicClinical Assessment of Psychological Trauma
Author Index
Subject Index

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John P. Wilson, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Cleveland State University, a Fulbright Scholar, and a widely recognized international expert on PTSD. He is cofounder and past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), a Diplomate and Fellow of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Stress. Dr. Wilson is the coeditor of Countertransference in the Treatment of PTSD and Treating Psychological Trauma and PTSD.

Terence M. Keane, PhD, is Professor and Vice Chairman of Research in Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine. He is also Chief of Psychology and Director of the National Center for PTSD at the VA Boston Healthcare System. Past president of the ISTSS, he has published six books and over 160 articles on the assessment and treatment of PTSD. His contributions to the field have been recognized by many honors, including the Robert Laufer Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement from ISTSS, a Fulbright Scholarship, and an Outstanding Research Contribution Award and the Distinguished Service Award from the Division of Public Service Psychologists of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Keane is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society and has lectured and conducted workshops internationally.