Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Children and Adolescents Scientific Foundations and Therapeutic Models

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-07-11
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

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With contributions from prominent experts, this pragmatic book takes a close look at the nature of complex psychological trauma in children and adolescents and the clinical challenges it presents. Each chapter shows how a complex trauma perspective can provide an invaluable unifying framework for case conceptualization, assessment, and intervention amidst the chaos and turmoil of these young patients' lives. A range of evidence-based and promising therapies are reviewed and illustrated with vivid case vignettes. The volume is grounded in clinical innovations and cutting-edge research on child and adolescent brain development, attachment, and emotion regulation.

Author Biography

Julian D. Ford, PhD, a clinical psychologist, is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where he is also Director of the Child Trauma Clinic and of the Center for Trauma Response, Recovery, and Preparedness. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation and serves on the board of directors of the ISTSS. With Dr. Courtois, Dr. Ford is a recipient of the Print Media Award from the ISSTD for their coedited volume on treating complex traumatic stress disorders in adults; he has also published several other books on trauma-related topics. Dr. Ford developed and conducts research on the Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET) psychosocial intervention for adolescents, adults, and families. Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP, is a counseling psychologist in private practice in Washington, DC. She is immediate past president of Division 56 (Psychological Trauma) of the American Psychological Association (APA) and past Clinical and Training Director and cofounder of The CENTER: Posttraumatic Disorders Program, also in Washington. Dr. Courtois is a recipient of the Outstanding Contributions to Professional Practice Award from APA Division 56, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), and the Sarah Haley Award for Clinical Excellence from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), among other honors. She has published numerous books, book chapters, and articles on trauma-related topics.

Table of Contents

I. Complex Trauma in Childhood and Adolescence 1. Relational Trauma, Brain Development, and Dissociation, Allan N. Schore 2. Childhood Trauma, Brain Connectivity, and the Self, Ruth A. Lanius, Robyn Bluhm, and Paul A. Frewen 3. Relational Trauma and Disorganized Attachment, Pamela C. Alexander 4. Betrayal Trauma, Laura A. Kaehler, Rebecca Babcock, Anne P. DePrince, and Jennifer Freyd 5. Cumulative Trauma in Childhood, Damion Grasso, Carolyn Greene, and Julian D. Ford 6. The Translational Evidence Base, Ruth R. DeRosa, Lisa Amaya-Jackson, and Christopher M. Layne 7. Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis, Julian D. Ford, Kathleen Nader, and Kenneth Fletcher II. Individual Psychotherapy Models 8. Integrated Treatment of Complex Trauma, Cheryl Lanktree and John Briere 9. Dissociation-Focused Therapy, Sandra Wieland and Joyanna Silberg 10. Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Matthew Kliethermes, Rachel Wamser Nanney, Judith A. Cohen, and Anthony P. Mannarino 11. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Debra Wesselmann and Francine Shapiro 12. Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Ruth R. DeRosa and Jill H. Rathus III. Systemic Approaches to Treatment 13. The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, Bruce D. Perry and Christine L. Dobson 14. Developmental Trauma Therapy Models, Julian D. Ford, Margaret E. Blaustein, Mandy Habib, and Richard Kagan 15. The Sanctuary Model, Sandra L. Bloom 16. Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Amy Klatzkin, Alicia F. Lieberman, and Patricia Van Horn 17. Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Anthony J. Urquiza and Susan Timmer 18. Trauma Systems Therapy, Carryl P. Navalta, Adam D. Brown, Amanda Nisewaner, B. Heidi Ellis, and Glenn N. Saxe 19. Conclusion, Julian D. Ford and Christine A. Courtois

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