The Encyclopedia of Psychological Trauma
Guide for readers.
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"In simple, nontechnical language, this resource outlines the nature and description of psychological trauma, its impact and sociopolitical effects, its prevention and treatment, current research, professional organizations, and government policies. Each entry ranges from three to five pages and contains a useful list of references to journal articles, books, or web sites. The volume allows systematic access to topics through its alphabetic arrangement and an excellent subject and author index. This single-volume work, therefore, fills an important research gap and will prove valuable to students, clinicians, educators, policy makers, and other interested persons. Highly recommended." (Library Journal, February 15, 2009)"This high-quality, broad-ranging volume. . . provid[es]authoritative, factual information about psychological trauma… needed to inform media reports, fictional representations, public opinion, political and governmental laws and policies, and the educational system for people across the life span, and in scientific and professional efforts to assist trauma survivors. This informative collection is a “must-read” for all those interested in understanding psychological trauma."
–Annette M. La Greca, University of Miami Editor, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Anxiety Disorders, Journal of Traumatic Practice, and many other peer review journals
"With contributions from many national experts, this
user-friendly comprehensive volume is a must for clinicians,
researchers, and educators working in the area of trauma."
–Betty Pfefferbaum, M.D., J.D. Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Director, Terrorism and Disaster Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
"The Encyclopedia of Psychological Trauma (EPT) is an
imposing volume that covers an impressively comprehensive
constellation of topics. The intense effort the editors have
invested in recruiting top experts in a broad range of specialty
areas and ensuring top quality content is evident throughout.
Professionals whose work is related to psychological trauma will
undoubtedly find EPT to be an invaluable tool that they will want
to keep within easy reach, whether to quickly absorb a subject that
is new to them or to review an already familiar area."
–Steven N. Gold, PhD, Professor, Center for Psychological Studies Director, Trauma Resolution & Integration Program (TRIP) Nova Southeastern University
"This comprehensive volume does a remarkable job of bringing
together scholarly summaries about the vast array of issues
pertaining to the study of traumatic events and their psychological
consequences. The chapters are worthy stand-alone contributions,
but even better, together they provide a state-of-the-science
summary of the field that should be of interest to novices and
–Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH, Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health Research Professor, Institute for Social Research University of Michiga