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Assessment and Treatment Planning for PTSD

ISBN: 978-1-118-12239-6
336 pages
October 2012
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Evidence-based approaches to diagnosing and treating PTSD in an array of specific populations and settings

This timely, practical guide for busy professionals:

  • Covers strategies for those working in specialized practice settings, such as primary care facilities, prisons, and hospitals for the severely mentally ill
  • Offers guidelines for conducting forensic evaluations
  • Provides information on malingering assessment
  • Explores new frontiers in PTSD assessment, including neuroimaging and genetic testing
  • Offers practical guidance on the assessment of most recognized comorbid conditions
  • Discusses the roles of ethnicity, race, and culture in assessing and treating PTSD
  • Offers assessment strategies for specific populations, including veterans, children, and the severely impaired
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

CHAPTER 1 Introduction and Overview 1

CHAPTER 2 Using Evidence-Based Practices 17

CHAPTER 3 Working With Trauma Survivors 31

CHAPTER 4 Assessing PTSD 71

CHAPTER 5 Assessing Comorbid Conditions 91

CHAPTER 6 Considering Ethnicity, Race, and Culture 103

CHAPTER 7 Conducting Forensic Evaluations 121

CHAPTER 8 Working With Children and Adolescents: Conceptual and Clinical Foundations 137

CHAPTER 9 Assessing Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based Assessment Instruments 165

CHAPTER 10 Working With Veterans 185

CHAPTER 11 Working With Special Populations and Settings 209

CHAPTER 12 PTSD Treatments and Treatment Planning 229

CHAPTER 13 Follow-Up With Evaluation and Support 253

CHAPTER 14 Going Forward: New Frontiers and Future Directions 265

Author Index 283

Subject Index 295

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Author Information

B. CHRISTOPHER FRUEH, PhD, is Director of Clinical Research at The Menninger Clinic and Professor of Psychology at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo. Formerly a clinician and director of a VA PTSD clinic in Charleston, South Carolina, his research interests are in clinical and mental health service delivery to those who suffer from trauma, including both veterans and civilians.

ANOUK L. GRUBAUGH, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina and a Research Health Scientist at the Charleston Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina.

JON D. ELHAI, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Toledo, Ohio, where he directs the university's PTSD Lab.

JULIAN FORD, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Director of the University of Connecticut Health Center Child Trauma Clinic and Center for Trauma Response Recovery and Preparedness. Dr. Ford is the author of the TARGET intervention model for adult, adolescent, and child traumatic stress disorders and co-occurring substance use disorders.

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