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Treatment of Traumatized Adults and Children: Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice




Treatment of Traumatized Adults and Children: Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice

Allen Rubin (Editor), David W. Springer (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-55163-9 July 2009 480 Pages


Praise for Treatment of Traumatized Adults and Children

"A major stumbling block to adoption of evidence-based practice in the real world of clinical practice has been the absence of clinician-friendly guides. Such guides need to be understandable, free of technical research jargon, infused with clinical expertise, and rich with real-life examples. Rubin and Springer have hit a home run with this series, which has all of these characteristics and more."
Edward J. Mullen, Willma & Albert Musher Chair and Professor, Columbia University

"Rubin and Springer have assembled the wisdom of leading practitioners of evidence-based practice interventions, enhancing the likelihood that these practices will be adopted by helping professionals. Written in the language of practitioners, this book represents an exemplar for dissemination of evidence-based practice information."
Joanne Yaffe, Associate Professor, University of Utah College of Social Work

Evidence-based interventions for treating traumatized adults and children

Part of the Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice Series, Treatment of Traumatized Adults and Children provides busy mental health practitioners with detailed, step-by-step guidance for implementing clinical interventions that are supported by the latest scientific evidence.

Edited by renowned educators Allen Rubin and David W. Springer, this thoroughly useful reference draws on a roster of experts and researchers in the field who have assembled state-of-the-art knowledge into this well-rounded guide, and covers the following interventions that have the best empirical support for treating posttraumatic stress disorder:

  • Prolonged exposure therapy

  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Easy-to-use and accessible in tone, this indispensable resource is for practitioners who would like to implement evidence-based, compassionate, and effective interventions in their care of traumatized clients.

Also in the Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice Series
Substance Abuse Treatment for Youth and Adults

Series Introduction vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

About the Editors xv

About the Contributors xvii


1 Introduction: Evidence-Based Practice and Empirically Supported Interventions for Trauma 3
Allen Rubin


2 Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Traumatized Adults: Exposure Therapy 31
Gretchen M. Thomas

3 Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Traumatized Adults: Cognitive Restructuring 103
Joanne L. Davis, Elana Newman, and Kristi E. Pruiksma

4 Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children 179
Amy L. Hoch


5 EMDR and PTSD 257
Philip W. Dodgson

6 Healing the Origins of Trauma: An Introduction to EMDR in Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents 349
Robbie Adler-Tapia and Carolyn Settle

Afterword 419
Allen Rubin

Appendix A: Research Providing the Evidence Base for the Interventions in This Volume 423
Allen Rubin

Appendix B: The Evidence-Based Practice Process 431
Allen Rubin

Glossary of EMDR Terms 443

Author Index 449

Subject Index 453

  • Edited by leaders in the field and contributed to by both seasoned clinicians and newer practitioners with expertise in  relevant, cutting-edge evidence-based practices.
  • Each contributed chapter follows a consistent structure including an introduction; a detailed and practical step-by-step guide to the intervention; indicators and contra-indicators; cases, and additional resources, making the book an easy-to-use and essential resource for practitioners and students-in-training.
  • User-friendly appendix briefly reviews the research support of the interventions presented.
  • Helps busy practitioners implement evidence-based practices by providing the "how-to" and "what now" rather than using the typical academic approach
  • Separate chapters devoted to providing interventions for adults and for children
  • User-friendly, accessible tone and style
  • Evidence-based practices covered include trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT), trauma-focused prolonged exposure therapy, cognitive restructuring, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)