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Assessment and Treatment Planning for PTSD



Assessment and Treatment Planning for PTSD

Christopher Frueh, Anouk Grubaugh, Jon D. Elhai, Julian D. Ford

ISBN: 978-1-118-23813-4 September 2012 336 Pages


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
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