DescriptionThe Encyclopedia of Psychological Trauma is the only authoritative reference on the scientific evidence, clinical practice guidelines, and social issues addressed within the field of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder. Edited by the leading experts in the field, you will turn to this definitive reference work again and again for complete coverage of psychological trauma, PTSD, evidence-based and standard treatments, as well as controversial topics including EMDR, virtual reality therapy, and much more.
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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)