The diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder has increasingly been the focus of clinicians' attention when treating patients after stressful life events. Written by three authors with extensive research and clinical experience working with diverse relevant trauma-exposed populations, this book serves the needs of clinicians working with trauma survivors. This timely book shows how to use specific assessment strategies with defined populations including children and veterans. A practical and easy-to-read guide on the clinical assessment and treatment of PTSD and other posttraumatic reactions.
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