The Oxford Handbook of Traumatic Stress Disorders

ISBN : 9780195399066

J.Gayle Beck; Denise M. Sloan
576 Pages
186 x 255 mm
Pub date
Mar 2012
Oxford Library of Psychology
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The experience of traumatic events is a near-universal, albeit unfortunate, part of the human experience. Given how many individuals are exposed to trauma, it is interesting to question why some individuals are resilient in the face of trauma while others go on to develop chronic post-traumatic stress. Throughout the relatively brief history of the psychological study of trauma, a number of themes have consistently emerged; many of these themes remain essential elements within our current study of traumatic stress disorders, as summarized within this volume. The Oxford Handbook of Traumatic Stress Disorders addresses the current landscape of research and clinical knowledge surrounding traumatic stress disorders. Bringing together a group of highly-regarded experts, this volume is divided into six sections, together summarizing the current state of knowledge about 1) classification and phenomenology, 2) epidemiology and special populations, 3) contributions from theory, 4) assessment, 5) prevention and early intervention efforts, and 6) treatment of individuals with post-trauma mental health symptoms. Throughout the volume, attention is paid to identifying current controversies in the literature and highlighting directions that hold promise for future work.


Part One: Introduction to the volume
1. Traumatic Stress Disorders: Historical context and current focus
J. Gayle Beck and Denise M. Sloan
Part Two: Classification and Phenomenology
2. Defining traumatic events: Research findings and controversies
Jesse R. Cougle, Dean G. Kilpatrick, and Heidi Resnick
3. Classification of Acute Stress Disorder
Maria L. Pacella and Douglas L. Delahanty
4. Classification of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Tali Manber Ball and Murray B. Stein
5. Future of Classification in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Terence M. Keane, Ph.D. & Mark W. Miller, Ph.D.
Part Three: Epidemiology and Special Populations
6. The Epidemiology of Acute Stress Disorder and Other Early Responses to Trauma in Adults
Quinn M. Biggs, Jennifer M. Guimond, Carol S. Fullerton, Robert J. Ursano, ASD Workgroup* Christine Gray, Matthew Goldenberg, Dori Reissman, James E. McCarroll, Patcho Santiago, Mary P. Tyler
7. Epidemiology of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Adults
Naomi Breslau
8. Traumatic Stress Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Annette M. La Greca, Cortney J. Taylor, Whitney M. Herge
9. Traumatic Stress in Older Adults
Joan M. Cook, Tatyana Biyanova, Diane L. Elmore
10. Traumatic Stress in Special Populations
Kim T. Mueser and Weili Lu
Part Four: Contributions from Theory
11. Genetics and Genomics of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Monica Uddin, Ananda B. Amstadter, Nicole R. Nugent, Karestan C. Koenen
12. Biological Contributions to PTSD: Differentiating normative from pathological response
Rachel Yehuda, Laura Pratchett, Michelle Pelcovitz
13. Learning Models of PTSD
Shmuel Lissek and Christian Grillon
14. Information Processing in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Anke Ehlers, Thomas Ehring, and Birgit Kleim
15. Family Models of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Candice M. Monson, Steffany J. Fredman, Rachel Dekel, Alexandra Macdonald
Part Five: Assessment
16. Assessing PTSD Symptoms
Michelle J. Bovin and Frank W. Weathers
17. Assessing Acute Traumatic Stress Symptoms
Richard A. Bryant, PhD
18. Assessing trauma-related symptoms in children and adolescents
Sonja March, Alexandra De Young, Belinda Dow, and Justin Kenardy
19. Psychometric concerns in the assessment of trauma-related symptoms in older adults
Willeke H. van Zelst and Aartjan T.F. Beekman
20. Assessment of PTSD in Non-Western Cultures: The Need for New Contextual and Complex Perspectives
Boris Droz?ek, John P. Wilson, and Silvana Turkovic, Ph.D.
21. Assessing PTSD-related Functional Impairment and Quality of Life
Darren W. Holowka and Brian P. Marx
Part Six: Prevention/Early Intervention
22. Risk and Protective Factors for Traumatic Stress Disorders
Lynda A. King, Anica P. Pless, Jennifer L. Schuster, Carrie M. Potter, Crystal L. Park, Avron Spiro, III, Daniel W. King
23. Community-Based Early Intervention with Trauma Survivors
Josef I. Ruzek, Ph.D.
24. Individual Approaches to Prevention and Early Intervention
Teresa M. Au, Caroline Silva1, Eileen M. Delaney, and Brett T. Litz
25. Prevention and Early Intervention Programs for Children and Adolescents
Melissa J. Brymer, Alan M. Steinberg, Patricia J. Watson, and Robert S. Pynoos
26. Prevention and Early Intervention Programs for Older Adults
Martha Strachan, Lisa S. Elwood, Ananda B. Amstadter, & Ron Acierno
27. Prevention and Early Intervention Programs for Special Populations
Heather E. Baldwin & B. Heidi Ellis
Part Seven: Treatment
28. PTSD Treatment Research: An Overview and Evaluation
Jessica L. Hamblen, Erin R. Barnett, Barbara A. Hermann, & Paula P. Schnurr
29. Empirically supported psychological treatments: Prolonged Exposure (PE)
Nisha Nayak, Mark B. Powers, & Edna B. Foa
30. Empirically supported psychological treatments: Cognitive processing therapy
Kathleen M. Chard, Jennifer L. Schuster, Patricia A. Resick
31. Empirically supported psychological treatments: EMDR
C. Richard Spates and Sophie Rubin
32. Promising Psychological Treatments
Megan C. Kearns, Ph.D. and Barbara Olasov Rothbaum, Ph.D.
33. Treating Trauma-Related Symptoms in Children and Adolescents
Esther Deblinger, Elisabeth Pollio, and Felicia Neubauer
34. PTSD at Late Life: Context and Treatment
Lee Hyer and Catherine A. Yeager
35. Treating trauma-related symptoms in special populations
Devon E Hinton and Angela Nickerson
36. Pharmacotherapy for PTSD
Matthew J. Friedman MD, PhD
Part Eight: Conclusions/Summary
37. Traumatic Stress Disorders: Looking back and moving forward
Denise M. Sloan and J. Gayle Beck

About the author: 

J. Gayle Beck, Ph.D., is the Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence, Department of Psychology, University of Memphis. Denise M. Sloan, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine.

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