1st Edition

Assessing Psychological Trauma and PTSD

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ISBN 9781572301627
Published April 24, 1997 by Guilford Press

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Book Description

This comprehensive and up-to-date book brings together leading authorities to cover the entire spectrum of instruments, techniques, standardized measures, and procedures used to diagnose and measure the psychological and physiological aftermath of trauma. Chapters review the research literature, discuss relevant conceptual issues, and provide practical guidelines for assessing PTSD and dissociative disorders in a wide range of clinical populations. Special topics covered include issues of gender, culture, and ethnicity in assessment; assessment of traumatized children and adult survivors of abuse; traumatic bereavements; and trauma?related disorders in medical settings.

Table of Contents

Foreword. Introduction. Part I: Assessing Traumatic Stress Syndromes: Theory, Standardized Measures, Physiological Techniques. Norris, Riad, Standardized Self?Report Measures of Civilian Trauma and PTSD. Briere, Psychological Assessment of Child Abuse Effects in Adults. Orr, Kaloupek, Physiological Assessment of PTSD. Weathers, Keane, L.A. King, D.W.King, Psychometric Theory in the Development of PTSD Assessment Tools. Part II: Assessing Traumatic Reactions Among Victim and Survivor Populations. Schlenger, Fairbank, Jordan, Caddell, Epidemiologic Methods for Assessing Trauma and PTSD. Green, Epstein, Krupnick, Rowland, Trauma and Medical Illness: Assessing Trauma?Related Disorders in Medical Settings. Wolfe, Kimerling, Gender Issues in the Assessment of PTSD. Manson, Cross?Cultural and Multiethnic Assessment of Trauma. Keane, Newman, Orsillo, The Assessment of Military?Related PTSD. Nader, Assessing Traumatic Experiences in Children. Wilson, Kurtz, Assessing PTSD in Couples and Families. Raphael, Martinek, Assessing Traumatic Bereavement and PTSD. Part III: Assessing Traumatic Reactions, Dissociation, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Weiss, Marmar, The Impact of Event Scale Revised. Marmar, Weiss, Metzler, The Peritraumatic Dissociative Experiences Questionnaire. Steinberg, Assessing Dissociation with the SCID. Knight, Neuropsychological Assessment in PTSD. Weiss, Structured Clinical Interview Techniques. Roth, Lebowitz, DeRosa, Thematic Assessment of Posttraumatic Stress Reactions. Levin, Reis, The Use of the Rorschach in Assessing Trauma.

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"This sophisticated text admirably achieves its main purpose... The result is to provide an up?to?date evaluation of assessment approaches which will be invaluable in improving both services and research in relation to trauma." ? William Yule, PhD

"This is the authoritative text on assessment of trauma and PTSD. It should enable investigators to rigorously operationalize just what they seek to measure, and to understand why one instrument might be better suited for this task than another." - Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD