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Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders

Un libro in lingua di Courtois Christine A. (EDT) Ford Julian D. (EDT) Herman Judith Lewis (FRW) Van Der Kolk Bessel A. (AFT) edito da Guilford Pubn, 2009

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Aimed at clinicians, the 20 chapters presented here by Courtois (a psychologist in private practice in Washington, DC) and Ford (psychiatry, U. of Connecticut School of Medicine) lay out a framework and describe various evidence-based approaches for the conceptualization, assessment, and psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological treatment of complex traumatic stress disorders, which are defined as involving traumatic stressors that are repetitive or prolonged; involve direct harm and/or neglect and abandonment by caregivers or ostensibly responsible adults; occur at developmentally vulnerable times in the victim's life, such as early childhood; and have great potential to compromise severely a child's development. Each chapter discusses clinical challenges that arise in treatment and provides an associated clinical framework or specific assessment or treatment model for addressing identified challenges. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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