Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders

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Edited by Christine Courtois and Julian Ford
Publication date: 6 December 2013
Publisher: Guilford Press

Pages: 488

Chronic childhood trauma, such as prolonged abuse or family violence, can severely disrupt a person’s development, basic sense of self, and later relationships. Adults with this type of history often come to therapy with complex symptoms that go beyond existing criteria for PTSD.

This book brings together prominent authorities to present the latest thinking on complex traumatic stress disorders and provide practical guidelines for conceptualisation and treatment. Evidence-based assessment procedures are detailed, and innovative individual, couple, family, and group therapies are described and illustrated with case vignettes and session transcripts.