Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy

, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 113–114 | Cite as

Clinician’s Guide to PTSD: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach. Steven Taylor, Guilford Press, 2006, 322 pp, $35.00

  • Lisa R. Stines
Book Review

Steven Taylor’s Clinician’s Guide to PTSD: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach is a comprehensive, accessible text that will likely appeal to a wide range of clinicians with varying levels of experience.

The body of the book is divided into two major sections. Part I begins with an overview of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including symptoms, prevalence of, and risk factors for the development of PTSD. The author critically evaluates four of the primary cognitive-behavioral conceptualizations of the development and maintenance of PTSD, and summarizes the strengths and limitations of each theoretical approach. Taylor has included a review of the neurobiological literature relevant to PTSD that will bring clinicians up-to-date with this growing body of research. Importantly, Taylor provides a strong rationale regarding why this information is important for clinicians and how a thorough understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying PTSD can influence and improve clinical...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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