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TIMBER Psychotherapy

For PTSD, Depression and Traumatic Psychosis

  • Discusses a new therapy approach that addresses current treatment gaps

  • Provides case examples accompanied by videos

  • Includes reproducible client handouts, assessment tools, and a list of resources for training to use TIMBER


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Trauma and the Traumatic Memories (TMs): Manifestations, Mechanisms and Implications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Basant Pradhan, Narsimha R. Pinninti, Shanaya Rathod
      Pages 3-13
    3. Basant Pradhan, Narsimha R. Pinninti, Shanaya Rathod
      Pages 15-26
  3. TIMBER Therapy for PTSD, Depression and Traumatic Psychosis: Methodology, Application and Efficacy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Basant Pradhan, Narsimha R. Pinninti, Shanaya Rathod
      Pages 29-46
    3. Basant Pradhan, Narsimha R. Pinninti, Shanaya Rathod
      Pages 47-58
    4. Basant Pradhan, Narsimha R. Pinninti, Shanaya Rathod
      Pages 59-66
  4. Training, Policy and Cultural Aspects of TIMBER

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Basant Pradhan, Narsimha R. Pinninti, Shanaya Rathod
      Pages 69-80
    3. Basant Pradhan, Narsimha R. Pinninti, Shanaya Rathod
      Pages 81-94

About this book


TIMBER psychotherapy is a novel, translational and biomarker informed, mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy approach that addresses some of the current treatment gaps for PTSD, depression and traumatic psychosis. This treatment manual offers practitioners and patients alike a step-by-step guide to TIMBER (acronym for Trauma Interventions using Mindfulness Based Extinction and Reconsolidation of memories) psychotherapy, and has been divided into four parts: Understanding Complex Trauma and Traumatic Psychosis; Methodology and Application; Training Professionals; and Policy Implications & Future Research Directions. In addition to a strong rationale and evidence base for the TIMBER approach, the book also provides case examples accompanied by videos (available separately). Its special features include reproducible client handouts, assessment tools, and a list of resources for training to use TIMBER. 


PTSD Traumatic psychosis Mindfulness CBT Addiction Borderline Personality Disorder Trauma Memories

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryCooper University HospitalCamdenUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryRowan University SOM Department of PsychiatryCherry HillUSA
  3. 3.Antelope HouseSouthern Health NHS Foundation TrustSouthamptonUK

About the authors

Basant Pradhan, MD works in the Cooper University Health System, Camden, New Jersey as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics where he also serves as the Interim Chief of Psychiatry and the founding medical director of the neuro-modulation interventions and disorder specific Yoga and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (Y-MBCT) programs. In his pre-medical career, he was a Yogi/monk in a monastery in India. In addition to extensive training in psychiatry and psychotherapies, he has trained in clinical neurology, clinical psychology and cognitive neurosciences which greatly inspires him to combine psychotherapy with the brain science and spirituality for diagnostic and treatment purposes. His clinical and research work since 2001 has focused on the development and application of the standardized Yoga and meditation modules as standalone treatments and also in combination with medications and neuro-modulation interventions (TMS, Ketamine, ECT) for many chronic and often difficult-to-treat neuropsychiatric conditions such as treatment resistant depression, PTSD, psychosis, addictive disorders, and also cognitive disorders such as dyslexia and Huntington’s disease. His research has advanced the understanding about neurobiology and therapeutics of the neuropsychiatric disorders and also is aimed at clarifying the pros and cons of psychiatric medications for the young. Pradhan has been awarded with the Institutional Bronze Medal from the Prime Minister of India and has been listed in the registry of the Marquis: Who’s Who in America. His research has received grant awards from organization like the National Institute on Aging (NIA/NIH), the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (NARSAD) and the Huntington Study Group, USA. He has lectured at national and international events and published his research widely. Also, he has served the executive council of many reputed organizations such as the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP) and the National Caucus on Integrative Psychiatry.


Narsimha R. Pinninti, MD is a professor of psychiatry at Rowan, School of Osteopathic Medicine in New Jersey, and also medical director of CCBHC, Oaks integrated care in NJ. Dr. Pinninti works at the interface of research and clinical practice and focuses on adapting cognitive behavior therapy and Yoga mindfulness based cognitive therapy (YMBCT) interventions in real-world clinical situations. He provides psychiatric services including CBT and YMBCT for individuals from different ethnic back- grounds in assertive community treatment team and day hospitalization programs. He is the course director for CBT training for psychiatric residents and has trained assertive community team and case managers in CBT. He has authored a number of papers in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and books. He has been an invited speaker nationally and internationally.

Shanaya Rathod, MD is a consultant psychiatrist and director of research at the Southern health NHS Foundation Trust in the UK. She is a visiting Professor to the University of Portsmouth and the mental health clinical lead for Wessex Academic Health Sciences Network and Wessex Clinical Research Network. She is a trustee of an international charity,The Centre for Applied Research and Evaluation International Foundation. She has been a fellow of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, UK. She has a particular interest in developing effective care pathways for mental health conditions to improve patient outcomes and experience and the cultural and religious aspects of psychopathology of mental illness. She has received grants to explore these areas. She has authored a number of papers in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and books. She has been an invited speaker nationally and internationally and has been a recipient of national and international awards. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title TIMBER Psychotherapy
  • Book Subtitle For PTSD, Depression and Traumatic Psychosis
  • Authors Basant Pradhan
    Narsimha R. Pinninti
    Shanaya Rathod
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-20647-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-20650-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-20648-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 94
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychiatry
    Clinical Psychology
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