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Evidence Based Treatments for Trauma-Related Psychological Disorders

A Practical Guide for Clinicians

  • Ulrich Schnyder
  • Marylène Cloitre

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Ulrich Schnyder, Marylène Cloitre
    Pages 1-8
  3. Traumatic Stress: The Basic Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Sarah R. Lowe, Jaclyn Blachman-Forshay, Karestan C. Koenen
      Pages 11-40
    3. Mirjam J. Nijdam, Lutz Wittmann
      Pages 41-61
    4. Iris-Tatjana Kolassa, Sonja Illek, Sarah Wilker, Alexander Karabatsiakis, Thomas Elbert
      Pages 63-86
  4. Stress and Trauma Related Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Richard A. Bryant
      Pages 107-122
  5. Psychotherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Richard A. Bryant
      Pages 125-142
    3. Carmen P. McLean, Anu Asnaani, Edna B. Foa
      Pages 143-159
    4. Tara E. Galovski, Jennifer Schuster Wachen, Kathleen M. Chard, Candice M. Monson, Patricia A. Resick
      Pages 189-203
    5. Francine Shapiro, Deany Laliotis
      Pages 205-228
    6. Berthold P. R. Gersons, Marie-Louise Meewisse, Mirjam J. Nijdam
      Pages 255-276
    7. Marylène Cloitre, Janet A. Schmidt
      Pages 277-297
  6. Comorbidities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-315

About this book


This book offers an evidence based guide for clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists and other clinicians working with trauma survivors in various settings. It provides easily digestible, up-to-date information on the basic principles of traumatic stress research and practice, including psychological and sociological theories as well as epidemiological, psychopathological, and neurobiological findings. However, as therapists are primarily interested in how to best treat their traumatized patients, the core focus of the book is on evidence based psychological treatments for trauma-related mental disorders. Importantly, the full range of trauma and stress related disorders is covered, including Acute Stress Reaction, Complex PTSD and Prolonged Grief Disorder, reflecting important anticipated developments in diagnostic classification. Each of the treatment chapters begins with a short summary of the theoretical underpinnings of the approach, presents a case illustrating the treatment protocol, addresses special challenges typically encountered in implementing this treatment, and ends with an overview of related outcomes and other research findings. Additional chapters are devoted to the treatment of comorbidities, special populations and special treatment modalities, and to pharmacological treatments for trauma-related disorders. The book concludes by addressing the fundamental question of how to treat whom, and when.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ulrich Schnyder
    • 1
  • Marylène Cloitre
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and PsychotherapyUniversity Hospital ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Dissemination & Training DivisionNational Center for PTSDSan FrancisoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Evidence Based Treatments for Trauma-Related Psychological Disorders
  • Book Subtitle A Practical Guide for Clinicians
  • Editors Ulrich Schnyder
    Marylène Cloitre
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-07108-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-37531-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-07109-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 523
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychiatry
    Clinical Psychology
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