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Evidence-Based Treatments for Trauma Related Disorders in Children and Adolescents

  • Markus A. Landolt
  • Marylène Cloitre
  • Ulrich Schnyder

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hilary K. Lambert, Rosemary Meza, Prerna Martin, Eliot Fearey, Katie A. McLaughlin
      Pages 49-66
    3. Christopher M. Layne, Julie B. Kaplow, Eric A. Youngstrom
      Pages 67-96
  3. Interventions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Alexandra C. De Young, Justin A. Kenardy
      Pages 121-143
    3. Carrie Epstein, Hilary Hahn, Steven Berkowitz, Steven Marans
      Pages 145-166
    4. Matthew D. Kliethermes, Kate Drewry, Rachel Wamser-Nanney
      Pages 167-186
    5. Sean Perrin, Eleanor Leigh, Patrick Smith, William Yule, Anke Ehlers, David M. Clark
      Pages 187-207
    6. Maggie Schauer, Frank Neuner, Thomas Elbert
      Pages 227-250
    7. Omar G. Gudiño, Skyler Leonard, Allison A. Stiles, Jennifer F. Havens, Marylène Cloitre
      Pages 251-271
    8. Francine Shapiro, Debra Wesselmann, Liesbeth Mevissen
      Pages 273-297
    9. Margaret E. Blaustein, Kristine M. Kinniburgh
      Pages 299-319
    10. Vilma Reyes, Barclay Jane Stone, Miriam Hernandez Dimmler, Alicia F. Lieberman
      Pages 321-340
    11. Robin H. Gurwitch, Erica Pearl Messer, Beverly W. Funderburk
      Pages 341-361
    12. Adam Brown, Christina Laitner, Glenn Saxe
      Pages 363-384

About this book


This handbook presents the current evidence-based psychological treatments for trauma related disorders in childhood and adolescence and in addition provides clearly structured, up-to-date information on the basic principles of traumatic stress research and practice in that age group, covering epidemiology, developmental issues, pathogenetic models, diagnostics, and assessment. Each of the chapters on treatment, which form the core of the book, begins with a summary of the theoretical underpinnings of the approach, followed by a case presentation illustrating the treatment protocol session by session, an analysis of special challenges typically encountered in implementing this treatment, and an overview of the current evidence base for the treatment approach. A special section considers modern treatments in particular settings, such as schools, hospitals, and juvenile justice systems, and the concluding chapters provide an integrative discussion on how to treat traumatized children and adolescents and an outlook. The book will be invaluable for clinical child and adolescent psychologists, child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychotherapists, and other mental health professionals working with traumatized children and adolescents.


Child Maltreatment Childhood trauma Cognitive Therapy PTSD Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Trauma in Children Trauma-focussed Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Trauma-related Disorders Traumatic Stress in Children

Editors and affiliations

  • Markus A. Landolt
    • 1
  • Marylène Cloitre
    • 2
  • Ulrich Schnyder
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Psychosomatics and PsychiatryUniversity Children’s Hospital University of ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Division of Dissemination and TrainingNational Center for PTSDPalo AltoUSA
  3. 3.Department of Psychiatry and PsychotherapyUniversity Hospital ZurichZurichSwitzerland

About the editors

Markus A. Landolt, Ph.D., is Head of Pediatric Psychology at the University Children’s Hospital Zurich and Professor of Child and Adolescent Health Psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland. His main areas of research are child and family psychotraumatology and pediatric psychology. He has published more than 130 papers, 17 book chapters and 2 books. He currently serves on the editorial board of the European Journal of Psychotraumatology and is a board member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Besides his research activities, he works as a clinician with traumatized children, adolescents and their families since the 1990s. He was the recipient of the Falk-von-Reichbach Award from the German speaking Society of Traumatic Stress Studies in 2005 and was awarded Fellow of the American Psychological Association in 2010.

Marylene Cloitre, Ph.D. is the Associate Director of Research of the National Center for PTSD Dissemination and Training Division at the Palo Alto VA Health Care Services. She is also Clinical Professor (affiliate) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Her research and clinical work for the past 20 years has focused on the long-term effects of childhood and chronic trauma on social and emotional functioning. She is past-president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) and a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) ICD-11 working group on trauma-spectrum disorders. She is a recipient of several honors related to service in New York City following 9-11 and was an advisory committee member for the National September 11 Memorial Museum. She is lead author of the book Treating Survivors of Childhood Abuse: Psychotherapy for the Interrupted Life and co-author of Grief in Childhood: A Guide to Treatment in Clinical Practice.

Ulrich Schnyder, M.D., psychiatrist and licensed psychotherapist. Professor of psychiatry and psychotherapy. Head, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. Research activities are currently focused on various aspects of traumatic stress research, including epidemiology, neurobiology, psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy for PTSD, and resilience to stress. Past President, European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS). Past President, International Federation for Psychotherapy (IFP). Past President, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). Recipient of the 2013 Wolter de Loos Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychotraumatology in Europe (ESTSS), and the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award (ISTSS).

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“This comprehensive book, focused on evidence-based treatments for trauma-related disorders in children and adolescents, is an outstanding review of the literature. … The intended audience includes clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, and other mental health clinicians. … This is an excellent resource for any clinicians who encounter patients with trauma-related disorders. … This is a welcome addition to the psychiatric literature.” (Michael Joel Schrift, Doody's Book Reviews, May, 2017)