The Neurocognitive Therapy of Post-Traumatic Stress

A Metatherapeutic Approach
  • George S. EverlyJr.
Part of the The Springer Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)


It was Kurt Lewin who said, “There is nothing so practical as a good theory.” The present instance provides the opportunity for the value of theory to be demonstrated. The two-factor phenomenological formulation of post-traumatic stress introduced in Chapter 3 yields a natural corollary: a two-factor therapeutic approach to the treatment of post-traumatic stress. The purpose of this chapter is to introduce such a two-factor meta-therapy.


Traumatic Event Posttraumatic Stress Traumatic Stress Relaxation Response Vicarious Experience 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George S. EverlyJr.
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.International Critical Incident Stress FoundationEllicott CityMarylandUSA
  2. 2.Union Memorial HospitalBaltimoreMarylandUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyLoyola CollegeBaltimoreMarylandUSA

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