Systemic PTSD

Family Treatment Experiences and Implications
  • Charles R. Figley
Part of the The Springer Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)


As human beings we retain membership in social systems, and our experiences are shaped and perceived within these social contexts. This is why we seek the comfort of those we care about when we are exposed to traumatic events. Boehnlein (1987) has noted that cultural belief systems, along with traditional family and social role expectations, greatly affect psychosocial adjustment in individuals recovering from severe trauma.


Traumatic Event Family Therapy Traumatic Experience Traumatic Stress Crisis Intervention 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles R. Figley
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  1. 1.Psychosocial Stress Research Program and the Marriage and Family CenterFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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