Cognitive-behavioral approaches to helping trauma survivors continue to evolve, with treatment methods remaining a work in progress. A number of limitations remain in the current evidence base, but despite this, the chapters in this book provide a significant argument that cognitive-behavioral approaches taken as a whole constitute a powerful form of treatment. They provide the clinician with a substantial and growing set of treatment concepts and tools, address a wide range of trauma-related problems and populations, and consider the interpersonal context of treatment. The contributors to this text are working to develop comprehensive treatment approaches based on the foundation of science. In doing so, they are providing an invaluable service to the many people who will survive a traumatic experience.
This course is based on the book, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies for Trauma created by Josef I. Ruzek (Editor), Various Contributors, and Victoria M. Follette (Editor)
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Josef I. Ruzek (Editor)
Josef I Rusek, Ph.D., is Associate Director for Education at the National center for PTSD and a psychologist with the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Ruzek specializes in early interventions for trauma survivors.
Victoria M. Follette (Editor)
Victoria M. Follette, Ph.D., is a clinical scientist with a special interest in the etiology and treatment of trauma-related problems. She is Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. She was named Distinguished Alumna by the Department of Psychology at the University of Memphis, Tennessee, where she received her doctoral degree. Dr Follette's clinical work is focused on survivors of interpersonal violence, and she examines the use of acceptance-based behavioral therapies in the treatment of this population.
Dan Rebek, Ph.D.
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about cognitive-behavioral therapies for trauma. It is appropriate for intermediate to advanced levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Describe the implications of current understandings of trauma on cognitive-behavioral therapies and discuss trauma assessment, including functional analytic clinical assessment and recent advances in assessment of adults with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Discuss PTSD therapies and interventions, including prolonged exposure treatment, cognitive therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and functional analytic psychotherapy.
Explain considerations related to specialized populations, including cognitive-behavioral therapy for acute stress disorder, therapies for concurrent PTSD and substance use disorder, cognitive therapy for trauma-related guilt and shame, and treatment of complicated grief.
Identify factors related to prevention of sexual revictimization; treatment of couples affected by trauma, group therapies, trauma in childhood; and bringing cognitive-behavioral psychology to bear on early intervention with trauma survivors.
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