I feel that this book is essential for all CBT practitioners and trainees working with traumatised clients. The author demonstrates how CBT works for real-world trauma clients. The excellent use of case studies makes this both accessible and readable and I value the clinically useful advice that the author gives for applying CBT to treat PTSD.
In terms of conceptualising the problem, the author is authoritative and thorough. There are questionnaires for assessing various types of condition as well as guided self-help material. I suspect many private practitioners will find this volume useful as a reference point, not least because of the information it provides about understanding and assessing trauma. My professional understanding was enriched by this book and it left me with new ideas for working with clients.
'This book can be thoroughly recommended to those working with victims of trauma. Therapists will benefit enormously from the author's wide experience of the many varieties of trauma response and the conditions that frequently accompany them' - Chris Brewin, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University College London
This is an invaluable book for all CBT therapists and trainees wishing to further develop their practice in working with client suffering from trauma. It addresses a full spectrum of post-traumatic responses and shows step-by-step how to treat trauma responses and how these are interconnected to one another.
A fantastic book for therapists dealing with Trauma
I have found this a useful text for information on working with trauma in a practical and helpful way.
A great book for me but too niche for my student groups this time
I really like the detail of this text. The extensive case studies bring the theory to life and this approach is very helpful for students developing their understanding.
Valuable resource for therapists working with clients where trauma as an underlying issue.
Adopted another book
This book provides a thought provoking presentation of some of the co morbid issues present within CBT
An excellent resource offering information and assessment tools to practitioners. Whilst this is a fairly broad text, excellent use is made of case studies to illuminate treatment.
This a very good basic introductory text to working with trauma.
Excellent resource and very well written book
This book provides a comprehensive overview of CBT for common trauma responses. It is both accessible and readable, giving clinically useful advice. It is particularly helpful that it considered the application of CBT to more unusual presentations of trauma.
Very comprehensive, clear and understandable. Use of case studies excelllent.
A useful broad text. I would have liked more about formulation and reliving techniques in CBT to have been represented.
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