Clinician's Guide to PTSD: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach by Steven Taylor, Ph.D.
[Book & 11 CE Credits]

Grounded in the latest clinical and neurobiological research, this book provides both an understanding of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a guide to empirically supported treatment. The author offers well-documented, practical recommendations for planning and implementing cognitive-behavioral therapy with people who have experienced different types of trauma--sexual assault, combat, serious accidents, and more--and shows how to use a case formulation approach to tailor interventions to the needs of each patient. Coverage includes different conceptual models of PTSD, approaches to integrating psychopharmacology into treatment, and strategies for addressing frequently encountered comorbid conditions. Illustrated with helpful case examples, the book features over a dozen reproducible handouts and forms.

Learning Objectives

  • Determine different conceptual models of PTSD2) enhance your awareness of interventions in this field.
  • Identify strategies for addressing frequently encountered comorbid conditions.
  • Recognize approaches to integrating psychopharmacology into treatment.
  • Assist family members with decision making and involvement in patient treatment.

Table of Contents

Conceptual and Empirical Foundations

  • Clinical Features of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Cognitive and Behavioral Features of PTSD: What the Research Tells Us
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Models
  • Neurobiology for the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist
  • Treatments: A Review of the Research

Treatment Methods and Protocols

  • Assessment
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: An Overview
  • Developing a Case Formulation and Treatment Plan
  • Psychoeducation, Treatment Engagement, and Emotion Regulation Strategies
  • Cognitive Interventions I: General Considerations and Approaches
  • Cognitive Interventions II: Methods for Specific Types of Beliefs
  • Exposure Exercises I: Imaginal and Interoceptive Exposure
  • Exposure Exercises II: Situational Exposure
  • Adjunctive Methods and Relapse Prevention

About the Author

Steven Taylor, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. For 10 years he was Associate Editor of Behaviour Research and Therapy and now is Associate Editor of the Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, as well as being on the editorial boards of several journals. He has published over 180 journal articles and book chapters and 11 books on anxiety disorders and related topics. He served as a consultant on the text revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR). Dr. Taylor has received career awards from the Canadian Psychological Association, the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, and the British Columbia Psychological Association. He is also a fellow of several scholarly organizations, including the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, the Canadian Psychological Association, and the American Psychological Society. Dr. Taylor is actively involved in clinical teaching and supervision. His clinical and research interests include cognitive-behavioral treatments and mechanisms of anxiety disorders and related conditions.

This CE Course is designated as intermediate to advanced.

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 23 March, 2007.
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