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Principles of Trauma Therapy A Guide to Symptoms, Evaluation, and Treatment, 2nd Edition

This popular text provides a creative synthesis of cognitive-behavioral, relational, affect regulation, mindfulness, and psychopharmacologic approaches to the “real world” treatment of acute and chronic posttraumatic states. Grounded in empirically-supported trauma treatment techniques, and adapted to the complexities of actual clinical practice, it is a hands-on resource for front-line clinicians, those in private practice, and graduate students of public mental health.

About the Author

John N. Briere, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, and Center Director of the USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center (USC-ATTC), National Child Traumatic Stress Network. A past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), he is recipient of the Robert S. Laufer Memorial Award for Scientific Achievement from ISTSS, the Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Science of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association (Division 56), and designation as Highly Cited Researcher (Behavioral Sciences) by the Institute for Scientific Information. He is author of a number of books, articles, and psychological tests in the areas of trauma and interpersonal violence, and has a long-standing interest in the clinical applications of meditation, mindfulness, and compassion.

Catherine Scott, MD, is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the USC Keck School of Medicine. Her educational background includes Harvard College, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and psychiatric residency training at Cornell and USC. She was formerly Medical Director of the Psychological Trauma Program at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center, and the Associate Medical Director of the Psychiatric Emergency Service at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center, where she taught and supervised resident physicians and medical students in the assessment and treatment of trauma-related disorders arising from sexual and physical violence, torture, child abuse, and other forms of interpersonal violence. Although continuing to teach, Dr. Scott stepped down from administrative duties in order to pursue writing and research projects. Her clinical and research interests include human rights, women’s issues, and the remediation of sexual violence and its effects.

This book was recommended to me by my graduate school professor as being the most up-to-date, most inclusive book on trauma therapy that exists today, and that it is! First, it is written in an organized and coherent manner. It is extraordinarily well written and engaging which is amazing for a text of this type. It contains information on just about every subject that a beginning trauma therapist as well as a well-seasoned therapist would want to know! This is an incredible book and my only criticism is that, knowing how much I shall be referring to it, it is only a paperback and I wish it were a hardcover so that it will withstand the test of time in better condition. The price is extraordinarily reasonable when one considers the cost of most textbooks these days. I highly, highly recommend this book as a MUST read for every trauma therapist, or trauma therapist in training. I cannot say enough excellent things about the Briere and Scott text. Buy it. You will not regret it for a moment!

I agree with the high ratings that this book is given by many professionals who have reviewed it. The one problem for a student might be that there is so much information in a relatively few pages, that some of the gems may be overlooked, especially in the psychopharmacology section.

Product Details :

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc; Second Edition edition (August 30, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1412981433
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412981439
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.8 x 9.6 inches

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