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ISTSS Complex PTSD Treatment Guidelines
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ISTSS Complex PTSD Treatment Guidelines

ISTSS has developed guidelines for the treatment of  Complex PTSD.  The guidelines were developed by   the Complex Trauma Task Force under the direction of the Board of Directors.  The  taskforce was formed in 2000.  In 2005, the Task Force published a series of papers in a special section of the Journal of Traumatic Stress (Volume 18).  In 2008, ISTSS surveyed experts in the field about salient symptoms of complex PTSD and recommendations for its treatment (see Cloitre, Courtois, Charuvastra, et al., 2011). 

The free ISTSS Expert Consensus Guidelines for Complex PTSD in Adults is the result of this cumulative work and a comprehensive review of the empirical and clinical literature.

Check out our excellent selection of CE courses related to Complex PTSD.

Effective Treatment for Complex PTSD Related to Childhood Abuse and Multiple Traumatization 
with Marylène Cloitre, PhD

The Trauma Recovery Group: A Guide for Practitioners 
with Judith Herman, MD, Michaela Mendelsohn, PhD, Emily Schatzow, MEd, Melissa Coco, MSW, Diya Kallivayalil, PhD & Jocelyn Levitan, PhD

Treating Trauma: Helping the Entire Human Organism Feel Safe and Live in the Present
with Bessel A. van der Kolk, PhD

Trauma Prevention as Social Change: From Trauma Theory to Real Life Practice
with Laurie Anne Pearlman, PhD, Karen Saakvitne, PhD, Patricia Wilcox, MSW, Steven Brown, PsyD, Ervin Staub, PhD, Esther Giller, MA

Aiding Survivors of Torture: Evaluation of Asylum Seekers for Prevention of Re-Traumatization
with Andrew Stone, MD, Karen Hanscom, PhD, Julia Frank, MD, Katalin Roth, MD

Ethics in the Treatment of Chronically Traumatized Individuals 
with Kathy Steele, MN, CS & Christine Courtois, PhD

Understanding and Treating the Effects of Chronic Trauma in Children and Adult Complex Trauma Survivors 
with Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD, John A. Fairbank, PhD & Marylene Cloitre, PhD

Intervening with Special Populations: Refugees and Mass Trauma Survivors 
with Stuart Turner, MD, BChir, MA, FRCP, FRCPsych & Chris Brewin, AcSS