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
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
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
with Stuart Turner, MD, BChir, MA, FRCP, FRCPsych & Chris Brewin, AcSS