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Effective Treatments for PTSD Practice Guidelines from ISTSS

Edited by Edna B. Foa, PhD, University of Pennsylvania; Terence M. Keane, PhD, National Center for PTSD, Boston VA Medical Center; Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD, National Center for PTSD, VAMC White River Junction, VT; Dartmouth Medical School

Published by and available through
Guilford Publications, Inc.

415 Pages, hardcover. $37.80


Developed by an ISTSS Task Force, this comprehensive volume offers best practice guidelines treatment of PTSD. The book represents collaborative work of experts across a theoretical orientations and professional backgrounds. After addressing general treatment considerations and methodological issues, chapters review and evaluate the salient literature treatment approaches for children, adolescents and adults. Approaches covered include interventions, cognitive-behavioral therapy, pharmacotherapy, EMDR, group psychodynamic therapy, inpatient treatment psychosocial rehabilitation, hypnotherpy, marital and family treatment, and creative therapies. Standardized ratings are provided of each modality's efficacy for reducing core symptoms and therapeutic goals, methods, and treatment planning recommendations are summarized. Synthesizing a vast body of knowledge into a cohesive, practical framework, this volume will be the definitive resource for all clinicians and researchers working in the area of PTSD.