Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Cognitive Therapy with Children and Young People

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Cognitive Therapy with Children and Young People

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Cognitive Therapy with Children and Young People

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Cognitive Therapy with Children and Young People

Synopsis

Post traumatic stress disorder develops after exposure to one or more terrifying events that have caused, or threatened to cause the sufferer grave physical harm. This book discusses how trauma-focused cognitive therapy can be used to help children and adolescents who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder.

Cognitive therapy is frequently used to treat adults who suffer from PTSD with proven results. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder provides the therapist with instructions on how CT models can be used with children and young people to combat the disorder. Based on research carried out by the authors, this book covers:

  • assessment procedures and measures
  • formulation and treatment planning
  • trauma focused cognitive therapy methods
  • common hurdles.

The authors provide case studies and practical tips, as well as examples of self-report measures and handouts for young people and their parents which will help the practitioner to prepare for working with this difficult client group.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is an accessible, practical, clinically relevant guide for professionals and trainees in child and adolescent mental health service teams who work with traumatized children and young people.

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Introduction:
Cognitive therapy for PTSD with children and young people

Since publication of Beck’s seminal key text (Beck et al. 1979) on cognitive therapy for depressed adults, there has been rapid development of cognitive therapies for a range of disorders across a range of ages. This growth of effective treatments has come about in part because treatment approaches are theoretically based. That is, the careful evaluation of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) in randomised controlled trials has been preceded by equally careful evaluation of the cognitive models on which they are based.

The development of CBT for children and adolescents has lagged behind that for adults, but the overarching approach has been the same. Theoretical models of the disorder(s) specify maintaining factors; these are empirically tested in naturalistic or experimental studies; interventions aimed at reversing key maintaining factors are piloted; and finally, comprehensive CBT programmes which incorporate a variety of techniques to target key maintaining factors are tested in controlled trials.

This book is a reflection of the last stage in that process. It has its origins in a therapist guide which was used in a preliminary randomised controlled trial to evaluate cognitive therapy for young people with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD, Smith et al. 2007), treatment being firmly based on Ehlers and Clark’s (2000) cognitive model of PTSD, suitably adapted for children (Meiser-Stedman 2002). The book is intended as an accessible, practical, clinically relevant guide for professionals working with traumatised children.

Who is this book for?

The book is aimed primarily at professionals and their trainees who work with traumatised children in child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) teams. This will include clinical psychologists, psychiatrists . . .

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