Advances in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Cognitive-Behavioral Perspectives

By Steven Taylor | Go to book overview

Chapter 13
COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL
INTERVENTIONS FOR CHILDREN
AND ADOLESCENTS WITH PTSD

Philip A. Saigh, Maria R. Brassard, and Stephen T. Peverely


HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

Historically, different forms of exposure-based anxiety-reduction procedures have been used for hundreds of years (Saigh, 2002; Saigh, Yasik, Oberfield, & Inamder, 1999). Goethe's autobiography presents a graphic account of his self-induced treatment of acrophobia (Boudewyns & Shipley, 1983). More recently, Malleson (1959) described a course of imaginai or in vitro exposure that was used to reduce distress of a test-phobic graduate student. The student was described as [classically panic stricken… sobbing and fearful, bewailing his fate, and terrified of the impending examination] (p. 225). In lieu of prescribing the standard treatment of that era (i.e., psychoanalysis), Malleson asked the student to [tell of the awful consequences that he felt would follow his failure—derision from his colleagues … disappointment from his family and financial loss] (p. 225). The student was also instructed that when he [felt a little wave of spontaneous alarm, he was not to push it aside, but was to augment it, to try to experience it more profoundly and more vividly] (p. 225). Although the regimen was associated with a degree of distress, the patient adhered to Malleson's instructions and reported that he was almost unable to experience test-related anxiety as the date of the examination approached. As it were, he passed the exam with ease.

In 1961 Stampfl coined the term [implosive therapy] to describe a treatment that [may be regarded as a synthesis between Freudian oriented

-243-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Advances in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Cognitive-Behavioral Perspectives
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
/ 328

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.