Treating PTSD in Battered Women by Edward S. Kubany
A Step-by-Step Manual for Therapists and Counselors

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Based on a new treatment model for post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, this manual offers an effective and comprehensive therapy targeting symptoms of PTSD in battered women. Pioneered by Dr. Kubany, this innovative intervention is called cognitive trauma therapy, or CTT. CTT includes modules on trauma history exploration, negative self-talk monitoring, stress management, PTSD education, exposure to trauma reminders, overcoming learned helplessness, challenging supposed to beliefs, building assertiveness, managing mistrust, identifying potential abusers, managing contacts with former partners, managing anger, decision-making, self-advocacy, and a very important module on overcoming trauma-related guilt.

CTT is a highly structured intervention, deliverable to clients unlike any other therapy. Most procedures are described in such great detail, they can be literally read or paraphrased by therapists--thereby facilitating ease of learning and delivery and making this manual a valuable resource for community health providers and other individuals who counsel battered women, but who may not have advanced higher education.

 

About Edward S. Kubany

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Edward S. Kubany, Ph.D., was employed for fourteen years as a research clinical psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Since 1990, he has specialized in the assessment and treatment of PTSD in his research and clinical practice. Kubany has more than twenty-five peer-reviewed publications, was principle investigator or co-principal investigator on four federal grants, and is first author of a self-help book for battered women, Healing the Trauma of Domestic Violence. Tyler C. Ralston, Psy.D., served a post-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD in Honolulu, Hawaii. In his clinical practice, he specializes in the treatment of PTSD and trauma-related guilt, working with formerly battered women, combat veterans, and other trauma survivors.
 
Published May 1, 2008 by New Harbinger Publications. 344 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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