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Personality Guided Therapy For Posttraumatic Stress Disorder George S. Everly Jr.

Personality Guided Therapy For Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

George S. Everly Jr.

Published September 30th 2003
ISBN : 9781591470441
Hardcover
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 About the Book 

In Personality-Guided Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, George S. Everly, Jr. and Jeffrey M. Lating shed light on the role personality factors play in the genesis and treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Since September 11,MoreIn Personality-Guided Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, George S. Everly, Jr. and Jeffrey M. Lating shed light on the role personality factors play in the genesis and treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Since September 11, 2001, there has been a surge of interest among professionals and the public in the phenomenon of posttraumatic stress. With psychologically toxic events like airplane hijackings, terrorist acts, community violence, and natural disasters an unfortunate reality in todays world, posttraumatic stress may be viewed as posing a public health challenge. Using Theodore Millons personality-guided psychology as a framework, the authors provide insight into this challenging disorder. They discuss personality factors that can help protect against stress or increase vulnerability to stress. They explore the biological foundations of PTSD and offer practical guidance on how to assess PTSD, how to incorporate an understanding of personality in the formation of the therapeutic alliance and in other aspects of intervention, and how to resolve trauma. This groundbreaking book will be invaluable to all helping professionals dealing with the aftermath of trauma.