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Treating Complex Trauma in Adolescents and Young Adults
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Treating Complex Trauma in Adolescents and Young Adults



August 2011 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Treating Complex Trauma in Adolescents and Young Adults is the first empirically-validated, multi-component manual to guide practitioners and students in the treatment of multi-traumatized adolescents and young adults. Acclaimed clinician-researchers John Briere and Cheryl Lanktree outline a hands-on, culturally-sensitive approach to the most challenging of young clients: those suffering from complex trauma histories, multiple symptoms, and, in many cases, involvement in a range of problematic behaviors. This model, Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents (ITCT-A), integrates a series of approaches and techniques, which are adapted according to the youth's specific symptoms, culture, and age. Components include relationship-building, psychoeducation, affect regulation training, trigger identification, cognitive processing, titrated emotional processing, mindfulness training, collateral treatments with parents and families, group therapy, and system-level advocacy.

 
Acknowledgements
 
1. Introduction
 
Section I: Complex Trauma Outcomes and Assessment
 
2. Complex Trauma in Adolescence and Young Adulthood
 
3. Assessment
 
4. Completing and Using the Assessment-Treatment Flowchart for Adolescents (ATF-A)
 
Section II: Overview of Treatment
 
5. Central Aspects of ITCT-A
 
6. From Assessment to Intervention: The Problems-to-Components Grid (PCG)
 
7. Sequence and Session-Level Structure of ITCT-A
 
Section III: Treatment Components
 
8. Relationship Building and Support
 
9. Safety Interventions
 
10. Psychoeducation
 
11. Distress Reduction and Affect Regulation Training
 
12. Cognitive Processing
 
13. Trigger Identification and Intervention
 
14. Titrated Exposure
 
15. Relational Processing
 
16. Interventions for Identity Issues
 
17. Family Therapy
 
18. Interventions With Caretakers
 
19. Group Sessions
 
20. Three Case Examples
 
21. Treatment Outcome Results
 
22. Summary
 
References
 
Section IV: Appendices
 
Appendix I: Intitial Trauma Review- Adolescent Version (ITR-A)
 
Appendix II: ATF-A Assessment Locator
 
Appendix III: Assessment- Treatment Flowchart: Adolescent Version (ATF-A)
 
Appendix IV: Problems-to-Components Grid (PCG)
 
Appendix V: Written Homework About My Trauma
 
Appendix VI: What Triggers Me? (The Trigger Grid)
 
Appendix VII: Outlines for Two ITCT-A Therapy Groups

Fantastic book, provides a good integrative approach and overview to working with young people with complex needs. Very useful for all delegates even those without a counselling background due to the clear, concise theory and strategies.

Miss Joanna Sharpen
Children and young people's project, AVA (against violence and abuse)
December 16, 2014

Specifics in arena of challenging age group

Dr Anne Swanson-Leadbetter
Counseling Psychology, Argosy University-Orange Co
March 15, 2014

For level 5 students working with young people

Ms Jodie Low
Applied Social and Community Studies, Derby University
March 13, 2013

A well written text with the integrated approach in handling traumatic event for specific groups. Individual who are keen in specializing in crisis counseling should read this book. A recommended reading material for post graduates.

Mr Zaliridzal Zakaria
Faculty of Leadership and Management, Islamic Science University of Malaysia
January 5, 2013

very challenging book for undergrad paediatric course and for some on post grad trauma course. very concise and easy to follow. A little too complex for junior students

Mr Peter Cummins
School of PRE-Registration Nursing, Bucks New University
January 2, 2013

Excellent book: at Masters level useful as a supplemental book for students interested in specific approaches.

Dr Emily Taylor
Department of Clinical Psychology, Edinburgh University
March 16, 2012

It is an excellent book, and I plan to adopt it for the Fall 2012 course. SWK 450.

Dr Dale Shank
Health & Human Services - Social Work, Eastern New Mexico University
February 9, 2012

An excellent text, perhaps only relevant to some students, hence the supplemental status

Mrs Sarah Grant-jones
Counselor Education , Colchester Institute
November 28, 2011
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Key features

Key Features

  • A comprehensive assessment tool (the Assessment-Treatment Flowchart) that integrates interview data, psychometric testing (if possible), and information from outside sources to generate a robust and comprehensive treatment plan that can be updated as needed.
  • A range of empirically-supported treatment components that are customized and targeted to the specific history, demographics, symptoms, and problems of each client, while maintaining a strong relational context.
  • An appendix section that features various forms, handouts, tools, and group treatment examples that will assist the clinician in using ITCT-A with his or her clients.

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1. Introduction

3. Assessment


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