Clinical Skills for Managing Acute Psychological Trauma: Effective Early Interventions for Treating Acute Stress Disorder
1 Jan 2004
Talomin Books Pty Ltd
There is evidence that early treatment of traumatised individuals can reduce the development and severity of posttraumatic stress disorder and common comorbid conditions. Early intervention aims at also ensuring a return to the important roles and routines of those affected by trauma, including a return to work and family functioning. In addition to extensive clinical experience assessing and treating survivors of war, violence, disaster and other traumatic experiences, the author of this manual has trained hundreds of mental health clinicians in the management of psychological trauma, and has written training and treatment programs for military and civilian populations in the management of acute psychological stress conditions.