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by Robyn D. Walser PhD,Darrah Westrup PhD,Steven C. Hayes PhD




New Directions in the Treatment of PTSD

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) offers a promising, empirically validated approach to the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma related problems. In this volume, you'll find a complete theoretical and practical guide to making this revolutionary new model work in your practice.

After a quick overview of PTSD, the first part of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma-Related Problems explains the problem of experiential avoidance as it relates to trauma and explores the verbal nature of post-traumatic stress. You'll learn the importance of mindfulness and acceptance in the ACT model, find out how to structure sessions with your clients, and examine the problem of control. The section concludes by introducing you to the idea of creative hopelessness as the starting point for creating a new, workable life after trauma.

The book's second section offers a practical, step-by-step clinical guide to the six core ACT components in chronological order:

Creative hopelessnessThe problem of controlWillingness and defusionSelf-as-contextValued livingCommitted action

Each chapter explains how to introduce these topics to clients suffering from PTSD, illustrates each with case examples, and offers homework for your clients to use between sessions.

Download Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma-Related Problems: A Practitioner's Guide to Using Mindfulness and Acceptance Strategies epub
ISBN: 1608823334
ISBN13: 978-1608823338
Category: Fitness
Subcategory: Mental Health
Author: Robyn D. Walser PhD,Darrah Westrup PhD,Steven C. Hayes PhD
Language: English
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications; 1 edition (June 1, 2007)
Pages: 272 pages
ePUB size: 1827 kb
FB2 size: 1226 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 783
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Burking
I am not a therapist myself, but after an abusive marriage and and even more abusive divorce process, I have read whatever seems like it might be helpful. I found some portions of this book in a Google book excerpt - they led me to purchase it immediately despite the high price.

The book is well worth the money. No book on trauma has been so helpful to me as this one. The ideas are truly revolutionary. I would especially recommend this book for "word" people - readers and thinkers. We tend to want to use thinking and language to find that "key" which will unlock whatever is trapping us - and that approach, its flaws and possibilities, are the essence of this therapy. The revelations here are not the sort you rejoice in, then forget two days later. Once you "see" the truths herein, you cannot "un-see" them. The exercises and examples are very powerful.
Elastic Skunk
I'm a therapist in San Diego and we are going to use this as a general guideline for a new senior trauma group at the hospital I work at in the outpatient department.
Kajishakar
This is a wonderful book, both as a guide to clinicians who want to implement ACT for PTSD and as a general guide to understanding ACT and the underlying principles. The chapter on mindfulness is particularly helpful. The authors bring to this book a deep compassion, empathy and understanding of the difficulties of struggling with trauma, and where we as clinicians can get stuck in the process of using ACT to treat it.
The illustrations were also fantastic!!
Innadril
This is a great book for anyone doing ACT with Veterans diagnosed with PTSD! The CD is great as it provides PDFs of exercises and homework!
Realistic
This book presents a really good combination of theory and practice.
invincible
It is a good book on ACT, but not a great book. Each book on ACT offers some new perspectives on how the therapy can be applied. The other ACT books, those with at least a foward by Hayes, are sufficent to use ACT with trauma patients. This book is not necessary to figure out how to use ACT for PTSD and there are several gramatical errors that could have been avoided with closer editing. Overall, I feel it is not worth the price.
Faulkree
This is a clear and easy read ifyou're looking to learn or begin using this therapy with patients. Worth the purchase.
Many pages in the book have printing problem. These pages are hard to read as they are not centered and skewed to the side of the pages. Words at the right edges of the pages are very hard to read.