More than a year has passed since Hurricane Sandy. If you’re a clinician, you may already be treating those affected by the storm. Another scenario: You are just now getting calls from survivors.
Either way, you may want to bone up on PTSD. Why not start with “Resources for Clinicians“? This June 30, 2013, post focuses on assessment.
Then check out Effective Treatments for PTSD: Practice Guidelines from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, 2nd Edition. It is an excellent book.
It is edited by Edna B. Foa, Terence M. Keane, Matthew J. Friedman, and Judith A. Cohen. According to Marsha Linehan PhD, ABPP, Professor and Director–Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics at the University of Washington, “Foa and her colleagues are the best in the business!”
The book covers assessment and diagnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, or creative therapies, and more. It has separate chapters for work with adults and work with children. It has a separate chapter entitled “School- Based Treatment for Children and Adolescents”.
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