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Evidence-based ways to diagnosing and treating PTSD in an array of particular populations and settings

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0 & NO 1 & YES Were you and your child reunited? 1 Has someone ever tried to kill you or hurt you really badly? Like by attacking you with a gun, knife, or weapon? Or like by hitting you really hard or by strangling, choking, biting or burning you? Or mugged you? 0 & NO 1 & YES If YES, who was this? 1 & Parent 2 & Partner/spouse 3 & Sibling (continues on next page ) c03 6 September 2012; 12:57:21 36 CHAPTER 3 WORKING WITH TRAUMA SURVIVORS (continued) 4 & Other adult family member 5 & Other adult 6 & Other child/teenager If YES (check all that apply) 1 & Before you were 6 years old?

These include the role and nature of trauma history in PTSD assessment and treatment planning, and distinguishing trauma history versus PTSD and posttraumatic reactions. Second, important considerations will be discussed for the assessment and clinical interpretation of PTSD symptoms and the full and subthreshold syndrome of PTSD, as well as other traumatic stress-related symptoms, disorders, and syndromes. , legal authorities, insurers, child protective services). 1). A SSESSING T RAUMA H ISTORY The first challenge for mental health, counseling, marriage and family therapy, social work, and substance abuse professionals in assessment and treatment planning for PTSD is to determine whether the client’s 31 c03 6 September 2012; 12:57:18 32 CHAPTER 3 WORKING WITH TRAUMA SURVIVORS presenting problems in fact involve traumatic stress reactions.

In that case, the clinician may begin by reminding the patient that effortful avoidance of trauma-related stimuli is in fact a hallmark symptom of PTSD, further indicating that such avoidance is part of the etiology of PTSD and serves to maintain the disorder (Foa & Kozak, 1986). Empathy is crucial in collecting a detailed trauma history. Empathy is an attitude of valuing and wanting to understand the client’s perspective, in order to genuinely communicate to the client that her or his point of view should be examined carefully and taken seriously.

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