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Trauma, Recovery, and Growth: Positive Psychological Perspectives on Posttraumatic Stress

ISBN/ASIN: 9780470075029,9781118269718 | 2008 | English | pdf | 367/367 pages | 3.14 Mb

The latest theory and research on understanding posttraumatic stressand its treatment, providing evidence-based clinical interventionsusing techniques drawn from positive psychology

It is known that exposure to stressful and traumatic events can have severe and chronic psychological consequences. At the same time-mindful of the suffering often caused by trauma-there is also a growing body of evidence testifying to posttraumatic growth: the positive psychological changes that can result for survivors of trauma.

Blending these two areas of research and exploring the relevance of positive psychology to trauma practice, Trauma, Recovery, and Growth: Positive Psychological Perspectives on Posttraumatic Stress provides clinicians with the resources they need to implement positive psychology interventions in their trauma treatment across a spectrum of?therapeutic perspectives, including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, humanistic, existential, and group therapies.

Featuring contributions by internationally renowned researchers and practitioners and edited by experts in the field of positive psychology who have worked with survivors of trauma in the facilitation of their resilience, recovery, and growth, this timely book is divided into four parts: Toward an Integrative Positive Psychology of Posttraumatic Experience Growth and Distress in Social, Community, and Interpersonal Contexts Clinical Approaches and Therapeutic Experiences of Managing Distress and Facilitating Growth Beyond the Stress-Growth Distinction: Issues at the Cutting Edge of Theory and Practice Trauma, Recovery, and Growth explores the role positive psychology can play in how clinical practitioners treat and work with survivors of stressful and traumatic events and offers an optimistic perspective in the treatment of those who suffer posttraumatic stress following devastating events such as terrorist attacks, childhood sexual abuse, cancer, and war.Content:
Chapter 1 Positive Psychological Perspectives on Posttraumatic Stress: An Integrative Psychosocial Framework (pages 1–20): Stephen Joseph and P. Alex Linley
Chapter 2 Psychological Assessment of Growth Following Adversity: A Review (pages 21–36): Stephen Joseph and P. Alex Linley
Chapter 3 Resilience and Thriving in a Time of Terrorism (pages 37–61): Leslie A. Morland, Lisa D. Butler and Gregory A. Leskin
Chapter 4 Positive Effects of Terrorism and Posttraumatic Growth: An Individual and Community Perspective (pages 63–91): Carmelo Vazquez, Pau Perez?Sales and Gonzalo Hervas
Chapter 5 Posttraumatic Growth and Immigration: Theory, Research, and Practice Implications (pages 93–104): Tzipi Weiss and Roni Berger
Chapter 6 Broken Vows: Divorce as a Spiritual Trauma and Its Implications for Growth and Decline (pages 105–123): Annette Mahoney, Elizabeth J. Krumrei and Kenneth I. Pargament
Chapter 7 Growth Through Loss and Adversity in Close Relationships (pages 125–143): John H. Harvey
Chapter 8 Beyond Survival: Growing Out of Childhood Sexual Abuse (pages 145–160): Rachel Lev?Wiesel
Chapter 9 Posttraumatic Growth Following Sexual Assault (pages 161–181): Patricia A. Frazier and Margit I. Berman
Chapter 10 Facilitating Posttraumatic Growth Following Cancer (pages 183–205): Matthew J. Cordova
Chapter 11 Group?Based Therapies for Benefit Finding in Cancer (pages 207–231): Suzanne C. Lechner, Brenda L. Stoelb and Michael H. Antoni
Chapter 12 Using a Life Span Model to Promote Recovery and Growth in Traumatized Veterans (pages 233–257): Judith A. Lyons
Chapter 13 Recovery from Brain Injury and Positive Rehabilitation Practice (pages 259–274): Joanna Collicutt McGrath
Chapter 14 Professional Quality of Life and Trauma Therapists (pages 275–293): Debra Larsen and Beth Hudnall Stamm
Chapter 15 A Contrarian View of Growth Following Adversity (pages 295–324): Julian D. Ford, Howard Tennen and David Albert
Chapter 16 The Paradox of Struggling with Trauma: Guidelines for Practice and Directions for Research (pages 325–337): Lawrence G. Calhoun and Richard G. Tedeschi
Chapter 17 Reflections on Theory and Practice in Trauma, Recovery, and Growth: a Paradigm Shift for the Field of Traumatic Stress (pages 339–356): Stephen Joseph and P. Alex Linley

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