Claudia Zayfert, Carolyn Black Becker's Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for PTSD: A Case Formulation PDF

By Claudia Zayfert, Carolyn Black Becker

Offering uncomplicated innovations for operating with traumatized sufferers who've a number of co-occurring issues and lifestyles difficulties, this hugely functional handbook places an array of confirmed cognitive-behavioral techniques on the clinician's fingertips. The authors illustrate the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of publicity, cognitive restructuring, and different potent innovations for treating posttraumatic rigidity disease (PTSD), and convey tips on how to arrange interventions inside of a scientific but versatile case formula. all through, certain medical fabric exhibits precisely what the method of remedy feels like and provides assistance for overcoming remedy hurdles. greater than 20 reproducible scientific instruments are included. 

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For example, James developed a pronounced fear of large dogs after being bitten by a Labrador retriever. After the attack, James discovered that his anxiety rapidly diminished when he escaped because the dog’s owner took it away, or because he himself left the situation. As a result, his escape behavior was reinforced and therefore increased. He started by crossing the street whenever he saw a dog coming toward him and eventually limited his activity outside his home to avoid any possible contact with dogs.

For complicated PTSD cases, integrating the array of information you have gathered about your patient in an organized and coherent manner can be challenging. Often you will find yourself entertaining multiple hypotheses about the causes of your patient’s distress, and no single explanation will account for all aspects of the case. Adhering to the following steps in building your case formulation can simplify the process (Persons, Davidson, & Tompkins, 2001). We provide an overview of the steps, then explore them in detail.

I made him want to rape me by wearing sexy clothes, because I thought he was good looking; women don’t get randomly raped in their own house by friends” or “It wasn’t really a rape, because I liked him and let him do it”). , “No place is safe anymore; I will never be safe”). Third, she might alter, or accommodate, her belief system in a more moderate, productive manner (“Although I liked him, I didn’t ask him to rape me. Some men are dangerous, but many are not. I am still mostly safe as long as I am reasonably careful”).

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