Understanding posttraumatic stress: Theory, reflections, context and future
UNSPECIFIED. (2005) Understanding posttraumatic stress: Theory, reflections, context and future. BEHAVIOURAL AND COGNITIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY, 33 (4). pp. 423-441. ISSN 1352-4658Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1352465805002328
Exposure to a traumatic event may lead a person to experience posttraumatic stress. But there are wide individual differences in the severity and chronicity of reactions. Some people remain affected for considerable periods of time, but others are able to adjust relatively quickly, and some even go on to report experiencing positive personal changes as a result of experience of trauma. The psychosocial framework proposes that individual variation in response to trauma is attributable to the interaction between various personality and social psychological factors. This is a practical framework for formulation and for developing interventions with people who have problems adjusting to traumatic life experiences. In this paper we provide a retrospective account of the building of the psychosocial framework. and using case examples illustrate its use in formulation and developing intervention with individuals with varying difficulties. We also aim to look beyond this work in the past to subsequent developments and to future directions, in particular the new and emerging field of growth through adversity.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||BEHAVIOURAL AND COGNITIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY|
|Publisher:||CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS|
|Official Date:||October 2005|
|Number of Pages:||19|
|Page Range:||pp. 423-441|
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