The aim of this guide is to provide practitioners with a brief introduction to the clinical management of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Children. This will include a description of the disorder: an account of the shortcomings of the diagnosis: guidelines for treating/counselling children suffering from PTSD: and a checklist for assessing PTSD.
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Martin Herbert has drawn on years of child and family guidance experience and of teaching professionals from various disciplines for this series. He is currently Professor of Clinical and Community Psychology, University of Exeter, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Exeter Health Authority and a Fellow of The British Psychological Society.
1. Assessment: Criteria for diagnosis of PTSD, PTSD in childhood, Assessment measures, Developmental variations, Persistence of PTSD symptoms. 2. Treatment and Counselling: Crisis intervention, Individual treatment, Ideas to support the child, Helping families. 3. Appendixes. 4. Hints for parents