Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

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Treatments for PTSD include:

 Some helpful intervention materials for PTSD


Grounding techniques

PTSD is characterised by flashbacks and dissociation. Grounding techniques are essential to help people remain focused and in the present. They can be used to prevent arousal from getting too high during trauma reprocessing.

Lectures / Workshops

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Key papers

These papers are recommended reading if you intend to work with PTSD. Ehlers & Clark (2000) present a comprehensive cognitive model, Grey et al (2002) present a framework for working with the meaning of the worst moments, and Brewin et al (1996) present a model for understanding what is happening to memory in PTSD.

Complex PTSD papers

Complex PTSD (cPTSD) is a somewhat disputed diagnostic category. Some argue that it is simply a severe form of PTSD, whereas others believe that it represents a distinct cluster.

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