RESOURCES FOR CLINICIANS
Herman, J. (1997) Trauma and Recovery. New York: Basic Books (originally published, 1992).
Janoff-Bulman, R. (1992) Shattered assumptions: Towards a new psychology of trauma. New York: Free Press
Klein, R. and Schermer, V. (eds.) (2000) Group Psychotherapy for Psychological Trauma. New York: Guilford Publications. Foreword by K. Roy MacKenzie, M.D. (This text covers a wide variety of traumatic situations and trauma groups. Extensive and specific bibliographies for each type of group are provided at the end of each chapter.)
Pearlman, L.A., & Saakvitne, K.W. (1995). Trauma and the therapist: Countertransference and vicarious traumatization in psychotherapy with incest survivors. New York: W.W. Norton.
Rando, T. (1993) Treatment of Complicated Mourning. Chicago: Research Press.
Van der Kolk, B., ed. (1987) Psychological Trauma. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.
On-Line Discussion Group
WHAT YOU’LL FIND: In the wake of the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, DC, www.Medscape.com has set up a discussion area for physicians, nurses, and allied health personnel seeking to share experiences and information about emergency resources.
WHAT YOU’LL FIND: Regularly updated collection of news, notices, articles, and related links to provide the latest information and resources related to caring for those affected by the September 11th terrorist attacks.
- When Disaster Strikes: A Call to Clinicians By Robert Kennedy and Martin L. Korn, MD
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An Interview With Rachel Yehuda, PhD by Martin L. Korn, MD
- Emerging Trends in Understanding Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, 154th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Day 3, May 7, 2001, by Martin Korn, MD
- When Disaster Strikes: Perspectives on Physical Trauma at the World Trade Center, An Interview with Louis Del Guercio, MD, September 18, 2001, by Robert Kennedy and Priscilla Scherer
- Expert Consensus Treatment Guidelines for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Treatment of Anxiety Disorders – US Surgeon General
- Practice Parameters for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- The Post-Traumatic Response in Children and Adolescents
- Disaster Mental Health Services: A Guidebook for Clinicians and Administrators
- Field Manual for Mental Health and Human Service Workers in Major Disasters
- Coping With Disaster
- Trauma Treatment Manual
Sample Notices/General information
- Information for Nurses Wishing to Volunteer
- Health Alert Notice to State and Local Public Health Agencies
WHAT YOU’LL FIND: The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has compilied resources for social workers dealing with victims as well as others traumatized by the terrorist attacks of September 11
WHAT YOU’LL FIND: This website is designed to serve the diverse needs of a large array of interested audiences such as: veterans and other survivors of traumatic experiences, clinicians, researchers, journalists, family members, students, policymakers, lawyers, librarians, and others interested in understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Sample Areas of Interest
- Facts about PTSD: Concise articles addressing general information about PTSD and trauma, as well as information about treatment, veterans, disasters.
- PTSD Research: Review the National Center’s Research Quarterlies and research articles related to PTSD and trauma. Or access information on how to use and search the PILOTS Database, our interdisciplinary index to the worldwide literature on traumatic stress. You can also search the books located in the National Center for PTSD library / resource center.
- PTSD Diagnosis and Treatment: Review the National Center’s Clinical Quarterlies, and clinical articles on diagnosis and treatment for populations exposed to traumatic stress. Or access information on assessment instruments for PTSD, or the National Center’s Disaster Mental Health Manual.
- Phases of Traumatic Stress Reactions in a Disaster 9/12/01
- Effects of Traumatic Stress In a Disaster Situation 9/12/01
- Mental Health Intervention for Disasters 9/12/01
- Self Care and Self-Help Following Disasters 9/12/01
- Working with Trauma Survivors 9/14/01
- What are the Traumatic Stress Effects of Terrorism? 9/12/01
- Recommendations for Pharmacologic Treatment of Acute Stress Disorder 9/26/01
- Guidelines for Mental Health Professionals’ Response to the Recent Tragic Events in the US 9/21/01
- PTSD Screen for Primary Care Settings 9/12/01
- For Health Care Professionals: Recommendations on How to Care for Bereaved Patients 9/26/01
- Treating Survivors in the Acute Aftermath of Traumatic Events 9/18/01
- Cautions on Cognitive Behavioral Interventions Provided Within a Month of Trauma 9/21/01
- The Effects of Disaster on People with Severe Mental Illness 9/19/01
- Casualty and Death Notification 9/13/01
- Mental Health Effects of Natural and Human-Made Disasters 9/12/01
- Acute Stress Disorder 4/01/00
- Psychological Recovery From Disaster: Key Concepts For Delivery Of Mental Health Services 4/12/94
- Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD): Value and Limitations In Disaster Response 4/12/94
- Providing Disaster Mental Health Services Through The American Red Cross 4/12/94
- Disaster Mental Health Services: A Guidebook for Clinicians and Administrators 3/12/98
WHAT YOU’LL FIND: A comprehensive site containing information and resources designed to help clinicians and researchers. It contains on-line articles about trauma, resources such as online databases, the ability to search PILOTS and Medline, links to various professional organizations, a list of workshops and electronic journals. It also provides general support and information, disaster handouts and links, and other web links.
WHAT YOU’LL FIND:This site is provided by The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. (ICISF) a non-profit, open membership foundation dedicated to the prevention and mitigation of disabling stress. It is aimed all Emergency Services professions, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers and Licensed Professional Counselors.
- Psychopharmacology and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Crisis Intervention: A Review
- Article / speech text: Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism: Mental Health Consequences and Implications for Planning and Training
- Bringing Your Debriefers Home After A Disaster: Debriefing the Debriefers
- Coordinating a Multiple Casualty Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Response Within a Medical/Surgical Hospital Setting
- The Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Process for the Los Angeles County Fire Department: Automatic and Effective
- Coordination of Mental Health and Community Agencies in Disaster Response
- Treating Family Survivors of Mass Casualties: A CISM Family Crisis Intervention Approach
- Handout: Critical Incident Stress Information Sheet
- Family Recovery From Terror, Grief and Trauma
- The Debriefing Controversy
- Pastoral Crisis Intervention: Toward a Definition
- The Role of Pastoral Crisis Intervention in Disasters, Terrorism, Violence, and Other Community Crises
- Crisis Management Briefings (CMB): Large Group Crisis Intervention in Response to Terrorism, Disasters, and Violence
- Victim Identification and Family Support in Mass Casualties: The Massachusetts Model
- America Under Attack: The “10 Commandments” of Responding to Mass Terrorist Attacks
WHAT YOU’LL FIND: This site is provided by The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. It has information for professionals including: general information, fact sheets, and specialized trauma resources and organizations.
WHAT YOU’LL FIND: This is the trauma section of the American Psychological Association’s website. It contains a wide variety of articles on coping with the events of September 11 and provides additional resources. It has a special section devoted to practitioners and rescue workers.
WHAT YOU’LL FIND: This website of the American Academy of Pediatrics. It contains a variety of articles for physicians, including a section with links related to smallpox and anthrax.
WHAT YOU’LL FIND: This article on the American Academy of Family Physicians’ website offers information on primary care treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a disorder that can affect a wide range of patients in family practice, regardless of culture, age, sex, or socioeconomic class.
WHAT YOU’LL FIND: This article from the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry offers a report entitled “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: The Burden to the Individual and to Society.” It offers a review of relevant literature about the total population prevalence and societal costs of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
WHAT YOU’LL FIND: From the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, “Comorbidity of Psychiatric Disorders and PTSD” shows data from epidemiologic surveys indicates that the vast majority of individuals with PTSD meet criteria for at least one other psychiatric disorder.
WHAT YOU’LL FIND: From the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry offers an article entitled ”Practice Parameters for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.” The guidelines include sections on diagnostic assessment, differential diagnosis, subtypes of PTSD, and treatment.
WHAT YOU’LL FIND: From the American Academy of Experts in Trauma Response, “Law Enforcement Traumatic Stress: Clinical Syndromes and Intervention Strategies” offers a discussion of clinical syndromes and intervention strategies for law enforcement and emergency services personnel who are highly prone to PTSD.
WHAT YOU’LL FIND: Also from the American Academy of Experts in Trauma Response is “Down the Long Road of Grief: Supporting Survivors, Families and Loved Ones in the Aftermath.” Creative, powerful tools for group and individual healing make the difference in the long road of creating a “new normal.” These techniques need to be individually tailored to provide each person with a safe and comfortable venue to explore the pain and begin the process of rebuilding life.