Psychological Assessment of Adult Posttraumatic States
Most psychotherapists see clients whose problems are compounded by the effects of trauma. Whether the trauma is recent or is still unresolved from childhood, whether it was evoked by a natural disaster or an accident or an assault, the effects can be both deep and enduring—and can have a significant impact on the outcome of treatment.
But while there are many different tests and tools used to assess posttraumatic disturbance, until now, there has been a dearth of information on how to conduct valid and reliable assessments.
This book is the guide that practitioners need. Short, practical, and easy to read, it gives solid advice on evaluating trauma, provides a critical analysis of the best-known tools (both psychological tests and structured interviews) used to assess trauma, and examines complicating factors and pretraumatic conditions.