This clinician's guide to diagnosing and treating PTSD is written in a concise format with much of the material in outline or bullet point format, allowing easy understanding of complex material for the busy therapist. The book includes a definition of the disorder, diagnostic criteria, the neurobiology of the disorder, tools and information for diagnosing clients, information on functional impairment, interventions, treatment planning, skill building, and additional clinician resources.
* Outlines treatment goals and objectives for DSM-IV PTSD diagnosis
* Discusses interventions and the evidence basis for each
* Offers skill building resources to supplement treatment
* Provides business and clinical forms for use with PTSD patients
Sharon Johnson is a psychologist in private practice. She has participated as a committee member and chair of a Utilization Management Committee for a managed care company.